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!

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Move from the hips.Tai No Henko

"Tai no henko is the basis of all ura waza movement. The Founder said, 'practicing this tai no henko, you will build up strong and stable hips which will never be affected whether your partner pushes or pulls you'. If you do not have strong hips you cannot respond to powerful attacks. Therefore, build up such strong and sturdy hips that you will be able to move freely no matter how strongly your partner attacks you."
From "Budo: Commentary on the 1938 training Manual of Morihei Ueshiba"

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Closed M, T, Wed (12/23, 24, 25)

Happy Holidays! 

The dojo will be closed Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (December 23, 24, and 25th).

Please join us for Misogi training.

The dojo opens at 5:30pm for cleaning; break to view fireworks at 6:15; then practice followed by a light potluck. Come and purify yourself for the new year and enjoy a special community event. #aikido #misogi

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.