FinnDai in English

FinnDai is the Helsinki University Judo club

Organised independently of the University we accept all Students and Alumni from the Helsinki region as members. We organise training for adult judokas as well as basic courses. If you are interested please contact us, all contact information is under the Finnish heading "Yhteystiedot"->"Hallitus".

Or simply come train with us. We don't bite and we try our best to be inclusive.

Basic course in spring 2020, training sessions are two per week and the course ends with an examination. The basic course is conducted by the FinnDai Head Coach Juho Nikkola (

Trainings on Wednesdays 19:00-20:30 and Saturdays 17:00-18:30.

In the beginning, regular sportswear is enough for the course but later it's recommended that you'll buy a judo-gi. You can ask advice from instructors regarding this.

The basic course is free of charge but in order to have an insurance and to participate in the belt exam and our other training after that, you need to get the club membership. (More information in maksut)

More information on the basic course:

Our dojo is located at Lapinlahdenkatu 17, Helsinki.

Our training schedule is

Monday 17:30-19:00 (Main weekly training session, Competitive judo focus, minimum of 35 minutes randori)

Wednesday 19.00-20.30 (Ne-waza/Basics course )

Friday 19:00-20:30 (Randori focused training: ne-waza randori to warm up, standing Uchi-komi and a minimum of 50 minutes of Tachi-waza randori)

Saturday 17:00-18:30 (Free training / Basic course)

Sunday 16:30-18.00 (Main technical session of the week, conducted by FinnDai Head Coach Juho Nikkola 4.dan)

Google street view to our dojo is here.