About Riai Aikido Dojo
At Riai we practice traditional aikido based on the aikido represented by Morihiro Saito Sensei (1928-2002). What distinguishes traditional aikido is that taijutsu (body techniques), bokken (wooden sword) and jo (wooden stick) fit into an integrated system. Thus, weapon techniques are an important part of training. The Japanese word “Riai” refers to the underlying principle, which connects weapons techniques with body techniques.
Riai Aikido Dojo was founded autumn 2003 and has 220 members (2019). Founders Pia Moberg 6th dan and Jan Bratt 6th dan, each have over 40 years experience in traditional aikido and extensive teaching experience nationally, and internationally.
The Association operations are led by a Board. All work, teaching and training is completely non-profit. In addition to taking part in the training and other events, you as a member are expected to clean, keep order and show respect for yourself and each other.
The association has many experienced instructors. Several of the instructors have undergone the Swedish Budo and Martial Arts Association’s licensed training as well as basic sports injury training.
The Aikido Association Riai Aikido Dojo is a non-profit sports association, a member of the Swedish Budo and Martial Arts Association, the Swedish Aikido Association, which is a member of The National Sports Federation (Riksidrottsförbundet). Riai’s board members are 2020-2021; Pia Moberg (Chairman), Jan Bratt (Treasurer), Thomas Hellberg (Secretary) and Heidi Christensen (Alternate).