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Aikido Wothout Borders

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My personal story:
Phase One:

I was born in Dallas, Texas as an exiting “Boomer” and emerging “Slacker” and grew up in a more or less typical life on this existential cusp. In my early twenties I came to aikido and this new found passion became the vehicle for a newly awakened search for meaning and purpose.

Phase Two:

At 25 I took off to live in Japan for a year to pursue my passion for aikido. One year turned into eight (5 years turning Japanese, 3 years unturning Japanese) doing aikido and the “gaijin in Japan” thang (domo domo).

Phase Three:

After Japan, went to travel Asia for a year in search of meditation and inner development. One year turned into eight (couldn't get enough meditation) bouncing between Aisa and Europe. I'd spend the winters in Asia on retreat, and the summers touring Europe teaching aikido. Spent a couple of years practicing meditation in Burma, as well as one year practicing in Nepal.

Phase Four (that's now):

Looking to “return to the market place” somehow my karma led me to settle in Israel. Talk about “full marketplace living”. Now I teach “Integral Aikido” here in Tel Aviv as well as regularly popping into Europe to give seminars.

In 2006 I founded an aikido peace project called "Aikido Without Borders" that brings the practice of aikido to areas of conflict. We have run aikido projects in Israel, East Jerusalem and the West Bank.

At this point my main life practice is about an integration of all the years of solo work on my interior and bringing it out to the exterior creating real world applications. Now things are really getting interesting.
Why I want peace:
This fragmented world of ours needs to be healed, integrated and gradually lead down the evolutionary path to wholeness. After all, we really in this together. For those who can see this there is then the responsibility to contribute to the evolutionary process. In fact, we are the very manifestation of this process. That's exciting!
Interests and activities:
aikido, aikido without borders, integral, meditation, growth, development, surfing, community, deep cafe meetings, crossing borders and entering into other cultures.
Something you didn't know about me:
I only have 8 toes
How I found mepeace.org:
through an integral friend
What I want to achieve here:
community

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Aikido Without Borders

Posted on October 23, 2008 at 1:00pm 4 Comments

Historical first – Aikido demonstration and children’s class in Bethlehem.





On Sunday, Oct. 19th, 2008, “Aikido Without Borders” conducted a historical first aikido demonstration and children’s class in Bethlehem.







A.W.B. is a fledgling N.G.O. primarily working in Israel/ Palestine that is dedicated to bringing the practice of aikido to troubeled areas where borders, both real and imagined,… Continue

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At 12:00am on January 15, 2009, Rivka said…
Welcome Miles. I'm looking forward to learning more from you.
At 9:29am on October 24, 2008, Neri Bar-On said…
You are light Joy and Wisdom.
Great to have you here.
At 3:00pm on October 23, 2008, Miles Kessler said…
Hi Ayel,

Happy to be here and looking forward to being a part of this community.

MIles
At 2:54pm on October 23, 2008, Eyal Raviv said…
Welcome Miles, what a creative profile,
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