What is Ki-Aikido?


Ki-Aikido combines training the mind with training the body. Mind moves body. Therefore, Ki-Aikido does not focus on repetition of different techniques, but primarily on training the mind, through which bodily movements become stronger.


Ki-Aikido is suitable for men and women of all ages, and does not require physical strength.


The club exhibits very low hierarchy, and new members are welcome at any time. Senior members will help you to get started.

Ki-aikido Stavanger

Aikido with Mind & Body Coordinated


(Calligraphy by Ai Takase)



Esa Lilja

tel. +47 482 16 493



Events, seminars etc.


* You are welcome to practice with us anytime! 

All adults are welcome regardles of age, shape, or prior experience. Regular training in Siddishallen (Ishockeyveien 7, 4021 Stavanger):

- Wednesday at 16-18

- Saturday at 15-17.

Wednesdays: free practice at 16-17, basics at 17-18.

Saturdays: basics at 15-16, free practice at 16-17.


Training in Flintegata dojo by arrangement. Take contact for details.


Follow updates on 




* Ki no Kenkyukai Musubi Newsletter #8

(December 2022)

Training times


Siddishallen (Ishockeyveien 7, 4021 Stavanger):

- Wednesday at 16-18

- Saturday at 15-17.

Wednesdays have flexible start - come when you can; ki & aikido basics at 17-18.

Saturdays, basics at 15-16, free practice at 16-17.


Flintegata dojo: take contact for training times.

* Doshu Kenjiro Yoshigasaki (1951-2021) playlist on YouTube. Videos by Alain de Halleux including e.g. interviews, lectures, All of Aikido vol. 1-5 (1999-2002), documentary with Yehudi Menuhin, etc.

Ki no Kenkyukai Musubi


Ki no Kenkyukai Musubi is an umbrella association for Ki-dojos mainly in Europe, but also in South America and Africa. The website contains e.g. newsletter, seminar calendar and affiliated dojo contact info.



Yoshigasaki style grading syllabus with videos:



Seminars in Europe:


Daito-ryu seminar in Stavanger


with Mikko Montonen.

Stavanger Siddishallen, 25 March 2023 at 13-15.


Before his passing in 2013, Yutaka Amatsu sensei granted Montonen with kyoju dairi (teaching lisence) after having taught him all techniques in the 9 volumes of the Soden books (547 techniques). Soden – sometimes referred to as the secret syllabus of Daito-ryu – was compiled in the early 1940s by Takuma Hisa. It contains photos of the techniques taught by first Morihei Ueshiba (in 1934-1936) and then the founder Sokaku Takeda (in 1936-1939) at the Asahi newspaper Osaka branch. More info about Soden and our Daito-ryu branch.


Everybody is welcome from all martial arts!

Facebook event: https://fb.me/e/3k0TbH2el


N.B. Montonen is going to stay with us for some days before and after the seminar. Take contact if you want to practice with us! 

Upcoming seminars


Ki-aikido in Bergen with Esa Lilja

10-12 March 2023.

More info from Bergen Aikidoklubb.

Rainer Varis, 7. dan Shihan, in Stavanger


12-13 May 2023.

More info TBA.