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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

Matsuri (Festival) at Tuttle School on Sunday, September 18th – 111 am to 5pm (Aikido of Champlain Valley Demonstration at 1:10pm)

Cloud Mountain Aikido classes resume: Cloud Mountain in Roxbury, Vermont is our sister dojo. ACV members are entitled to free membership at Cloud Mountain. Sunday, October 2nd  9am-10:30am.

Aikido 101 Introductory Workshop: Free introduction to aikido for adults and teens on Tuesday, October 4th at 7:15pm. All workshop participants that join the dojo are eligible for 25 consecutive days of free practice in October!

Intermediate/Yudansha Class begins on Thursday, October 6th at 8pm. All yudansha encouraged to attend. Class is also open to kenshusei and students 3rd kyu and up.

ACV Youth Tests and 25th Anniversary of ACV! Kids tests at 9:30am. Saturday, October 15th

ACV Adult Tests on Saturday, October 22nd at 10:45am

Womens’ Empowerment Self Defense workshops Self Defense classes taught by and for women Saturday and Sunday, October 29th and 30th. We will start the Level 1 class on Saturday at 2PM and the Level 2 on Sunday starting at 1PM. Cis/trans and non binary women are welcome to attend these workshops.These trainings are open to ACV members,families,and the Burlington community.

ACV Anniversary Seminar (tentative Date): Saturday, November 5th.