About us

Oslo Aikido Dojo was founded in Oslo on June 16. 2003 by Erik Vanem and Pedram Bagheri. We are now located at Eikenga 17, which is an industial area between Hasle and Økern. See the schedule for our classes.


In addition to the ordinary training program, we organize annual seminars with Kuribayashi Shihan (7th dan, Hombu Dojo). Every second year we organize the Oslo Aikido festival with instructors from all the Oslo dojos.

The logo at the upper left corner of the web page is the trademark of Oslo Aikido Dojo and is designed by the club. The official opening and first practice were held on July 18th 2003 in a  dojo located at Alexander Kiellands Plass. In 2004 we moved to Bryn where we stayed for 12 years. In 2016 we moved to our current location at Eikenga, between Hasle and Økern. We have spacious facilities and access to showers, our own wardrobes and a small recreational area. The mat area is about 140 m2 with traditional tatami.

The dojo’s highest authority is the general annual member meeting (Årsmøte), which appoints the members of the executive board for the next year. Day-to-day management is done by this appointed board and the instructor team is responsible for the technical aspects of aikido instruction as well as grading.

New members are welcome throughout the year. Payment of membership fee, 375,- NOK  to Oslo Aikido Dojo gives the right to participate in all regular classes. It also includes membership in the Norwegian Aikido Federation and covers insurance. In addition one pays for the training season, which is 2400,- NOK per semester (January-June; August-December) or 1500,-  NOK below the age of 20.

Guests from other dojos are always welcome to join in exchange for a small mat fee of 75,- NOK per visit.

Click this link to become a member of Oslo Aikido Club

Payment options
It is not possible to pay with cash in class  We prefer one uses the Norwegian app Vipps and transfer the correct amount to the number 12423 and remember to specify your name and what you’re paying for.
Note! It costs 2,5% of the transferred amount to use Vipps to sports clubs, so please add 2,5% to the amount you have to pay!

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 member of the Norsk Kampsport Forbund (NKF) and therein also Norsk Idrettsforbund (NIF). Oslo Aikido Dojo is registered in the Brønnøysund register 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.