What Is Aikido?
Aikido is pronounced ah-ee • kee • doh with equal emphasis on each syllable. It is formed from three japanese characters (kanji) 合気道. 合 (ai) means to fit, merge or join, 気 (ki) means mind, energy, feeling and 道 (dō) refers to a way of life or a philosophical practice. Together these characters can be translated as “The Way of Uniting Forces,” “The Way Of Harmonious Spirit” or simply “The Way Of Harmony.” Greenwood Aikido is affiliated with Nishikaze Aikido Society Of America and Aikikai Foundation Tokyo, Japan. All student and instructor ranking is accredited through the Aikido world headquarters (Aikikai Foundation), Tokyo.
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