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

Aikido Photos from Berlin

Photo: Frank Weingärtner

For several years I have been holding seminars at the Tanden Aikido in Berlin, a club where my ol' aikido pal Mikael Eriksson is instructing since its start (and before that). These pictures - mainly from iaido classes - are taken by Frank Weingärtner of that dojo, in the June seminar of 2000.

Aikido - Berlin 2000.
Iaido: chiburi, shaking off the blood.

Aikido - Berlin 2000.
Iaido: kesagiri, diagonal cut.

Aikido - Berlin 2000.
Iaido: testing with cloth.

Aikido - Berlin 2000.
Iaido: Charlotte from Enighet and Stephan from Berlin.

Aikido - Berlin 2000.

Aikido - Berlin 2000.
Mikael Eriksson, Berlin dojo instructor.

Aikido - Berlin 2000.
Iaido: another chiburi.

Aikido - Berlin 2000.
Aikido: katatedori with Sylvia from Berlin.

Aikido - Berlin 2000.
Aikido: katatedori with Sylvia from Berlin.

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.