University Taido Club (Yliopiston Taido) offers Taido trainings several times a week at UniDojo in Töölö, Helsinki (address: Pohjoinen Hesperiankatu 25).
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 courses for beginners start approximately every 5th week at UniDojo. 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 course is divided in three parts which concentrate on basics of Taido: basic techniques, movement and creativity.
Taido Core starting times in spring 2018:
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 Mondays at 20:30-22:00 and on Wednesdays at 19-20:30 (1st January - 31st May 2018).
The Taido Core course costs 50 euros for students and 100 euros for others (incl. the membership fee of Yliopiston Taido and training until the end of August 2018). You also need to buy a license and insurance (if you need one): for the people starting Taido Core in the spring semester we recommend the course lisence (Kurssilisenssi) 20 eur and the course insurance (Kurssivakuutus) 24 eur (if you do not have your own insurance that covers martial arts related injuries), which are both valid for 6 months from the purchase date. All necessary payment info is given by email after the membership registration!
Training schedule (in Finnish)