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 the 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.

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.

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

Mat fee 75,- for visitors who are paying members of other Dojos.

Payment options :

  • Pay cash in class to our cashier.
  • Transfer directly to our bank account. (Remember to apply full name, and please specify what you’re paying for) Transfer to: Oslo Aikido Klubb, c/o Erik Vanem Øivinds vei 26, 0590 OSLO. Account number: 1645.07.63857
  • VIPPS to the number 12423 (Please specify what you’re paying for when using Vipps. NOTE! IT COSTS 2,5% OF THE TRANSFERRED AMOUNT TO PAY BY VIPPS TO SPORTS CLUBS AND ASSOCIATIONS! So when paying with VIPPS this must be added to the sum)

The logo at the upper left corner of the web page is the trademark of Oslo Aikido Dojo and is designed by the dojo itself. The official opening and first practice were held on July 18. 2003 in the club’s 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 assembly, which appoints the members of the executive board. Day-to-day management is 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.

Bankaccount of the club:      1645 0763 857 (DnB)
IBAN:                                       NO74 1645 0763 857
BIC (SWIFT-adresse):             DNBANOKKXXX
Recepient:                               Oslo Aikido Klubb
Recipient’s address:              Eikenga 17, 0597 Oslo, Norway

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.