Aikido is a japanese martial art, founded by "Morihei Ueshiba" between 1920 and 1930. Its principle is to defend against an aggressor by using his own momentum while not injuring him. ai => joining, harmonizing / ki => spirit, life energy / do => way, path. In 1951, France was the first foreign country where aikido was practiced. Before Morihei Ueshiba died in 1969, aikido dojos could be found all over the world. Check the aikido video channel for video instructions.