Shiro Kashi Aikido Club
Our club is called Shiro Kashi Aikido Club. Shiro Kashi is Japanese for White Oak. We thought that this was a suitable name as we train in the National Forest and traditionally the weapons we use are made of Japanese white oak. The Japanese writing that is part of the club badge says Shiro Kashi.
We are a friendly, close knit club that encourages students to maximise their potential. We don't concern ourselves with 'Who is the best?' and we don't compete with others. Our teachers have a relaxed teaching style. They don't need to demand respect, as their competence ensures they are not questioned. Don't for a minute think that makes our students weak. We will push you to be the best that you can be. Ask any of the students, they are performing at higher levels than they ever thought possible and are eager to keep developing. Teachers have the highest standards and expect everyone to give 100%, but they also know that everyone is individual and learns in different ways and at different speeds.