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

Aikido 101: Introduction to Aikido for adults and focused teenagers, Three month introductory series begins on Tuesday, September 3rd 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.
Free Aikido Workshops on Saturday, September 7th. Youth/Family Workshop (ages 7 and up, parents are welcome to participate) at 10am,
Adult Workshop at 11am. Attend a workshop and receive a free one month gift certificate!

Donovan Waite Sensei to Aikido of Champlain Valley Halloween Seminar, October 26th and 27th.

Benjamin Pincus Sensei to Lunenburg Aikikai, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, November 2nd and 3rd.