Congratulations to Andy Thornton, Andy Besford, Simon Barrand and Scott Derbyshire on passing their CL1 coaching award! Thanks very much to Sensei Burlingham for hosting a very enterntaining and informative course!

Riley Shihan is one of the senseis instructing at the 7th International Friendship Seminar, which is being held in Brussels on the 25th and 26th June. We have a strong contingent going from both Yorkshire and the North East. There is still time to book places, see the events page for more details.

Sensei Derrick will be teaching an additional weapons class in May. Look in the 'NEWS' section for 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.

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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.