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.

Autumn season will start on Aug 17

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

Day Time Instructor Description
Tuesday 18.30 – 20.00 Elisa Mäkinen (4th dan) Basics
Wednesday 07.00 – 08.00 Jani Hartikka (5th dan) Advanced
Wednesday 18.00 – 19.30 Multiple instructors Beginners
Thursday 18.30 – 20.00 Ismo Huhtiniemi (3rd dan) Advanced
Saturday 09.30 – 11.00 Juha Selesvuo (1st dan) Basics
Saturday 11.00 – 12.30 Multiple instructors Beginners
Sunday 10.30 – 12.00 Risto Räty (6th dan) Advanced
Beginner classes are intended for persons (children and adults alike) with no or little aikido experience and children who are still too young to joing regular classes. Basics classes are suitable for all aikido practitioners with at least some experience (6th kyu). Focus is in basic aikido principles and techniques required in kyu graduation. Advanced classes focus in aikido applications and the inner details that make a technique effective. No grade requirements but participants are expected to know the basic aikido techniques and to have reasonably good ukemi skills.


We arrange several aikido seminars every year. Some of the internationally known instructors who have visited us regularly include Franck Noël (7th dan), Takeshi Yamashima (7th dan), Hiroshi Ikeda (7th dan), Kaname Ariga (6th dan) and Gaston Nicolessi (6th dan).

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More Information

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


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