Joy and passion define training in Awase. Classes are also held in safe and pleasant environment. We have also experienced teachers that are the soul and heart of the dojo. The head teachers are supported with inspired and enthusiastic assistant teachers.
All classes are open to the members. some require the knowledge of the basic techniques. You can find short descriptions of the class types below the training schedule.
|Monday||17:30 - 18:30||Aikido basics||Beginners||Ben Kamras|
|18:30 - 19:30||Aikido||All||Antti Pekkarinen|
|Tuesday||17:00 - 18:00||Aikido advanced||Juniors||Artur Velemzon|
|18:00 - 19:00||Aikido||All||Harri Rautila|
|19:00 - 19:45||Bokken||All||Harri Rautila|
|19:45 - 20:45||Aikido||Master class||Harri Rautila|
|Wednesday||07:00 - 08:00||Aikido||All||Antti Pekkarinen|
|17:00 - 18:00||Aikido advanced||Juniors||Iiris Nikula|
|18:00 - 19:00||Aikido basics||Beginners||Harri Rautila|
|19:00 - 20:00||Aikido||All||Harri Rautila|
|Thursday||17:00 - 18:00||Aikidon basics||Juniors||Graziella Wik|
|18:00 - 19:00||Aikido||All||Markku Kuusinen|
|19:00 - 20:00||Jodori, jowasa, tanto-/tachidori||All||Markku Kuusinen|
|Saturday||10:30 - 12:00||Aikido graduation techniques||All||Artur Velemzon|
|Sunday||16:00 - 17:00||Family aikido||All||Graziella Wik|
These classes are intended for all newcomers and others that wish to strengthen their skills in the Aikido basics. The training consists of dojo ethics, learning basic techniques, poses and movements. Additionally, you will learn how to fall safely i.e. how to perform ukemis both back and forth and how to do turns swiftly. These lessons prepare you to attend to the general classes.
These classes are intended to all that are able to perform safe ukemis and know the basic poses and movements.
On Mondays, the emphasis is on the cooperation between the partners, uke and nage. Also, the aim is to discover connections between different techniques. These lessons enforce the basics learned and give you more capabilities to learn more complex techniques later on.
On Tuesdays, the techniques done are more complex and demanding compared to those that are introduced in the basic classes. The aim of these lessons is to discover the intricacies in the movements and directions. This is done through learning different variations of the basic and advanced techniques.
On Wednesdays, the lesson follows the learning of Tuesday's training. Usually, the techniques done add more variations or deepen the learning.
On Thursdays, you may focus on improving your basic techniques with the emphasis on maintaining the movement and rhythm. With these lessons, you will be gaining a new perspective on the learned.
Despite the name, there is no age limit up or down – everyone is welcome to attend. The emphasis of these lessons is to decrease the physical strain that is more common to the other weekly lessons. You’ll focus more on the philosophical and theoretical side of the techniques. The techniques are studied in a peaceful way through discussion and practice.
On Thursdays, all kids between 7 and 14 years are welcome to the junior lessons. The focus is on learning ukemis and basic techniques in a playful and fun way.
On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, the focus is more on learning the actual Aikido techniques. Besides the basic techniques, the aim is to introduce new techniques while maintaining harmony between the opponents, uke and nage.
On Saturday mornings you may hone your techniques with the aim for clear and strong performance. The techniques are done with usually with high speed forming a high-intensity training. The techniques are selected based on the people attending – there is also a section of jiuwasa, performing techniques of free selection.
During these lessons, the techniques are done using various weapons. You are free to attend in case you have passed the 6th kyu exam. This is needed as it makes easier for you to understand why and how the weapons are used. The techniques and difficulty of training is modified based on the people attending.