University Taido Club (Yliopiston Taido) offers Taido trainings several times a week at Porthania in Helsinki (address: Yliopistonkatu 3, 00100 Helsinki).
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.
Taido Core basic courses for beginners start approximately every 5th week at Porthania. 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
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 leave all jewellery and your watch to the locker room. 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.
Taido Core starting times in autumn 2019 are:
If you're not able to attend to these starting sessions, but you would like to come to try taido, please let us know!
Trainings are on Tuesdays at 20:30-22 and on Fridays at 18:30-20 (1st September - 31st December 2019).
The Taido Core course fee is 69 euros for students and 129 euros for others (incl. the membership fee of Yliopiston Taido and training until the end of August 2020). You also need to buy a license and insurance (if you need one): for the people starting Taido Core in the autumn 2019 semester the license for adults (Aikuisten lisenssi) 23 eur and the insurance for training (Harrastajavakuutus) 62 eur (if you do not have your own insurance that covers martial arts related injuries) are the best options, which are both valid until end of July 2020, when the lisence semester changes. All the payments are managed through the Suomisport webservice. It's unfortunately in Finnish only at the moment, but ask for help if needed!
Training schedule (in Finnish)