What does Aikido mean?
The Japanese word Aikido is written with three characters which translate as “the way of spiritual harmony.” Aikido is a budo or “martial way,” evolved in the tradition of Japanese warrior arts, yet has a unique approach to self-defense. Aikido is more than a martial science of strategy and tactics, it is a discipline for training the mind and spirit.
Harmony, whole, to fit together, to combine, to unite
Spirit, inclination, will, life, breath
Road, path, way, principle, method
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Information/text from our parent dojo, Capitial Aikikai