Aikido techniques are
designed to control attacks without inflicting unnecessary harm.
Aikidoists do not fight. Overcoming fighting reflexes is very important,
as Aikido techniques rely on a calm mind, relaxed body, and accurate positioning rather
Techniques are created
from the attacker's own energy and momentum. Circular movements are used to
redirect this energy
From a few basic joint locks and throws, thousands of variations provide
a comprehensive defense.