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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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    Ninjutsu sessions this week, 31.5.2015-5.6.2015

    This Sunday we will not have basics session in Tel Aviv dojo, Sunday session in Jerusalem will take place as usual.
    This Friday, 5.6.2015, 08:00, we will have an ECR group in Tel Aviv dojo.

    The regular sessions over the week will emphasize two parallel lines. We will reenforce correct Nage Waza and continue with the flow chart that starts with holding the sleeve and the opposing lapel. Together with this line we will start warming up for the AKBAN August Blitz. The Combat Kata groups will devote the first part of every CK session to Ninjutsu Tempo work with boxing gloves. Please bring full gloves, and water bottles.

    I am attaching several relevant videos for the material we have been learning these past two weeks. There are differences between the details in our pragmatic Ninjutsu and this high level sportive Judo, but we can still learn a lot from the methods of learning.

    Video of Toshihiko Koga teaching Sode Tsurikomi Goshi

    Video of Ilias Iliadis close fighting grip style

    Video of grip drills with Ilias Iliadis

    Ninjutsu practice this week, 17-21.5.2015

    This Sunday we are opening a basics group in Honbu dojo that will be led by Ra’am Manzur and Elad Nagar and I. This week we will start at 20:00 till 21:00 and celebrate the opening night at 21:15. Here’s a link to Facebook event. Attend if you can.

    The Sunday basics session will emphasize Hand striking and basic Nage waza so please bring boxing gloves and mouth protectors.

    This Friday, 22.5.2015, at 08:00, we are having the regular ECR group.

    At the evening session in Ramat Hasharon, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv dojo we will continue the Sutemi waza against Kuzushi. We will get to know Syncopation in grappling holds of the Takamatsu-den kata.

    Weekly training details and an international Seminar,

    This Friday we will have an ECR group in Honbu dojo Tel Aviv at 08:00.

    At Thursday, Yakov Schacht Sensei, the headmaster of the largest and fiercest Ninjutsu Academy in Germany, will conduct a two hour intensive that will focus on Ninjutsu in extreme street fighting situations. Here’s a link to the event on Facebook. It’s open to Akbanauts.

    This international seminar is subsidized by AKBAN and Ninjutsu Akademie Hamburg but we will be happy if we can collect a sum for charity. If you want to, that is.

    During the weekly regular sessions we will continue our work on three subjects: Sutemi Waza, Kicking Daken in sparring and inside range work of Kukishinden and Takagi.

    The Sixth International Ninjutsu Colloquium has ended

    The recent Colloquium started diving into the different ways the Ryu in Takamatsu-den deal with resistance. To explore the subject we will need a whole year.
    Honored us with their presence and teaching skills, Itai Guvrin, Yossi Teshuva, Dr. Gadi Lissak, Tomer Hollander and more top levels from Bujinkan in Israel then we could count. Amir Haimi from “Jerusalem Martial arts” shared many perspectives on throws and fighting.
    Till the full hour long video will be ready with the English translation here’s a short promo with the music by our Berlin dojo Cho, Ran Levari.
    See you at the Autumn Colloquium.

    Video showcase of the 6th Ninjutsu Colloquium

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