Aikido

Developed by Morihei Ueshiba, Aikido is a Japanese martial art performed by blending with the motion of the attacker and redirecting the force rather than opposing it. Aikido was developed to create an art that user could yield to defend themselves.

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Is Aikido deadly?

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No, it is a Martial Art focused on defence, and harmony with your attacker. While it does let you get the upper hand over your opponent, most of the techniques learned are arm locks/ breaks, or throws. You could use the knowledge from Aikido to kill someone, but there are no 'killing moves' taught in Aikido.
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How old was Morihei Ueshiba when he created aikido?

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Nobody knows the exact age of how old Ueshiba was when he "created" Aikido. The term "Aikido" became the official name of the art in 1942 but was called Aikibudo prior to that time. Ueshiba was said to have developed the art in between the 1920's and 30's. That would put his age in the 30's to 40's. He was a very devout student of martial arts and took his time developing Aikido.
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Where are good aikido uchi deshi programs in America?

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Uchi-deshi programs usually do not exist in the United States. Depending on the state that you live in, there are rules that buisness have to follow, and people can not live at the buisness because it is not a residence. However, there are some people that come from Japan that visit the Dojo, and the Dojo will just secretly let them sleep in the dojo, take a shower, and all that sort of thing. The more common things today that I have seen is you provide assistance to the dojo in which you can study the art free of cost. Maybe you have duties that you do for the Sensei, you clean the dojo, maybe wash everyone's keikogi's ? There are a list of tasks that you may do however the traditional Uchi-deshi as it is in Japan really does not exist here in the US. At the end of the day, the Aikidoka goes home and comes back the next day.
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You have been fascinated by The Complete Book of Karate by Bruce Tegner 1972 and would like to get his Complete Book of Aikido and Complete Book of Self-defense?

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I'm not sure what your question is, but his books are still available through Amazon, eBay and other similar sources.
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When was aikido created?

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Morihei Ueshiba (O Sensei) is considered the founder of modern day Aikido, and developed the art in the 1920s from a combination of philosophical and martial studies, primarily Daito-ryu Aiki-jujutsu.
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What is the hapkido belt system?

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Hapkido and Aikido are entirely different martial arts. As far as belts, these are entirely dependent on the dojo or school of each art and would be difficult to standardize.
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When was aikido founded?

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The exact date of when it was founded is not clearly known. Some will claim a specific date however nobody knows for sure. Generally, Morihei Ueshiba trained in martial arts for many years. Aikido and Ancient Japanese Jiu-Jitsu go almost hand in hand. Japanese Jiu-Jitsu is considered the Grandfather of Aikido. Many of the techniques involve manipulation of joints to move a bigger person without the use of strength. Aikido is believed to have been started in the 1920's and was developed further in the 1930's. Aikido was eventually spread to the rest of the world starting in the 1940's and 1950's by several of Ueshiba's students.
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What is tenshinkai aikido?

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Tenshinkai aikido is the branch originally founded in Viet Nam by Sensei Dang Thong Tri .
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If you golf right handed which hand do you wear your golf glove on?

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You would wear a left handed golf, this reduces the pressure from your top hand.
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Which is better Aikido or karate?

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Both of these arts were created for different purposes by different people. Both arts focus on making an individual healthier and a better person. They require dedication and a lot of time to become proficient. Karate focuses on striking while Aikido focuses more on joint manipulation considering Aikido comes from Daito Ryu Jujutsu. It depends on what the student wants to get out of an art. ---------------------------------------------- What is above is absolutly correct. Actually, there is no better Martial Art to another. Efficiency is not a question of martial arts or sports, but of individuals.
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What are the Yoshinkai aikido belt colours?

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Yoshinkai/Yoshinkan Aikido Belt colors can vary from Dojo to Dojo. In Japan, you are a white belt until you are a black belt. The color system is American/European, not Japanese. So there really is not a specific answer to your question. Each belt color represents a "Kyu" or "Dan" rank. A "Kyu" rank is any rank which is below a black belt. The first level of the black belt rank is Shodan, which is obviously a "Dan" rank. The color of the belt is no more than a way to identify your rank at your own Dojo, what is more important is your "Kyu" or "Dan" rank. For example, if you had a Green belt and you wore it to another Dojo, they may ask, "what rank are you?" because the Green belt does not tell them what rank you actually are.
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What is combat aikido?

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COMBAT AIKIDO is an eclectic self defense system developed by SENSEI JACK MOON. It was derived from a variety of martial arts. COMBAT AIKIDO's philosophy emphasizes threat neutralization, simultaneous defensive & offensive maneuvers and endurance. Techniques generally focus on training students in conditions approximating scenarios. COMBAT AIKIDO maneuvers aim to neutralize an attack and facilitate rapid and safe escape. COMBAT AIKIDO utilizes over 50 training drills to increase endurance, to increase awareness, to increase ability to perform under stress and to increase fighting spirit. SENSEI MOON incorporated principles and techniques from Aikido, Karate, Judo, Jujitsu, Boxing, Ground Fighting, Krav Maga and other lesser known martial arts into this modern self defense system. The system consists of throws, joint locks, pressure points, grappling, strikes, blocks, kicks, defenses against guns, knives, sticks, car jacking and third party defenses. The system is based around 50 classical Aikido techniques with hundreds of applications. The COMBAT AIKIDO ASSOCIATION headquarters is located in Rutledge, Georgia. COMBAT AIKIDO is considered to be a ramped version of Aikido with lots of strikes and kicks. In traditional Aikido you redirect or throw the attacker. This is a good way to start, but it allows the attacker to get back up and try you again. Only this time his anger level has increased drastically. In COMBAT AIKIDO, you not only throw the attacker you immediately go into a finishing technique. This will make the attacker a little more reluctant or unable to try you again. COMBAT AIKIDO is known for its main principles: 1. Do as much damage in as little time as possible. 2. Change from defending to attacking as quickly as possible. 3. Use items around you as weapons. 4. Be aware of everything that is happening around you.
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How long takes to learn basic aikido?

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id say about 2 years, to get good, from my experience
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Does Steven Seagal teach anyone aikido?

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Seagal Sensei has opened many Aikido dojo. He mostly will do special seminars rather than teach an everyday Aikido class. After he came from Japan he began his career in Acting. Since then, he does not practice Aikido or teach as much as he use to. He may also have private lessons or a private dojo but generally not open to the public.
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What does aikido define?

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1. The meaning of Aikido is Ai = Harmony, Ki = the spirit, or source of energy and Do meaning the way.
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What is the highest degree in aikido?

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The highest degree or rank is 10th Dan which is a 10th degree blackbelt. Most people will never reach this level because it is considered to be the rank of the founder or creater of the art or system. It is also common that you can only promote only 2 levels below your own rank.
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What is Aikido?

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Aikido is a Japanese martial art wihch is developed from jujitsu and makes use of holds and throws.
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How effective is Aikido?

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This question can be interpreted in different ways. As a fighting tool. Speaking in strictly technical terms, it is very effective at stopping all brainless charging. If a man or woman just charges at them brainlessly, the proverbial "bull rush" tackle attempt, an expert Aikidoka will send them flying. Nine times out of 10 I can almost guarantee it. The majority of street encounters always involve agression by untrained martial artists, so in that respect Aikido can be effective, since most violent assaults involve some sort of bullrushing. The consistent thing about primitive minded criminal assailants, is that they always move forward brainlessly, and Aikido works from there. To a certain extent so does Judo. However because the martial art is so leverage and physics reliant, it is extremely difficult to perfect, to use it effectively you are looking at a solid decade of training. Not only that, but Aikido's arsenal is extensive; see, practice in Aikido requires that you be a good attacker, or most of the trips and throws just won't work. The momemtum of an opponent, is what many Aikido throws use, and without that momentum that aggressive action the move just will not work. That means that in Aikido training, you learn all sorts of attacks derived from various Japanese martial arts; you even learn "football" style rushing which Aikido borrows from Sumo. As a life tool. Because of Aikidos focus on harmony with your attacker, it makes it very hard to learn and use effectively, as mentioned above, with a large amount of training involved. But the benefit of this is that Aikido experts practice a harmony within, as well as with their opponents. You learn to avoid confrontation without having 'lost' to your opponent. While mastering a very effective fighting martial art, such as those use in MMA, teaches you how to hurt an opponent, it doesn't necessarily translate into a more fullfiled life, because the need to fight and prove yourself over others is maintained. In Aikido you don't need to assert victory over an opponent, but harmonise with them. In theory.
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Highest belt in aikido?

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That would be 10th dan black belt.
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What rank is Steven Seagal in Aikido?

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Seagal began his adult life as an aikido instructor in Japan, and is currently a 7th dan in aikido. He is considered the first foreigner to ever own and operate an aikido dojo in Japan. Let me remind you that past 6th dan, you do not get another dan by studing the art. The 7th dan and forth, is presented to the person by it's contribution to the art. Seagal gave a contribution to Aikido and some masters to the art had not reach the 7th dan.
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Who founded combat aikido?

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Sensei Jack Moon founded Combat Aikido. It is an eclectic self defense system that combines principles and techniques from Aikido, Karate, Judo, Jujitsu, Boxing, Krav Maga, Ground Fighting and other lesser known martial arts. Traditional Aikido practitioners often refer to Combat Aikido as "ramped up Aikido" because it employs alot more strikes and kicks than the traditional style. The Combat Aikido Association headquarters is located in Rutledge, Georgia.
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What is the aikido colored belt system?

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In Japan you are a white belt until you are black. Some Dojo out of Japan still follow that system however that's up to the Sensei. The multi color ranking system did not come from Japan, I believe the US started that but don't quote me on that one. Also in Japan they had purple belts. If you were not an adult they would not promote you to black, so you wore a purple until an adult. The colors vary from organization to organization. Our Dojo is white, yellow, orange, blue, green, brown, purple, black. That does not mean that another school might have them in a different order. The belts don't really mean anything except your understanding of the techniques. Sometimes when you goto another Dojo, you wear a white belt, even if you are a black belt or brown belt. That's just being respectful. Usually the Sensei will give you permission to wear your colored belt. That's just the traditional way of doing it.
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Who created aikido?

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This question is very complicated to answer because there is a philosophy side and the actual physical side to the art. Morihei Ueshiba created "Aikido" as we know it today. The concept "Aiki" has existed well before Ueshiba. Aiki is a pretty logical concept in the Martial Art World. Ueshiba was definatley a philosopher and he became very spiritual. Ueshiba has a few writings which could be ordered online or maybe a book store. Morihei Ushibo created aikido, don't know if that's spelt right though, and instead of being called Sensei Ushibo we call O'Sensei
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Which is more effective Jiu Jitsu or aikido?

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They're both relativivaly the same. They both originated from Aiki-Ju-Jitsu and broke off into two main branches, Aikido and Jujitsu, which split into smaller branches. For example Aikido now has many other forms such as Shudokan. My dojo had a ju-jitsu seminar and the only diference is ju-jitsu is more aggresive. One isn't more effective than the other.
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Where does Aikido and Judo come from?

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Both Martial Arts come from Japan. Inventor of Aikido: Morihei Ueshiba Judo: Jigoro Kano.