“The Future Of Aikido”
by Patrick Cassidy and Miles Kessler

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Dead-Sea Seminar - Community Call, No.2
October 22, 2016

This past Sunday I hosted the 2nd Dead Sea community call with my teaching partner, Patrick Cassidy. It was a little bittersweet because. Just as it is the last Dead Sea Seminar this year, this was also the last Dead Sea community call.

The topic of this call is “The Future Of Aikido”. Patrick and I explore the limitations of the current Aikido culture and the needs for a shift into a new paradigm. We lay out how we see that shift affecting Aikido for the individual, the community, the teacher-student relationship, organizations, and especially the art itself.

 

“Aikido & Returning To The Source”
by Patrick Cassidy and Miles Kessler

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Dead-Sea Seminar - Community Call, No.1
September 26, 2016

Yesterday I hosted the first of 2 Dead Sea community calls, with my teaching partner Patrick Cassidy. We’ve hosted these calls for the past 3 years, both as a warm up for the Dead Sea Seminar (Nov. 17 – 19, 2016) and as a way to invite the global Aikido community to join gather together online for exploring the themes of our yearly event.

The topic of this call is “Returning To The Source”. Patrick and I cover such topics as O Sensei’s original spiritual realization, the source as an expression of Aikido, aligning with the deeper principles returns us to the source, and much more.

The annual “Riviera Seminar” hosted by Aikido Montruex, with Bob Nadeau, Patrick Cassidy, and myself. More details coming soon…

Date: May 26, 2017—May 26, 2017
Event: The Riveria Seminar
Topic: The annual "Riviera Seminar", Aikido Montruex
Venue: Aïkido Montreux
+41 21 963 33 32
Location: Rue de la Corsaz 11
Montreux, Switzerland
Public: Public

Join The Integral Dojo’s annual Spring Aikido Seminar. This year’s event will be held at the “Virtigo Dance Company” Eco-Village at Kibbutz Nativ Ha-Lamid He in Israel. This seminar is open to all styles and all levels and to people from other martial disciplines or dancers.

Date: May 4, 2017—May 6, 2017
Event: Spring Aikido Seminar
Topic: Integral Dojo's annual Spring Aikido Seminar
Venue: Vertigo Eco-Village
03-562-4164
Location: Kibbutz Nativ Ha-Lamid He, Israel
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.
More Info: Click here for more information.

When You Have Spiritual Protection…

A Personal Story

It was early 1998, and I had just finished an eight-year phase of life, living in Japan. I had been studying Aikido full time with my teacher Morihiro Saito Sensei, at the famous Iwama dojo. Even though I had achieved a sense satisfaction in what I had accomplished during this time, there was also a subtle itch of wanting something more, something I wasn’t finding in my Aikido life in Japan.

Burma

Join me at Aikido Bodensee in Switzerland for an intensive Integral Aikido weekend. This seminar will be all about integrating the practices and principles of “Integral Aikido” into your training, and getting your Aikido to the next level. The seminar is open to all Aikidokas (styles), from beginner to advanced. To register, to contact the dojo here.

Date: March 11, 2017—March 13, 2017
Event: Bodensee Aikido Seminar
Topic: Integral Aikido weekend
Venue: Dojo Aikido Verein Bodensee
+41 71 688 49 80
Location: Hafenstrasse 50
Kreuzlingen, Switzerland
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.
More Info: Click here for more information.

Come train with me LIVE at the Kaeshi Waza Seminar, in Denmark, which will focus on Kaeshi Waza and the principles-based approach of “Integral Aikido”. To register, email the dojo to this address: lars@aikido-copenhagen.dk.

Date: March 4, 2017—March 5, 2017
Event: Kaeshi Waza Seminar
Topic: Kaeshi Waza and "Integral Aikido"
Venue: Copenhagen Aikido Club
Location: Idrætshuset, Sal 2, Gunnar Nu Hansens Plads 7
Kopenhagen, Denmark
Public: Public
More Info: Click here for more information.