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Monday, November 10, 2008

Aikido -->
Ai - joining, harmonizing
Ki - Spirit, life energy
Do - way, path

Who is the founder of Aikido?
- Morihei Ueshiba

Aikido is often translated as "the Way of unifying with life energy" or "the way of harmonious spirit". The goal of the founder was to create an art that practioners could use to defend themselves while protecting their attacker from injury.
Aikido is performed by blending with the motion of the attacker and redirecting the force of the attack rather than opposing it head-on. This requires very little physical energy, as the aikidoka (aikido practitioner) "leads" the attacker's momentum using entering and turning movements. The techniques are completed with various throws or joint locks. Aikido can be categorized under the general umbrella of grappling arts.

Some of the Basic Techniques:

First Technique
- a control using one hand on the elbow and one hand near the wrist which leverages uke to the ground. this grip also applies pressure into the ulnar nerve at the wrist.

Second Technique
- a pronating wristlock that torques the arm and applies painful nerve pressure.

Third technique
- a rotational wristlock that directs upward-spiraling tension throughout the arm, elbow and shoulder.

try to visit the video of the founder.

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