Aikido it’s the unique martial art, developed by the famous master Morihei Ueshiba. Its name will also be translated as “The lifestyle energy harmonization”. The purpose of Aikido isn’t a victory over an adversary, however the ability to force him to refuse aggression. This book acquaints readers with principles and base technique of this globally known and popular form of martial arts. Along side it there are thought to be in detail the bases of techniques Aikido with traditional weapon: sword – Ken and stick – Jo. The wide diversity of illustrative material allows a reader to take into account the essence of this art of self-defense deeper.