Aikido is a martial art that originated from Japan and is being practiced by a lot of young Asian learners.
What is aikido?
Aikido, or qigong, is a martial art that originated in Japan. Aikido was founded by Morihei Ueshiba (1883-1969) at the beginning of the 20th century. In terms of physics, Aikido is a martial art including throws and joints.
Aikido does not focus on enemy attacks but uses the opponent’s forces to counter them or throw them away. Thoroughly understand the “movement” when moving is very important when practicing this type of martial arts.
With Aikido, what the practitioner can get are self-defense, good physical condition, and spirit. The goal of Aikido is not to conquer the enemy but to conquer yourself.
How is Aikido different from other martial arts?
If Taekwondo and Karatedo are said to be two martial arts that focus on attack, Aikido is a type of martial arts that takes advantage of the opponent’s power and uses it to win against them.
Aikido is purely a self-defense type of martial arts. Aikido learner uses it to defend himself when being attacked but never use it to aggressively preempted. Aikido has absolutely no attacks and techniques. When developing to a high level, self-defense techniques are always reminded and emphasized not to ruin or cause serious injury to the opponent.
Aikido always pays attention to the focus of human power, which is an internal force and can further expand. Aikido is a spiritual discipline, which does not require much health of the practitioner. Aikido uses the force of the opponent to fight against the opponent itself so anyone can practice Aikido despite being physically weak or strong. Therefore, Aikido is considered the most suitable martial art for women.