Seminars and Events

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.

Upcoming Events for 2018:

All dojo cleaning Thursday, December 6th at 8PM. Class will end early to support the dojo cleaning!
Test review classes: 6th kyu,Tuesday, December 4th at 6:15pm. 5th kyu, 7:30pm. 4th kyu review Thursday, December 6th at 6:15pm, 3rd-2nd review 7:30-8pm.
YOUTH TESTS at ACV December 8th at 10am.
ADULT KYU TESTS at ACV at 11:15am Both Tests are open to the general public; members are encouraged to support the tests by attending in their keikogi.
Misogi training and potluck party: New Year’s Eve at 11:15am, party follows at the dojo.

Upcoming Events for 2019:

Aikido 101 Workshop: Saturday, January 5th at 1:30pm. Workshop fee of $15 can be applied towards membership dues if you decide to join.  

Adult Introductory Classes begin January 8th at 6:15pm. Adult/teen basic classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Beginners are also encouraged to attend Wednesday noon classes and the Sunday morning class. Beginning students can also attend other nights with permission. After about a month of practice, beginners are welcome to  to attend the majority of the classes 7 days a week.

Heidi Albright Sensei to Monteregie Aikikai,Quebec, CA February 2nd. Fundraising seminar to support Aria, Lee Lavi Sensei’s daughter. Aria has cancer, and your generous support will help her during these challenging times.
B. Pincus Sensei and Joshua Layton Sensei to Portsmouth Aikido, Portsmouth, Maine, February 23-24th
B. Pincus Sensei to Eastlake Aikido Minneapolis, MI, March 23rd-24th.
B. Pincus Sensei to Aikido of Central New York, Syracuse, New York, May 4th, 2019.


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