• Ai = Harmony, Ki = Spirit, Do = The Way or Path
• Aikido Exercises
• Wooden Sword used in practice
• Warrior's Code. The way of the warrior.
• Student, pupil, disciple.
• Training hall or school.
• Training uniform.
• A divided, pant-like skirt.
• Triangular stance.
• Left (direction or side)
• To enter; entering.
• Free style techniques/practice.
• Wooden staff. Standard size is 52 inches long.
• Shoulder. Also can mean 'form' practice of pre-arranged exercises or movements.
• Wrist grab
— Practice session; training.
• Energy or Spirit—the vital force of the body; Universal Energy
Ki no Nagare
• Flowing energy or movement.
• A piercing scream or cry with practical and psychological value meaning - 'Meeting of the Spirits'.
• Breath power—the coordination of ki flow with breathing.
• A method of off-balancing and pinning your partner with your 'ki' instead of with your physical power.
• Aikido rank. A mudansha or non black belt level.
• Distance between uke and nage;— meaning 'harmony of space'.
• Right (direction)
• The person who throws or is attacked. Throw.
• The great teacher. (Morihei Ueshiba)
• Multiple attack.
• Bow or Salutation.
• Both hands.
• Senior student.
• Teacher, instructor.
• Formal sitting posture.
• Front or top of the head. Altar at the front of the dojo.
• A single movement using the bokken or jo. This is done as a solo practice.
• Seated techniques.
• Techniques of sword taking.
Tai No Henko
• Basic blending exercise of turning or tenkan.
• Wooden knife.
• Hand blade. Sword edge of the hand.
• Thrust or punch.
• The person attacking or being thrown by nage.
• The art of falling away from harm.
• Behind or rear.
• Strike to the side of the head.
• Black belt grade holder.
COUNTING TO TEN
Ni - knee
San - sahn
Shi - she
Go - goh
Roku - row-koo
Ju - joo
• I make a request. (spoken when one wishes to practice with a fellow student or teacher)
Sensei, domo arigato gozaimashita
(Sen-say, doe-moe ah-ree-gah-toe go-zah-ee-mah-she-tah)
• Sensei (teacher), thank you very much. (spoken by students at the end of class)
(Go men Nah sai)
• Good Morning (said before 10:00 am)
• Good day (said after 10:00 am)
• Good evening
• Good night
• Thank you (this is in the present tense)
• Let's start!