Aikido, the word means way (do) for the harmony (ai) of the Spirit or Universe (ki). Aikido means the Way to Harmony with the Universal Ki.
This is a unique martial art developed by Master Morehei Ueshiba in Japan. Aikido combines other self defence movements taken from sword and spear fighting, jujutsu, aikijutsu and other ancient esotiric form of martial arts which emphasize the harmony of thoughts and actions and extending the mental energy or ki.
The secret of Aikido is not how you move your feet, it is how you move your mind. - Morehei Ueshiba
As self defense, Aikido view that a violent aggression can be neutralized quickly with effecient control over all the aspect of attack and defense, so that effective self defense becomes possible without the necessity of inflicting serious injury upon an aggressor.
The Aikido student aspire to a superior level where one's ability, self confidence and refined movements, will allow you to make a defence without resorting to the brutal force which was often taught as legitimate means of self-defence.
Ki Aikido is a unique martial arts emphasizing the harmony of mind and body to all the Aikido movements.
when the mind is free from all conditioning the ki is express in it s full extent.