We frequently host guest instructors to teach day- and weekend-long seminars in both Aikido and Iaido. The goal of seminars is to expand the scope and breadth of a student’s practice by inviting senior instructors from around the world.
Aikido is not an isolated practice, and by attending seminars a student can gain fresh perspective and inspiration to deepen their understanding. We have invited direct students (uchi deshi) of the founder of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba, including Yoshimitsu Yamada Sensei and Kazuo Chiba Sensei.
We have also hosted the following sensei: Harvey Konigsberg, Lorraine DiAnne, Claude Berthiaume, Peter Bernath, Donovan Waite, Didier Boyet, Larry Levitt, David Stier, Wee-wow Dumlao, Andres Corrada, Jaime Kahn, and Joshua Layton.
Every summer we hold an intensive weapons retreat at Cloud Mountain Aikido in Roxbury, Vermont.
We also schedule sesshin (intensive zazen retreats), Diversity training, and Conflict Resolution workshops.
Workshop and Demonstration for Adults (and focused teens) Saturday October 7th, 12:30-1:30 pm. This workshop introduces the philosophy and principles of aikido. Dress comfortably and be prepared to move! $15 workshop fee can be applied towards membership if you decide to join.
20th anniversary seminar at Aikido of Champlain Valley October 28th, 2017 with Peter Bernath Sensei, 7th Dan Shihan and Donovan Waite Sensei, 7th Dan Shihan. Celebrate our 20 years of sweat, labor and love! SEMINAR FLIER
Seminar with Claude Berthiaume Sensei, 7th Dan Shihan and Benjamin Pincus Sensei, 6th Dan Shidoin, at Aikido of Champlain Valley, February 24th, 2018. Our 20th anniversary seminar series continues with Berthiaume Sensei from Aikido de la Montagne.
Annual Roxbury weapons Seminar with Benjamin Pincus, 6th dan Shidoin at Cloud Mountain Aikido, in Roxbury Vermont, July 7th, 2018 (tentative date – special guest to be announced).
B. Pincus Sensei to Oeste Aikikai, Bueno Aires, Argentina September 2018 date to be announced.
Visitors are always welcome!