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
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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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CHUDAN - kote.

Aikibatto 7

Kote CHUDAN

CHUDAN




CHUDAN

Kote   CHUDAN

  TORITORI UKEUKE
  CHUDAN - 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 migi no waki, side guard with sword drawn and held at right side.
2
CHUDAN - nuki tsuke.
Big step forward, lifting sword to jodan kamae, over the head.
3
Step to the left with left foot, start nuki tsuke, the draw, slightly upward.
Chudan giri, cut to middle level, in the direction of tori's original position.
4
Right foot to left foot, twist body to the left.
Kote, cut uke's right wrist at chudan level.
CHUDAN - kote.
CHUDAN - kote.
5
Twist body toward uke, start lifting the sword toward jodan kamae, right foot forward to left side of uke.
Lift sword to jodan kamae, right foot backing to left foot.
CHUDAN - move to right.
6
Left foot to right foot, turn body toward uke.
CHUDAN - jodan kamae.
Cut in the direction of tori's previous position.
7
Yokomen, cut to the left side of uke's head.
CHUDAN - yokomen.
8
CHUDAN - chiburi, stepping back.
Yield sword to migi no waki, right side guard.
Retreat three steps.
9
Swing sword out to right side, at shoulder height, backing one step with right foot.
CHUDAN - chiburi.
10
Step back with left foot, chiburi jodan, "shake off blood" by swinging sword around in front of body.
CHUDAN - chiburi.
11
Noto, sword back into scabbard.
Step back to the starting position.
 
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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.