There will be a NEW CLASS opening at Pudsey, Leeds on September 3rd. This will begin with a ten week introductory course aimed at beginners, but existing students are also welcome. A flyer in the News section will provide you with more information.

The Yudansha Course scheduled for September 6th has had to be postponed and will now be held at a later date. Instead, on this date, the White Rose Aikikai will be holding a seminar to celebrate its 35th Anniversary, to be held at Dewsbury Sports Centre. This will be open to all students, and a poster is now available on the News page containing all the details. The evening meal also planned for this date is still going ahead, so see Sensei Danford to book your place.

The July 2014 Newsletter is now available.



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.

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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.