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.





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OMOTE - uke nagashi.

Aikibatto 5

Uke nagashi OMOTE

OMOTE




OMOTE

Uke nagashi   OMOTE

  TORITORI UKEUKE
  OMOTE - 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, facing uke.
Starting in chudan kamae, sword drawn and held at middle guard, facing tori.
2
OMOTE - nuki tsuke.
Step forward with left foot, lift sword to jodan kamae, over the head.
3
Step forward with left foot, drawing the sword.
Step forward with right foot.
4
Step forward to the right with the right foot, uke nagashi, parry on high level.
Chudan giri, cut to middle level in the direction of tori's original position.
5
Grip sword with both hands, while left foot goes to right foot, immediately followed by left foot taking half a step back, and kesagiri, diagonal cut, stopping above uke's neck.
OMOTE - uke nagashi.
OMOTE - kesagiri.
6
 
Yield sword to migi no waki, right side guard.
Retreat three steps.
7
Push left foot further back and lower the sword to gedan level, keeping it in a slightly diagonal track.
OMOTE - gedan.
8
Chiburi migi, "shake off blood" to the right, by swinging the blade that way, then pulling it back to a position in front of body, sword grip to the left and sword point to the right.
OMOTE - chiburi.
OMOTE - chiburi.
 
OMOTE - noto.
OMOTE - noto.
9
Noto, sword back into scabbard, by first swinging it over.
Step back to the starting position.
OMOTE - noto.
  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.