What is Ki-Aikido?


Ki-Aikido combines training the mind with training the body. Mind moves body. Therefore, Ki-Aikido does not focus on mechanical repetition of 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):

- Wednesdays at 17-18

Fridays at 18-20

- Saturdays at 15-17.


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


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* Ki no Kenkyukai Musubi  newsletters: https://knkmusubi.net/newsletters/

Training times


Siddishallen (Ishockeyveien 7, 4021 Stavanger):

- Wednesdays 16-18 (flexible start - come when you can)

- Fridays 18-20

- Saturdays 15-17.


Flintegata dojo: take contact for training times.

In the video below, Doshu Kenjiro Yoshigasaki (1951-2021) talks about the importance of having several teachers.

playlist on YouTube includes videos by Alain de Halleux: 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:



*Check our Facebook for updates:



"Aikido is about being relaxed in complicated situations" (AC13).

Upcoming seminars


*Ki/Aikido/Aikijujutsu seminar in Helsinki, Finland, 27.-28.9.2024

with multiple teachers


Tentative program:

Friday 27.9.

17:30 - 19:00: introduction to Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu with Mikko Montonen and Esa Lilja.

Saturday 28.9.

10:00 - 11:30: Aikido with Kimmo Räisänen,

13:00 - 16:00: Ki and Aikido with Rainer Varis (incl. breaks). 

Informal get-together, possibly sauna.


Price: 40 € for the whole seminar / 15 € for one session.


Possibility to stay overnight at no charge in the dojo which has toilets, showers and a kitchen.


Location: Shizentai Dojo (VMA), Vellamonkatu 30 B, 2nd floor, 00550 Helsinki, 



Contact: Jani-Pekka Jokinen, janipekka76@gmail.com, +358509131549;

Erja Tissari, erja.m.tissari@gmail.com, +358400688760.