mar 25 2023


1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Ki/Aikido/Aikijujutsu – study day in Stavanger

Ki/Aikido/Aikijujutsu Study Days

Stavanger Ki-Aikido Club organizes regular intensive study days on Saturday every 4-6 weeks concentrating on Ki, Aikido, and Aikijujutsu. All adults are welcome regardless of age, shape, or experience. A study day gives a good introduction to continue training with us in Ki-Aikido and/or Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu in our regular training sessions. Study days are hosted by Esa Lilja, 4th dan (Ki-Aikido).

25.3. Mikko Montonen, Kyoju dairi (Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu) 

On Saturday 25.3. we have a visitor from Finland. Mikko Montonen holds Kyoju dairi (teaching license) in Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu, granted by Yutaka Amatsu, the student of Takuma Hisa.

Before his passing in 2013, Amatsu sensei taught Mikko all techniques in the 9 volumes of the Soden books (547 techniques). 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.

Aikido techniques are much based on Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu, and on this study day we will explore some similarities and differences between the two. Moreover, we will study the fundamental principles of Sokaku Takeda’s original Daito-ryu, along with the select parts of the Soden.

More info about Soden and our Daito-ryu branch: http://kiaikidostavanger.com/Daitoryu/


Seminar details

Time: 13:00 – 17:00 (small breaks included)

Location: Stavanger Ice Hall (Siddishallen), Ishockeyveien 7, 4021 Stavanger, 3rd floor, tatami 2

Price: 300 kr.

Participants are welcome to wear their own belts.

Social get-together and possibly sauna afterwards, details announced at the seminar.


More information

Esa Lilja, tel. +47 482 16 493, esa.lilja@gmail.com