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Aikido

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Aikido means "the Way of harmonious spirit" in Japanese. It is a martial art that focuses on the flow of energy. A martial artist must redirect and harness their opponent's energy, defending themselves and protecting their opponent from harm at the same time. Some martial arts focus on harming the attacker, here the aikido artists "neutralizes" them, or makes them powerless.

  1. 1. What is the point of Aikido?
    1. a. To hurt your opponent
    2. b. To defend yourself
    3. c. To render your opponent powerless
  2. 2. What does "Aikido" mean?
    1. a. Tiger's Wrath
    2. b. Way of harmonious spirit
    3. c. Way of the Fighter
  3. 3. Where did Aikido originate?
    1. a. North Korea
    2. b. China
    3. c. Japan