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Aikido fighter

A holographic Aikido fighter

Aikido is a Human art of self-defense that originated in Japan. This martial art uses holds and locks, and teaches the principles of nonresistance to debilitate the strength of an opponent.

Hoshi Sato held a black belt in aikido. (ENT: "Observer Effect")

Natasha Yar was also trained in aikido. (TNG: "Code of Honor") Three days before her death, Yar was scheduled to participate in a martial arts competition with science officer Swenson and Lieutenant Minnerly. She was favored in the ship's pool. (TNG: "Skin of Evil")

Susanna Thompson, who played Lenara Kahn in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and the Borg Queen on Star Trek: Voyager, is skilled in aikido.

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