Happening in Akari

During Easter the Tikkurila Sport Hall will be closed so we will have no classes on Friday 30.3., Saturday 31.3., Sunday 1.4. nor on Monday 2.4.2018. Seminar possibilities can be found in Aikidoliitto’s calendar: link.

Next kyu-test day will be on Saturday 14.4.2018. The class will start with normal training for about 45 minutes and after that will be the test. If you want to do a kyu test, please sign up at the latest a week before on Saturday 7.4.2018.

PS. If you are already making plans for the upcoming summer, we will arrange an annual summer aikido seminar in Hanko 12.-15.7.2018.

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Exception in schedule in February

The first two weekends of February 2018 have exceptional schedules:

  • Friday 2.2.18 at 7-8 the instructor for the class will be a guest from USA: Glenn Leichman 5.dan Aikikai
  • Akari organizes an international aikido weekend seminar by Endo Shihan 8.dan Aikikai at Tikkurila Sport Hall 2.2.-4.2.2018
    • Saturday 3.2.18 class on tatami 11.30-13.00 only for students participating to adults basic course
    • All students who have 6.kyu and above are allowed and encouraged to participate to the seminar! Come to visit at least one class, ie. on Saturday 3.2. at 11-13.
    • Saturday 3.2. class for junioris 11.30-12.30 will be arranged normally
    • Sunday 4.2. no class
  • On Saturday 10.2.2018 no classes
    • Tatami and wrestling area are both reserved for the use of Judo Young Adults World Championships
    • Meidokan dojo in Helsinki Herttoniemi arranges a seminar day for juniors on this date Saturday 10.2.108. Akari’s junior team gives more information about participating to the seminar: info
    • Students participating to adults basic course can attend the class on Sunday 11.2.2018 at 16.00-17.30

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Aikido Basics class starts January 9th 2018

Welcome to Akari’s Basics class. Aikido is a Japanese budo sport where the aim is to guide the attack past by using the opponent’s force without harming him or her. No previous budo or sports backround needed. People of all ages and of all conditions are welcome.

In the beginning you’ll only need comfortable loose clothing. We practise barefoot.
Basics class is on Tuesdays 20:15– 21:15 and on Saturdays 11:30– 13:00.

Course starts on Tuesday January 9th 2018.
Fee: 130 € (including membership and course fees)

Junior Beginner’s class starts already Saturday January 6th (class is held on the wrestling mat, please wear socks or something similar)
Fee 100€ (including membership and course fees)

If you are not able to join right from the beginning, you’re still welcome to join us during January 🙂

Address: Trio Sport Center, Läntinen Valkoisenlähteentie 52, Vantaa
Tatamis are located in the basement.

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Change in Endo Shihan Yudansha seminar dates

The Yudansha seminar has been moved to take place after the weekend seminar! The change is due to Sensei’s other seminars: 30.-31.1.18 –> 6.-7.2.2018. All updated information on Akebono dojo’s website: https://akebono.fi/tapahtumia/endo-yudansha-2018/.

Also the Yudansa seminar in Sweden has been moved to take place after the Sigtuna weekend seminar (http://www.vanadis-aikido.se/seminarinfo/…/Endo/Endo2018.pdf).

The dates of the weekend seminars stay the same. We are very sorry for all the inconvenience this change causes you.

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Exceptions in December

We will have two seminar days in December and quite a few cancellations during the holidays as well. Here is a list of all the upcoming exceptions.

Independence week

  • Tuesday 5.12.17 at 20.15-21.15 free training is possible
  • Wednesday 6.12.17 no class

Pre-christmas seminar weekend 16.-17.12.2017

  • Seminar on Saturday 16.12.17
    Seminar classes at 10.30-13.00 and at 15-17
  • Juniors will have their last class of the season at 11.30-12.30
    Next juniors class on Saturday 6.1.2018
  • Party at the cafeteria after the class!
  • No class on Sunday 17.12.2017

During holidays

  • No classes from Saturday 23.12. to Tuesday 26.12.2017
  • Seminar on Saturday 30.12.2017
    Seminar classes at 11-13 and 14.30-16.00
  • No class on Sunday 31.12.17 nor on Monday 1.1.2018.

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Classes on wrestling area 2.12. at 11.30-12.30

Akari will arrange an aikido seminar “Tasoleiri” on Saturday 2.12.2017. The seminar will claim the tatami area at 10-13 and 15-17.

Adults and young trainees are welcome to train at the wrestling area on 2.12. at 11.30-12.30. Juniors class will be there as well, we will divide the space. Take your socks with you!

As part of the seminar there will be a dan test starting at 15.00. Everyone is welcome to watch!

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Cancelled classes on Oct-Nov

We have to cancel some classes during October and November.

  • Monday 16.10.2017 no class for adults
    Unfortunately no substitute class available.
  • Saturday 28.10.2017 no class for juniors
    –> Substitute class on Sunday 29.10.17 on tatami at 16-17
  • Saturday 4.11.2017 no classes
    –> Substitute classes on Sunday 5.11.17 on tatami at 16-17 for juniors and at 16-17.30 for adults

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Season start and exceptions

The autumn season in Akari has begun. The first junior class will be held on Saturday 19.8.17. Both experienced Akari juniors and those new to aikido are warmly welcome. The basic course for teens and adults will begin on Tuesday 22.8.17.

The first couple weekends of the season have exceptions in the training schedule: for teens & adults there will be no class on Saturday 19.8.17, and during the weekend 25.-27.8. instead of normal classes we have a change to participate to classes taught by Watanabe sensei.

 

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Summer break and Hanko summer seminar

We have currently no classes in Akari due to summer break. We will be back on tatami from Monday 24.7.2017 following the summer schedule.

Hanko summer aikido seminar will begin on Thursday 13.7.2017 with the lead of Endo Shihan 8.dan. Welcome to the seminar! If you can’t participate to the whole seminar, we encourage you to come to Hanko for a day at least! The saturday 15.7.17 would be an excellent day to visit the tatami because after training there will be a dan test event and dinner.

We will update information about our autumn schedule on the website during July.

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