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.
Aikido Photos from a Plzen Seminar
Photo: Stefan Stenudd & Ulf Evenås
The traditional summer seminar in Czech Republic was in the town of Plzen, where they make the beer, in the year 2000. This town is where it has been the most, competently handled by Jarda and his dojo. This time Ulf Evenås, 6 dan in both Iwama ryu and Aikikai, was also teaching, to the delight of both the seminar students and myself. These many pictures have been taken by me, except for those with me in them, which were taken by Ulf.
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.