We frequently host guest instructors to teach day- and weekend-long seminars in both Aikido and Iaido. 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.
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.
Peonies for Peaceful Pugilists: Flower Donations support Martial Arts Program for Youth at Risk, Saturday, July 1st 10 am-1:30pm
Visit Aikido of Champlain Valley and purchase beautiful cut flowers for the holiday weekend. All proceeds support our program for low income youth ages 7-17. ACV is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and traditional martial arts school. We work in partnership with King Street Program, teaching the martial art of Aikido, mindfulness and peaceful conflict resolution. Aikido of Champlain Valley offers classes for adults, youth and families. Only $10 for a 10 stem bunch; additional donations are always appreciated!
Annual Roxbury Weapons Seminar at Cloud Mountain Aikido, July 15th and 16th with Didier Boyet Sensei, 7th dan Birankai Shihan, from Paris, France and B. Pincus Sensei . Aikido weapons and iaido. Please pre-register for this special event. Cloud Mountain Weapons Seminar
20th anniversary seminar at Aikido of Champlain Valley October 27-29th, 2017 with Peter Bernath Sensei, 7th Dan Shihan and Donovan Waite Sensei, 7th Dan Shihan. Celebrate our 20 years of sweat, labor and love!
B. Pincus Sensei to Oeste Aikikai, Bueno Aires, Argentina September 2018 date to be announced.
Visitors are always welcome!