February 2nd & 3rd 2019
Aikido Seminar with Heidi Albright Shidoin, 5th dan (Cloud Mountain Aikido, Vermont, USA)

Please join us for training and support a good cause! This seminar is a fundraiser--all contributions will be donated to medical support for Aria Cheyenne Lavi-Ramirez, daughter of Lee Lavi sensei of North Valley Aikikai. Aria Cheyenne, 16, has been diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma, a rare bone/soft tissue cancer. Read more about Aria here: www.gofundme.com/62ka81k

Aria Cheyenne




Suggested Contribution

Saturday & Sunday: $80
Saturday only: $60
Sunday only: $40

For this event, we can accept cash in CAD or USD, or checks in USD (only). If you can't attend but would like to contribute, it's possible to PayPal any amount directly to the family. Please email for details.

We are very happy to organize this event and look forward to seeing you. You can like our Facebook page, RSVP to our Facebook event or write us to receive future updates. Please let us know if you plan to attend!


February 23rd & 24th 2019
Aikido Seminar
Chief instructor Joshua Layton & Benjamin Pincus (Vermont)
to Portsmouth Aikido (New Hampshire, USA)

March 10th, 2019
"It's Almost Spring! Seminar"
Chief instructor Joshua Layton Assistant instructor Marilène Gélinas
to Aikido of Westchester (NY, USA)

April 13th & 14th 2019
Aikido Seminar (and testing) with
Donovan Waite Shihan
(Philadelphia, USA)

June 22nd & 23rd 2019
Aikido Seminar
Chief instructor Joshua Layton
to Roaring Fork Aikikai (Colorado, 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 / www.sandmanhotels.com
  • 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 / www.hotelsdauphin.ca
  • 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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