University Taido Club (Yliopiston Taido) offers Taido trainings several times a week at Kaapelitehdas (Tallberginkatu 1 C, 4th floor, Helsinki) and at Porthania (Yliopistonkatu 3, basement floor, Helsinki).
Taido is a wide-ranging and dynamic martial art. Use of the whole body and its different axes are at the core of Taido. Different three-dimensional ways of movement including acrobatic cartwheels and somersaults provide both attack and defense techniques with speed and strength. Taido is a challenging but rewarding and fun hobby.
You do not need to register to start training, just check the next starting date and come to the training.
In the Taido Core course you will learn:
principles of Taido techniques including punches and kicks
basics of Taido movement and stances
fitness and condition
basics of acrobatics (cartwheels, forward/backward roll, handstand)
coordination, balance and agility
The only necessary equipment to start training is comfortable exercise clothing. Sports shoes are not required as trainings are conducted indoors in bare feet. Wash your feet before training and take off all jewellery and your watch. Please bring sandals, socks, or similar to keep your feet clean when going from the locker rooms to the dojo.
Yliopiston Taido currently has no separate practices for juniors. If you are underage (under 18 years old) or you have a child who is interested in trying out Taido, please contact email@example.com so we can discuss potential options.
Taido practices are held twice a week:
Tuesdays at 19:00-20:30 (Porthania, Yliopistonkatu 3, basement floor, Helsinki)
Thursdays at 19:30-21.00 (Kaapelitehdas, Tallberginkatu 1 C, 4th floor, Awase Aikido premises)
Next starting dates:
The first two trainings are for free so you can try out if Taido is what you are looking for.
After the first two trainings you will need to:
apply for Yliopiston Taido membership (separate instructions will be sent by email)
pay the club membership fee 20 e
pay the beginners course fee: students 70 e, others 120 e
pay the practice license for Finnish Karate Federation 15 e (valid until the end of the year)
All the payments are made via Suomisport and more detailed instructions on how to apply the taido club membership and how to make the payments are sent by email after you have registered for the course at the first practice.
We recommend an insurance that covers martial arts related injuries for all taido practitioners! One option is to get the martial arts tailored Sporttiturva insurance when buying the license. For new beginners in spring 2024 we recommend the Peruskurssivakuutus (38 e), which is valid for 6 months. You can get more info about the licenses and insurances (in Finnish) from Suomen Taido. NOTE! You are not covered by any insurance from Yliopiston Taido's side in the taido practice.
Best way to contact us is by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.