Oak Park Aikido Dojo, Lichfield Road, Walsall Wood, Walsall, WS9 9PQ
West Midlands Aikido Walsall Wood
Oak Park Aikido Dojo
The West Midlands Aikido Association was formally known as the Washi Aikido Federation.
With Roger Tabberer 5th Dan as the founder and the Principal Coach. Roger Tabberer had been running very successful aikido courses and classes for over 35 years in the West Midlands.
In July 2007 due to his own & personal commitments Roger Tabberer Sensei very boldly decided to step down as principal coach for the The West Midlands Aikido Association and become a background technical adviser in order to further the future of the Association and continue its goals practising good and powerful aikido.
The style of Aikido practised by the West Midlands Aikido Association is Iwama style as practised by Saito Sensei. Iwama style Aikido teaches strong basics, accuracy of technique and posture and also its constant use of weapons (Aiki Ken and Aiki Jo).
The West Midlands Aikido Association also uses the training adaptation of many of the larger movements, as taught by Hombu Dojo instructors and instructors such as Tamura Sensei, Yamada Sensei and Chiba Sensei included within its teaching.