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Two Rivers Aikikai Glossary for Children and Adults




The force of life in all living things.


The Way. A path to follow.

Ai ki do : The Path we follow to find Harmony with all living things.

This glossary is divided into Topics rather than the usual alphabetical order. We have done this so that words can be found more easily, especially if one does not know the word in Japanese to begin with. Words in italics can be found elsewhere in the glossary.

Please click on a topic below to go to that section of the glossary or you may download the glossary as a Get Acrobat Reader from Adobe free file (167k) for reading and printing.

Glossary Sections

ETIQUETTE: Terms related to showing respect in Aikido.

BASIC MOVEMENTS: Terms related to body movements, body parts and counting numbers.

ATTACKS: Terms related to an attack by uke in Aikido.

TECHNIQUES: Terms related to the names of techniques performed in Aikido.

IAIDO: Coming Soon.

Parts of the iaito

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