AKBAN is a traditional MMA school that was founded in Israel and has dojos in Israel and other countries around the globe. Yossi Sheriff is the AKBAN Academy headmaster and our veterans have decades of experience.

Our extreme training regime is augmented by the conflict managment tools and unique power control techniqes of DETANT.

We train the way we like by absorbing ourselves in Japanese Ninjutsu techniques while fearlessly researching. We don’t care about politics, political values, belt systems or Mc-dojos – what matters to us is dojo time, heart and earth, that’s it: One principle – No shortcuts.

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    This site is a part of our Slow web philosophy. In it you will find more than 7000 pages of techniques and videos and also our gradual fitness routines – take your time, return to reread or mail us (akban [at ] akban.org) for research oriented issues. Scroll down, and on this page you can read the last week’s sessions, because that’s what we focus on – plain old practice.

    We are The AKBAN academy, we preserve ancient knowledge of fighting, awareness and desert navigation by practicing it. on our list of publications is research in conflict methodology and analysis of traditional and modern fighting techniques. Our think tank resulted in unique research and was the cornerstone of the DETANT organisation for public sector conflict resolution.

    Sparring is in each and every lesson and so are yearly seminars with some of the world’s best teachers in Boxing, BJJ, Muai Thai, European martial arts and more. On our dojos are only 300 practitioners each year, and they take at least 12 years before a black belt. So, since 1986, we graduated only 100 black belts.

    This site is our dedication to what we love: the warrior culture, and all this is free, our respect to you.

    The Academy’s headquarters is situated in Tel Aviv, and another office is in Jerusalem. We have graduate instructors all over Israel, working in small, sparring oriented, dojos. Our recent dojo addition is in Toronto, Canada.

    It is not easy to say what makes the Akban community so robust; is it the Israeli situation, the top notch fitness? Who knows? We believe part of it is the special kind of students who choose training with us, students that get involved in incredible achievements and continue training for a lifetime. As we said, we are not sure, but we love the atmosphere, you can catch the scent of it in many of the images in our galleries or come train with us. Tel Aviv is a fun city.

    There are never guarantees that we’ll make a warrior from every new student, the only guarantee is that whatever we do, we do it with our extensive knowledge, our heart, taking no shortcuts, the way we see it.

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    Flexible weapons seminar and sessions, 27.11-2.12.2016

    This Thursday, 1.12.2016 from 18:00-21:00 we will have a National seminar on Flexible weapons. The seminar will take place in AKBAN Honbu dojo Tel Aviv and will translate the last week’s sessions into homework drills and add even more techniques to the syllabus.

    During the week we will start working on Fudo Ryu Kata.

    Video of Fudo Ryu Kata

    Coming AKBAN seminars and training next week

    This Friday we will have a session in Tel Aviv dojo and a sword training in Jerusalem. Please follow news on the WhatsApp group for final confirmation.

    Over the last two weeks we have been learning a large body of knowledge of Kusari techniques that we have never learned before. Please make time to train at home and control the basics in order to be ready for the upcoming Flexible weapons seminar in December.

    I am attaching to this post a list of the coming seminars for the next quarter.

    AKBAN seminars, end of 2016, beginning of 2017

    1. Flexible weapons 101. December 1, 2016, 18:00-21:00
    2. Winter seminar, AKBAN Athens, December 17-18 2016
    3. 7th Colloquium, Thursday, January 12, 2017, 18:00-21:00
    4. 2nd Symposium, Thursday, February 9, 2017, 18:00-21:00
    5. Knifemasters Friday, 17 March, 2017, 08:00-12:00 – Please pay attention, tickets will be available only from January the 1st.

    1. Flexible weapons
    2. Winter Seminar, Athens
    3. 7th International Colloquium
    4. 2nd Symposium
    5. Knifemasters

    Weekend quote – Lynn C. Rees

    1st quote

    Curious how many top tier historians of classical antiquity were quislings:

    • Herodotus: an exile from Halicarnassus, a city ruled by an oligarchy of Persian puppets, who turned into an unabashed booster of Athens.
    • Thucydides: an exile from Athens, a city ruled by democrats, who turned into an abashed booster of the oligarchic Peloponnesian League.
    • Xenophon: an exile from Athens, a city ruled by democrats, who turned into an unabashed booster of the Peloponnesian League.
    • Polybius: a hostage from the Achaean League, which superseded the Peloponnesian League, who turned into an abashed booster of the Roman Republic.
    • Titus Flavius Josephus: an exile from Judea who, after being captured a Roman army led first by future princeps Titus Flavius Vespasianus and later by future princeps Titus Flavius Vespasianus, turned into an unabashed Roman booster so boosterish that he changed his name to that of his patrons, one of many Flavians to come.
      2nd quote

    From Zenpundit

    This week in training, 6-11.11.2016

    No news, except we’re having sessions on Friday. Apart from that, it’s just another week of routine training.

    This Friday we will have sessions in Tel Aviv Honbu and also AKBAN Jerusalem. Please wait for an official update on the WhatsApp groups, toward the end of the week.

    In Tel Aviv Honbu dojo I will start teaching Detant katas.

    In Jerusalem Guy Renan will continue his efforts to establish a Japanese sword group.

    Again, please wait for an update.

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