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September 28th and 29th 2019
Aikido Seminar with Mike Jones Shidoin
Chief instructor, Roaring Fork Aikikai (Colorado, USA)

Join us for a great weekend of training with Mike! Registration and more details will be available soon.


Mike Jones, Shidoin, Chief Instructor at Roaring Fork Aikikai, has been teaching Aikido full time for more than 12 years and currently holds the rank of Yondan (4th Degree Black Belt).

Jones Sensei began his martial arts training as a teenager in Judo and Karate. He later began Aikido training under George Kennedy Sensei at the Atlanta Aikido Center in 2002. Through the Aikido Center, he was introduced to Yoshimitsu Yamada Sensei, head instructor of the New York Aikikai. Jones Sensei joined the New York Aikikai in 2004 as an Uchi-Deshi (live-in student) and trained intensely under Yamada Shihan and the late Seiichi Sugano Shihan, both direct students of the founder of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba. Mike became the Head Uchi-Deshi and Dojo Manager as well as the instructor at New York University for several years and has been a technical advisor to the NYPD’s Tactical Training Division to assist in nonviolent arrest methods.

In 2017 Mike and his business partner founded the Roaring Fork Aikikai in Carbondale, CO where he fell madly in love with the most fabulous woman and they lived happily ever after!


November 22nd, 23rd, and 24th 2019
Aikido Seminar
Chief instructor Joshua Layton
to Jatun Dojo (Quito, Ecuador)

December 6th, 7th, and 8th 2019
Aikido Seminar
Chief instructor Joshua Layton
to East Lake Aikido (Minnesota, USA)

Hotels and lodging

Here are some local hotels that we've used reliably:

Sandman Hotel
999 Rue de Serigny,
Longueuil, QC. J4K 2T1
(450) 670-3030 /
  • Modern hotel with a view of downtown
  • Free WiFi, coffee machines, and parking
  • Terminus Longueuil metro station at less than 5 minutes walk
  • Around 155-165$/night

Hôtel Le Dauphin
1055, rue Saint-Laurent Ouest
Longueuil, QC. J4K 1E1
(450) 646-0110 /
  • Modern hotel
  • Free WiFi, coffee machines, mini-fridge, TV, and parking
  • Terminus Longueuil metro station at less than 5 minutes drive
  • Around 140-150$/night

For information about Airbnb options, see the FAQ.

Accommodation with our students may be available when arranged in advance. Please contact us by email.


I'm not a member of the USAF. Can I attend the seminar? Yes. The only requirement is that you must be a member of an Aikido dojo. The seminar is open to students of any Aikido affiliation.

I'm not able to practice right now. Can I come and watch? Yes. If you are unable to practice but wish to observe, we request that you make a donation towards the seminar. Thanks for your interest and support!

I will be arriving a couple days early. Would it be OK to join you for practice before the seminar? Yes. Please inform us in advance and include your name, your grade, the name of your instructor, and the classes that you wish to attend.

Where to rent your Airbnb? Dojo/South-shoreYou can write to us if you need a second opinion.

What about parking? You will find abundant free street parking around the dojo.

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