We frequently host guest instructors to teach day- and weekend-long Aikido seminars. 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 late Doshu (the son of the founder, 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.
Upcoming Events for 2019:
B. Pincus Sensei to Eastlake Aikido
Minneapolis, MI, March 23rd-24th. Seminar Flier
Aikido 101: Introduction to Aikido for adults and focused teenagers, Thursday, May 2nd at 6:16pm. Pre-register on our home page. Introductory classes meet Tuesday and Thursdays, 6:15pm.
Roots of Prevention Award Ceremony,
May 8th, Contois Auditorium, Burlington Vermont. B. Pincus Sensei and Aikido of Champlain Valley has been nominated for an award for our work with the King Street Youth Program! The ceremony will include an aikido demonstration by the Adult, Youth and Teen program at Aikido of Champlain Valley. Event Link
B. Pincus Sensei to Aikido of Central New York
, Syracuse, New York, May 4th, 2019. Seminar Flier
Yoga/Self Massage/foam roller benefit workshop. Saturday, May 11th, 2:30pm. All proceeds support our youth program for low income students age 7-17.
Peony Fundraiser for Peaceful Pugilists: Support our Scholarship program for low income youth and purchase peonies and other flowers at Burlington Farmer’s Market on Saturday, July 6th. Aikido Demonstration at 1:30 am at the Market!
Didier Boyet Sensei to Cloud Mountain Aikido:
July 13th and 14th, Roxbury Vermont. Intensive aiki ken and taijutsu retreat at a mountainside dojo in Central Vermont. Space available for camping and in the dojo. Space is limited- pre-registration required. http://cloudmountainlivingarts.com/events/
Donovan Waite Sensei to Aikido of Champlain Valley Halloween Seminar, October 26th and 27th.
Benjamin Pincus Sensei to Lunenburg Aikikai, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, November 2nd and 3rd.