Summer is fast approaching and the government is loosening its pandemic restrictions. This enables us to once again provide our freeform summer park training at Hesperia Park. It’s going to be nice to see you again!


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we remind our members to take care of their own health and that of others – please do not come to train if you feel at all unwell!  We also exceptionally ask for you to refrain from training with contact. This means we do not recommend pair training, tuishou, technique applications that involve touching each other – this summer,  we are trying to maintain focus on the wellbeing and health of our members above everything else. So train in a way that your conscience allows and feels right by you.


The instructors for the summer’s outdoor training will be active members of our association. Training will be freeform and relaxed. You’re encouraged to ask questions from our instructors and fellow members. The voluntary instructors will try their best to be around at the agreed upon times when there are no summer intensive courses clashing with these times. Underneath you’ll see the styles, times and who are your instructors. The training being freeform means anyone can train and try any style – usually there’s more than one style’s practitioner present. That’s why summer training is the best time to try something new!


Free park training starts 1.6.
Place: Bay of Töölö, behind the Opera House amphitheatre, in front of the old sugar factory’s brick wall.


Monadays 18–20
, Oskar / Agu

Tuesdays 8–9
(+ coffee), Agu

Wednesdays 19–21
  Kari / Harri, Nils


Fridays 8–9
MORNING QIGONG (+ coffee), Agu

Since this is voluntary training arranged by active members, it is possible there will be changes in who is instructing lessons or even cancellations. If no one can show up to hold a lesson, it will be announced on our Facebook group  ( ) or you can ask an instructor directly.

There’s also a WhastApp group to inform members of extracurricular training where updates are in real time. To request to join the WhatsApp group, contact Paavo Hietanen 040 728 7076.


Contact information for our instructors:
Paavo Hietanen (baji) 040 728 7076
Oskar Lindberg (taiji) 041 462 0599
Kari Järvinen (xingyi / weapons) 041 515 3538
Harri Eskelinen (xingyi / weapons) 050 388 2411
Agu Külm (taiji) 041 462 2977
Nils Vergi (baji) 040 518 1190

With hopeful regards,

Mimosa Björn
Baji Association


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