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.



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MIGI - turn.

Aikibatto 4

Shiho MIGI

MIGI




MIGI

Shiho   MIGI

  TORITORI UKEUKE
  MIGI - start.
Starting position. Tori at right, uke at left - for reasons of visibility - but in the text below, tori moves are in left column, uke in right.
1
Starting with bokken in belt, uke on forward right.
Starting in chudan kamae, sword drawn and held at middle guard, tori on forward left.
2
Step forward with right foot, into front of uke.
MIGI - turn.
3
Turn right foot and body toward uke, step with left foot forward, nuki tsuke draw.
Step forward with left foot, lift sword to jodan kamae, over the head.
MIGI - nuki tsuke.
 
MIGI - do.
MIGI - sword to side.
4
Slide further forward and to the left with the left foot, cut one handed do, side cut on waist level, body twisting sideways and sword continuing to a horizontal position near the body.
Step forward with right foot, chudan giri, cut to middle level, in the direction of tori's previous position.
5
Swing the sword around in a vertical circle up to jodan kamae. Turn body to uke, right foot to left foot.
MIGI - swing sword.
MIGI - jodan kamae.
6
Immediately after jodan kamae, right foot half step back and men, straight cut to the head.
MIGI - men.
7
 
Yield sword to migi no waki, right side guard.
Retreat three steps.
8
Slide right foot back, lower sword to gedan.
Left foot full step back.
MIGI - gedan.
9
Reverse right hand grip on the sword, flip the sword around, chiburi gedan, "shake off blood" downward.
MIGI - reverse grip.
MIGI - turn sword.
MIGI - chiburi.
10
Noto, sword back into scabbard.
Step back to the starting position.
MIGI - noto.
MIGI - noto.
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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.