Seikido is a relatively new martial art based on Tae Kwon Do and Aikido, both of which are founded in older martial arts, including Japanese Shotokan Karate and Jujitsu.
It is the blending of the most modern and scientifically correct techniques derived from Tae Kwon Do and Aikido that makes Seikido unique. Seikido's founders built upon these foundation arts, and developed techniques unique to Seikido. These include throwing and pinning techniques to neutralize high kicks, and striking techniques to disable grappling attacks. In addition to sparring practice, releases from holds, and throws and pins are essential aspects of Seikido self defence training.