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

Aikiken Sword Exercises for Aikido

Aikibatto is a system of sword exercises, both Aikiken style bokken with partner and iaido style solo training with iaito or shinken, for learning how to handle the sword in an aiki way.



Aikibatto - the book.

The book

Stefan Stenudd's book about Aikibatto can be ordered from Internet bookstores. In addition to what you find on this website, the book also contains chap­ters about practical and spiritual aspects of the sword arts, equip­ment for training, and how to teach and learn aikibatto. Read more about the book, by clicking on the image.


Background

Explanations on how and why the Aikibatto system of exercises was created.


Aikibatto iai.

Aikiken and Iaido

The similarities and differences of aikido partner sword exercises Aikiken and the traditional solo sword art of iaido. Aikibatto is intended to work both ways.


Aikibatto Basics

The basic principles of Aikibatto, from which the exercises have been formed, and what they are to encompass.


Table of exercises

A table of the whole system of exercises, with links to each of them, where they are presented in detail - both by text and photos.



Duo video clips

Here are video clips of the duo style exercises with a partner, both using bokken.


Solo video clips

Here are video clips of the iai style exercises, solo with the sword.


Corrections and additions

Continuous listing of updates and changes to this site and the Aikibatto exercises, in order of date.


Glossary

Terms of Aikibatto, Aikiken and Iaido, explained and/or translated into English.



Jo exercises

Exercises with JO, the staff, corresponding to the sword exercises. Uke attacks with a sword, and tori uses a jo.


Link

Please feel free to link to this aikibatto website. If you like, use the banner below:

Aikibatto


Visitor response

A form for your response - please allow yourself some time to send me your views on Aikibatto and this website.


Buy a sharp steel sword.

If you get a shinken

After some time of practice, you may want a sharp steel katana sword for your iaido or aikibatto solo exercises. Here is what you need to think about if you want to buy one.


Aikido

My webpages about aikido, with lots of texts and photos. Do visit it, if you are interested in aikido as well.



© Stefan Stenudd, 2000. You are free to any non-commercial use of this material, without having to ask for my permission. But please refer to this website, when doing so.


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.