Brief introduction of Tapanilan Eran Karate -club

Welcome to our karate club Eran Karate-website. We love the art of Wadoryu Karate and believe that the best way to practice it is to have fun while training hard and with the help of others.

In a nutshell


Tapanilan Erä Karate

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 Dan grades



Contact details

Tapanilan Erä Ry Karatejaos
Erätie 3

Tapanilan Urheilukeskus
Erätie 3, 00730 Helsinki
(09) 3507 077


Our club has around 300 members and its classes are instructed by 50 volunteer high level instructors. We have 19 members who have achieved a dan grade (black belt).

This makes us the biggest Karate club in Finland. Our trainings are held in Helsinki at the Tapanilan Urheilukeskus sports center, which hosts around 80 different sports, including karate. Tapanilan Era is one of the biggest sports clubs in Finland, with  more than 7000 active members.

Eran Karate was established 30 years ago under Tapanilan Era, and it has since then grown to be an active member of the Finnish Karate Federation. Eran Karate has been successful with its national and international competitors, as well as national and international referees and judges. It is as a well known service provider in physical education in its community in Northern Helsinki.

Our club recieved branch status of the JKF-Wado-Kai organization in 2015, which made us part of the worldwide organization of JKF Wado-Kai. JKF Wado-Kai has around 1200 branches around the world, of which 250 outside of Japan. The JKF Wado-Kai requirements from its Branches is high quality both in teaching and in training, following standards set by the JKF Wado-Kai.

We offer our members around 900 instructed karate classes per year. We annually organize 3-5 national and international seminars to support our students in developing their skills in the art of karate. We also provide trainings within the Eran Karate Academy, a programme built for our competitors. See below for a rough cut of the classes within our club:

  • Karate Kids 5-6 years (classes for Karate Kids start every autumn)
  • Juniors 7-13 years
    • Beginners (classes for beginners start every autumn)
    • Lower belts
    • Higher belts
  • Adults 13+ years
    • Beginners (classes for beginners start every autumn)
    • Yellow belts
    • Lower belts
    • Higher belts
    • Dan belts
  • Academy

(Click to see our classes and our trainings.)

We are very pleased to answer any of your questions and welcome you to take part of our trainings!

Click to see our contact details.


We are arranging only international competition in FInland at September 2017. Its Finnish Open Cup 2017. Check all the details here!


See you in the tatami!

Petri Packalén

Club President / Eran Karate