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.
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.
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.
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.
NEW! 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) 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.
A 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...
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.
I'm a Swedishauthor 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 Shihanaikido instructor. Click the header to read my full bio.