How does one define Aikido, a Japanese Martial Art? We look to Origami (折り紙) (ori meaning “folding”, and kami meaning “paper”) the traditional Japanese art of paper folding, which started in the 17th century AD.
Aikido is similar to the gentle Japanese art of paper folding…only with people. Yes, you can actually fold people. Aikido, “It’s like origami with people.”