I'm a Swedish author 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
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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 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 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.
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Aikibatto Jo 1
Aikijo Exercises for Aikido
Shiho Mae, the 1st exercise.
Starting position. Tori at left, uke at right.
Starting with jo by left side, facing uke, feet together.
chudan kamae, sword drawn and held at middle guard, facing tori.
Step forward with left foot, lift sword to
jodan kamae, over the head.
Step forward with left foot, jo to
chudan kamae, middle guard.
Step forward to the right with the right foot,
gedan uchi, low level hit on uke's knee, while uke's arms are still over the head.
Step forward with right foot.
Chudan giri, vertical cut to middle level, in the direction of tori's original position.
Lift jo to
jodan kamae, over the head, and turn toward uke. Yokomen uchi, hit to the side of uke's head.
Yield sword to
migi no waki, right side guard. Retreat three steps.
Pull jo back to
chudan kamae, middle guard. Step back to the starting position.
Ending position. Tori at left, uke at right.
TORI: Stefan Stenudd
UKE: Tomas Ohlsson
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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.
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