Dojo Information

Vermont Aikido was co-founded in 1972 by Terry Dobson
Sensei and Ken Nisson Sensei. It is here that we practice in
the memory and spirit of Terry who believed that Aikido
was the art of protection and love. Our dojo is a place for
all of us to share with and learn from everyone with whom
we practice. Our doors are open to all who wish to learn.

Our dojo is a a member of the Aikido Schools of Ueshiba
, under the direction of Mitsugi Saotome Shihan who,
like Terry, was a direct student of Morihei Ueshiba. The
ASU is affiliated with The World Aikido Headquarters in
Tokyo, Japan.

Vermont Aikido recognizes the moral and social imperative to join the struggles of historically marginalized communities in the pursuit of equity and justice. The practice of Aikido challenges us to confront our weaknesses, learn to trust others and ourselves, and through trust transcend conflict. In this way, Aikido offers a path towards change in one’s self, one’s connection with others, and how we live together. As students of Aikido, we accept the vulnerability that accompanies our becoming better versions of ourselves as we work towards a more just community.

We also share our dojo space with the Aki No Kure Judo club which meets on Monday evening and Saturday morning. For more information please visit their website.

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