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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.

Intermediate & Advanced $50/month
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

Aikido for Troubled Times. A 5-Week Course. (Download our PDF flyer.)
This course is geared to the level of physical abilities of the participants. No martial arts experience required..

About the Course: Many are speaking of how troubling these times are. We waver between anger and despair. In this seminar, we will explore a radical notion-transcending both war and peace. The Mission Statement at Aikido of Montpelier proclaims: "In Aikido, there are no opponents, no enemies." Nice thought.but maybe we are not feeling that way! What walls are we already building? We will explore together the space that exists between threat and security by cultivating our innate curiosity.

Instructor: led by Robert Lamprey, Head Instructor at Aikido of Montpelier.

Date & Time: Thursday evenings 6:00 - 7:15, starting October 12, 2017.

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

Fee: $40 for a five-week course. Student rate available. Pre-registration is not necessary.

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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.


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Tai Chi     Call for
Qi Gong       6:00-