Ai -- Harmony
Ki -- Spirit or Universal Energy
Te -- Hand Technique
Aikite Budo is more than a martial art. It is a martial art and health program that develops internal energy, which is called call "Ki" or "Universal Energy". We can apply Ki to our daily lives to increase our mind, body and spirit. The practice of self-defense techniques is aimed at creating "Ki" that can be used for Health (Mental and Physical) and in real life self-defense situations.
For self-defense, we study the application of Aiki to self-defense techniques. One applies Aiki by understanding the rhythm and intent of the attacker to find the optimal position and timing to apply a counter-technique. "Aiki is to make the power of the enemy into nothing". Aikite techniques can be used against single or multiple opponents. In Aikite there are over 188 general techniques , 30 Aiki techniques and 38 secret teachings. Aikite is the inner circle of techniques of the Aikite Martial Arts Group or "Aikite Budo". Membership is by invitation only.
Below is an example of Aiki by Katsuyuki Kondo Daito Ryu Aikijujutsu