Whitton Aikido
                                                  & Reading Aikido
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Aikido in Reading Berkshire
Aikido on Powys, Shropshire, Herefordshire Borders
offering classes in the Japanese martial art of Aikido since 1991

...the way of the warrior ...the way of harmony

Aikido Weapons Training

The weapons taught at White Oak Aikido in Reading and Whitton are mainly based on those taught byJo
                                    training Saito Sensei (Iwama). Weapons training forms an important part of our Aikido training and is included in the gradings from 5th kyu upwards.

We use three kinds of weapons in our training:

Bokken (wooden sword) - Aiki-ken
Jo (short stick) - Aiki-jo
Tanto (usually a wooden or rubber knife)

A list of the main training techniques is given below.


  • 7 suburi
  • 7 awase
  • 3 'alternative' awase
  • 5 Kumi Tachi
  • Happo Giri
  • Tachi dori
  • Ki mu subi no tachi
  • Kata
                                            Sensei, the founder of
                                            Aikido meditating

O Sensei - meditating before a bokken demonstration.


  • 20 suburi
  • 8 awase
  • 10 kumi jo
  • 31 kata
  • 31 kata partner practice
  • 13 kata
  • 13 kata partner practice
  • Jo dori
  • Jo randori
Aikido jo practice
                                          outside Jo training outdoors.


  • Tanto dori.
                                            at Reading University Aikido
                                            Club Tanto dori - disarming an attacker armed with a knife.


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Contact Reading Aikido:

Email Reading Aikido

Phone Reading Aikido
07743 301199


Contact Whitton Aikido:

Email Whitton Aikido

Phone Whitton Aikido
01432 509467

Not what you'll be doing when you start, but sometimes our more senior grades like to show off a bit!
Find out more about getting involved in the martial art of Aikido in Whitton and Aikido in Reading:
Home page of White Oak Aikido UK
Info for Beginners - some more details about Aikido and what to expect if you come along to either our Reading or Whitton dojos.
Discover the martial art of Aikido near Knighton Powys at our Whitton dojo.

Find out more about the martial art of 
Aikido Reading Berkshire at our Caversham dojo.

Or please Contact us if you have any questions about Aikido classes in Reading or Whitton.

...and here's some pages about the past - Aikido in the old days

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