Vaasa KDS ry (before Åbo Akademi i Vasa KDS) is a karate club at Åbo Akademi i Vasa University. 
Vaasa KDS is situated in Vaasa, Finland, and it belongs to Finland KDS, the umbrella organization of all the KDS clubs in Finland.

The club was founded in 2001 by Anders Eklund who was main instructor until 2007. From 2007 forward main instructor has been Jari Lähdesluoma 5th dan, who is also a member of the Finland KDS technical group. Assistant instructors are Malin Häggman 2nd dan and Jens Järv 2nd dan.



Malin Häggman 2nd Dan

+358 50 594 7674 haggman.malin (at)


Practicetimes and location

Monday          1900-2030 (Invitation only)

Tuesday         1930-2100 (Beginners)

Thursday        1900-20:30 (Dramasal, higher grades)

Sunday          1900-2030 (Higher grades)

All practices are located at Akademill (Museigatan 2, Vaasa)