Aikibatto Solo videos
Aikiken Sword Exercises for Aikido
I have done the exercises rather slowly, for the sake of visibility. In normal training, they should be done in the speed that the attack calls for — or in solo training, as fast as you are able. When learning the exercises, though, a slow tempo is the best.
Notice also that I have posted video clips of the duo exercises, done together with an attacker, both using bokken. They are here.
On the video clip above 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...
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Aikibatto — Sword Exercises
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 (paid link).