Visit Our Dojo

Address:  257 Pine Street | Burlington Vermont 05401

Revised Schedule: We are now open! Adult classes now meet indoors, if you are fully vaccinated. See below for the complete summer schedule.

Pandemic Protocol: All students must abide by the health and safety regulations of Aikido of Champlain Valley. These regulations include:

  • Members should monitor their health carefully and refrain from coming to the dojo with any fever, cough, chills, fatigue, sore throat, loss of taste or smell. Members will notify the Chief Instructor if they are diagnosed with Covid-19.
  • All students 12 years and older must have completed vaccinations and wait for two weeks before beginning practice.
  • Members will follow the covid guidelines of the State of Vermont and Aikido of Champlain Valley, and understand that guidelines may change.
  • Mask wearing will be honored within the dojo and in your daily life. Masks are to be worn in the hallway and dojo at all times, and in all public spaces away from the dojo. While training, students will wear a N95 mask, or double mask. These precautions are necessary because aikido emphasizes close contact training with a partner rather than solo forms.
  • Use hand sanitizer when entering and leaving the dojo. Hand sanitizer will be available in the hallway.
  • We will have fans and our HRU system running during classes, and doors and windows will also be open to increase air flow and exchange.
  • We will use care in how we move around the space, and respect the concerns and well-being of the most vulnerable within our dojo and in society.
  • Prospective students must be fully vaccinated before training indoors.
Pre-Register for a Class

Adult Classes

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

Prospective students must watch one class before joining and meet with the Chief Instructor on Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday

Indoor Classes at 257 Pine Street

Monday (Adult body arts and conditioning): 6-7pm Basics with Chris Farnham

Tuesday (Adult body arts and conditioning): 6-7pm Basics, 7:15-8:15pm All Levels and weapons with Benjamin Pincus

Wednesday (Adult body arts and conditioning): Basics 6-7pm with Jason Pepe

Thursday-(Adult body arts and conditioning): 6-7pm Basics, 7:15-8:15pm All Levels and Weapons  with Benjamin Pincus

Saturday (Adult body arts and conditioning): Basics 10:45am-12:15pm


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 (ages 7-12)

Tuesday Youth classes: 4:30-5:30pm

Thursday youth classes: 4:30-5:30pm

Saturday youth classes: 9:30-10:30am

Families are welcome to train, too! We offer discounts for families. A large children’s play space adjoins the mat to support training parents. Kids are welcome to try a class before joining. Visitors are always welcome!