Welcome to Valley Aikido

Valley Aikido is a traditional martial arts dojo founded in 1985 with roots in the valley that date back to 1969. The art of Aikido was created in the early 20th century by Morihei Ueshiba or Osensei who said “To control aggression without inflicting injury is the Art of Peace.” Valley Aikido is a member of the United States Aikido Federation through which we are affiliated with Aikido world headquarters in Japan.

Practicing Aikido provides many benefits for body, mind, and spirit—from increased balance, flexibility and strength, to improved awareness, concentration, and self confidence. We welcome students age five and up and offer classes six days a week.

Visit us at 15 Merrick Lane in Northampton Mass. and try your first class for free!

COVID Spring Update

Dojo Members: In the interest of public health and safety, current vaccinated members are practicing at distance and with mandatory masks.

Classes are taking place on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 6pm.

If you are interested in joining please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Valley Aikido Young Students Class will resume this summer on Saturdays at 10am and Sundays at 1pm starting June 5th at Childs Park in Northampton childspark.org/ on the main green. Students must wear a mask and respect social distance requirements. Fees will be similar to last year: $10/class; $60/month; $80/month for 2 siblings. Please bring face mask, water to hydrate and toilet before arrival at park.

Please follow us at www.facebook.com/valley.aikido for updates. Thank you for your understanding.

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1 years ago

Valley Aikido
Snow Day Saturday !!! Young Student's Aikido class is canceled due to the inclement weather, but you can all practice falling and getting up on your own outside - preferably in the snow, with warm clothing and high spirits. ... See MoreSee Less
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1 years ago

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On behalf of the members of our dojo, I would like to celebrate the promotion of Julia Freedgood Sensei to Shihan. Congratulations! 🎉👏 ... See MoreSee Less
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Aikido for Two

Sign up with a friend and take 50% off the second membership

$80 first membership and $40 for the second. $5 off each with autopay.