Congratulations to Stuart Cameron-Strickland who was awarded his Shodan for a second time by Sensei Riley in December, after having returned to Aikido after an absence of 30 years.

Also at the end of 2016 Sensei Barry Chapman was awarded Rokudan by Sensei Riley at the last course of the year, following his 40+ years of training in Aikido. Many congratulations on this exceptional and well-deserved achievement.


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.