Updated: for October 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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Notes & updates:

  • Please make an effort to come to practice!  We need everyone's help to get the dojo back to normal.
  • Fiona's virtual class is moving to 1:00pm on Sundays.
  • We're going to push back tests to early November to allow more time for preparation.  If you are interested in testing please send me an email or talk to me at the dojo.
  • All classes are at the dojo and now will observe normal dojo etiquette.  Masks are now required in all classes!  Please bring your own, but we do have a supply at the dojo if you forget.    
  • Since registration via TeamSnap is no longer required, please carefully monitor your health and stay home if you're not feeling well or showing symptoms.
  • All evening classes start at 6:15pm at the dojo.
  • The kids class has restarted: Saturdays at 10:30 am for ages 6-12.  Please spread the word! 
  • For kids over 12, teenagers, and young adults we now have an "Under 30" class at the dojo at 3:00p on Saturdays.     
  • ​For the classes that require vaccination (see below), please send a picture of your vaccination card prior to attending  the class ( 
  • At the Framingham/Natick dojo we are not using TeamSnap for class registrations, but will continue to use it for last minute updates regarding class cancellations or other changes.
  • 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 (
  • We are still looking for help managing our website and social media.  If you can help out, please send me an email.

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). 

In-Person Classes

  • Weeknights  (at the Dojo unless otherwise specified)
    • Monday with Barbara Sensei @ 6:15 - 7:00 pm
    • Tuesday with David Sensei  @ 6:15 - 7:15 pm
    • Wednesday with Chris Niskala @ 10:00 - 11:00 am
    • 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
  • Weekends (all classes below take place at the Dojo)
    • Saturday Kids' Class (part of the Introductory Youth Course as well) @ 10:30 -11:30 am
    • Saturday "Under 30" @ 3:00 - 4:00 pm
    • Saturday with David Sensei @ 4:00 - 5:00 pm
    • Sunday with Kathy Joynt @ 10:30 - 11:30am

Online Zoom Classes:​​

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


Classes at the 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 - 7:30p
  • Saturday 9am - 10am
  • Saturday 3pm - 4pm