Aikido is a traditional Japanese martial art which promotes nonviolence. Aikido does not organize competitions, contests or fights pursuing rather physical, mental, ethical and spiritual aspects.
Practiced for health, education, self-defense or personal development, aikido is a mean of physical and moral education, while managing to induce a state of well-being and to create harmonious relationships.
In training, motor skills (strength, speed, elasticity, coordination, balance) are developed, attacks being carried out by tightening or hitting, without weapons, by one or more aggressors.
Aikido’s specific processes are throws and immobilization, relying less on hits.