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.



Stenudd's Blog


TSUKI - chudan tsuki.

Aikibatto 10

Harai TSUKI

TSUKI




TSUKI

Harai   TSUKI

  TORITORI UKEUKE
  TSUKI - start.
Starting position. Tori at left, uke at right.
1
Starting with bokken in belt, facing uke.
Starting in chudan kamae, sword drawn and held at middle guard, facing tori.
2
TSUKI - step left.
Step forward with left foot.
3
Step forward to the left with left foot, firmly grabbing the scabbard and tsuba with left hand, and putting right hand palm on the hilt.
Chudan tsuki, thrust to middle level, in the direction of tori's original position.
4
Harai with tsuka, the hilt, in a semi-circular move from left to right, pushing uke's sword a bit to uke's left.
TSUKI - harai.
5
Draw sword immediately after the harai, extending right arm to the right, sword held so that the edge points to the right.
Step back with right foot, and draw sword to jodan kamae.
6
TSUKI - sword to side.
Step forward with right foot.
7
Chudan tsuki, thrust to middle level, but place it by the right side of uke's waist.
Men, cut to the head.
TSUKI - chudan tsuki.
8
Push uke back, by extending the tsuki thrust additionally, then draw the sword back to horizontal position near the body.
Fall back one full step with right foot, when pushed by tori.
TSUKI - push.
9
TSUKI - draw back.
Yield sword to migi no waki, right side guard.
Retreat two steps.
10
Step back with left foot, while turning the sword so that the edge points to the floor, ending the step in a chudan kamae position.
TSUKI - step back.
11
Chiburi kaiten, "shake off blood" by spinning the sword around.
TSUKI - chiburi.
TSUKI - chiburi.
12
Put blade on left shoulder. Noto, sword back into scabbard.
Step back to the starting position.
TSUKI - noto, blade on shoulder.
TSUKI - noto, reverse grip.
TSUKI - noto, sword into scabbard.
  TORI: Stefan Stenudd UKE: Tomas Ohlsson

Stefan Stenudd

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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.