Aikido uses the strength, momentum and aggression of the attacker rather than relying solely on being stronger, fitter or faster oneself. Aikido maximises the effectiveness and efficiency of the practitioner’s own body and movement, developing a deep understanding of how the body works and how this power can be used most successfully. Regular training in Aikido also helps practitioners to become more centred and grounded and thereby better able to deal with the stresses of daily life.
White Oak Aikido Reading in Berkshire was founded in 1991, based at the YMCA Reading, and now at Caversham Heights Methodist Church Hall. We carry on an Aikido tradition in Reading which was first established in 1969.
Whitton Aikido in Knighton on the Powys, Shropshire, Herefordshire border, was established in June 2023.
Please book to come along to a free taster session at either our Whitton or Caversham dojo to see what we do and whether Aikido is for you.