Aikido was improved by Morihei Ueshiba with the express aim of granting its practitioners to defend against any attack without gravely injuring the attacker. This is in keeping with Ueshiba’s religious belief in the value of all life, and the ideal that violent people at large should be shown the error of their ways, not executed. Thus, Aikido is one of the softest styles ever got wind of, based basically on Jujitsu, but confiscating all kicks and punches. As a replacement, the Aikido practitioner shifts her or his body to evade the attack and guides the attacker’s body to use their own force against them. Save for, the belief in the value of life does not mean that the Aikido artist will not use more tremendous techniques if they are necessary to insure the practitioner’s safety. Throws are used, many of which will originate the attacker to land flat on their back or some other way that could hurt them permanently. Also, locks are used which can potentially squash the attacker’s joints. One of the main benefits of Aikido is that being comprised totally of roundish techniques it can be utilised by anyone, no matter how lacking in muscular vitally. Aikido is continued from Zen philosophy which can be seen in its use of meditation and the concept of flow and the unbroken circle which are expressed in all of its techniques. Analogous styles: Aiki-Jujitsu (Also Aikijistu) – The style of Jujitsu that Morihei Ueshiba studied and adapted to create Aikido. “the way of spiritual harmony” or “the way of co-ordinated power”
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