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!
Due to a combination of poor weather conditions and Thanksgiving traffic congestion, the dojo will be closed on Wednesday Nov 26 and remain closed for Thursday and Friday. Classes will resume as usual on Sunday. On behalf of Freedgood sensei and myself we wish you a safe and happy holiday weekend and look forward to seeing you back on the mat soon.
- Heart to Heart/Hand to Hand – Levitt Sensei
Sunday classes have resumed at the normal time 3:30 to 4:30pm.
Young Aikido Students Class Schedule
No class if Northampton schools are closed to due to inclement weather or a holiday observance.
Adult Classes, please check back here during inclement weather for class cancellations. We will try to post an update at least 2 hours before class time.
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!
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