Aikido (合気道) is a modern Japanese martial art which emphasizes blending and redirecting the force of an opponent’s attack. Techniques are primarily defensive and include a variety of joint locks and timing throws. Students practice both against unarmed opponents and with traditional martial arts weapons.
Aikido can be roughly translated as “the way of unifying life energy.”
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Founded in 1980, the Cornell Aikido Club is a non-credit university sports club. We are affiliated with the United States Aikido Federation (USAF) and Aikikai Hombu Dojo (international Aikido headquarters) in Tokyo, Japan.