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    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.

    We train the way we like by absorbing ourselves in Japanese Bujinkan 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.

    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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    Weekend quote – Rabbi Eliyahu Eliezer Dessler

    1st quote

    We got used to think that giving is the result of love, for to that which a man loves, he gives. But the second Theory is this, that a man loves the fruit of his deeds, for he feels a part of his self in them – if it is a son he fathered or trained, or an animal he raised, or a seedling he planted, or even an inanimate object, like a house he built, – there he is, attached to the fruits of his labor in love, for he finds himself in them.

    2nd quote

    From: “Michtav me-Eliyahu”, Eliyahu Eliezer Dessler

    father and son
    Image CC by dany phenx

    Ninjutsu sessions this week, 22-26.3.2015

    This week we will not have a Combat Research session on Friday.

    In all the groups we will continue to hone the techniques toward the Sixth Colloquium in May the 1st.
    In the intermediate groups we will work the basic Kihon for 2nd Kyu. In the Combat KAta groups we will continue exploring the interactions between Daken and Nagare.
    Next week, 29.3.2015, Sunday, I will be in Ninjutsu Akademie Hamburg, Germany for an intensive seminar about Ninjutsu Randori. Here’s a link to the FB event.

    Training on the election week, 15-20.3.2015

    There will not be a “24” event this week.
    Also, because of the election, there will not be a session on Tuesday, on election day.
    At Thursday we will have an extended session in Tel Aviv dojo.
    At Friday we are going to have a ECR session in Tel Aviv.

    In all the groups we will be working on Takagi and Fudo Kata to prepare for the Sixth Colloquium.

    Ninjutsu sessions this week, 8-12.3.2015

    This week we will not have a session on Friday.
    In the dojo we will expand our practice of Nagare (流れ) and will do it through moving the Uke in several axes.
    Thus, we are preparing the background for the 6th international colloquium in May the 1st.
    In the COmbat Kata groups we will combine rhythm changes of the Uchikomi and Daken with the Nagare and see how these show in Fudo and Takagi kata.
    Please bring punching gloves even for the Nagare sessions.

    Weekend quote – Frank Herbert

    1st quote

    Fear is the mind killer.
    I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.

    2nd quote

    From “Dune”, Frank Herbert

    Training this week + BJJ seminar

    This Thursday, 26.2.2015, 18:00, we will have a BJJ seminar with Amir Haimi Sensei. Amir is an AKBAN Sandan and an Alan Moraes (Rio) BJJ black belt.
    Amir will teach, BJJ techniques aimed at improving our Ninjutsu randori level. Here’s a link to the FB event page

    We will not have a Friday seminar, or lesson, this week, because of the Tel Aviv Marathon. I wish good luck to participating AKBAN runners.

    During the week we will work on 5 basic approaches against multiple opponents.

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