Turku Aikikai
Training in martial arts for children and adults

Aikido, Iaido, Katori Shinto Ryu and Kett­le­bell 

Turku Aikikai is an active and versatile non-profit club of martial arts and fitness. We have much to offer whether you are in­te­res­ted in hard physical exercise or want a more spiritual approach to training. Our  ex­pe­rienced in­struc­tors have trained many people from basics to black belts.

Our roots go to the Aikido and Iaido groups that trained in Turun Budokwai since the 1970s. To further develop our training, we es­tablis­hed Turku Aikikai in 1991. Katori Shinto Ryu was added to our curricula in 1992, and Kett­le­bell in the 2000s. We do not compete, but rather concent­ra­te on spiritual and physical self-im­pro­ve­ment through martial art’s training.

Aikido is a modern Japanese martial art. Its non-com­pe­titi­ve phi­lo­sop­hy emp­ha­si­ses res­pec­ting other people and avoiding violent solutions. Aikido training includes throws, locks, pins and weapon tech­niques, and gives you a chance to face the most difficult of opponents – yourself. We have separate Aikido classes for children (7-14 years) and adults. Aikido head in­struc­tor is Petteri Silenius (Shihan, 7th Dan).

Keep-fit Aikido is suited for everybody, which means that you do not need any previous ex­pe­rience. Keep-fit aikido is aimed for adults who want to do Aikido as a physical exercise only. Training sessions focus on stretc­hing and body control, as well as Aikido tech­niques.

Iaido lets you get in touch with samurai sword tech­niques. Iaido katas, or sequences of movements, consist of drawing the sword, striking the enemy, and returning the sword to its scabbard. Iaido’s head in­struc­tor is Jari Ne­va­lai­nen, 7th Dan Muso Shinden Ryu Iaido.

Katori Shinto Ryu is an ancient sword training school, where we train with the sword, naginata and bo-staff. We are af­fi­lia­ted with Tetsutaka Sugawara’s branch of Katori Shinto Ryu. Mem­bers­hip is by in­vi­ta­tion only. Katori’s head in­struc­tor is Petteri Silenius (Kyuoshi).

Kett­le­bell training gives you a versatile full body workout. You will learn the right technique, the right way to breathe, and, of course, you will get fit. Jura Levkin is charge of the Kett­le­bell teaching.

We train in our own premises - known as the Shaolin Dojo -  together with a karate club, and are members of Finland Aikikai, recog­nized by Aikikai Hombu Dojo, and the Finnish Iaido Fe­de­ra­tion. In addition we have Aikido training groups for adults and children in Ke­miön­saa­ri.

If you are con­si­de­ring to start a new hobby, or want to continue your de­dica­tion to Budo in a new place, please let send us query. We welcome also visitors from other Dojos.


Yh­teys­tie­dot / Contact

Turku Aikikai ry 

Linnankatu 61

20100 Turku


Tiedustelut / Information:

+358 40 592 4202