Here is a useful list of Aikido Terminology, and Aikido Terms to help your understanding of this amazing art founded by master Morihei Ueshiba O-Sensei.
Ai - love, harmony, compassion, wisdom.
Aiki - harmony with the universe.
Aikidoka - person who practices Aikido.
Aikido - the way of spiritual harmony.
Atemi - distracting strike or blow.
Bokken - wooden practice sword.
Budo - spiritual path of a warrior.
Dan/Degree - ranking for black belts.
Dogi - practice uniform, often called gi.
Dojo - a place for practise of the way.
Domo Arigato - Thank you very much.
Hakama - divided skirt.
Hara - centre of gravity where energy is stored.
Hanmi - basic stance of Aikido
Hombu Dojo - aikikai headquarters of Aikido, Japan.
Irimi - entering.
Jo - five foot wooden staff.
Ki - spiritual energy.
Ki-ai - a release of physical, mental and spiritual power.
Kokyu - breath expansion and contraction - Ki flow.
Kototama - chanting the sound spirit.
Kyu - ranking for belts below black belt.
Ma-ai - correct safe distance.
Mantra - word repeated in meditation/contemplation.
Misogi - purification and breath control exercises.
Mushin - mind without attachment or ego.
Mokusu - period of meditative calm.
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Here are some more Aikido Terminology for you...
Nage - the one being attacked.
Obi - belt - part of the uniform.
Onegai shimasu - please teach me - lets practice together.
O-Sensei - Morihei Ueshiba - great teacher.
Seiza - formal kneeling position.
Sensei - teacher, instructor.
Tai Sabaki - body movement.
Tanto - wooden practise knife.
Tenkan - turn or pivot.
Uchi-Deshi - live in student, disciple.
Uke - the attacker.
Ukemi - the art of falling.
Waza - technique.
Zanshin - unbroken focus/concentration.
There is more Aikido terminology and principles, including the Numbers...
Ichi - one
Ni - two
San - three
Shi - four
Go - five
Roku - six
Shichi - seven
Hachi - eight
Kyu - nine
Ju - ten
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