At Enighet Aikido we have since the beginning in 1991 had a number of instructors during various times and in different groups. The limited space allows us to mention but a few. Standard practice has been to have a fixed instructor for the beginners during at least first term. This is to allow for student and instructor to become well acquainted and to apply a sense of continuity to the training. Students are divided into two or three groups: beginner, intermediate and advanced.
Stefan Stenudd demonstrating jo against bokken at a seminar at Ven with Håkan as uke. Photo: Ulf Lundquist.
Stefan Stenudd, 6th dan
Stefan has been our main instructor at Enighet Aikido since the beginning in 1991.
He first began training in Järfälla in 1972 and is presently 6th dan Aikikai Shidohin
and 4th dan in Nishio senseis Aikido Toho Iaido.
Stefan is also an author of a number of books,
among them Aikido: The peaceful martial art, published in English in 2008, and Aikibatto: Sword exercises for aikido students.
He has been the Chairman of Swedish Aikido, and is
member of the Aikikai grading committee as well as the Directing Committee of the International Aikido Federation.
Jonas Dahlqvist having fun at training with Tomas Hoffmann. Photo: Stefan Stenudd.
Jonas Dahlqvist, 4th danJonas Belonged to the first group of beginners at Enighet in 1991. Previously he had practised various types of martial arts such as Judo, Ju-jutsu and kickboxing. He is presently 4th dan Aikikai fukushidohin and 1st dan Aikido Toho Iaido.
Björn Bengtsson focused on ryokatadori with Tomas Ohlsson. Photo: Stefan Stenudd.
Björn Bengtsson, 4th danBjörn has practised Aikido on and off since the beginning of the 70's. He trained in Farsta and at Iyasaka in Stockholm during many years. A couple of years ago he moved to Malmö and to our great delight began training at Enighet. He presently holds 4th dan Aikido.
Tomas Ohlsson's turn to work at ryokatadori with Björn Bengtsson. Photo: Stefan Stenudd.
Tomas Ohlsson, 3rd danTomas entered Enighet in his early teens in 1994. He trained with a spirit and zest equalled by very few and during terms he rarely missed a single session. With little delay he soon attained his first dan grade in Aikido and in Toho iaido. He also holds iaido classes, and has gotten gold medals in both the Swedish and European iaido championships. He is presently 3rd dan aikido.
Håkan Karlsson demonstrating futaridori at the Aikikai-workshop at Kristianstad. Photo: Ulf Lundquist.
Håkan Karlsson, 4th danHåkan has been a practitioner of Budo since early youth and apart from Aikido also holds a dan-grade in Shotokan Karatedo. He began practising Aikido in the mid 80's at Malmö Aikido. He has been active at Enighet from the start. He presently is 4th dan Aikikai fukushidohin and 2nd dan Toho Iaido. Autumn 1998 he moved to the U.S. and presently lives in Seattle, Washington. But we still consider him one of our instructors - and we make sure to keep in touch.
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