There are numerous arranged and systemized methods of combat in the world today, and these are often referred to as "martial art" styles. Some of these styles are very traditional and steeped in history; others are more modern. Regardless, they are all unique in the way that they teach fighting, even if there is certainly a significant amount of overlap amongst them.
Aikido is a Japanese martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba (often referred to by his title 'O Sensei' or 'Great Teacher'). On a purely physical level it is an art involving some throws and joint locks that are derived from Jujitsu and some throws and other techniques derived from Kenjutsu. Aikido focuses not on punching or kicking opponents, but rather on using their own energy to gain control of them or to throw them away from you. It is not a static art, but places great emphasis on motion and the dynamics of movement.
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