Welcome to practise aikido in Turku!
P. +358 (0)40 554 3954 (english, svenska)
P. +358 (0)40 739 6002 (русский язык)
P. +358 (0)50 352 6367 (情報)
Turku Aikikai is the one largest aikido clubs in Finland. People have been practicing aikido in Turku since 1970, which is also the year when aikido was introduced in Finland. Turku Aikikai was founded in 1991 and it is specialised in aikido, iaido, katori shinto ryu and girya kettlebell.
We offer possibilities to practice aikido almost every day. Turku Aikikai has about 135 practitioners, which includes a fair amount of children as well. We are resident at the Shaolin Dojo in the centre of Turku, in which you may also practice karate, jujutsu, escrima, asahi, mma, yi quan and taiji.
Our head instructor is Petteri Silenius shihan, 6th dan. Petteri Silenius is one of the founders of our club. He has also specialized in traditional weapons tecniques. We also follow the teachings of Yasuo Kobayashi Sensei 8th dan and Kazuo Igarashi Sensei 7th dan. We practise basic aikido weapon tecniques and also Tetsutaka Sugawara Sensei’s jo and bokken forms.
We believe in joyful and earnest training atmosphere and welcome all aikido practitioners to visit and practice at our dojo. We have had visitors from many countries and we have practiced in many dojos abroad, whenever we have had the opportunity. Turku Aikikai is a member of Finland Aikikai, which is recognised by the Aikikai Hombu Dojo in Tokyo.
We are looking forward to see you!