Ki-Aikido Stavanger


Ki-Aikido Stavanger


nov 25 2023


1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Ki/Aikido/Aikijujutsu study day – Stavanger

Ki/Aikido/Aikijujutsu Study Days in Stavanger:

Mikko Montonen, Kyoju dairi (Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu) 

On the 25 November 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:

Seminar details

Time: Saturday at 13:00-17:00

Training session includes short breaks every c. 45 min. Social event on Saturday, food and drinks, possibly sauna.

Location: Stavanger Ju-Jitsu Club Dojo, Kunstløpveien 26, 4021 Stavanger

Price: 300 kr.

Everybody is welcome from all martial arts. Participants are welcome to wear their own belts.  

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More information Esa Lilja, tel. +47 482 16 493,,,

This event belongs to the series Ki/Aikido/Aikijujutsu Study Days in Stavanger. 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.