ai·ki·do (īkē-dō′, ī-kēdō)
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.
[Japanese aikidō : ai, meeting, matching, verbal noun of au, to meet, match + ki, spirit (from Middle Chinese khi`; see CHI2) + dō, art (from Early Middle Chinese daw').]
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