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Japanese Martial Arts – Aikido

The primary goal of aikido is to gain advantage by using an opponent’s energy and momentum against him. The art places emphasis on the continuous flow of a combination of movements, and combines physical action with philosophical thought. On the physical side, aikido incorporates a number of locking maneuvers aimed at injuring joints, along with throwing techniques from jujutsu. It ...

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The Misunderstanding of Ki

Ki! When the word is mentioned it fills the mind with thoughts of wondrous ability, many times considered far beyond the realm of normal human experience. Probably the one personage to pop into the head of the practicing martial artist, when Ki is mentioned, is Morihei Ueshiba, the great master and founder of Aikido.

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