For Members

Gijomon-kai karate practitioners belong to the All Japan Gijomonkai Karate-jutsu organization and, since 1998, also to the Finnish Karate Association.

Up-to-date information on karate licenses and insurances can be found on the Finnish Karate Association’s website under licenses and insurances

Our club uses Suomisport, where practitioners can buy licenses and insurance.

Karate training times

Karate colored belts

Monday 17:00-18:00
(Martial Arts Center, smaller side)

Friday 18:00-19:15
(Martial Arts Center, bigger side)

Karate basic course

Wednesday 17:00-18:00
(Martial Arts Center, smaller side)

Friday 17:00-18:00
(Martial Arts Center, smaller side)

Karate coaches


Tomi Niemi

Ylempien vöiden valmentaja

(1-tason junioriohjaaja)

2. dan black belt

Roope Korpela

Ylempien vöiden valmentaja

2. dan black belt

Num Syrjälä

Peruskurssin valmentaja

(1-tason junioriohjaaja)

1. dan black belt

Rules of Dojo

Come to the dojo only if you are completely healthy.
Do not disturb class in anyway. Practitioners must follow coach's instructions. If someone behaves differently, the coach has the right to remove him/her from the dojo.
Bow when entering and leaving the dojo.
Practice good personal hygiene. Wash hands and feet before and after class. Keep your finger and toe nails clean and short for safety reasons.
Long hair should be tied back and no jewelry should be worn in class. It is not recommended to leave any valuables in the locker rooms, you can bring valuables to the edge of the dojo. Silence all electronic devices and phones.
If you arrive to class late, wait until the coach acknowledges you. Once acknowledged, perform bow and join the class.
Do not leave class without permission (even for water). Its about respect and the coaches are responsible for your safety.
Take responsibility for the cleanliness of the dojo. All training equipment should be put away neatly in its proper spot, after whoever uses it.
You are always responsible for your partner’s safety, and they are responsible for yours. Safety first!
Always be respectful to others inside and outside of the dojo.
Never use the skills you have been taught against any persons except for the defence of yourself, your family or friends in the instance of extreme danger or unprovoked attack.