AKBAN is a Martial arts research institute that was founded in Israel and has dojos in Israel, Germany, Canada, Greece and soon, in Japan. Yossi Sheriff is the AKBAN Academy headmaster. Our veterans have decades of experience.

Extreme training regime is augmented by the conflict managment tools and unique power control techniques 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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    This week’s sessions and Detant workshop, 19-24.3.2017

    This Friday, 24.3.2017, at 08:00 sharp, another Detant workshop is opening. This will be a phase 2 workshop that integrates phase 1 techniques into daily scenarios with physical monitoring.

    Here’s a link for registration – Detant workshop 50, phase 2

    During the week we will continue improving Nage waza in dynamic techniques. Tuesday in Honbu dojo Tel Aviv will emphasize Rokushaku Bo and sword Kata, will take place outside and conclude in 20:20.

    Weekend quote – Ish Levi from Barcelona

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    Know that men become what they do, and their heart and all their thoughts always follow their deeds, be they good or evil.

    And even a complete villain that thinks evil all day long, if he will pour his spirit and try and persist in good deeds, even if it is from the wrong causes, he will immediately lean into goodness, even if not intending so, and with the power of his deeds and actions he will suffocate his evil inclination because hearts follow deeds.

    And even a complete zadik, a righteous person, with straight and pure heart who is seeking good thoughts and occupations, if he will always be involved with bad deeds – maybe because the king forced him to do so and told him to be busy only with bad work, if he will fully occupy himself all day with that art – he will one day turn full circle from righteousness of heart to become completely bad.

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    מתוך ״ספר החינוך״, ט״ז, שלא לשבור עצם מן הפסח

    Live knife seminar and sessions this week, 12-17.3.2017

    The Sunday session in Jerusalem dojo will not take place because of the holiday.

    This Friday, in Honbu dojo, we will conduct a live knife seminar. Registration is closed and all the places are full. Because of the extraordinary level of violence, there will not be any video.

    During the week we will practice throws from the Tsuki Nagare drill.

    Video of Tsuki Nagare drill

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