Aikido

Aikido – (Japan) “The way of harmony of self with nature”

One of the softest styles, adapted in the early 1900s by its founder, Morihei Ueshiba, from Aiki-Jujitsu.

A style mostly based on throws and joint locks from Jujitsu but eliminating all kicks and punches and comprised of circular techniques that can be utilized by anyone regardless of their muscular strength and was intended to not seriously injure the attacker by redirecting their force against them.