World Taido Championships!
The World Taido Championships will be held in Helsinki, Finland on the 3rd of August 2013. It is getting close now and Australia will send a 13 Taidoka strong team, we hope to see as many of you as possible over there!
Beginners Course start March 5!
UNSW Taido will hold training sessions for beginners every Tuesday and Sunday from March 5. If you are interested in joining these classes or would like more information, send us an email here. Hope to see you there!
Seasons Greetings 2012
Australian Taido wishes all its members and all taidoka’s around the world a very merry Christmas and a prosperous new taido year!
2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami
Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with all Taidokas in Japan and especially to those severely affected by the Sendai earthquake and consequent tsunamis. We hope you, your friends and family are safe and sound.
Training Schedule 2011
Trainings at UNSW and the North Shore have resumed for the new year. Click here for details.
UNSW Taido Training Schedule Oct-Dec 2010
There are no longer Tuesday trainings for the remainder of the year. However Wednesday and Sunday trainings are still running as normal until 19th December for the Christmas/New Years break.
Taido in Australia
Taido is a Japanese martial art that was brought to Australia in 1997 by Fredrik Utbult (6 Dan Kyoshi) and Louise Carlsson (4 Dan Renshi) who have been national team members, club instructors and national coaches in their home country of Sweden. The first club was established at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney and there are current plans to form new clubs in Sydney in the near future.
Australia has sent national teams to the World Taido Championships (Sweden 2005 and Japan 2009) and the Sakura Tournaments held in Hirosaki, Japan (2004, 2005, 2006 and 2012). Australian Taido also hosts the Asia Pacific Taido Friendship Games and competes in the National All Stars Martial Arts Tournaments.
We are a friendly bunch of people known for our fun Taido spirit and always welcome new people to join! If you would like to try out Taido, pop by one of our trainings (check schedule here). If you have any queries, don’t hesitate to contact us.