Definition of aikijutsu in US English:

aikijutsu

(also aiki-jitsu, aiki-jutsu, aiki jutsu)

noun

  • A Japanese system of martial arts techniques, which was later simplified to become aikido: see "aikido".

Origin

1950s. From Japanese aikijutsu, probably a contraction of aiki-jūjutsu from aiki (in budo) achieving a balance between an opponent's power and one's own + jūjutsu compare also Japanese aiki-bujutsu.

Pronunciation

aikijutsu

/ʌɪkiˈdʒʊtsuː/