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

December 24th-26th: Dojo Closed. Happy Holidays

December 28th: All Dojo Cleaning at 10am. Misogi intensive at 11:15am. New Year’s Potluck at 1pm. Join us for sweaty, joyful and intensive training in celebration of the New Year. 

December 31st -January 1st: No class New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day!

Upcoming Events for 2020

January 7th, 2020 Aikido 101: Introduction to Aikido for adults and focused teenagers, Three month introductory series begins on Tuesday, January 7th at 6:15pm. Pre-register on our home page. Introductory classes meet Tuesday and Thursdays, 6:15pm. We also offer introductory classes on Wednesday at noon, and Sunday at 10am.
January 14th, Aikido 101: Introduction to Aikido UVM Credit Class also begins. 6:15pm. If you missed the 7th intro session, this is a great time to start training!

February 8th, Claude Berthiaume Sensei, 7th dan Shihan and Benjamin Pincus Sensei to Aikido of Champlain Valley.

May 2nd and 3rd, Malory Graham Sensei, 6th Dan Shidoin to Aikido of Champlain Valley.

July 11th and 12th, Annual Roxbury Weapons Seminar, Cloud Mountain Living Arts and Aikido, Roxbury Vermont.  Due to limited space, students must pre-register for the retreat.