Aikido, or aikijujutsu, is not an Olympic sport. While it is a recognized international sports body and is considered a sport by the IOC, the International Olympic Committee has not declared it a sport. Some argue that it is not a contact sport because it requires too much strength and discipline. However, the truth is that aikido requires a lot of strength and discipline. The training is also incredibly intensive, which can be harmful to an athlete’s health and mentality.
The first argument against aikido is that it is a sport. While many would define a sport as “a practice involving competition,” aikido as created by Morihei Ueshiba does not contain any competitive elements. In fact, O-Sensei and his son, Doshu, both ban competitions. These stances were ahead of their time and the results would be less than ideal.
There are two reasons for this. First, competitions have a negative impact on aikido. Some people think of sport as something that has an element of competition. In aikido, there is no such element. Moreover, Kami’s stance on competitions is in line with his own teachings and the works of his son, Moriteru Ueshiba. While his assessment may not apply to formal competitions, his view is quite correct in mental terms.
Secondly, aikido is not considered a sport. Most people would consider a sport to be any activity that involves a competitive element. While that may be true for judo, aikido has no such competitive element and, in the words of O-Sensei and his son, he “banned all competitions in his aikido school.” In short, aikido is not a sport.
One reason for aikido’s exclusion from the Olympics is its historical context. The emphasis on using the least violent way to incapacitate an opponent is a strong reason for the exclusion. There are many other reasons why aikido is not an Olympic sport.
The main reason aikido isn’t a martial art is because of the lack of competitions in the sport. The aim of aikido is not to win street fights, but to explore conflict. The goal of aikido is to live life to the fullest. In addition to being a great combatant, aikido isn’t about winning in the Olympics.
Another reason aikido isn’t an Olympic sport is because it hasn’t been adapted for competition. Aikido, like judo, is a combat sport with two main components: physical training and mental training. The latter involves training in the techniques, while the former emphasizes mental training. In aikido, the training focuses on a combination of strength and technique.
This means that aikido has no kata. This means that a karate practitioner is not training in actual combat. Furthermore, the training aims to be universal. Ultimately, the difference between the two disciplines lies in the style of competition.
It requires a superior position and is not competitive. This makes it ineligible for the Olympic Games, but it is still useful in everyday training. It is important to note that it is a martial art and is not an Olympic sport.
The IOC is not the only one with aikido. It is a non-traditional martial art that does not belong in the Olympic Games. It is a sport that can be practiced by everyone regardless of age.