Aiki-Ken Masterclass

Miles Kessler Sensei

6th Dan Aikikai

Course One:
Basic Principles Of The Bokken

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Your Foundational Training For The Aikido Bokken

Sharpen Your Basic Forms From The Ground Up

Create A Solid Foundation For
Your Practice

Total Bokken & Empty Hand Aikido Integration

Aiki-Ken Masterclass - Course One:
Basic Principles Of The Bokken

Module 1:
Introduction To Aiki-Ken

What You'll Learn:

  • Aikido as an art based on bokken
  • The bokken as an integral part of Aikido
  • The importance of "hanmi" in Aiki-Ken and in Aikido
  • The benefits of bokken practice to your empty hand Aikido

Module 2:
Bokken Etiquette

What You'll Learn:

  • The proper way to handle the bokken
  • Proper bokken position before, and after training
  • How to do a standing bow
  • How to do a sitting bow

Module 3:
Bokken Grip, Hanmi & Kamae

What You'll Learn:

  • How to grip the bokken
  • Stepping into "ken kamae", the bokken ready position
  • Standing in "hanmi" with the bokken
  • Taking the basic "ken kamae"
  • Walking in "ken kamae"
  • 3 types of "ken-kamae"

Module 4: 
Principles Of Striking

What You'll Learn:

  • Cutting vs. striking
  • Bokken lifting and striking dynamics
  • Keeping your elbows in
  • Unifying the striking line and the "hanmi" line
  • Maintaining vertical line and top of the head

Module 5: 
Bokken & Body Integration

What You'll Learn:

  • "Shisei" - posture and attitude with the bokken
  • Bokken and center integration
  • From synchronization to integration
  • Structural integrity of "kamae"
  • Ground, center & extension with the bokken
  • Bokken extension: It's a 1 centimeter game

About Miles Kessler Sensei

Miles Kessler (6th Dan Aikikai) is the founder and chief instructor of the Integral Dojo in Tel Aviv, as well as the director of the Integral Dojo online. He is a lineage holder in the "Iwama Aiki-Ken" tradition, having lived and studied full time under the guidance of Morihiro Saito Sensei in Iwama, Japan for 8 years.

Miles has been teaching Aikido seminars in Tai Jitsu, Aiki-Ken, and Aiki-Jo internationally for 25 years. He is a popular teacher known for his unique ability to take complex techniques and principles and break them down into simple and easy to understand teachings.

Miles is one of the most innovative teachers in the Aikido world, having created several Aikido-based personal development programs such as "Meditation For Aikidoka", the "Evolution Of Response", the "Aikido At The Leading Edge" tele-summit, and the paradigm shifting "Dead Sea Seminars."

This "Aiki-Ken Masterclass" is your opportunity to train directly Miles and learn from his rich experience of over 35 years in the art of Aikido.

What people are saying about this course: 

"Great course! I have never heard the principals of the Aiki-Ken explained in such a clear way. My practice will be guided by a deeper understanding from now on — and so will my teaching!" 
~ Jacob, Germany
"I have learned more in this Bokken series than I have with several years of Aikido practice. Thank You Miles - Please continue!"
~ Michael, U.S.A.
"Everybody always talks about focusing on the fundamentals. Very few people can actually show you those fundamentals in a clear manner. This course is exactly that. Absolutely brilliant!"
~ John, UK
"This series has brought to light a higher level of Aiki-Ken than I thought possible. Thank you!"
~ Robert, U.S.A.
"Best money I've spent in a long time. Thank You Sensei!"
~ Mike, U.S.A.

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Aiki-Ken Masterclass: Basic Principles Of The Bokken


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20+ Video Lessons In
5 Learning Modules

  • Module 1: Introduction To Aiki-Ken
  • Module 2: Bokken etiquette
  • Module 3: Bokken Grip, Hanmi, & Kamae
  • Module 4: Principles Of Striking
  • Module 5: Bokken & Body Integration