Train in martial arts near Burghfield, Reading: Discover the
Japanese art of Aikido
Aikido near Burghfield, Reading, Berkshire
Sunday 16.30-18.30 Thursday 19.30-21.30
Start when you choose! Have a go first at a FREE Taster Session. Eight-week rolling
Aikido Foundations Course only £60.
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If you live in Burghfield, Burghfield Common, Burghfield
Bridge or the surrounding area, and you’re looking to start training in the
martial arts, then the White Oak Aikido club offers beginners’ classes near
Prospect Park, just off the A4 into Reading. If you don’t know much about
Aikido, then you
can read more about martial arts training in Reading, or you
are very welcome just to come along for a free taster session and have a go –
that's the best way to find out if Aikido is for you, and you’ll be able to
meet the instructors and your future training partners, as well as asking any questions
you may have.
A brief intro to Aikido
Japan has had a turbulent history and the techniques of Aikido
are derived from those used by the fearsome samurai. However, O Sensei, the
founder of Aikido, evolved these techniques and added a new dimension to these
martial arts that we express as “...the way of the warrior … the way of harmony”.
Effective Aikido training will allow you to develop a great deal of power in
your movements and your techniques, without the need to build a lot of physical
strength. That’s because we’ll train you to use your whole body in an effective
and co-ordinated way to attack the weakest points in an opponent’s body and
posture, whilst also focusing on ensuring everyone’s safety and enjoyment
during training. This all goes to make Aikido an excellent method to adopt for
both self-defence and self-development.
What's it like to train at the White Oak dojo?
We have a number of instructors at White Oak Aikido,
including a 4th dan female coach and a 6th dan male coach, both of whom hold
the award in Education and Training, whilst all our coaching team are qualified
under the British Aikido Board coaching scheme. By its nature, Aikido is a
fascinating, enjoyable, interesting and challenging martial art, and we go out
of our way to ensure that all training is conducted in a non-competitive, non-aggressive
atmosphere. We’ll encourage you to learn, grow and be confident in your new
The Foundations Course – Aikido for beginners
After your free taster session, you’ll be invited to join
the Foundations Course. The course comprises one session a week for eight weeks
on either the Sunday afternoon or Thursday evening at our dojo at the YMCA and
costs £60. The cost also includes access to the White Oak Aikido training video,
which covers everything you need for your first grading, as well as the White Oak
Aikido e-handbook. You're very welcome to train at additional sessions at the
YMCA or at Caversham on Tuesday evening as well, if you wish.
Discover Aikido near Burghfield and start your journey into
the martial arts
you would like more information, please give us a call on 01189701781 or email us