Roaring Fork Aikikai holds multiple aikido seminars and related events each year at our dojo, inviting in some of the leading aikido instructors in the country.  This is a way of building community and keeping our students connected to the cutting edge of aikido practice.  Practitioners from all aikido backgrounds and federations are welcome.  Join our Facebook page or monitor this site to stay appraised of upcoming events.

Movement Arts Workshop

JUNE 18-20, 2019

RFA 2nd Anniversary Aikido Seminar

JUNE 22-23, 2019

Carbondale Mountain Fair

JULY 26-28, 2019


Movement Arts Workshop with Anna Gallagher

Tu/We/Th, June 18-20, 2019

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM



For people interested in gaining flexibility and strength from using natural body movements from Yoga and Aikido.  We will build knowledge of our own capabilities to extend our personal space from within and move through postures, poses, and connection drills while focusing on alignment within ourselves.  

Visiting instructor Anna Gallagher is a 200 hr Hatha Yoga instructor, holds a 2nd degree Black Belt in Aikido and is an Aikido Instructor at Aikido Center of Atlanta.  See https://www.stochasticindustries.com to learn more.


  • Tu, We, Th Jun 18-20, from 7:30 to 8:30 PM

  • Price is $40 (or $15/day).  

  • No experience necessary.  All ages welcome.

  • Location is Roaring Fork Aikikai, 2553 Dolores Way, Carbondale, CO 81623 (behind Osmia Organics). For more info call 970.922.9020 or chris@rfaikikai.com.  



Joshua Layton Aikido Seminar - Roaring Fork Aikikai Second Anniversary

Saturday June 22, 2019 and Sunday June 23, 2019

Saturday: Aikido 10 AM to 12 PM and 2 PM to 4 PM; Potluck Party 5:30 PM
Sunday: Aikido 11 AM - 2:15 PM

Join Roaring Fork Aikikai's 2nd Anniversary celebration with Joshua Layton (5th Dan, Shidoin, Montérégie Aikikai) who leads a 2-day Aikido Seminar. We will also have a 2nd Anniversary potluck celebration which is open to all Roaring Fork Aikikai friends and family.


Click here to register: https://rfaikikai.sites.zenplanner.com/event.cfm?eventId=CFF4D484-6CB7-438A-A8EE-AA73D9487682

Aikido training is limited to the first 22 registrations. All active Aikido practitioners of all skill levels are welcome. Non-aikido practitioners are welcome to come and watch. Cost is $30 for one day, $50 for both days. Registration is limited to the first 24 people to sign up. Seminar takes place at Roaring Fork Aikikai, 2553 Dolores Way, Carbondale, CO 81623. Contact us with questions at (970) 340-8178 or mike@rfaikikai.com.

About Sensei Joshua Layton, 5th Dan, Shidoin

A full-time professional instructor, Joshua has devoted his life to the practice and teaching of Aikido. Since 1999 he has studied under eminent teachers from Japan, the US, and Canada. He presently holds the rank of 5th dan and is a Shidoin level certified teacher of the United States Aikido Federation. Committed to his ongoing development, he continues training under the guidance of Y. Yamada Sensei (8th dan), a direct student of Morihei Ueshiba the founder of Aikido. Joshua is also a teacher of the traditional martial art of Japanese swordsmanship, Muso Shinden Ryu Iaido, which he began under the late M. Kanai Sensei (8th dan).



Aikido Demonstration at Carbondale Mountain Fair

July 26-28, 2019, Sopris Park, Carbondale

Join Roaring Fork Aikikai students and teachers for an Aikido Demonstration at Carbondale Mountain Fair. Exact times and location at the fair to be announced!


Recent Events

Click the links below for photos and videos from recent events at Roaring Fork Aikikai

Kagami Baraki

New Year Celebration 2019

Aikido Demonstration

Carbondale Mountain Fair, July 27, 2018

Jaime Kahn Sensei

Roaring Fork Aikikai First Anniversary Seminar, June 16-17, 2018

Edgar Johansson Sensei

Aikido Spring Seminar, March 10, 2018