Updated: for June 2021

Given the COVID19 situation we are continuing our Aikido training with a combination of virtual classes and in-person classes (participation requirements vary based on the type of class). Our Health Committee is doing a great job continually reviewing health protocols to make practice as safe as possible.

Things are going to be changing fast during this month.  By the end of the month we should be back to close to normal practice.

We're removing capacity limits on all classes.

Masks will be optional for classes at the dojo, but vaccination is still required , so if you want to attend please send me a picture of your vaccination card prior to attending. 

Those classes will start to return to full practice, subject to the comfort level of the instructor and students in a particular class. 
 Masks will still be used for classes at the Spiritual Center or outdoors.

We have transitioned to using the Teamsnap app. Signing up for class with this smartphone app is quick and easy.  Once you download the app you can send an email to and we will send you an invitation to the dojo Teamsnap group. If you need help signing up with TeamSnap please email us at

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

Additional online classes at other Shin Kaze Aikido Alliance dojos are available to SKAA members.  Schedule of those events here (password protected). 

IMPORTANT NOTE:  For classes in Framingham or Providence, please sign-up via Teamsnap at least  two hours before class.

Some of the in-person classes below take place at the Natick Community Center and some at our Dojo. 

In-Person Classes        (please use this TeamSnap link to register)

  • Weeknights
    • Monday with Barbara Sensei @ 6:00 - 7:00 pm (at the Dojo)
    • Tuesday with David Halprin Sensei  @ 6:15 - 7:15 pm (at the Natick Community Center)
    • Thursday - Basics with David B @ 6:15- 7:15 pm (at the Natick Community Center). For more details and to sign-up, visit this page.
    • Friday with David Sensei @ 6:15 - 7:15 pm (at the Dojo)
  • Weekends
    • Saturday Beginners with David B @ 3:00 - 4:00 pm (at the Natick Community Center). For more details and to sign-up, visit this page.
    • Saturday with David Halprin Sensei @ 4:00 - 5:00 pm (at the Natick Community Center)
    • Sunday with Kathy:
      • weather permitting: 10:30 - 11:30 am (at the John J. Lane Park)
      • otherwise 4:00 - 5:00 pm (at the Natick Community Center)

Online Zoom Classes:‚Äč

  • Tuesday youth & mixed with Ricky B @ 4:30 pm
  • Wednesday  with Tim N @ 10:00 am
  • Thursday with David Halprin Sensei @ 12:30 pm
  • Thursday Foundation Training with Dave R @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday with Fiona B @ 10:00 am

Online Zoom Community Events:

  • Wednesday Video Review with David Halprin Sensei Jo Birdsong Sensei @ 6:30 pm

Classes at the Providence Aikikai class with Dare & other instructors          (please use this Teamsnap Link to register )

  • Wednesday 6:30p - 7:30p
  • Saturday 9am - 10am
  • Saturday 3pm - 4pm