The White Oak Aikido Vision Statement
Discover the Japanese Martial Art of Aikido at the White Oak Dojo in Reading
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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:
To preserve and honour the Aikido of Haydn
Foster Sensei and his lineage back to O Sensei.
Through study and training to evolve the Aikido
of Haydn Foster Sensei as a living tradition.
To keep our Aikido alive and honest through
training at seminars with a variety of teachers from different lineages.
To teach Aikido which is functional, effective
To base our Aikido teaching on sound basics and
principles, and ensure a strong foundation from which each student can develop
in their training.
In our teaching and training, to recognise that
Aikido is a martial art for both self-defence and self-development.
To use Aikido to develop our students and to
help them to realise their potential.
To create a safe, non-competitive and
non-aggressive training environment.
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 usTo find out more
about getting involved in the martial art of
Aikido in Reading: