Aikido is also a Japanese Martial Art and was developed by Ueshiba Morihei, who lived from 1883-1969. Having studied Daito-Ryu Aiki-Jujutsu with Takeda Sokaku along with several other Martial Arts, Ueshiba developed the art of Aikido ( Ai = joining, unifying: Ki = spirit: Do = Way). The Martial Arts parentage of Aikido includes Aiki-Jujutsu, Jujutsu, as well as the incorporation of traditional Japanese weaponry.
Developed during the late 1920s through the 1930s, Aikido was given it’s name in the 1940s when the Japanese government was engaged in an effort to centralize the Martial Arts of Japan. One example of a modern day practitioner is Steven Seagal. A key difference between Aikido and Jujutsu is that Aikido doesn’t intend to permanently injure the individual, whereas Jujutsu is designed to do so if necessary. Bear in mind that both are an effective female self defense, given the focus of blending with an opponent’s energy and using such energy against them. For videos regarding Aikido, please visit us at http://warrior-girl.com/self-defense-videos.