Aikido in Jukara

Jukara offers aikido classes on 6 days every week in Vantaa near Helsinki airport. We have classes for all levels, from beginners to advanced practitioners.

Dojo Location

Our dojo is located in Rajatorppa, Vantaa, only 10 km from both Helsinki city center and Helsinki airport.

Address: Rajatorpantie 25
By public transport: The closest train station is Myyrmäki; the dojo is ~10 min walk from there. Also several bus lines pass near the dojo. See HSL time table for more information.
By car: These is some parking space in front of the dojo. If full, parking is also possible at the nearby Energia Areena sports complex.

The dojo is located underground in a cold war era nuclear bomb shelter. Front door is kept locked; please arrive in time so that someone can let you in, or contact us beforehand to get a PIN code that opens the door.


People new to aikido can start at any time in our beginner’s classes on Wed and Sat. These classes are suitable for both adults and children (over 7 years)


Visitors practicing on other aikido dojos are welcome to all of our classes. See our weekly schedule below. We do not charge a visitor fee.

Weekly Schedule

Autumn 2022 schedule from Aug 22 onwards

DayTimeInstructorClass type
Mon20.00 – 21.30JaniAdvanced
Tue18.30 – 20.00AunoBasic aikido
Wed07:00 – 08:00JaniAdvanced
Wed18.30 – 20.00

Juha L

Thu18.30 – 20.00Tommi
Sat09.30 – 11.00Juha SBasic aikido
Sat11.00 – 12.30Juha L
Sun10.30 – 12.00RistoAdvanced

Class types:

Beginners classes are for people new to aikido and children.

Basic aikido classes are suitable for all practitioners with basic ukemi skills from 6. kyu onwards. Focus is in kata (form) of the techniques.

Advanced classes focus more on ”aikido internals” and typically have faster pace than other classes. No grade requirements, but participants are expected to be familiar with basic techniques and attack forms and to know how to do ukemi also in faster situations.


We arrange several aikido seminars every year. Forthcoming seminars in 2023:

Some of the internationally known instructors who have visited us regularly include Franck Noël (7th dan), Takeshi Yamashima (8th dan), Hiroshi Ikeda (7th dan), Kaname Ariga (6th dan) and Gaston Nicolessi (6th dan).

For more information in English please follow our Facebook page.

More Information

Harri Kaimio +358 40 740 9682, harri (at) Auno Mäkinen + 358 44 906 3710, auno (at)


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