Taido is a relatively young martial art, developed in the 1960s, with its roots in Okinawan karate. The intriguing discipline includes fluid, highly acrobatic elements reminiscent of gymnastics or parkour. Taido emphasizes the core stability required to remain orientated during rapid, rotating attacks. Such stability is built through the rigorous observance of painstakingly coordinated body movement and posture. Deeply grounded in respect for precision, Taido's flamboyant techniques combine both novelty and tradition. We uncover the unique appeal of this remarkable art.