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, uke on forward left.
chudan kamae, sword drawn and held at middle guard, tori on forward right.
Step forward with right foot, into front of uke.
Turn toward uke, left foot forward,
nuki tsuke draw.
Step forward with left foot, lift sword to
jodan kamae, over the head.
Step forward to the right with the right foot, cut one handed
do, side cut on waist level, sword continuing around to jodan kamae.
Step forward with right foot.
Turn body to uke, left foot to right foot.
Chudan giri, cut to middle level, in the direction of tori's previous position.
Immediately after uke's sword comes down, left foot half step back and
men, straight cut to the head.
Yield sword to
migi no waki, right side guard. Retreat three steps.
Slide left foot further back, lower sword to
gedan, the sword point just above the floor.
Reverse right hand grip on the sword, flip the sword around,
chiburi gedan, "shake off blood" downward.
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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