Framingham Aikikai has moved!

Our new address is: 

26 Summer Street, Natick, MA 01760


Personal Development




Framingham Aikikai is a traditional Aikido dojo, founded in January 2000. Its Chief Instructor, David Halprin 7th dan, is a student of Mitsunari Kanai Sensei, 8th dan, and studied with him for twenty-seven years. 

Kanai Sensei, Chief Instructor of New England Aikikai in Cambridge, was one of the last group of uchideshi (live-in students) of O-Sensei (Aikido's founder), and studied under the Founder for ten years before being sent to teach Aikido in the US. He taught at New England Aikikai for thirty-eight years until he passed away in March 2004. 

Framingham Aikikai instructors and students were under the continuing technical supervision of Kanai Sensei and now are among those who are continuing to practice Aikido according to his teachings.

There is no other dojo that has an equal concentration of instructors who were close students of Kanai Sensei.

Framingham Aikikai is extremely fortunate to have been under the continuing direction of Kanai Sensei until his passing in 2004.




Youth ​Class
Tuesday: 4:30 - 5:30 PM.
sATURDAY:  9:00 - 10:00 am. (BASICS) AND 10:15 - 11:15 AM (advanced).
sUNDAY: ​11:30 AM. - 12:30 Pm.

Adult classes every day 
Every week night: starting 
at 6:15PM.
Wednesday Mornings:
10am. Friday Mornings: 7am.
Saturday 11:30am; Sunday 1pm.

Our Dojo

About Aikido

Aikido is a traditional martial art for adults and children,  practiced cooperatively in a fun and safe environment. Students learn to blend with an attack and neutralize it without using brute force. Students improve concentration, awareness and self confidence while getting fit and having fun.