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 founder of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba including Yoshimitsu Yamada Sensei and Kazuo Chiba Sensei.

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 2022

Aikido 101: Introductory Classes Begin on Tuesday,  May 3rd
Youth/Family Classes 4:30pm
Adult Classes 6pm
Join us for a progressive introductory series for new students. Classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays; all students are welcome to train on additional days in addition to the introductory classes; please see our schedule for more information. In order to reserve a space or if you have any questions, please pre-register for the workshop on our homepage.
Safety Team Women’s Self Defense – open to girls too! June 4th and June 5th at Aikido of Champlain Valley at 257 Pine Street in Burlington
A great supplement to traditional training in aikido, taught by women from the Safety Team. These classes are also open to Cis/Trans and Non Binary people. In order to register, Contact
Level One on June 4th at 2pm
Level Two on June 5th at 2pm
25th Anniversary or Aikido of Champlain Valley October 15th-16th Join us to celebrate 25 years of joy, sweat, and growth! Instructors to be announced