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 2023

Saturday, January 14th: No adult classes at Aikido of Champlain Valley. Ben Pincus Sensei is the guest teacher at Green River Aikido 10:30am-2pm ( with Jan 21st if there becomes a  bad weather cancellation)  9 Dickinson St. Greenfield, Massachusetts. Bring weapons. Although there is no charge to attend the seminar, we are asking for donations towards a Birankai Summer Camp scholarship fund(suggested $20 or so). 

Tuesday, January 17th: Adult Basics Class begins at 6pm. Adults and focused teens should watch class before joining, preferably on Tuesday, Thursday at 6pm, or Saturday morning at 10:45am.

Thursday, February 2nd: Adult Basics Class begins at 6pm.

Youth and Families classes begin at 4:30pm.

All Dojo Potluck and Meeting Saturday, February 18th at 12:15pm. Join us for delicious food and company following adult class!

Free in house Seminar February 25th 10:45am-12:15pm. Dojo cleaning and free snacks following class! These seminars are free for members and will be scheduled at the end of each month. Theme will be announced soon!

25th Anniversary Seminar in April! Date will be announced soon.