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
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.
Aiki applicationsNew video! The principle of aiki, joined energies, and how to apply it to aikido techniques. Uke is Stephan Schröder.
UshiroNew video! Ushiro waza, aikido techniques against grips from behind. Uke is Stephan Schröder.
Kaeshiwaza - counter techniquesNew 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 aikidoNew 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.
Jodori - defense against staff attacksNew 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.
Atemi, strikes and kicks in aikidoHere is a playlist of videos showing atemi in aikido as well as parries and techniques against strikes and kicks.
Futaridori - two attackersHere are a few basic aikido techniques against two simultaneous attackers. Filmed in my dojo with Fredrik Pattyranie and Mika Korhonen as uke.
More futaridoriSome more aikido techniques in futaridori - with two attackers. Uke are Martin Frankovic and Matú Pangrác. Recorded in Kosice, Slovakia.
Hand movements in aikido techniquesHere is a playlist of videos with closeups on how the hands move in several of the aikido techniques.
Tanto doriThis playlist of videos shows tantodori, aikido techniques against knife attacks.
IkkyoHere is a playlist of videos showing the aikido technique ikkyo against all basic attacks, also against knife (tantodori), sword (tachidori) and staff (jodori).
Ken suburi - basic solo sword exercisesNEW! This video shows some fundamental exercises to improve one's skills with the katana, the Japanese sword. You can do them with a bokken (the wooden sword) as well.
Aikiken irimi (entering) exercisesNEW! 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 directionsThe 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 mixA 3 minute video clip where I do some iaido 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 IaiTomas 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.
My Aikido Books
Aikido PrinciplesBasic 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.
My Other Websites
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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.