About us

Oslo Aikido Dojo was founded in Oslo on June 16. 2003 by Erik Vanem and Pedram Bagheri. We are located in Eikenga 17 between Hasle and Økern. We have classes four times a week.


Dojo management:

In addition to the ordinary training program we organize annual seminars with Takanori Kuribayashi (7th dan shihan Hombu Dojo) and Matti Joensuu (6th dan). Every second year we organize Oslo Aikido festival with instructors from all the Oslo dojos.

New members are welcome throughout the year, but we have courses adapted for beginners every January and August. Please keep an eye on the web page for specific start-up dates.

The logo at the upper left corner on the web page is the trademark of Oslo Aikido Dojo, and is designed by the dojo itself. The official opening and first practice was held on July 18. 2003 in the clubs first dojo located at Alexander Kiellands Plass. In 2004 we moved to Bryn where we stayed for 12 years. In 2016 we move to Eikenga between Hasle and Økern. We train in spacious facilities with wardrobes and a recreational area. The mat area is about 140 square meters with traditional tatami.

The dojo’s highest authority is the general assambly, which appoint the members of the executive board. Day-to-day management are done by two committees: the executive board and the Instructor committee. The executive board is responsible for day-to-day operations, while the Instructor committee is responsible for the technical aspects of Aikido such as grading and instruction.

Membership in umbrella organizations:

Oslo Aikido Dojo is a member of Norwegian Aikido Federation and therein affiliated with Aikikai Hombu Dojo in Tokyo, Japan and the International Aikido Federation (IAF). We are also members of NKF and therein also The Norwegian Sports Federations (NIF). Oslo Aikido Dojo is registered voluntarily in Brønnøysund and has the organisation number 985 817 162. The statutes of the Dojo can be found here.

Rental possibilities:

We have available capacity to rent our dojo to interested parties, please contact us for more information.

Membership fee:

Payment of membership fee to Oslo Aikido Dojo grants membership and gives the right to participate in all regular classes. It also includes membership in the Norwegian Aikido Federation and insurance. Guests from other dojos are always welcome to join in exchange for a small mat fee.

Membership fee is 2400,- per semester (1500 ,- per semester for members below the age of 20).

Mat fee 160,- for visitors.

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