Category Archives: Stefan Stenudd

Aikido Principles: Basic Concepts of the Peaceful Martial Art

Paperback Book Cover
Paperback Book Cover

This book is basically a re-titled edition of the book “Aikido: The Peaceful Martial Art”.

This book represents the principles and basic concepts of Aikido – deeply rooted in Eastern philosophy and the refined ideals of the samurai. It is not a technical manual, but an exploration of the thoughts and theories at work in Aikido practice.

  • Publisher: Arriba
  • Publication Year: 2008
  • ISBN-10:  9178940176
  • ISBN-13: 9789178940172
  • ASIN (Kindle):  B004H8GWE4
  • Pages: 187
  • Available Bindings: Paperback, Kindle

Attacks in Aikido: How to do Kogeki, the Attack Techniques

Cover Photo  - 2008 Edition
Cover Photo – 2008 Edition
Cover Photo - 2009 Edition
Cover Photo – 2009 Edition

For the first time: an aikido book that focuses on the attack techniques! Although aikido is a purely defensive martial art, attack techniques need to be practiced in order for the training partners to exercise the defense against them. And for the aikido skills to increase, the attacking skills must improve accordingly. This book presents all the attacks practiced in aikido – grips as well as strikes, punches, and kicks. Also attacks with a sword, a stick, and a knife are included. Each of these attack techniques is examined in depth, with lots of advice and pointers for beginners as well as advanced aikido students. The book also contains commented lists of all possible combinations of attack and defense techniques. A dictionary of the aikido terminology is included, too.

A Second Edition (Arriba), with a slightly larger footprint and a different cover photo, was printed in 2009.

  • Publisher: BookSurge and Arriba
  • Publication Year: 2008, 2009
  • ISBN-10:  1439207453
  • ISBN-13: 9781439207451
  • ASIN (Kindle):  B004GXAXRW
  • Pages: 190
  • Available Bindings: Paperback, Kindle

Aikido: The Peaceful Martial Art

Paperback Cover Photo
Paperback Cover Photo

This book represents the principles and basic concepts of Aikido – deeply rooted in Eastern philosophy and the refined ideals of the samurai. It is not a technical manual, but an exploration of the thoughts and theories at work in Aikido practice. This book has been re-issued with the revised title “Aikido Principles”.

  • Publisher: BookSurge
  • Publication Year: 2008
  • ISBN-10:  1419658794
  • ISBN-13: 9781419658792
  • ASIN (Kindle):  B0035FZMRS
  • Pages: 187
  • Available Bindings: Paperback, Kindle

Aikibatto: Sword Exercises for Aikido Students

Paperback Cover Photo
Paperback Cover Photo

Aikibatto is a system of sword and staff exercises for Aikido students, as well as for anyone interested in the Japanese martial arts. This book presents the basics and principles of the sophisticated sword arts developed by the Japanese warrior aristocracy, the samurai.

  • Publisher: BookSurge
  • Publication Year: 2007
  • ISBN-10:  1419658786
  • ISBN-13:  9781419658785
  • ASIN (Kindle):  B004GXB452
  • Pages: 192
  • Available Bindings: Paperback, Kindle