The gentle art

Monday, April 23, 2001 at 1:00am

There is a grace and reverence to this place. As strange as it may sound, there is even an energy about it. And the mental and physical intensity of the members of the Nashville Aikikai dojo is as forceful as their Aikido moves.

Aikido is a Japanese martial art created by Ueshiba Morihei, a 19th century Japanese student of martial arts. Simply translated, Aikido is composed of three Japanese words:

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