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.

Upcoming Events for 2018:

Holiday Schedule: The dojo is closed Monday, December 24th through Wednesday, December 26th.
All dojo Misogi training and potluck party: Saturday, December 29th at 11:15am, party and a short all dojo meeting follows.
New Year Holiday Schedule: The Dojo is closed on Monday, December 31st and Tuesday, New Year’s Day.

Upcoming Events for 2019:

Aikido 101 Workshop: Saturday, January 5th at 1:30pm. Workshop fee of $10 can be applied towards membership dues if you decide to join. Discover the dynamic movements and philosophy of aikido. For adults and mature teenagers. WORKSHOP FLIER – Please share this event with your friends!

Adult Introductory Classes begin January 8th at 6:15pm. Adult/teen basic classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Beginners are also encouraged to attend Wednesday noon classes and the Sunday morning class. Beginning students can also attend other nights with permission. After about a month of practice, beginners are welcome to  to attend the majority of the classes 7 days a week.

Heidi Albright Sensei to Monteregie Aikikai,Quebec, CA February 2nd. Fundraising seminar to support Aria, Lee Lavi Sensei’s daughter. Aria has cancer, and your generous support will help her during these challenging times. Seminar Flier
B. Pincus Sensei and Joshua Layton Sensei to Portsmouth Aikido, Portsmouth, Maine, February 23-24th
B. Pincus Sensei to Eastlake Aikido Minneapolis, MI, March 23rd-24th.
B. Pincus Sensei to Aikido of Central New York, Syracuse, New York, May 4th, 2019.