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 Glossary

Aikiken Sword Exercises for Aikido

Sword techniques

Sword parts

Counting

General

Aikibatto Shoden exercises




Sword techniques

kamae
jodan kamae
chudan kamae
gedan kamae
hasso gamae
migi no waki
hidari no waki
hanmi gamae

batto
nuki tsuke
uke nagashi
harai
katate
morote

ate
gamen ate
chudan ate

tsuki
jodan tsuki
chudan tsuki

kote
do

kiri (giri)
jodan giri
chudan giri
gedan giri
men
shomen
yokomen
kesagiri
yokogiri
shiho giri
happo giri
tameshigiri

chiburi
noto
guard
high guard
middle guard
low guard
shoulder guard
right side guard
left side guard
angled guard

drawn sword
sword draw
parry
ward off
one-handed
two-handed

strike
head strike
middle level strike

thrust
high level thrust
middle level thrust

wrist cut
trunk cut (yokogiri)

cut
high level cut (men)
middle level cut
low level cut
head cut
straight head cut (men)
side head cut
diagonal cut
horizontal cut (do)
cut in four directions
cut in eight dierctions
test cutting

shake off blood
sword into scabbard

Sword parts

katana terminology

boshi
fuchi
habaki
hamon
ji
jigane
kashira
kissaki
kojiri
ko-shinogi
kurigata
mekugi-ana
menuki
mune
nakago
sageo
saya
shinogi
shinogi-ji
tsuba
tsuka
yakiba
yokote

ken
katana
to
daito
tachi
kodachi
wakizashi
tanto
kozuka
iaito
bokken
bokuto
shinai
daisho
pattern on swordtip
metal sleeve on hilt
metal collar on blade
pattern on blade
blade surface
between hamon and shinogi
hilt pommel
point section
scabbard butt cap
ridgeline
knob on scabbard
peg hole
hilt ornament
back of blade
tang
cord on scabbard
scabbard
ridgeline
between shinogi and mune
sword guard
hilt
tempered line
ridgeline behind point

sword (double edged)
long sword
sword
long sword
sword (reverse mounting)
small tachi
short sword
knife
small knife on scabbard
training sword
wooden sword
wooden sword
kendo sword of bamboo
pair of swords

Counting

ichi
ni
san
shi (yon)
go
roku
shichi (nana)
hachi
ku
ju
ju-ichi
...
ni-ju
ni-ju-ichi
...
hyaku
sen
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
...
20
21
...
100
1000

General

do (michi)
dojo
shomen
kamiza
shinzen
tatami

shoshinsha
uchideshi
kohai
sempai
sensei
kyu
dan
mudansha
yudansha
fukushidoin
shidoin
shihan
renshi
kyoshi
hanshi

dogi
keikogi
obi
hakama

keiko (geiko)
rei
shomen rei
otagai ni rei
to rei
za rei
ritsu rei
reigi
onegai shimasu
arigato gozaimasu
dozo
hai
iie
hajime
yame
osame
kata
randori
jiyuwaza
suburi
ma-ai
taisabaki
misogi
mokuso (zazen)
shiai
kumite
ippon
dame
shui

jodan
chudan
gedan
migi
hidari

shisei
shizentai
hara
harakiri
seppuku
kokoro
shin
zanshin
kokyu
ki
kiai
kime
koshi
tanden
ku (kara)
in
yo

ai
aiki
aikido
aikidoka
bu
budo
budoka
bushido
bushi
samurai
ronin
kobudo
ryu
koryu
shoden
okuden
Go rin no sho
iai
iaido
jo
jodo
ju
judo
jutsu
jujutsu
ken
kendo
kai
Aikikai
way
training hall
head side
honorary seat
the gods
matt

beginner
boarding student
junior student
senior student
teacher
beginner's grade (5-1)
advanced grade (1-10)
without dan grade
with dan grade
assistant instructor
instructor
advanced instructor
4-6 dan
6-7 dan
8 dan -

training gear
training gear
belt
wide trousers

training
bow
bow to head side
mutual bow
bow to sword
seated bow
standing bow
etiquette
please
thank you very much
go ahead
yes
no
start
stop
end
formal training
free training
free training
basic exercises
correct distance
body move
purification
meditation
competition
competition
one point
bad
warning

high level
middle level
low level
right
left

posture
natural posture
belly
cutting belly
cutting belly
heart
heart, spirit
extended spirit
breath
life energy
joint energy, shout
focusing
hip
center
emptiness
yin
yang

joining
joining of ki
the way of joining ki
aikido practicioner
war
the way of war
budo practitioner
the way of the warrior
warrior
knight
masterless knight
old budo
school
old school
first mediation
inner mediation
Book of Five Rings
joining with being (sitting)
sword art
staff 127 centimeters
the way of the staff
soft
the way of softness
technique, art
the art of softness
sword
fencing
organization
aikido organization
SHODEN

Shoden

SHIHO
four directions
SHIHO
MAE front

USHIRO back

HIDARI left

MIGI right
1

2

3

4

UKE NAGASHI
parry
UKE NAGASHI
OMOTE straight

URA reverse
5

6

KOTE
wrist
KOTE
CHUDAN middle

JODAN high
7

8

HARAI
ward off
HARAI
ATE strike

TSUKI thrust
9

10



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.