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 2024

Seminar with George and Patti Lyons: May 4th and 5th at Aikido of Champlain Valley. Poster Available Here

Free Workshop for Adults at 6pm!  May 7th at 6pm An introduction to the movements and philosophy of this dynamic martial art. Join us for food and refreshments following class at 7:15pm. Please pre-register on our homepage.

Saturday, May 11th: Free Workshop for Youth (ages 7-12) and families at 9:30am. Please pre-register on our homepage.

Birankai North America Aikido Summer Camp: June 19 – 23, 2024 at California State University Channel Islands Campus in Camarillo, California. All ACV members encouraged to attend!

Cloud Mountain Weapons Seminar: Cloud Mountain Aikido.  July 13th-14th in Roxbury, Vermont. Pre-registration encouraged; overnight camping is welcome.

Seminar with Darrell Bluhm Shihan, 7th dan: November 16th-17th