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.
The Power of Harmony: First Night Burlington Aikido Demonstration, Storytelling and Performance, Sunday, December 31st 3-4PM.
Discover the Japanese martial art of Aikido in a creative performance that integrates conflict resolution, storytelling and humor. The show includes a demonstration of this dynamic martial art by adults and youth. Terry Dobson, Vermont resident, former Marine and direct student of Aikido’s founder, once said “Aikido is a lot like dancing.” Experience the martial, playful and flowing aspects of this wonderful art. Purchase tickets and buttons for First Night Burlington events.
Seminar with Benjamin Pincus Sensei, 6th Dan Shidoin at Aikido de la Montagne, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, January 20th, 2018.
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.
Seminar with Benjamin Pincus Sensei and Joshua Layton Sensei at Monteregie Aikikai, Quebec, CA April 7th.
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 21-22nd, 2018.
B. Pincus Sensei to Portland Aikido, Portland, Maine, November 17th, 2018.
Visitors are always welcome!