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!

Dojo Closed as of 3/17/20

Dojo Members and Parents: In the interested of public health and safety, we are closed until further notice. Please follow us at www.facebook.com/valley.aikido for updates. Thank you for your understanding.

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3 days ago

Valley Aikido

Hello to our young aikido students. I miss you all and hope you and your families are doing well. With luck, we will see each other again in the dojo soon.
-Bob sensei

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1 week ago

Valley Aikido

The time has come to postpone classes at least until April 1. Given revised guidelines for Covid-19 and the report of a confirmed case in Holyoke, this seems the wisest course. We will continue to follow the advice of the governor, the CDC and Mass. Public Health to inform our decision of when to reopen.

As of Tuesday, March 17:

Kids classes will remain in synch with schools.
Adults classes are suspended until further notice.

Please contact us if you or a family member gets sick.

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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.

Gift Certificate Holiday Sale

Gift certificates for family or friends are 25% off this Holiday season.