Coming soon:

Sensei John Pryce is visiting from Japan to train with us at Dewsbury on the 21st February. It will be good to see him again, and he has many years experience, so please try and make one in with him.

Sensei Riley is travelling to teach at Sensei Elphick's dojo on February 25th for an extended class, 10:00am until 1:00pm. There is going to be a visit to a local chinese buffet after the class for those who are interested.

There is a yudansha course for 1st kyu and above on Feb 19th at Huddersfield. Please see the events page for more details.


Welcome to the White Rose Aikikai

White Rose Aikikai is part of the BAB (British Aikido Board). It was formed in 1979 by Shane Riley Shihan, 7th Dan, to promote and foster the practice and spirit of Traditional Aikido as originated by O-Sensei Morihei Ueshiba.

The association enjoys links with many Aikido organisations and individual high-ranking instructors in the UK and throughout the world, which enables it to fulfil its primary aims.

These are the further development of Aikido through the individual’s commitment to its principles and philosophy, and conversely, the development of the individual through a lifetime study of Aikido.

Within White Rose the emphasis is placed on dynamic and effective technique, although all aspects of Traditional Aikido are taught.

In practising Aikido students are encouraged to maintain standard rules of etiquette on the mat. The enjoyment of training is enhanced by a positive and enthusiastic spirit, a high standard of dress and behaviour  and a respect for all other students.