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Address:  257 Pine Street | Burlington Vermont 05401

Revised Schedule: Due to the recent spike in covid 19 cases, we have suspended all indoor classes.   Contact us at the link below if you are interested in joining, if you would like to watch a class in the future, or if you have additional questions. We hope to return to our regular indoor schedule soon!

Pandemic Protocol: All students must abide by the health and safety regulations of the State of Vermont, The City of Burlington, and 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.
  • Members will follow the covid guidelines of the State of Vermont and Aikido of Champlain Valley, and understand that guidelines may change.
  • Social distancing and 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 (n-95 masks are recommended). Bandanas are not an option.
  • We will not be using the dressing rooms. Student should come to the dojo in clothing suitable for practice (keikogi is now optional. No buckles or jewelry.  In order to stay warm, hats are now o.k. in the dojo).
  • All common surfaces will be cleaned following classes.
  • 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.
  • The mat and dojo will be limited to 20 students.
  • Members will leave immediately following class. We encourage people not to watch class, unless you are a prospective student.
  • All visitors and members must sign in at the front desk.
  • We will continue core conditioning and weapons training.
  • All teachers will complete mandated safety training according to State of Vermont.
  • 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.
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.

Monday (weapons and conditioning): 6-7pm

Tuesday (weapons and conditioning): 6-7pm,

Muso Shinden Ryu Iaido (sword drawing): 7:15-8:15pm

Wednesday (weapons and conditioning):6-7pm

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

Saturday (weapons and conditioning) 10:00-11:00am

Iaido (sword drawing) 11:15am-12:30pm

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 weapons: 4:30-5:20pm

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