Updated: for January 2022

The dojo is opening Monday, January 17, and will be BACK ON THE NORMAL SCHEDULE with the following protocols:

* 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, probably early March, a booster will be required to be considered vaccinated for dojo purposes.  If you haven't been boosted, please consider doing that.
* We’ll upgrade our mask practices.  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.
* I'm encouraging instructors to concentrate on weapons practice for at least this week.   
* Anyone who has a close contact with someone who has Covid should notify us and observe a five day waiting period before returning.
* 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.
* Obviously, you can choose not to come to the dojo at this time.

* 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.

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

Classes at the Dojo

Weeknights -  6:15 - 7:15pm  at the Dojo. 
Monday - Barbara Sensei
Tuesday - David Sensei 
Wednesday - David Sensei
Thursday  - Chris Niskala
Friday - David Sensei

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

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

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


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

Notes & updates:

  • The next tests will be around the February/March time frame.
  • 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 (

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  1:00pm

Classes at Providence Aikikai  Monday 6:30 - 7:30 pm with David Sensei; Wednesday 6:30p - 7:30pm; Saturday 9 - 10am; Saturday 3 - 4pm