Visit Our Dojo

Address:  257 Pine Street | Burlington Vermont 05401

Visitors are always welcome to watch any class. Currently, the dojo is closed due to the pandemic; all classes meet outside. Prospective students should watch a class and meet with the Chief Instructor before enrolling. Please pre-register if you would like more information and/or watch a class. We currently meet at outside at Perkins Pier, 1 Lavalley Ln, Burlington, VT 05401. Classes are weather dependent, and will be cancelled if rain and/or lightning is forecasted. Classes at Cloud Mountain are free to Aikido of Champlain Valley members – these classes are private, and meet in Roxbury, Vermont on Thursday.


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Adult Classes

If you’re a beginner, check out our introductory Aikido page.

Current Adult Class Schedule: due to Pandemic, all classes will be held outside at Perkins Pier, weather permitting. Prospective students must watch one class before joining and meet with the Chief Instructor.

Tuesday (weapons only): 5:30-6:45pm

Wednesday (weapons only) 5:30-6:45pm

Thursday-at Cloud Mountain (by invitation only) Roxbury, Vermont 6-7:15pm

Saturday (weapons only) 10:00-11:00am

Iaido (sword drawing) 11am-12:15pm



5:00pm — Open Mat
5:30pm — Adult Basic Weapons (J. Pepe)
6:15-7:15pm — Adult All Levels (J. Pepe)


5:00pm — Open Mat
6:15-7:15pm — Adult Basics (B. Pincus)

7:30-8:30om- Adult All Levels (B.Pincus)


12:00-1:00pm — Adult Basics (T. Osler)
5:00pm — Open Mat
6:15-7:15pm — Adult All Levels (J. Pepe)


5:00pm — Open Mat
5:30pm — Adult Basic Weapons (B. Pincus)
6:15-7:15pm — Adult Basics (B. Pincus)
7:30-8:30pm- Adult All Levels (B. Pincus)



11:10am-12:00pm — Adult Basic Weapons (B. Pincus/J. Pepe)
12:00-1:00pm — Adult All Levels (B. Pincus/J. Pepe)


9:30am — Open Mat
10:00-11:15am — Adult Basics (C. Farnham,  E. Inoue)

Open Mat: Informal practice supervised by senior students
Basics: Beginners welcome! Emphasis on basic forms, falling, and rolling
All Levels: Faster-paced classes, beginners welcome!
Weapons: Practice the application of Aikido techniques with Japanese bokken  (wood sword ) and jo (wood staff).

Children’s Classes

Current Youth Schedule: due to Pandemic all classes outside at Perkins Pier until further notice, and solo weapons only (sword and staff):

Tuesday youth weapons: 4:30-5:20pm

Saturday youth weapons: 9:00-9:50am



4:00-5:00pm — Children Ages 7-12 (B. Pincus, G. Franko)


4:00-5:00pm — Children Ages 7-12 (B. Pincus, G. Franko)


9:00-9:50am — Children’s Basics Ages 7-12 (B. Pincus)
10:00-10:50pm — Children’s Intermediate Ages 7-12 (B.Pincus)