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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