The White Oak Aikido Vision Statement

Discover the Traditional Martial Art of Aikido at the White Oak Dojo in Reading

Aikido throw at YMCA Reading

There are a lot of different martial arts and a lot of different Aikido styles and teachers to choose from both in the UK and around the world. So what can you expect when you train at White Oak Aikido?
 
Here's the teaching team’s vision for the Aikido taught at White Oak Aikido at the YMCA in West Reading, at the Caversham Heights Methodist Church Hall in Caversham and at Reading University:

Our Vision

1.      To preserve and honour the Aikido of Haydn Foster Sensei and his lineage back to O Sensei.

2.     
Through study and training to evolve the Aikido of Haydn Foster Sensei as a living tradition.

3.     
To keep our Aikido alive and honest through training at seminars with a variety of teachers from different lineages.

4.      To teach Aikido which is functional, effective and fun.

5.     
To base our Aikido teaching on sound basics and principles, and ensure a strong foundation from which each  student can develop in their training.

6.      In our teaching and training, to recognise that Aikido is a martial art for both self-defence and self-development.

7.      To use Aikido to develop our students and to help them to realise their potential.
Training in Aikido at Reading YMCA

8.      To create a safe, non-competitive and non-aggressive training environment.

9.      To adapt our teaching to individual needs, whilst maintaining high standards in our tuition and grading system, ensuring a consistent, honest and genuine approach with all our students.

Of course, the best way to find out what training at White Oak Aikido is all about is to come along to
one of our training sessions! New beginners are always welcome to come and watch us training or to join in for a free taster session and to have a chat with the teaching team and any of our members.
Any questions about training in martial arts at White Oak Aikido? Please email us

To find out more about getting involved in the martial art of Aikido in Reading:

Home page of the White Oak Aikido Club in Reading, Berkshire, UK
Training Times and venues for the Aikido clubs at Reading YMCA, Caversham Heights Methodist Church Hall and at Reading University.
Joining White Oak Aikido or Reading University Aikido Club.
or please Contact us if you have any questions about Aikido or the club.
...and here's some pages about Aikido in the past.

Chi Gung (Qi Gong) classes in Basingstoke and Caversham, Reading.


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