VIII. Common Aikido Words Aikido (eye-key-doe) compound from “ai” (harmony), “ki” (spirit), and “do” (Way): the Way of harmonious spirit. Aikidoka (eye-key-doe-kah) one who practices aikido, an aikidoist. Aiki Taiso (eye-key-tie-so) aikido exercises. Atemi Waza (ah-teh-me wah-zah) striking techniques. Bokken (bow-ken) wooden sword used in practice. Bushido (boo-she-doe) warrior’s code; the way of the warrior.