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.
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.
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.
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.
Aikibatto Duo videos
Aikiken Sword Exercises for Aikido
Here are video clips of the aikibatto partner exercises, where both have bokken, the wooden sword. There is one clip for each exercise, around 1 MB in size. There are also, in some cases, extra video clips - a closeup or another perspective.
We have done the exercises rather slowly, for the sake of visibility. In normal training, they should be done in the speed that the attack calls for.
Notice also the video clips of the solo exercises, done with a sword (iaito or shinken). See the solo videos here.
The filming was done by Larry Kwolek, who has his own extensive aikido website, aikidojo.info, where you can also find a number of video clips. These aikibatto clips were filmed in Plzen. My partner is Tomas Ohlsson, from Enighet dojo in Malmö.
I have also posted a 3 minute video clip (7 MB) where I do some iai forms from here and there. I can't say that I approve of every detail. My posture is far from perfect, I tend to sort of nod at the cuts, which are often not enough extended forward, I do a meaningless extra movement with the saya right before noto, et cetera - in spite of my thirty-some years doing iai. Well, well, something to work on at next keiko... You find the video above, as a YouTube link, and also here.
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Aikibatto - Sword Exercises