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!

Upcoming Events

20th Anniversary Memorial Seminar 
for Paul Sylvain Shihan

Please join us for a seminar remembering our teacher Paul Sylvain on the weekend of May 28 & 29, 2016. Guest instructors include Yoshimitsu Yamada shihan, and Paul’s good friends Peter Bernath shihan, David Halprin shihan, and Ray Farinato shihan. Please post the flier at your dojo.

Whether you can join us or not, please share photos, anecdotes, and stories of Sylvain sensei and the progress that has occurred in Aikido in North America over the past 20 years.

Download the flier here.

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Beginner’s Specials

Beginners Series: $150 for 4 months. That’s one month free!
Beginners series is 2 classes per week on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Semester Special: $180 for unlimited classes
That’s a 25% savings!
With valid student ID


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