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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    Training schedule for the holidays, 1-29.10.2016

    Attached to the end of this post is a video, a mid-conclusion of our work from the last two weeks and also schedule for the holiday season.
    I will be in Japan, for Detant and AKBAN work, till the end of Sukkot.

    • Wednesday, 5.10.2016, Jerusalem dojo
    • Thursday, 6.10.2016, Tel Aviv honbu dojo
    • Sunday, 9.10.2016, Jerusalem dojo – Guy Renan
    • Monday, 10.10.2016, Ramat Hasharon – Shmulik Bar Kana
    • Tuesday, 11.10.2016 – Eve of Yom Kippur
    • Wednesday, 12.10.2016 – Yom Kippur
    • Thursday, 13.10.2016, Tel Aviv honbu dojo – Raam Manzur
    • Sunday, 16.10.2016, Eve of Sukkot
    • Monday, 17.10.2016, Sukkot
    • Tuesday, Hol hamoed, 18.10.2016, Tel Aviv honbu dojo – Elad Bar
    • Wednesday, Hol hamoed, 19.10.2016, Jerusalem dojo, Yoav Alterman
    • Thursday, Hol hamoed, 20.10.2016, Tel Aviv honbu dojo – Elad & Raam
    • Sunday, 23.10.2016, Second Holiday eve
    • Monday, 24.10.2016, Second Holiday
    • Tuesday, 25.10.2016, Tel Aviv honbu dojo – Elad & Raam

    Video of using kicks in AKBAN

    Sessions this week, 18-22.9.2016

    This week we are going deeper into kata that combine kicks as an aid to timing, distancing and submission. Kata like Renyo in Gyokko ryu, Shio Kaze in Kukishin or Koto Ryu Tan Geki, integrate kicks as means or an end to the techniques.

    We will emphasise kicks as facilitators of sacrifice throws.

    Video Of Mikazuki Geri

    Video Of Yoko Sokuto Geri

    Video Of Mawashi Sokshi Geri

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