Updated: for November 2021

We have now moved all classes back to the dojo.   We continue to offer some virtual classes.  Our Health Committee continues to review our health protocols to make practice as safe as possible.

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Classes at the Dojo

Weeknights - All classes start 6:15 - 7:15 pm  at the Dojo. 

Monday with Barbara Sensei
Tuesday with David Sensei 
Wednesday with Chris Niskala
Wednesday with David Sensei @ 6:15 - 7:15 pm
Thursday  with Chris Niskala @ 6:15- 7:15 pm
Friday with David Sensei @ 6:15 - 7:15 pm

Weekdays  Wednesday with Chris Niskala @ 10:00 - 11:00am


Kids' Class (part of the Introductory Youth Course as well)  10:30 -11:30 am

Introductory  Class 11:45 - 12:45pm
"Under 30"  3:00 - 4:00 pm
Adults - David Sensei  4:00 - 5:00 pm


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

Notes & updates:

  • Congratulations to everyone who passed their tests on Saturday and to those who participated as ukes!  John Gately is sending out links to the videos and we can do a video review for those who tested.  The next tests will be around the February/March time frame.
  • The dojo will be closed Wednesday evening and Thursday for Thanksgiving.  Wednesday morning class is on as usual, and the regular schedule will resume Friday evening.   
  • Free practice is open to all levels.  A good place for advanced students to practice together or for all students to work on test techniques.
  • We have an ongoing Introductory Class for new people.  If you know anyone who might be interested, please pass the information along to them.  Details are on the web site. 
  • Please make an effort to come to practice!  We need everyone's help to get the dojo back to normal.
  • Masks are now required in all classes!  Please bring your own, but we do have a supply at the dojo if you forget.    
  • ​You must send a picture of your vaccination card prior to attending classes.  ( 
  • At the Providence dojo we are continuing to use TeamSnap for class registrations.
  • If you have any questions, comments, or need help, please email the dojo (

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 Shin Kaze members.  Schedule of those events here (password protected).

Online Zoom Classes:​​

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


Classes at Providence Aikikai class with David Sensei, Wayne Sherman Sensei, Dare Matheson, & other instructors    (please use this Teamsnap Link to register )  Monday 6:30 - 7:30pm with David Sensei; Wednesday 6:30p - 7:30pm; Saturday 9am - 10am; Saturday 3pm - 4pm