Summer Special Deal
Jun
1
Aug 31

Summer Special Deal

Though we typically offer a 6-Week Beginners Course every three months, this summer 19 of our members will be traveling to Japan and we won't be offering a beginners course. 

We will continue to hold adult classes as scheduled, and to encourage new members to begin their practice we are offering the following Summer Special Deal for $75:

  1. A uniform
  2. A copy of The Art of Peace by Morihei Ueshiba
  3. Full access to our adult Aikido classes for one month

The deal begins June 1st. Use the PayPal button below to purchase online, or pay in person by cash or check at the dojo.

Yoshi Shibata Seminar
Aug
11
Aug 13

Yoshi Shibata Seminar

Join us for our seventh annual seminar with Yoshi Shibata, chief instructor of the UC Santa Cruz Aikido dojo.

Friday evening from 4-7pm will be calligraphy.

Saturday from 10am-5pm will be Aikido.

Sunday from 10am-noon will be weapons.

Housing available - call 603-275-1262 or email info@portsmouthaikido.org

Space is limited. To secure your space, use the PayPal button below or mail a check.

We will be offering discounted rates (see below) online until July 31st or until the seminar is full.

Seminar with Hal Lehrman
Sep
2
10:00 am10:00

Seminar with Hal Lehrman

  • Portsmouth Aikido

Join us for this special seminar with Hal Lehrman, 7th Dan, Shihan.

Lehrman Sensei has studied Aikido under Yoshimitsu Yamada Sensei and other talented instructors since the 1970s. In 1976, Lehrman Sensei began teaching in Brooklyn where he now runs Aikido of Park Slope.

We're excited to be hosting Lehrman Sensei for the first time, and we hope you can join us for the seminar. 

Class will run from 10am-noon in the morning and 2-5pm in the afternoon. If you are looking for housing, email us at info@portsmouthaikido.org or call 603-275-1262.

The seminar fee is $75. Tickets can be purchased by credit card using the link below or by cash or check at the dojo.

See you on the mat!


6-Week Beginners Course - Spring
Apr
23
May 28

6-Week Beginners Course - Spring

Start your practice with this step-by-step, six-week introductory Aikido course.  The class meets Sundays from 3:00 - 4:00 pm.  

The goal of the beginners course is to give participants a chance to experience Aikido first-hand and to provide them the skills needed to continue in the general classes. 

The cost of the course is $95 per person, and anyone ages 12 and older is welcome. For younger students, learn more about our kids program.

Join now and receive a FREE uniform!

Payment for Adult Aikido Course:

Payment for Adult Aikido Course:
Joshua Layton Seminar
Apr
22
10:00 am10:00

Joshua Layton Seminar

Lunch break from noon - 2pm

Join us for our second seminar with Joshua Layton, chief instructor of Monteregie Aikido.

Joshua has studied around the world with a variety of excellent instructors, including Yoshimitsu Yamada, Claude Berthiaume, Mitsunari Kanai, Yoko Okamoto and more. In addition to being ranked 4th dan Shidoin, Joshua holds the rank of 3rd dan in the Iaido school of Muso Shinden Ryu.

Joshua Layton Seminar Fee
Japanese Martial Arts & Cultural Festival
Apr
1
10:00 am10:00

Japanese Martial Arts & Cultural Festival

The event WILL be held as planned despite the snow. Drive safely and we'll see you at the dojo!

 

The morning will feature kid-friendly activities including origami, shodo (Japanese calligraphy) and kids' martial arts demonstrations.

The afternoon will feature a variety of talented martial artists from the New Hampshire seacoast, including demonstrations of Aikido, Uechi-Ryu Karate, Judo and Tai Chi. 

For more information, contact info@portsmouthaikido.org, or call 603-275-1262.

David Farrell Seminar
Feb
25
10:00 am10:00

David Farrell Seminar

Lunch break from noon - 2pm

Join us for our seminar with David Farrell, 7th Dan, Shihan.

Farrell Sensei is a longtime student of Mitsunari Kanai Sensei and we're lucky to have him teaching at our dojo.

David Farrell Seminar Fee
6-Week Beginners Course - Winter
Jan
22
3:00 pm15:00

6-Week Beginners Course - Winter

Start your practice with this step-by-step, six-week introductory Aikido course.  The class meets Sundays from 3:00 - 4:00 pm.  

The goal of the beginners course is to give participants a chance to experience Aikido first-hand and to provide them the skills needed to continue in the general classes. 

The cost of the course is $95 per person, and anyone ages 12 and older is welcome. For younger students, learn more about our kids program.

Join now and receive a FREE uniform!

Payment for Adult Aikido Course:

 6-Week Beginners Course $95.00 USD 

Payment for Adult Aikido Course:
Hatsugeiko
Jan
1
1:00 pm13:00

Hatsugeiko

Join us to help welcome 2017 with our first practice of the year (and burn off some of those extra calories!).

Class will begin at 1pm with kakizome (calligraphy), a Japanese New Year's tradition of writing out a character to represent your intents for the new year. This part of class will be led by Yuka Cass.

At 2pm we'll start our Aikido practice with a brief meditation followed by a paired sword kata of O'Sensei's Ki Musubi Kumitachi. From there we will do open-handed practice until 4pm.

You are welcome to join us for any and all parts of the day. Kids are welcome to take part in the kakizome calligraphy class if accompanied by a parent.

The classes are all free, so come join us to ring in the new year Japanese style :)

Adult Kyu Tests
Dec
11
4:15 pm16:15

Adult Kyu Tests

Adult kyu tests will be held during the general Aikido class from 4:15-5:30.

Don't forget to bring your yukyusha book and the $35 test fee.

Turkey Burner Training
Nov
25
10:00 am10:00

Turkey Burner Training

Come work off some of those extra holiday calories with our annual day-after-Thanksgiving Turkey Burner Training.

Class will start with warm-ups, core strengthening and cardio, followed by Aikido training.

See you on the mat!

Video Study Night
Oct
28
6:00 pm18:00

Video Study Night

Join us for a special night of watching Aikido and other martial art videos for the purpose of broadening our understanding and learning more about the history of the art. Free pizza will be provided for members.

Discovering Our Strength: Women's Workshop for Personal Empowerment
Oct
22
1:00 pm13:00

Discovering Our Strength: Women's Workshop for Personal Empowerment

  • Portsmouth Aikido

The purpose of this event is to provide women opportunities to discover and develop their inner strength. All profits from the event will be donated to HAVEN Violence Prevention and Support Services.

You will benefit from this event if you:

        1. Would like to be more calm, centered and assertive
        2. Are feeling stuck and would like to start moving forward
        3. Would like to take an active role in your healing process

The cost of the event is $35, and scholarships are available.  No one will be turned away for financial reasons. If you would like to sponsor a participant, please let us know.

For more information, see our Eventbrite page.

Eventbrite - Discovering Our Strength: Women's Workshop for Personal Empowerment
Waterfall Misogi at Diana's Baths
Oct
10
9:00 am09:00

Waterfall Misogi at Diana's Baths

  • Diana's Bath

Join us for our third annual Columbus day trip to Diana's Baths to perform waterfall misogi (purification practice). Enjoy a short hike out to the falls, have lunch on the rocks and get ready to step under a frigid mountain stream!

Friends and family are welcome. We will meet at the Exit 9 Park & Ride in Dover at 9am and carpool up from there.

Adult 6-Week Beginners Course - Fall
Sep
18
Oct 23

Adult 6-Week Beginners Course - Fall

Start your practice with this step-by-step, six-week introductory Aikido course.  The class meets Sundays from 3:00 - 4:00 pm.  

The goal of the beginners course is to give participants a chance to experience Aikido first-hand and to provide them the skills needed to continue in the general classes. 

The cost of the course is $95 per person, and anyone ages 12 and older is welcome. For younger students, learn more about our kids program.

Join now and receive a FREE uniform!

Payment for Adult Aikido Course:
Kids Pizza & Movie Night
Aug
26
Aug 27

Kids Pizza & Movie Night

  • Portsmouth Aikido

Get the school year started rightdrop the kids off at the dojo, we'll feed them pizza and you can have a night out on us.

Kids who are members of the dojo are free, and friends/siblings are $10 each.

Please send an email or let me know if your kids plan to come so I can plan accordingly.

See you at the dojo!