Not to focus on kick or strike, but the use of the energy of the opponent to bring him off balance.
Aikido is a kinematics which is useful for posture correction and self-defense and at the same time maintain your fitness. Aikido is not competitive, so there are no matches. Practicing the pure (modern) techniques stems from the (old) budo is paramount. Aikido is the most complete Budo because we work in different postures and movement patterns. We use wooden practice weapons tanto (knife), katana (sword), jo (stick), all of which have different lengths. Aikido is suitable for people of different physical strength, regardless of age or gender.