We want you!

Hello there! Our site has not been fully translated to english yet, but we still welcome english speaking people at our dojo. (If you’re looking for the Finnish page but were directed here by Google then just click the Finnish flag above for our full site.)

We train at Nääshalli (address is Näsijärvenkatu 8, 33210 Tampere) in the room Budo 3. If you are visiting Taido practitioner from abroad feel free to just appear in any of our practice sessions. If you have any questions then you can reach us at hannurin@hotmail.com.

Our next beginners course for over 14-year-olds will start in September 2020. Details will be provided at a closer date.

Taido is a Japanese martial art that uses the body in many ways. In Taido, you attack and defend at the same time using different body trajectories. Moving is one of the most important parts of Taido. It is difficult to hit a moving object, so there are eight different ways of moving your feet. Flips, somersaults and cartwheels are also used in the movement.

In addition to general fitness, Taido develops balance, coordination and agility. Taido is suitable for everyone, regardless of age, gender and past hobbies. For those seeking active training, Taido offers a challenging form of exercise. There is also the possibility to compete up to the World Championship. However, competing is entirely voluntary and is not required for advancing belt grades.

Comfortable and flexible indoor exercise clothing is suitable for training. In the beginner’s course you will get to know Taido in many ways and after the course you will be able to continue training and take the first belt exam in May.

Price for the beginners course is 80€, or 70€ if you are a student. If you are a university student in Tampere you can get an even better deal by enrolling through SportUni. In addition to the course fee, you also need a license from The Finnish Taido Association, and an insurance that covers Taido. The license and insurance can be bought together for a total of 79€ and they are valid for a full year, so they don’t need to be renewed until next autumn if you choose to continue training after the beginners course, which ends at the end of the year.

Our practice schedule can be seen below.

monday 18:30 – 20:00 Beginners and advanced
wednesday 18:30 – 20:00 Beginners and advanced
sunday 15:30 – 17:00 Non-instructed practice for advanced