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.
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.
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.
AikiWeb Aikido Columns
My columns at the AikiWeb.com aikido website.
AikiWeb.com 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:
Here are most of the columns I have written so far:
The Gordian Knot of Grading
The Way Is Walked
Practicing Aikido Cosmology
They're All the Only One Doing It Right
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
The Challenge of Not Competing
Sensei is No Master
My Aikido Books
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.
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.