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date: 07 April 2020


Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport
Fumiaki ShishidaFumiaki SHISHIDA

Aikido is a Japanese weaponless martial art practiced both for personal growth and as a competitive sport. It was established in the twentieth century, with key concepts dating back some 400 years. Aiki—the core concept of aikido—is a combination of ai, meaning to come together or harmonize, and ki, meaning energy, spirit, or mind. The basic practice has evolved into several different forms practiced in Japan and in other nations. Outside of Japan, aikido is most popular in France, the United States, Great Britain, Germany, and Italy. ...

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