Tallinn Aikidoclub TAIKIKAI
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Short history of the club TAIKIKAI
The first known aikido introduction in Estonia took place in 1982. by Finnish Aikido practitioners.
The unofficial start of the club was 1985, when four people with different martial arts (mainly karate) backgrounds started training together. Among those first practitioners were also Rein Ausmees and Ants Tedresaar.
In 1991 the club was officially registered as Tallinn Aikidoclub TAIKIKAI and regular trainings guided by Rein Ausmees and Ants Tedresaar were announced.
During the first years an active supporter of the clubs activitys was Jorma Rissanen from theFinnish Aikido Federation, he regularly visited to conduct trainings in Estonia and thanks to him, the club has good relations with the Finnish Aikido Federation.
Since then the club has been continuously improving. Trainings and examinations have been constant.
In 2006 the NPO Estonian Aikido Federation was formed, TAKIKAI is one of the members.