So taught the great Morihei Ueshiba (1883–1969), founder of the Japanese martial art of Aikido. Ueshiba called the discipline “Art of Peace”. It offers a nonviolent way to victory in the face of conflict, and he believed that Aikido principles could be applied to all the challenges we face in life; in personal and business relationships, as well as in our interactions with society.
Aikido, a modern Japanese martial art, unique in its synthesis of classic forms with a well-defined spiritual base, offers a key to the art of living naturally and unselfishly in a complicated world. It neutralizes aggression and renders attackers harmless. By controlling body position and harmonizing their vital physical and mental powers, anyone, regardless of size, strength or weight, can fend off attacks using this sophisticated martial art.
AI for harmony
KI for spirit, mind, or universal energy,
DO for Way
AIKIDO is the “The Way of Harmony with Universal Energy”.