Updated: May 2022

The dojo is open and BACK ON THE NORMAL SCHEDULE with the following protocols:

* We're looking for helpers for the Kids Class.  If you're interested, please contact me, Elisa or David B.

* No cloth masks. Use either a surgical mask or the N-95 type of mask.  The masks we have at the dojo satisfy this requirement.

* The doors and fans will be on for at least part of every class.  The amount will be at the discretion of the instructor and students in any particular class.  If you wish to do so, feel free to wear something warm under your gi. 
* Vaccination continues to be required, and at some point a booster may be required to be considered vaccinated for dojo purposes.  * If you have an updated Vax card, please send it in.
* If you have had a booster, you have the option of not wearing a mask.
* Anyone who has symptoms should test themselves.
* Anyone with a positive test should notify us, wait at least five days, and have a negative test before returning to the dojo.

* Dave and Fiona's online classes will continue.  If enough people want to more virtual classes, we will try to oblige.  If you want this, please let me know.

Are you interested in starting Aikido?  Please click on the green buttons:

Classes at the Dojo

Weeknights -  6:15 - 7:15pm 

  • Monday - Barbara Sensei
  • Tuesday - David Sensei 
  • Wednesday - David Sensei
  • Thursday  - Chris Niskala
  • Friday - David Sensei


  • Wednesday - Chris Niskala @ 10:00 - 11:00am


  • Kids' Class (part of the Introductory Youth Course as well)  10:00 -11:00am
  • Introductory  Class 11:00 - 12:00pm
  • Adults - David Sensei   12:00 - 1:00pm
  • Iaido    - David Sensei   1:00 - 2:00pm
  •  "Under 30"  2:00 - 3:00pm


  • Adults - Kathy Joynt @ 10:30 - 11:30am
  • Free Practice - Elisa and David Beebe 11:45 - 12:45pm

Online Zoom Classes:​​

  • Thursday Foundation Training with Dave Raftery  7:00pm
  • Sunday with Fiona Blyth  1:00pm

Notes & updates

  • Please make an effort to come to practice!  We need everyone's help to get the dojo back to normal.
  • ​You must send a picture of your vaccination card prior to attending classes.  ( 
  • If you have any questions, comments, or need help, please email the dojo (
  • Additional online classes at other Shin Kaze Aikido Alliance dojos are available to Shin Kaze members.  Schedule of those events here (password protected).

Remember: dojo policy is no one should be prevented from practicing because of financial constraints.

Classes at Providence AikikaiMonday 6:30 - 7:30 pm with David Sensei; Wednesday 6:30p - 7:30pm;

Saturday Adults 9 - 10am; Kids 10 - 11am; Adults 3 - 4pm