What distinguishes Aikido from every other martial art is the ethics behind it. Aikido practitioners believe that aggression is an expression of a moral imbalance, and that it is the duty of the practitioner to neutralize an attack without injuring the aggressor.

Aikido is not a competitive sport; there are no tournaments and advancement is not dependent upon fighting others. Aikido is a voyage of internal discovery: you compete against your ideal self.

Aikido recognizes that conflict exists in every sphere of society, be it the family, the workplace, in the public, etc. The vast majority of these conflicts will never degenerate into physical aggression, but Aikido still provides important lessons as to how to resolve conflicts in a way that respects all parties and that attempts to rediscover harmony.

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