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


URA - kote.

Aikibatto Jo 6

Aikijo Exercises for Aikido

Uke nagashi URA

URA



URA

Uke nagashi   URA

  TORITORI UKEUKE
  URA - starting position.
Starting position. Tori at left, uke at right.
1
Starting with jo by left side, facing uke.
Starting in chudan kamae, sword drawn and held at middle guard, facing tori.
2
URA - chudan kamae.
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.
Step forward with right foot.
 
 
URA - uke nagashi.
4
Step forward to the right with the right foot, uke nagashi, parry on high level.
Men, cut to head level in the direction of tori's original position.
5
 
Half step back and lift sword to jodan kamae.
6
Immediately follow with jo, to press down on uke's wrist, left foot stepping forward to the left.
URA - kote.
7
Pull back the jo, turning the body to the sida, following with the right foot.
URA - pulling the jo.
8
 
Chudan giri, cut to middle level in the direction of tori's previous position.
9
Turn the jo over, yokomen uchi, hit to the side of uke's head.
URA - turning the jo.
URA - yokomen uchi.
10
URA - uke retreats.
Yield sword to migi no waki, right side guard.
Retreat three steps.
11
Pull jo back to chudan kamae, middle guard.
Step back to the starting position.
 
  URA - ending position.
Ending position.
  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.