Stefan Stenudd
Stefan Stenudd
About me
I'm a Swedish writer and aikido instructor, 6 dan Aikikai Shihan, former Vice Chairman of the International Aikido Federation. I've practiced aikido since 1972. I also teach the sword art iaido. Here's my budo bio.



Aikibatto
AIKIBATTO

Background

Aikiken and Iaido

Aikibatto Basics

Sword exercises

Jo staff exercises

Solo video clips

Duo video clips

Corrections

Glossary

Visitor response

Shinken, the sword

Aikibatto - the book

Aikido


SWORD EXERCISES

1 Mae

2 Ushiro

3 Hidari

4 Migi

5 Omote

6 Ura

7 Chudan

8 Jodan

9 Ate

10 Tsuki


STAFF EXERCISES

1 Mae

2 Ushiro

3 Hidari

4 Migi

5 Omote

6 Ura

7 Chudan

8 Jodan

9 Ate

10 Tsuki


Attacks in Aikido, by Stefan Stenudd.

Attacks in Aikido
How to do kogeki, the attack techniques, by Stefan Stenudd. All the attack techniques in aikido explained, and how to do them correctly. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.

Aikido Principles, by Stefan Stenudd.

Aikido Principles
Basic Concepts of the Peaceful Martial Art, by Stefan Stenudd. Aikido principles, philosophy, and basic ideas. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.

QI - increase your life energy, by Stefan Stenudd.

Qi Energy
Increase your life energy, by Stefan Stenudd. The life energy qi (also chi or ki), with exercises on how to awaken, increase, and use it. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.



Stenudd's Blog



Aikibatto Corrections and Additions

Aikiken Sword Exercises for Aikido





April 5, 2012:
I changed the design, but not the content, in line with the previous change of my aikido pages.


November 13, 2007:
I added a webpage about how to buy a shinken, a sharp steel katana sword. It is here.


September 20, 2007:
I changed the design, but not the content. Mainly, I added the top image, and modified the webpages some.


March 11, 2006:
I have removed the Guest Book. It was flooded with advertisements. If you want to comment something on this website, please use the Visitor response form.




December 27, 2005:
I have added a 3 minute iai video to the solo video clips, where I do some iai forms from here and there. See video clips. Direct link to the new video clip: iai-video


November 22, 2004:
Duo video clips have been added, of the Aikibatto partner exercises, where both have bokken. Duo video clips. Accordingly, the solo video clip page has been edited slightly.


March 20, 2003:
Video clips have been added, of the Aikibatto iai style exercises, solo with the sword. Video clips.


December 5, 2002:
My dear friends in the SSPA Slovak aikido organization have made a Slovak version of the Aikibatto website. Slovak version.


November 9, 2001:
Correction of kote chudan and kote jodan, in both the ken and jo forms, as to specifying uke's cut. It is not necessary to specify whether it be men, chudan or gedan in the following movements: kote chudan, sword exercise frame 6, jo exercise frame 7, kote jodan, sword exercise frame 4, jo exercise frame 4. Detailed comment of kote jodan sword exercise has been corrected accordingly.


October 17, 2001:
Addition of the term habaki (metal collar on the base of the blade, to make it fit and stick to the scabbard) in the glossary.


October 17, 2001:
Correction of the translation of iaido (the way of joining with being, also implying sitting), according to authorities on iaido-L. In the text on basics and the glossary.


May 16, 2001:
Jo exercise 5, clarifying on movement 5: "jodan kamae as with a sword".


May 12, 2001:
Jo exercises, corresponding to the ten Aikibatto sword exercises, added.
This page, formerly named "Corrections" was therefore renamed "Corrections and additions"


February 19, 2001:
Commentary chapter renamed Details, in all exercises. I simply believe that the headline Details is more accurate for the content.



January 7, 2001:
Guestbook added.



December 6, 2000:
Minor layout adjustments on all Aikibatto pages - no changes of the technical descriptions, except one:

Aikibatto Basics
The name of one of the Okuden series to come, Ki no nagare, was changed to Nagare. The series itself, though, is still to come.



October 2, 2000:
The corrections below are no changes of the exercises, but clarifications.

MAE, Shoden 1
Picture 9: tilted, to show correct sword angle at chiburi.

USHIRO, Shoden 2
Picture 11: same change as above.

MAE, Shoden 1
End of noto: "Step back." changed to "Step back to the starting position."

USHIRO, Shoden 2
Same change as above.

HIDARI, Shoden 3
Same change as above.

MIGI, Shoden 4
Same change as above.

OMOTE, Shoden 5
Same change as above.

URA, Shoden 6
Same change as above.

CHUDAN, Shoden 7
Same change as above.

JODAN, Shoden 8
Same change as above.

ATE, Shoden 9
Same change as above.

TSUKI, Shoden 10
Same change as above.



Stefan Stenudd


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The book

Aikibatto, by Stefan Stenudd.

Aikibatto - Sword Exercises
for Aikido Students

by Stefan Stenudd. The aikibatto sword and staff exercises for aikido students explained, with practical and spiritual aspects of the sword arts, equipment for training, and more. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.