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



MAE: jodan.

Aikibatto Jo 1

Aikijo Exercises for Aikido

Shiho MAE

MAE


Shiho Mae, the 1st exercise.



MAE

Shiho   MAE

  TORITORI UKEUKE
  MAE: starting position.
Starting position. Tori at left, uke at right.
1
Starting with jo by left side, facing uke, feet together.
Starting in chudan kamae, sword drawn and held at middle guard, facing tori.
2
 
Step forward with left foot, lift sword to jodan kamae, over the head.
3
Step forward with left foot, jo to chudan kamae, middle guard.
MAE: advance.
4
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.
5
MAE: gedan uchi.
Chudan giri, vertical cut to middle level, in the direction of tori's original position.
6
Lift jo to jodan kamae, over the head, and turn toward uke.
Yokomen uchi, hit to the side of uke's head.
MAE: jodan.
7
MAE: yokomen uchi.
Yield sword to migi no waki, right side guard.
Retreat three steps.
  MAE: uke retreats.
8
Pull jo back to chudan kamae, middle guard.
Step back to the starting position.
 
  MAE: final position.
Ending position. Tori at left, uke at right.
  TORI: Stefan Stenudd UKE: Tomas Ohlsson

Stefan Stenudd

Corresponding sword exercise
Next jo exercise
Table of jo exercises



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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.