I'm a Swedish author 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. Google Profile. 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 Solo videos
Aikiken Sword Exercises for Aikido
Here are video clips of the aikibatto iai exercises, which are done solo with a sword. There is one clip for each exercise, a bit above 1 MB in size. Hopefully, the quality is good enough for seeing the techniques clearly.
I 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 - or in solo training, as fast as you are able. When learning the exercises, though, a slow tempo is the best.
Notice also that I have posted video clips of the duo exercises, done together with an attacker, both using bokken. They are here.
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