6 dan Aikikai Shihan
, former Vice Chairman of the
International Aikido Federation
. I've practiced aikido since 1972. I also teach the sword art
Here's my budo bio.
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.
Starting position. Tori at left, uke at right.
Starting with bokken in belt, 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,
nuki tsuke, drawing the sword.
Step forward to the right with the right foot, cut one handed
do, horizontal cut on waist level, 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 sword to
jodan kamae, over the head, and turn toward uke. Men, straight cut to the head.
Yield sword to
migi no waki, right side guard. Retreat three steps.
Lower sword to
chudan kamae, middle guard.
Chiburi chudan, "shake off blood" to the right on middle level.
Noto, sword back into scabbard. Step back to the starting position.
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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