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 left, uke at right.
Starting with bokken in belt, facing uke.
chudan kamae, sword drawn and held at middle guard, facing tori.
Step forward with left foot.
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.
Harai with tsuka, the hilt, in a semi-circular move from left to right, pushing uke's sword a bit to uke's left.
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
Step forward with right foot.
Chudan tsuki, thrust to middle level, but place it by the right side of uke's waist.
, cut to the head.
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.
Yield sword to
migi no waki, right side guard. Retreat two steps.
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.
Chiburi kaiten, "shake off blood" by spinning the sword around.
Put blade on left shoulder.
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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