Welcome to AikiWeb Aikido Information
AikiWeb: The Source for Aikido Information
AikiWeb's principal purpose is to serve the Internet community as a repository and dissemination point for aikido information.

Sections
home
aikido articles
columns

Discussions
forums
aikiblogs

Databases
dojo search
seminars
image gallery
supplies
links directory

Reviews
book reviews
video reviews
dvd reviews
equip. reviews

News
submit
archive

Miscellaneous
newsletter
rss feeds
polls
about

Follow us on



Home > AikiWeb Aikido Forums
Go Back   AikiWeb Aikido Forums > AikiWeb System

Hello and thank you for visiting AikiWeb, the world's most active online Aikido community! This site is home to over 22,000 aikido practitioners from around the world and covers a wide range of aikido topics including techniques, philosophy, history, humor, beginner issues, the marketplace, and more.

If you wish to join in the discussions or use the other advanced features available, you will need to register first. Registration is absolutely free and takes only a few minutes to complete so sign up today!

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-14-2010, 09:16 AM   #1
AikiWeb System
Join Date: Apr 2001
Posts: 1,318
Offline
"Miles Kessler -- A martial artist making a difference"

Posted 2010-01-14 09:16:08 by Jun Akiyama
News URL: http://www.examiner.com/x-5948-SF-Ma...ence?cid=exami

The latest in the series of spotlights on martial artists on examiner.com, "Miles Kessler -- A martial artist making a difference" highlights Miles Kessler sensei who teaches aikido in the West Bank area of Israel.

From the article: "Miles' pioneering work with his teaching is about extending beyond, moving beyond barriers and boundaries. The Bay Area is fortunate when Miles visits and shares his vision of how Aikido can be a powerful transformative force for good in places that have been in conflict for thousands of years"

___________________
~~~ To submit a news item to AikiWeb's front page, click here. ~~~
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2010, 09:39 PM   #2
Toby Threadgill
Location: Evergreen, Colorado
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 166
United_States
Offline
Re: "Miles Kessler -- A martial artist making a difference"

Hello,

I've known Miles Kessler since my early days as a budo student in Dallas, Texas. His dedication to training was an inspiration. No one was surprised when he sold his belongings and moved to Iwama to train with Morihiro Saito sensei. Not many of his old friends are surprised too hear where he's taken his life. We always knew Miles would become a respected figure in the greater aikido community, and how appropriate it is that he has focused his efforts on bringing aikido to those most in need of reconciliation and mutual understanding. I can't think of anyone more dedicated to manifesting the ideals of Ueshiba Morihei than Miles Kessler. My profound respect for him and his life mission grows every day.

BTW...Miles. You haven't forgotten your "toys" have you? They remain safely ensconced in my closet, awaiting a future visit.

Toby Threadgill / TSYR

Last edited by Toby Threadgill : 01-14-2010 at 09:42 PM.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2010, 02:39 AM   #3
Carl Thompson
 
Carl Thompson's Avatar
Location: Kasama
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 453
Japan
Offline
Re: "Miles Kessler -- A martial artist making a difference"

I have a lot of respect for this man, despite never having met him. The article details some of the things he is doing now, but I first heard of him through good works he did in the past, particularly the teaching he did in Myanmar (Burma).

I noticed the writer describes Miles sensei teaching a particular kind of ukemi ... Some people will be familiar with this clip from YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMpBpM38TMg

Of course, one of Maung Maung Thant sensei's teachers in Myanmar was Miles Kessler sensei.

Carl
  Reply With Quote

Please visit our sponsor:

AikiWeb Sponsored Links - Place your Aikido link here for only $10!



Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Equitable? Mary Eastland General 390 05-11-2005 08:49 PM
Miles Kessler Sensei in Dallas, TX , Nov 5-6 AikiWeb System AikiWeb System 0 09-28-2004 10:54 AM
Something I wrote for a few friends of mine (long) drDalek General 1 11-18-2002 08:44 AM
Seminar/Event: Seminar Miles Kessler (4th Dan) AikiWeb System AikiWeb System 0 04-30-2002 08:26 AM
Martial Artists Against Terrorism keith g General 0 09-16-2001 11:40 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:41 PM.



vBulletin Copyright © 2000-2014 Jelsoft Enterprises Limited
----------
Copyright 1997-2014 AikiWeb and its Authors, All Rights Reserved.
----------
For questions and comments about this website:
Send E-mail
plainlaid-picaresque outchasing-protistan explicantia-altarage seaford-stellionate