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Aikido: Martial Arts Training

White Oak Aikido, Reading

Run by: White Oak Aikido

Aikido is a non-competitive martial art, teaching the efficient use of the body to maximise its power with fitness, suppleness, good posture and co-ordination all being developed through training.


Suitable for 18+

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Aikido training

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Your taster session will start with a formal bow, followed by gentle warm up exercises and a series of basic movements, which improve posture and co-ordination, and teach you how to receive techniques safely.

The main part of your session will involve practising a series of basic Aikido techniques with an experienced student. The techniques are broken down into easily learned components to make them quicker to pick up and easier to understand; the instructors are always on hand to offer assistance and answer any questions.


Activities are not organised by the BBC unless stated otherwise. Neither is the BBC responsible for the accuracy of the information provided. If you are under 18, ask your parent/guardian before taking part in any activity.

Other Dates

This activity also runs on these dates:

  1. Sun 24 Aug 16:30–18:30
  2. Wed 27 Aug 19:30–21:30
  3. Sun 31 Aug 16:30–18:30
  4. Wed 3 Sep 19:30–21:30
  5. Sun 7 Sep 16:30–18:30
  6. Wed 10 Sep 19:30–21:30
  7. Sun 14 Sep 16:30–18:30
  8. Wed 17 Sep 19:30–21:30
  9. Sun 21 Sep 16:30–18:30
  10. Wed 24 Sep 19:30–21:30
  11. Sun 28 Sep 16:30–18:30
  12. Wed 1 Oct 19:30–21:30
  13. Sun 5 Oct 16:30–18:30
  14. Wed 8 Oct 19:30–21:30
  15. Sun 12 Oct 16:30–18:30
  16. Wed 15 Oct 19:30–21:30
  17. Sun 19 Oct 16:30–18:30
  18. Wed 22 Oct 19:30–21:30
  19. Sun 26 Oct 16:30–18:30
  20. Wed 29 Oct 19:30–21:30
  21. Sun 2 Nov 16:30–18:30
  22. Wed 5 Nov 19:30–21:30
  23. Sun 9 Nov 16:30–18:30
  24. Wed 12 Nov 19:30–21:30
  25. Sun 16 Nov 16:30–18:30
  26. Wed 19 Nov 19:30–21:30
  27. Sun 23 Nov 16:30–18:30
  28. Wed 26 Nov 19:30–21:30
  29. Sun 30 Nov 16:30–18:30
  30. Wed 3 Dec 19:30–21:30
  31. Wed 10 Dec 19:30–21:30
  32. Sun 14 Dec 16:30–18:30
  33. Wed 17 Dec 19:30–21:30
  34. Sun 21 Dec 16:30–18:30


The first session is free of charge.

Difficulty level

  1. Taster Session
  2. Beginner
  3. Intermediate
  4. Advanced

Special requirements

Please wear loose clothing that you find easy to move in, e.g. tracksuit trousers and t-shirt.

You must be over 18.


White Oak Aikido is a member of the Institute of Aikido, which was established in 1973 and is a founder member of the British Aikido Board (BAB), which is recognised by Sport England as the only Governing Body for Aikido in this country. You will be joining a group that has been running in Reading since 1969. All the instructors hold the BAB Coaching Award Level 1 and are qualified in First Aid. The senior instructor is a 6th dan who has been training in Aikido since 1980, teaching Aikido since 1985, and holds the BAB Coaching Award Level 3.


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White Oak Aikido

YMCA, Parkside Road, Reading, RG30 2DD


This activity is organised and run by White Oak Aikido.

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