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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    A short summery and oncoming sessions, 19-23.2.2017

    For some of AKBAN instructors, and me included, the last weeks have been extremely busy and interesting. After the visit of our colleague from Japan and a Detant workshop for rescue team leaders we concluded one of our best symposiums at which AKBAN instructors from Israel and abroad participated.

    Last Friday we delivered another Detant workshop in which we ushered, for the first time, the next phase (Detant phase 2) of Detant’s extensive syllabus. I think it was a good example of the depth of our program.

    I want to thank all the participants for the in-depth debriefing and attendance. We invest time and effort to adapt the Detant syllabus for different sectors and your input was invaluable.

    This week, in AKBAN dojo, we will continue learning the other side of the emotional regulation spectrum.

    Detant workshop Feb 2017

    Detant in Friday and sessions this week, 12-17.2.2017

    This Friday, 17.2.2017, 08:30 sharp, we will do a Detant seminar (phase 2). All tickets for this seminar were snatched in minutes. If you couldn’t register for this seminar, we will have another one (phase 2) in few weeks.

    During the week we will work on techniques from the excellent International Akban symposium that concluded last week.

    The 2nd International AKBAN Symposium

    The international AKBAN symposium will take place in Friday, 10.2.2017, 08:00 in Honbu dojo (“אקבן תל אביב” in WAZE).

    Instructors from all over the world will present their research and results from years of training and fighting. The symposium will conclude at 12:30.

    This is a wonderful opportunity to witness the perspectives and skills of AKBAN groups from all over the world.

    Video from the 1st Symposium

    Weekend quote – Gustave Le Bon

    1st quote

    The first is that the individual forming part of a crowd acquires, solely from numerical considerations, a sentiment of invincible power which allows him to yield to instincts which, had he been alone, he would perforce have kept under restraint.

    He will be the less disposed to check himself from the consideration that, a crowd being anonymous, and in consequence irresponsible, the sentiment of responsibility which always controls individuals disappears entirely.

    2nd quote

    herd of sheep by https://www.flickr.com/photos/ramblingtraveler/
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