Martial arts are usually studied for self-defense and self-improvement. Aikido is different in that practitioners seek to defend themselves without causing injury to their attackers. It is a peaceful and non-harmful method of martial art, developed in Japan in the 1920s by Morihei Ueshiba.
Aikido is composed of three Japanese words: ai, meaning harmony; ki, spirit or energy; and do, the path, system or way. It is also often translated in full to mean, “the way of unifying (with) life energy” or as “the way of harmonious spirit”.
It’s easy to see that Aikido and the Feldenkrais Method are comprised of some of the same principles.
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For more information: Aikido Association of America