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. More about me here.



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


CHUDAN - kote chudan.

Aikibatto Jo 7

Aikijo Exercises for Aikido

Kote CHUDAN

CHUDAN



CHUDAN

Kote   CHUDAN

  TORITORI UKEUKE
1
Starting with jo by left side, facing uke.
Starting in migi no waki, side guard with sword drawn and held at right side.
2
 
Big step forward, lifting sword to jodan kamae, over the head.
3
Step forward to the left with left foot, jo to chudan kamae, middle guard. Follow with right foot.
CHUDAN - chudan kamae.
4
 
Chudan giri, cut to middle level, in the direction of tori's original position.
5
Twist body, kote chudan, strike at uke's wrist from above.
CHUDAN - chudan uchi to kote.
CHUDAN - kote chudan.
6
Release uke by lifting the front end of the jo, followed by the right foot stepping to the right.
CHUDAN - open.
7
CHUDAN - turn.
Draw sword to jodan kamae, backing half a step, and cut in the direction of tori's previous position.
8
Yokomen uchi, strike to the left side of uke's head.
CHUDAN - yokomen uchi.
9
CHUDAN - uke retreats.
Yield sword to migi no waki, right side guard.
Retreat three steps.
10
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

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Corresponding sword exercise
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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.