Country Of Origin: Japan
Basic Principle(s): Majority of these martial arts are from Japan. Man, that country got some issues!
So, going back. Aikido is what I would call the “humble power” because it is doesn’t show off nor does it ever intend to.
Aikido uses an assailant’s strength and energy against them. Karma at its finest. Students are taught to care for the well being of their potential attacker and are trained to disarm, but not seriously wound them.
Weapons training is common in aikido, and followers are taught to defend themselves against staffs, swords and knives. Its founder, Morihei Ueshiba, said that in order to be successful followers of aikido must be, “willing to receive 99% of an opponent’s attack and stare death in the face.
Stare death in the face? I think the Aikido is the most hardcore but when I die, I don’t want to see death’s face. I’d want to just… die.
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