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.


Aikido Techniques

Attacks in Aikido

Ikkyo complete

Tantodori - knife defense

Ki exercises






Jo 31 Kata

Aikibatto sword exercises

Aikido Video Clips

Aikido Photos

My seminars


Aikido Glossary

Ki energy

Tanden, the Center

Aikido Inks

Aikido as Self-Defense

Running a Dojo

Aikido is True

Osensei and Einstein

AikiWeb Columns

Aikido Links

Visitor Response

Aikido på svenska


Attacks in Aikido

Aikido Principles

Die deutsche Version meines Aikido-Buches online

My Aikido Book in Czech

My Aikido Book in Swedish

Other Aikido Books

Aikibatto, by Stefan Stenudd.

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.

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

AikiWeb Aikido Columns

My columns at the aikido website. is an excellent aikido website run by Jun Akiyama. He was kind enough to invite me to be one of its columnists, which I started with in September 2008. I try to write a new column every month, but I don't always find the time to do that. Anyway, here you find my columns, and those of other writers from the aikido world:
AikiWeb Columns

Here are most of the columns I have written so far:

Like in Water

The Gordian Knot of Grading
The Way Is Walked
Practicing Aikido Cosmology
They're All the Only One Doing It Right
Worldwide Joining

Pas de Deux for Peace
History in the Making
The Dojo Is a Stage
Aikido Solution to a Cultural Collision
What's With All the Pushing?

Nothing but Misogi?
Same, Same, but Different
Aikido is Healing
In Time and Out of It
Soccer Team Spirit in Aikido

No Pain, No Gain
The Soft Sword of Aikido
Aikido is a World Heritage
Fighting Boredom

The Challenge of Not Competing
Sensei is No Master
Taoistic Aikido
Elusive Realism

Stefan Stenudd

My Aikido Books

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.

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.