Ki-Aikido Stavanger


Ki-Aikido Stavanger


Siddis Kampsporthallen - Stavanger
Siddis Kampsporthallen - Stavanger


mai 11 2024


2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Aikido and Aikijujutsu, Esa Lilja and Mikko Montonen – Stavanger

Aikido and Aikijujutsu with Esa and Mikko in Stavanger 9.-13.5.

Stavanger Ki-Aikido Club holds a seminar in Stavanger on and around the 11th of May.

Mikko Montonen, daito-ryu aikijujutsu kyoju dairi, is visiting us on the “pinse” weekend. We will train Soden techniques every day while he is here, Thu-Mon (9. – 13.5.).

On Saturday 11 May we have a special seminar/workshop in Siddishallen at 14 – 18, in which we concentrate on exploring similarities and differences between aikido and aikijujutsu.

As a rule, we exhibit zero hierarchy, and trust on common politeness. Talking is allowed at all times, questions and comments are welcomed.

Everybody is welcome from all martial arts to participate all sessions, regardless of level of experience. Please wear your own belts etc. and whatever you are comfortable with.

Training times
Thursday: 18–20
Friday: 12–14 and 18–20
Saturday: 14–18 (with breaks), party afterwards
Sunday: 18–20 (depends on weather)
Monday: 16:00–17:30

Friday evening – Saturday afternoon: Siddishallen, Ishockeyveien 7.
All the others: Ki-dojo, Flintegata 4

All sessions: 500 kr.
Saturday: 300 kr.
One session: 100 kr.

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Contact: Esa Lilja, tel. +47 482 16 493,

Mikko Montonen holds Kyoju dairi (teaching license) in Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu, granted by Yutaka Amatsu, student of Takuma Hisa, who in turn was a student of Sokaku Takeda and Morihei Ueshiba. Before his passing in 2013, Amatsu sensei taught Mikko all techniques in the 9 volumes of the Soden books (547 techniques).

Esa Lilja holds 4th dan in Ki-Aikido. He started with judo in Ähtäri, Finland, in 1985, soon followed with Shotokan karate, Ryukyu kobujutsu and aikido. In the 1990s he started training ki-aikido with Rainer Varis, taiji, and some kendo. In 2003 he founded Ki-Aikido Shizentai Dojo in Helsinki and began to study Daito-ryu aiki-jujutsu, and in 2021 he founded Stavanger Ki-Aikido Club.

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: