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





ATE - tsuki.

Aikibatto Jo 9

Aikijo Exercises for Aikido

Harai ATE

ATE



ATE

Harai   ATE

  TORITORI UKEUKE
  ATE - 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
 
Step forward with left foot.
  ATE - evasion.
3
Step forward to the right with right foot, turn jo over to the right, grab with both hands.
Step forward with right foot, chudan tsuki, thrust to middle level, in the direction of tori's original position.
4
Harai with the jo, in a semi-circular move from right to left, pushing uke's sword a bit to uke's right.
ATE - harai.
 
ATE - pull jo for tsuki.
 
5
Continue jo movement, move left hand to grip left end of jo.
Draw sword to jodan kamae.
6
Chudan tsuki, strike at middle level, pushing uke back.
ATE - tsuki.
7
 
Fall back one full step with right foot, when pushed by tori, and keep sword in jodan kamae.
8
Pull jo slightly back, open left hand grip to slide on the jo. Step to the right with right foot, left foot following. Gedan uchi, hit to the knee.
Step forward with right foot. Chudan giri, cut to middle level.
ATE - gedan uchi.
9
Draw jo up to jodan kamae. Turn right hand grip on jo.
ATE - jodan kamae.
10
Turn body toward uke, left foot following. Yokomen uchi, strike to the left side of uke's head.
ATE - yokomen uchi.
11
 
Yield sword to migi no waki, right side guard.
Retreat three steps.
  ATE - uke retreating.
12
Pull jo back to chudan kamae, middle guard.
Step back to the starting position.
 
  ATE - ending position.
Ending position.
  TORI: Stefan Stenudd UKE: Tomas Ohlsson

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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.