Spring Intensive: Seminar and Workshop
with Benjamin Pincus and Joshua Layton
April 7th and 8th, 2018

This intensive is for students who want to deepen their learning and expand their experience of Aikido through immersion in 2 days of nourishing, challenging practice. We'll focus our training with specialized exercises and cover subjects including randori, tantodori, shimewaza, and hajikigoshiwaza.


10 am - 12:15 pm training
12:15 - 2:15 pm lunch roundtable
2:15 - 4:30 pm training

9 am - 11 am training
11am - 12:15 pm lunch roundtable
12:15 - 2:15 pm training

Class size will be limited to 24 and priority will be given to students attending the full weekend. The seminar is for 4th kyu and up or with instructors permission.


Lunch will be ordered in the morning and delivered to the dojo each day- please have some cash for your part or bring a bag lunch. There will be coffee and water available. Group dinner on Saturday evening, details TBC. 

Fee & Registration

For the full 2 days - $125.
For one day only, if space is permitting - $95. Please email us to complete your registration.

Scholarships available. Inquire

Friday training

Our dojo will be open as usual on Friday for classes 11:45 am - 12:45 pm and 6:30 - 8 pm. Visitors registered for the seminar are welcome to join us in training at no additional fee.

*We are very happy to organize this event and look forward to seeing you. Please like our Facebook page, RSVP to our Facebook event or write us to receive future updates!


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(Philadelphia, USA)

June 23rd
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Chief Instructor Joshua Layton to

October 13th and 14th
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December 1st and 2nd
Aikido Seminar with
(Paris, France)

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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