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Helsinki Intensive Training Weekend 2018

Helsinki Intensive Training Weekend

[Schedule Updated 11.7.2018)

3rd-5th August 2018

Helsinki branch of Kashima-Shinryū will be hosting our annual intensive practice weekend on Friday-to-Sunday (3rd to 5th of August). The location is the Helsinki University Budo training Hall.

All Kashima-Shinryū Federation of Martial Sciences members, from all branches,  who wish to attend are welcome.  If you think it appropriate, please feel free to pass this message on to your members. If anyone does plan to attend, I would ask that you please let us know so that we can properly plan around numbers. If anyone would like assistance in working out a place to stay, or any practicalities please don’t hesitate to ask for our assistance.

On Behalf of Kashima-Shinryū Helsinki Shibu,

Jari Renko

Acting Chapter Head

enquiries: weekend2018(a)kashima-shinryu.fi

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Schedule [Updated 28.6.2018]

Friday 3rd August: evening practice, 18:00-20:30 [Dojo open from 17:30]

Saturday 4th August: practice 09:30 – 12:30 and 14:00-16:30. Dinner 18:00 at Ostrobotnia

Sunday 5th August practice: 09:30-12:00


Helsinki University Budo training Hall is located in a beautiful, historical building once part of the Töölö Hospital (founded in 1920’s). Address: Pohjoinen Hesperiankatu 25, 00260 Helsinki.


Helsinki can be reached in a few hours by most European Airlines. There are daily, direct connections from Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka by  Finnair and From Tokyo by JAL.

Travel within greater Helsinki area is fast with public transport. Most of the downtown area is within easy walking distance.


Both Hotels.com and Booking.com offer a wide selection of possible alternatives for accommodation. Some recommendations include the Omena- hotelli (budget), Torni (mid-price) and Kämp (top-end). Air B&B is also quite handy in Helsinki, especially during summer-time.


Why not arrive early to beat the jet-lag or stay for a few extra days after the weekend? Historical landmarks, like the Suomenlinna Fortress and Museums, like The National Gallery provide a pleasant background for the local culture and give your visit additional depth. Some details and suggestions are found here.

Helsinki Cathedral and Senate Square