Aikido (合気道 aikidō?) is a Japanese martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba as a synthesis of his martial studies, philosophy, and religious beliefs. Aikido is often translated as "the Way of unifying (with) life energy" or as "the Way of harmonious spirit." Ueshiba's goal was to create an art that practitioners could use to defend themselves while also protecting their attacker from injury.
Eric Olafson is introduced to this ancient Terran martial art by the martial arts
Alema during his first Academy year. Master Alema used a mix of traditional and modern teaching styles to teach Eric a number of martial arts styles.
Eric Olafson is continuously training and practicing this martial arts style and has reached a high level of proficiency .
(Eric uses Aikido successfully to fight Y’ALL warriors )
(First mentioned GC:7)