Aikido Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old aikido quotes, aikido sayings, and aikido proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


One thing that makes aikido is so powerful, it utilizes power of opponents to win the fight.     

Toba Beta

Aikido ain't a defensive nor offensive martial art. It proactively halts the enemy's intention to attack.     

Toba Beta

In Aikido training, we learn from everyone. We learn from the most experience people, but we also learn from new students. Everyone is connected through the heart and develops a mutual understanding. It is important to create a place where that can happen.     

Linda Holiday

To appreciate the best opportunity for attack and defence, you must fully understand the rhythm of movement.     

Sadami Yamada

Aikido means the oneness of the way of the spirit, of being at one with the life force.     

Sadami Yamada

Aikido is the spirit of loving protection for all beings.     

Morihei Ueshiba

Aikido is love. It is the path that brings our heart into oneness with the spirit of the universe to complete our mission in life by instilling in us a love and reverence for all of nature.     

Morihei Ueshiba

To practice Aikido fully you must calm the spirit and go back to the origin.     

Morihei Ueshiba

Aikido is not merely about fighting and the development of the physical self but the perfection of the spiritual man at the same time. It has very harmonious movements, very beautiful to watch and beautiful for your body to feel.     

Steven Seagal

Aikido changes constantly. What do not change are the principles.     

Christian Tissier