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 right, uke at left - for reasons of visibility - but in the text below, tori moves are in left column, uke in right.
Starting with bokken in belt, uke on forward right.
chudan kamae, sword drawn and held at middle guard, tori on forward left.
Step forward with right foot, into front of uke.
Turn right foot and body toward uke, step with left foot forward,
nuki tsuke draw.
Step forward with left foot, lift sword to
, over the head.
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.
Swing the sword around in a vertical circle up to
jodan kamae. Turn body to uke, right foot to left foot.
jodan kamae, right foot half step back and men, straight cut to the head.
Yield sword to
migi no waki, right side guard. Retreat three steps.
Slide right foot back, lower sword to
gedan. Left foot full step back.
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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