Aikido Videos


Aikido centering exercises.

Video clips of Aikido, Aikiken and Aikijo Techniques


Here are some videos of me doing aikido, as well as sword (ken) and staff (jo) exercises. You can find more aikido videos on my YouTube account: AIKIDOSTENUDD



       The earliest videos are from the 1970's, but most of them from 2003 and on. In 2017 I started making a batch of new videos. I frequently add more, so come back and check here and on my YouTube account.

       Some of the videos are instructional, while in others I sort of play with aikido principles in a freer form. It should be evident which is which.

Stefan Stenudd

Aikido video clips


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Aikiken and Aikijo video clips


Iaido video clips


Nishio videos



Aikido

Aiki applications

New video! The principle of aiki, joined energies, and how to apply it to aikido techniques. Uke is Stephan Schröder.


Kokyunage

New video! The aikido throw kokyunage against several different grip and strike attacks. Uke is Stephan Schröder. Click the header to read about how to do it.


Kaeshiwaza - counter techniques

New video! Counter techniques (kaeshiwaza) to some basic aikido techniques. Kaeshiwaza practice is a very rewarding way of learning to improve one's aikido techniques - ideally to the point where they can no longer be countered. Uke is Stephan Schröder.


45 years of aikido

New video! My 100th YouTube video shows clips from my 45 years in aikido so far (2017). From the early 1970's and on. I was 18 years old when I started with aikido. Now, I am 63, still fascinated by it.


Suwari kokyuho

New video! Several variations of the basic aikido exercise suwari kokyuho, also called kokyu dosa. Uke is Stephan Schröder. Click the header to read about how to do it.


Nikyo

New video! The aikido technique nikyo against several different grip and strike attacks. Uke is Stephan Schröder. Click the header to read about how to do it.


Jodori - defense against staff attacks

New video! Jo dori is aikido techniques against attacks with the Japanese staff, jo. The video also shows jo no tebiki, when the defender holds the jo to begin with. Uke is Stephan Schröder.


Yonkyo

The rather painful aikido pinning technique yonkyo, against grip and strike attacks. Also closeups on how to apply the yonkyo nerve pressure. Uke is Stephan Schröder. Click the header to read about how to do it.


Kotegaeshi

NEW! The aikido technique kotegaeshi against several different grip and strike attacks. Uke is Stephan Schröder. Click the header to read about how to do it.


Iriminage

NEW! The aikido technique iriminage against several different grip and strike attacks. Uke is Stephan Schröder. Click the header to read about how to do it.


Kokyuho (sokumen iriminage)

NEW! The basic aikido technique kokyuho (also called sokumen iriminage) against several different grip and strike attacks. Uke is Stephan Schröder. Click the header to read about kokyuho and how to do it.


Shihonage

NEW! The aikido technique shihonage against basic grip and strike attacks. Uke is Stephan Schröder. Click the header to read about shihonage and how to do it.


Atemi, strikes and kicks in aikido

Here is a playlist of videos showing atemi in aikido as well as parries and techniques against strikes and kicks.


Futaridori - two attackers

Here are a few basic aikido techniques against two simultaneous attackers. Filmed in my dojo with Fredrik Pattyranie and Mika Korhonen as uke.


More futaridori

Some more aikido techniques in futaridori - with two attackers. Uke are Martin Frankovic and Matúš Pangrác. Recorded in Kosice, Slovakia.


Aikido against attacks from behind

Aikido techniques against ushiro - different attacks from behind. Uke are Martin Frankovic and Matúš Pangrác. Recorded in Kosice, Slovakia.


Hand movements in aikido techniques

Here is a playlist of videos with closeups on how the hands move in several of the aikido techniques.


Tanto dori

This playlist of videos shows tantodori, aikido techniques against knife attacks.


Ikkyo

Here is a playlist of videos showing the aikido technique ikkyo against all basic attacks, also against knife (tantodori), sword (tachidori) and staff (jodori).


Koshinage

Here you find instructive video clips of koshinage against some basic attacks.



Aikibatto

Aikibatto sword exercises

Here are all the ten aikibatto sword exercises as done in duo, with a partner. Uke is Lucie Arlethová. Click the header to read about aikibatto.


Aikibatto staff exercises

Here is a recent recording of all the ten aikibatto jo (staff) exercises as done in duo, with a partner. Uke is Anders Heinonen from my dojo. Click the header to read about the aikibatto jo exercises.



Aikiken and Aikijo

Aikiken irimi (entering) exercises

NEW! Here are some basic aikiken (sword against sword) exercises of irimi, how to enter - the very important first steps. Uke are Lucie Arlethová and Stephan Schröder.


Jo 31 kata in four directions

The original aikido jo 31 kata is done in two directions. Here it is done in four directions, shiho. This is a variation I developed for the sake of my students and myself. A long kata, like this one, is usually done in four directions - whether it is jo, ken or an unarmed art - since it is supposed to deal with several opponents attacking from several directions.



Iaido

Iai mix

A 3 minute video clip where I do some iai forms from here and there. I can't say that I approve of every detail. My posture is far from perfect, I tend to sort of nod at the cuts, which are often not enough extended forward, I do a meaningless extra movement with the saya right before noto, et cetera - in spite of my thirty-some years doing iai. Well, well, something to work on at next keiko...


Seitei Iai

Tomas Ohlsson from my dojo shows all the twelve forms of the Zen Nippon Kendo Renmei Seitei Iai kata. The film starts with a sequence mostly for fun of short closeup clips. Then the twelve forms follow. I recorded the video in 2005.


Aikibatto Iai

Here is a YouTube playlist of the ten aikibatto sword exercises done like iaido - solo with a real blade (shinken) instead of bokken with partner. Click the header to see the playlist videos.



Nishio Sensei Videos

This is the first of five videos from a 1993 Shoji Nishio sensei (8 dan) seminar in our dojo Enighet. The other four videos follow on this YouTube playlist.



My Aikido Books

Aikido Principles. Book by Stefan Stenudd.

Aikido Principles

Basic Concepts of the Peaceful Martial Art. The basic principles, philosophy and traditional budo concepts in aikido. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.
More about the book here.


Attacks in Aikido, by Stefan Stenudd.

Attacks in Aikido

How to do kogeki, the attack techniques. All the attack techniques in aikido explained, and how to do them correctly. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.
More about the book here.


Aikibatto, by Stefan Stenudd.

Aikibatto

Aikiken Sword Exercises for Aikido. The aikibatto exercises, practical and spiritual aspects of the sword arts, advice on equipment for training. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.
More about the book here.







Aikido Menu

Aikido Menu


AIKIDO PRACTICE

Introduction
Aikido Techniques
Attacks in Aikido
Ikkyo complete
Tantodori - knife defense
Aiki - joining energies
Kokyunage
Iriminage
Shihonage
Kokyuho (sokumen iriminage)
Koshinage
Kotegaeshi
Yonkyo
Nikyo
Sankyo
Suwari kokyuho (kokyu dosa)
Jo 31 Kata
Ki exercises
Aikibatto sword and staff exercises
Aikido Video Clips
Aikido Photos
My seminars


AIKIDO THEORY

My Aikido Bio
Aikido Glossary
Tanden, the Center
Aikido Inks
Aikido as Self-Defense
Running a Dojo
Aikido is True
Osensei and Einstein
AikiWeb Columns
Aikido Books Reviewed
Die deutsche Version meines Aikido-Buches online
Aikido på svenska



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CREATION MYTHS
Myths in general and myths of creation in particular.

TAOISM
The wisdom of Taoism and the Tao Te Ching, its ancient source.

LIFE ENERGY
An encyclopedia of life energy concepts around the world.

QI ENERGY EXERCISES
Qi (also spelled chi or ki) explained, with exercises to increase it.

I CHING
The ancient Chinese system of divination and free online reading.

TAROT
Tarot card meanings in divination and a free online spread.

ASTROLOGY
The complete horoscope chart and how to read it.

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My Books


Click the header to get to the webpage where I present all my books in English. Click an image below to go to that book's page on Amazon.

Ever Young. Novel by Stefan Stenudd. Sunday Brunch with the World Maker. Novel by Stefan Stenudd. All's End. Science fiction novel by Stefan Stenudd.
Tao Te Ching - The Taoism of Lao Tzu Explained. Book by Stefan Stenudd. Tao Quotes - The Ancient Wisdom of the Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu. Book by Stefan Stenudd. Cosmos of the Ancients. Book by Stefan Stenudd.
Aikido Principles. Book by Stefan Stenudd. Attacks in Aikido. Book by Stefan Stenudd. Aikibatto. Book by Stefan Stenudd.
Occasionally I Contemplate Murder. Book by Stefan Stenudd. QI - increase your life energy. Book by Stefan Stenudd. Life Energy Encyclopedia. Book by Stefan Stenudd.
Tarot Unfolded. Book by Stefan Stenudd. Your Health in Your Horoscope. Book by Stefan Stenudd.




About me
I'm a Swedish author of fiction and non-fiction books in both Swedish and English. I'm also an artist, an historian of ideas and a 7 dan Aikikai Shihan aikido instructor. Click the header to read my full bio.