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:

Also the Yudansa seminar in Sweden has been moved to take place after the Sigtuna weekend seminar (…/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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Summer schedule 2017

We will practise according to summer schedule 5.6.-13.8.2017. Classes will be held on Mondays from 18.00-19.15, on Wednesdays from 19.00-20.15 and on Fridays from 7.00-8.00. We will have a three week period with no training 3.-23.7.2017. During this summer break we will arrange Hanko summer seminar held by Endo Sensei.

Summer schedule has been updated to Classes-page.

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Normal training schedule on week 8

Week 8 from Monday 20.2. to Sunday 26.2.2017 is the Winter holiday Week for Southern Finland, specifically children having holiday week from school. Despite the holiday Akari will organize training according to the normal weekly schedule. So the junior trainees will have a class on Saturday 25.2. from 11.30-12.30. Welcome to participate!

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