Benjamin Pincus Sensei founded Aikido of Champlain Valley in 1997 as a 501(C) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to teaching traditional aikido for adults, teens and children. The mission of ACV is to grow a sustainable community and peaceable world through the practice of Aikido. ACV is in a traditional dojo (training hall — literally, “place of the way or path”). We emphasize the relationship between technical power, precision, and internal growth and transformation. With links to direct students of Aikido’s founder, Morihei Ueshiba, and Shihan at Hombu Dojo in Tokyo Japan, ACV provides traditional martial arts with Vermont’s senior instructors. Aikido of Champlain Valley is a non-profit entity. We do not sell, trade, or provide member information to other people or organizations. All information is for the sole use of Aikido of Champlain Valley. You can be removed from our mailing lists at any time. Receive our newsletter We are a 501(c)(3) federal non-profit educational organization that admits students of any national or ethnic origin, religion, color, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities to all members. ACV is a Safe Space