Aikido in Jukara

Hello! We are an active aikido dojo in Vantaa, Finland, near Helsinki airport. We offer aikido classes on 6 days every week. 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

DayTimeInstructorClass type
Mon20.00 – 21.30Jani Hartikka (6th dan)Advanced
Tue18.30 – 20.00Auno Mäkinen (6th dan)Basic aikido
Wed07:00 – 08:00Jani Hartikka (6th dan)Advanced
Wed18.30 – 20.00

Juha Laiho (2nd kyu)
Markus Savolainen (1st kyu)

Thu18.30 – 20.00Tommi Huhtala (3rd dan)
Markku Pesonen (3rd dan)
Sat09.30 – 11.00Juha Selesvuo (2n dan)Basic aikido
Sat11.00 – 12.30Roosa Heiska (2nd dan)
Harri Kaimio (2nd dan)
Juha Laiho (2nd kyu)
Sun10.30 – 12.00Risto Räty (6th dan)Advanced

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 2024:

April 19 - 21 Finnish aikido teachers
June 7 - 9 Kaname Arigan 6th dan shihan
June 14 - 16 Aikido without bordets
August 12 - 18 Takeshi Yamashima 8th dan shihan
November 2024 Gaston Nicolessi 6th dan (exact time TBD)

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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