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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JODAN - kote.

Aikibatto 8

Kote JODAN

JODAN




JODAN

Kote   JODAN

  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
JODAN - nuki tsuke.
Big step forward, lifting sword to jodan kamae, over the head.
3
Step to the right with right foot, left foot follows.
Draw sword and cut kote, uke's left wrist, from below, at jodan level.

JODAN - kote.
Start cutting move in the direction of tori's original position, but stop at left wrist's contact with tori's sword.
JODAN - kote.
4
Let sword slide past uke's wrist, to a high position.
Continue the cutting move.
5
Flip the sword around in the high position, so that the edge points at uke.
Yokomen, cut to the left side of uke's head, with half a step back with left foot.
JODAN - cut through.
JODAN - turn sword.
JODAN - yokomen.
6
 
Yield sword to migi no waki, right side guard.
Retreat three steps.
7
Swing sword out to right side, at shoulder height, backing one step with right foot.
JODAN - chiburi, step back.
8
Step back with left foot, chiburi jodan, "shake off blood" by swinging sword around in front of body.
JODAN - chiburi.
JODAN - chiburi.
9
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.