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

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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

My Coming Aikido Seminars

Stefan Stenudd.

Stefan Stenudd, 6 dan Aikikai Shihan

I don't have too many seminars, since they tend to interfere with the regular practice at my dojo Enighet in Malmö, Sweden. But the ones I do have, I will try to remember to post here.

     If your dojo or organization wants to have a seminar with me, or if you want some additional information about one of the seminars below, please send me an email to:

Stefan Stenudd


March 28 - 30 in Munich

My fourth annual seminar in Aikido Dojo Munich, where my old friend Syliva Mucke is one of the instructors. More about the seminar will be posted here.

April 18 - 21 in Linköping, Sweden

Swedish Ju-jutsu has a great annual seminar in Linköping, Sweden. I'll be a guest instructor teaching aikido at the coming one, which is the 40th jubilee. More information about the seminar (in Swedish) here: Easter Seminar

April 26 - 27 in Berlin

I go regularly to Berlin, since the beginning of the 1990's. The host dojo for my seminars there is Tanden Aikido dojo. Here's the PDF seminar poster.

May 2 - 4 in Kristianstad, Sweden

Time for the 20 year anniversary of this dojo, which I participated in getting started up. Time flies. The main ingredient of the celebration is a four-day seminar with several instructors. More about it will be posted here: Kristianstad Aikikai

May 16 - 18 in Malmö, Sweden

I will be 60 years old - time flies! The members at my dojo are putting together a seminar on the weekend right before my birthday, where some old aikido friends will also be teaching. Here is the seminar on Facebook Stefan 60 years

May 29 - June 1 in Gothenburg, Sweden

The big bi-annual Sweden aikido seminar, with students and instructors from all over the country. I'll be one of them. More information about it here (in Swedish): Sverigeläger 2014

June 27 - 30 in Plzen, Czech Rep.

Since somewhere in the 1990's, I have an annual summer seminar in Plzen, Czech Republic (an hour by train or car from Prague). It is organized by the Aikido Dojo Plzen. More about the seminar will be posted here.

November 7 - 9 in Prague, Czech Rep. New date!

My annual seminar in Prague is organized by the Aikido Vinhorady dojo. Here is more information about the seminar (in Czech): Prague Seminar.

December 5 - 7 in Malmö, Sweden

The traditional seminar at our dojo Enighet in Malmö, Sweden, with me, Jan Nevelius, and Jorma Lyly teaching. Here's the PDF seminar poster. And here's the event on Facebook.

Seated and standing aikido techniques, from a seminar in the Czech Republic.

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.