“Glossary” by Stefan Stenudd

“Aikido terminology is in Japanese. It’s “all Greek” to the beginner, but by time we all learn most of it. Here is a comprised dictionary of aikido terms, with short translations/explanations.”

Stefan Stenudd is an author and aikido instructor, 6 dan Aikikai, Vice Chairman of the International Aikido Federation. He also teaches the sword art iaido. He has written several books about aikido and other Japanese and Chinese traditions.

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  1. Carlos Enguis says:

    Hi Stefan,
    I hope you are feeling well. I think that you forgot “kesagiri”
    Have a wonderful day,

  2. Have recently decided to use as little “magical foreign language” as possible. Bad enough that for my students English is a second language.

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