In English

Welcome to train Taido!

University Taido Club (Yliopiston Taido) offers Taido trainings several times a week at Porthania (Yliopistonkatu 3, basement floor, Helsinki), Kaapelitehdas (Tallberginkatu 1 C, 4th floor, Helsinki) and Otahalli (Unisport Otaniemi, Aava-sali, Otaranta 6, Espoo) .

What is Taido?

Taido is a wide ranging and dynamic martial art. Use of the whole body and its different axis are in 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.

How to get started

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 barefeet. Wash your feet before training and take away 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.

The Taido Core basic course is divided in three parts which concentrate on basics of Taido: basic techniques, movement and creativity.

Practice times and costs

Taido Core beginners course for adults start dates in autumn 2022 are:

  • Thursday 8th of September at 19:30-21 at Kaapelitehdas

  • Thursday 13th of October at 19:30-21 at Kaapelitehdas

  • Thursday 17th of November at 19:30-21 at Kaapelitehdas

  • you can also join at other times!

Taido Core practice will be held twice a week :

  • Thursdays at 19:30-21 (Kaapelitehdas, Tallberginkatu 1 C, 4th floor, Awase Aikido premises)

  • Tuesdays at 19.15-20.45 (Unisport Otaniemi Otahalli, Aava-sali, Otaranta 6, Espoo)

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 (incl. practices during autumun 2022): students 40 e, others 80 e

  • pay the practice license for Finnish Karate Federation 10 e (valid until 31st December 2022)

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 autumn 2022 we recommend the Peruskurssivakuutus (30 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.

Training schedule (in Finnish)

Best way to contact us is by email