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Classes & Schedule

Aikido Classes

Adult Classes (open to teens 14 years and up with instructor permission). Beginners always welcome. First class FREE.
Basics: Open to all levels. Beginners start in the basics class.
Intermediate: Open to intermediate and advanced students. The intermediate class is the next progression after the basics class.
Advanced: Students who have progressed sufficiently will be invited to attend advanced classes.

Cost:
Student$30/month
Beginner$40/month
Intermediate & Advanced $50/month
or
Class Fee$10/day

*Note: all levels are encourage to take advantage of the monthly cost savings. For example, a beginner can attended the first hour of class on Tuesdays and Thursdays. In a typical month of four weeks, there would be eight classes. The $40 dues covers all eight classes, which is a $40 savings over the daily $10 per class cost!


Aikido Special Events

Soaring Cranes: Aikido for Kids. 2018 Sept./Oct. and Nov./Dec. 5-Week Courses.
This course is geared to ages 7 to 12. No martial arts experience required.

About the Courses: Avoiding hurting others, but instead harmonizing with them, is at the heart of Aikido. We learn not how to fight, but how to cooperate with our partners, and how to resolve conflict in a positive way, keeping ourselves and others safe, while respecting our own personal space.

September/October (A 5-Week Course.) Download our PDF flyer.

Date & Time: Beginning September 20, 2018, Thursdays from 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Instructors: led by Robert Lamprey, Head Instructor at Aikido of Montpelier, and Greg Sauer.

November/December (A 5-Week Course.)

Date & Time: Beginning November 2, 2018 (No class Thanksgiving week.) Fridays from 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Instructors: led by Nan Buss and Sarah Seidman.

Location: in Montpelier at 1 Granite Street. (Down by the river near the Coop, next to the Iron Bridge, at the Clothespin Factory, third floor.)

Fee: $40 for a five-week course. (Siblings pay $30.) Please pre-registration.

To pre-register or for more information, email .

The Path to Inner Confidence: Fundamentals of Aikido. A 6-Week Courses. (Download our PDF flyer.)
This course for adults will be geared to the level of physcial abilities of the participants.

About the Courses: In a world that seems to change at a faster and faster pace, we long to find the source of unconditional confidence. Finding such a place starts in the Art of Aikido with harmonizing our own bodies and minds, and then expanding that to discover harmony with our practice partners. It is an energetic means of quieting the mind, reducing stress, increasing self-confidence, and getting a good physical workout in a supportive, non-competitive atmosphere.

Date & Time: Beginning September 20, 2018, Thursdays from 6:00-7:15 p.m.

Instructors: Robert Lamprey has been practicing Aikido for 20 years and is head instructor at Aikido of Montpelier.

Location: in Montpelier at 1 Granite Street. (Down by the river near the Coop, next to the Iron Bridge, at the Clothespin Factory, third floor.)

Fee: $50 for the six-week course. Student rate available. Pre-registration is not necessary.

Non-Affiliated Classes

The Clothespin Factory, the location of our beautiful practice space, offers classes in various other arts, including:

Tai Chi. The slow, fluid movements of the ancient Chinese art of Tai Chi train practitioners to find the source of movement at the body's core. The graceful movements of Tai Chi bring the nervous system into balance and awaken the flow of chi energy. Students will learn the classic Yang Long Form, a solo pattern that is a treasure to practice as personal exercise for a lifetime. Instructor: Sara Norton. Classes are sequential. Call (802) 454-8550 for info and start dates.

Qi Gong. Chinese medicine in motion. Combines movement, meditation and breathing exercises. Qi Gong works with the Qi energy that animates us and gives us life through simple, graceful movements suitable for everyone. These practices restore the smooth circulation of Qi to enhance wellbeing. Beginners welcome, experience not required. Move, breathe, feel great! Instructor: Edward Kentish, licensed acupuncturist and longtime practitioner of Chinese and Japanese movement arts. Info: (802) 229-4537.

Montpelier SunDo Center. SunDo is committed to educating people around the world to help them attain better physical, emotional and mental health. Contact information and class times.

Schedule

  Sun Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat
Aikido:
Basics
    5:30-
6:30pm
  6:00-
7:15pm
   
Aikido:
Intermediate
    6:30-
7:00pm
  7:15-
8:00pm
   
Aikido:
Advanced
    7:00-
7:30pm
       
Tai Chi     Call for
times
       
Qi Gong       6:00-
7:00pm
     

**Dojo Closing Alert: The dojo is closed Tuesday, October 10, 2018.