Aikido Videos

Aikido videos.

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. Most of them you also find on my YouTube account: AIKIDOSTENUDD



       The videos have been recorded from 2003 and on. I intend to add more, so check here and on my YouTube account, where you find many more of them.

       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

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Aikido

Suwari kokyuho

New video! Several variations of the aikido exercise suwari kokyuho, also called kokyu dosa. Uke is Stephan Schröder.


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.


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 attacks with jo

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.


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.


Yonkyo

NEW! The rather painful aikido pinning technique yonkyo, against grip and strike attacks. 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).


Aihanmi iriminage

Here I do iriminage on a "symbolic" form of the aihanmi katatedori attack, where our hands meet without any gripping. I find it an excellent way of training the principles of aikido, such as the line of the attack and how it is extended and redirected. Martik Kos is uke. Click the header to see the short video at YouTube.


Aihanmi kokyuho

This is a ki nagare style kokyuho, in the way that it is a playful extension of the attacker's energy, and an exercise in handling it as subtly as possible. Gabika Markovicova is the uke. One should try not to apply any force. How it works may be more clear in the second half of the clip, where David Bradna is the uke. As soon as the attacker has an aim, there is an energy flow, which can be extended into an aikido technique - even if there is not yet any attack. Click the header to see the short video at YouTube.


Aihanmi kokyunage

Here, the same principles as above are applied to kokyunage - a throw, which is pretty much designed for it, since it should not involve brute force. Notice that the hands meet without any gripping. By spiral moves, the attacker's energy is snared, gathered and guided into the throw. Gabriel Jurcak is uke. Click the header to see the short video at YouTube.


Katadori kokyuho

First, I show a few basics about katadori on Mirek - in this case sort of a pat on the shoulder, before it becomes a katadori grip. Then I do a kokyuho on him and on Martin Svihla, where the arms are not used, but a rubber-like flexibility in the shoulder and body. You can neglect posture, but need to remain in your center. It's fun to do. Click the header to see the short video at YouTube.


Shomenate ikkyo

The shomen ate attack goes in a curve forward, instead of the downward cut of the shomen uchi. I find it very useful in training, as a kind of principle for the straight forward attack. Contrary to the shomen uchi, the shomen ate can be an effective attack also with an unarmed hand. In this clip Martin Svihla's attack is done gently, but the ikkyo technique does not change one bit, when the attack is fast and hard. Click the header to see the short video at YouTube.


Koshinage

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


Yonkyo

Here you find an instructive video clip of yonkyo against the shomenuchi attack.


Nikyo

Here you find an instructive video clip of nikyo against some basic attacks.


Me in 1979

This is long ago... In 1979, we shot this mock-training video at my dojo in those days, Brandbergen Aikido. I was 25 and had done aikido for just seven years, which did not stop med from instructing with an attitude that now embarrasses me, and big words that make me relieved they are in Swedish, so that most of you don't understand them. I must confess that I speak similarly about aikido now, but I hope that I perform better - and more humbly (but I'm not sure of it). Oh, and my hair was longer, my belly smaller, and my hakama shorter. I thought that it would be fun for my present students to see...


Me in 1973

This is probably the oldest film of me doing aikido. It's from a summer seminar in Uppsala, Sweden, in 1973 or 1974. Our national instructor at the time, Toshikazu Ichimura, attacks intensely with a bokken, and I do some nervous taisabaki. He knew how to swing the sword, he was 6 dan Renshi in iaido... Filmed by Olle Dehlén.



Aikibatto

Aikibatto sword exercises

Here are all the ten aikibatto sword exercises as done in duo, with a partner. Uke is Tomas Ohlsson from my dojo.


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.



Aikiken and Aikijo

Harai kote

In my dojo, we often practice small manoevers from the chudan kamae guard - a bit in line with what is done in kendo. The chudan kamae needs to be explored, for a proper understanding of the Japanese sword arts. Musashi called it the field-marshal of guards. Here, I do a harai, a warding off of Martin Frankovic's sword, followed up by the kote cut, to the wrist. Notice that here I am the attacker, initiating the movement, which is significantly more difficult than responding to an attack. Some speed is needed - it's all in the wrist. Click the header to see the short video at YouTube.


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

This is the first aikibatto exercise, Shiho mae, done like iaido - solo with a real blade instead of bokken with partner. The other nine exercises in iai form follow on this YouTube playlist. Click the header to see the video at YouTube.



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.







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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.