European Taido Championship Event

The European Taido Championship Event will be held 31st July-4th August in Tampere. Friendly and casual Tampere is a large city by Finnish standards, with more than 200,000 inhabitants.

Seminars, shinsa and meetings will take place in Varala Sports Institute which is located right in the middle of Tampere. Varala is easily accessible with both public and private transport. Varala can accommodate up to 200 people.

We wish you all wlcome to the land of Moomin, Marimekko, Iittala and midnight sun! Finland is an easy country to visit. If you love nature, being outdoors, great weather, fantastic people, foraging, forests, holidaying with friends, great food, few crowds, and beautiful scenery, then there are loads of things for you to do in Finland. You need to make visiting us in the summer 2019 a high priority. While traveling to the happiest country in the world, you are most welcome to participate in the greatest Taido event of the year!

Entry will close on 1st of May 2019. Contact your club/ National Taido Association to register for the event.


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As of today, May 25, 2018, the GDPR is taking effect in the EU and while it mainly effect European Economic Area residents some information collection and transfer to the World Taido Federation (WTF) falls under these regulations. (Privacy Policy for this site)

The WTF is working with its member organizations to set up rules and routines on handling data in compliance with the GDPR. Until such have been made, no data transfer will take place.

WTC 2017

Invitations and information about the 7th World Taido Championship and the 13th International Taido Friendship Games 2017 has been sent out.

For more info visit the official site or contact your national Taido organization.


July 27 (Thu) – July 28 (Fri) Seminars & Shinsa

July 29 (Sat) IFTG

July 30 (Sun) WTC & Banquet

Taido 50th Anniversary

January 23, 2015, is the 50th Anniversary of Taido. Half a century has passed since Seiken Shukumine, Saiko Shihan, the first Soke of Taido, presented Taido to the public. Unfortunately he is not able to share this happy moment with us, but I am sure that he would be proud of what Taido has become. At the same time, he would ask us if there weren’t anything we could do a little more and a little better. Let’s make it our mission for the coming half century to make Taido even bigger and better. To all Taidoka over the globe, Happy Birthday.

The major celebration will be held in Ishinomaki in September, 2015. (More information on this event will follow).

Below follows a list of all new Shogo Title & Higher Rank holders who passed their shinsa in 2014.

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2013 World Taido Championships

The 6th World Taido Championship and the 11th International Taido Friendship Games took place in Helsinki, Finland, August 2 and 3. It was a very well organized event with a high level of performance, both at the Friendship Games and at the WTC.

Results and other information can be found at the official website,

News from around the Globe

On Sunday, September 16, there was a Budo Gala in Lübeck, Germany, where Taido was presented. Thanks to help from visitors from Sweden, Denmark and Bavaria it was a success. Taido is still fairly unknown in many parts of the world, but thanks to events like this the word is spreading.
Hope this help the club getting new members.