Welcome to the White Rose Aikikai - Kyoto Dojo, Japan.
What is Aikido?
Aikido is a non-aggressive Martial Art which means it is used defensively rather than offensively (protect not attack). The force of an aggressive attack is used against the attacker in order to control them without hurting them. This is the key point which makes Aikido different from other Martial Arts. As a result, Aikido techniques are used extensively by police and security forces around the world. Apart from the self-defense applications of Aikido there are many other benefits for Aikido students. For example:
There are many other aspects to Aikido but you will have to come to class to experience those for yourself.
What do I need to do now?
Please come along and observe a class or join in for a free trial lesson. You should wear loose comfortable sportswear, bring a hand towel and drink especially during the summer season.
If you wish to join the Dojo we can arrange a Dogi for you at a discounted price through our Dojo. We look forward to seeing you on the mat.
White Rose Aikikai, UK
White Rose Aikikai was formed in 1979 by Shane Riley Shihan, 7th Dan, to promote and foster the practice and spirit of Traditional Aikido as originated by O-Sensei Morihei Ueshiba.
The association enjoys links with many Aikido organisations and individual high-ranking instructors in the UK and throughout the world, which enables it to fulfil its primary aims. These are the further development of Aikido through the individual’s commitment to its principles and philosophy, and conversely, the development of the individual through a lifetime study of Aikido.
More Aikido Information.....
For information and a more detailed history of Aikido please explore the following links.
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