from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A Japanese art of self-defense that employs holds and locks and that uses the principles of nonresistance in order to debilitate the strength of the opponent.
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- n. A Japanese martial art developed from jujitsu and making use of holds and throws.
- n. A school of the martial art.
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- n. a Japanese martial art employing principles similar to judo
He traveled to Japan at the age of 17 where he taught English, studied Zen and perfected his martial arts, eventually earning black belts in aikido, karate, judo, and kendo.
According to the press material, not only does Seagal, who has a 7th-degree black belt in aikido, go out on patrol, he is also “an expert marksman who has worked with their SWAT team and has instructed Jefferson Parish officers in firearms and hand-to-hand combat.”
The first movie or two are generic action flicks enlivened by Seagal's slightly unorthodox fighting abilities he uses aikido, which is not usually featured in martial arts movies as it favours defence over offensive attacks, but very quickly we start seeing some of Seagal's iconic touches coming in as he becomes more powerful and able to exert influence on the movie's direction.
Similar to the least effort principles central to internal martial arts styles such as aikido, tai chi, and hsing-i, DVR-fu and Tivodo depend on meeting the blows of network programming at a time and frequency of your choosing, not of theirs.
If nothing else, at least “Near Dark” doesn’t ask us to believe that vampires return from the grave with black belts in aikido.
While ideally such policies would enact a form of "aikido" on our wishes, using the momentum of our wants for more and better stuff to instead be used to transform society for good, there still needs to be a firm boundary and governmental "center of gravity" that is clear to all (otherwise it cannot perform aikido on anything).
Whether it's aikido, dancing or stunt kite flying, they force you to concentrate on the rules of the game and action, so there's no room for anything else in your head.
Rain is experienced in many martial arts -- American boxing and wrestling, and Japanese aikido, judo, and karate.
How does the practice of aikido factor in the plot of the book?
Spirit has long been the key to Japanese martial arts such as judo and aikido.