Aikido Translation

Aikido

Translation of the word

Aikido is a three character word in Japanese:

 Ai

Ai

to meet; to come together; to harmonize

(can also mean "love")

Ki

Ki

spirit; life-force; universal energy

(similar to the Chinese word "Chi")

Do

the way; path

(or how the path is walked)

Aikido

Thus loosely translated, the three characters together mean:

"A Way of Harmonizing with the Universal Spirit"