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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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    6th international Ninjutsu colloquium in AKBAN and training this week

    The Sixth international Ninjutsu Colloquium will take place this Friday, 1.5.2015, at AKBAN Tel Aviv Honbu dojo.

    We will be hosting Ninjutsu instructors from Europe and Bujinkan Judans from Israel.

    The 6th Colloquium will start at 08:00 sharp till 10:30, May the 1st. this Friday. Please arrive at 07:45 to fill out the forms needed.

    Foreign and Israeli instructors are welcome. Please coordinate with me at

    Simultaneous translation is available during the Colloquium in Japanese, English and French.
    70000 views for akban colloquiums

    Previous AKBAN Colloquiums were watched, in AKBAN’s YouTube channel, more then 70,000 views by almost 15,000 viewers at an average view time of 18 minutes. We take these astounding numbers as a token of increased interest in Traditional, combat oriented, Ninjutsu and will video and translate this event also.
    Take a look at our previous Colloquiums and the Application Requirements here.
    The Sixth Colloquium will deal with the way various Ryuha in Takamatsu-den deal with resistance. We will use Kata from main systems to show that some systems meet resistance with stringer resistance, some ‘go with the flow’ while others combine these two modes into an intricate reaction.

    The Kata chosen to exemplify each Ryu are:

    1. Oh Gyaku – From Koto Ryu
    2. Renyo – From Gyokku Ryu
    3. Koshi ori – From Takagi Yoshin Ryu
    4. Fuki (Fukan) – From Fudo Ryu
    5. Ryu fu – From Kukishinden Ryu

    During the preceding week we will work with these kata to prepare the ground for a thorough exploration in the Colloquium.
    See you there,
    Yossi Sheriff

    Training for this week, 19-24.4.2015

    There will be some changes to our training schedule this week because of the Day of Remembrance for the Fallen Soldiers and the Independence Day.
    At Tuesday, eve of the Day of Remembrance, we will train until the siren sounds at 20:00. There will be no sessions at Wednesday and Thursday.

    At Friday, 24/4/2015, 09:00-11:00, we will open a new training facility at the AKBAN Kfar Bilu in memory of AKBAN student, Elik Aminov. We will do a full punching bag session and randori. Here’s a link to the event on Facebook.

    At the Jerusalem, Ramat Hasharon and Tel Aviv dojo we will continue to prepare for the 6th International Ninjutsu Colloquium. Emphasizing syncopated rhythms interchanging with Nagare.

    Please be reminded that we decided to change the Kukishinden Kata at this colloquium into Yangi Kaze, also known as Ryu Fu.

    Ninjutsu training this week, 12-17.4.2015

    • This Friday, 17/4/2015, we will have a ECR session from 08:00 till 09:30.
    • At Thursday, 16/4/2015 we will have a regular session in Tel Aviv Honbu dojo.
    • Wednesday, because of Holocaust memorial eve, we might have to shorten the session, please call me for details at mid-week.
    • Sunday, Monday and Tuesday sessions will go as planned. Navot and his Northern AKBAN dojo members will attend the Combat Kata session in Tuesday. Here’s a link to the event on Facebook.

    In most sessions we will work against kicks, and explore nagare or Daken as a reaction. The Kata groups will learn the 6th international Ninjutsu colloquium kata. The colloquium will take place at May the 1st.

    Weekend quote – Philip K. Dick

    1st quote

    Someday a human being, named perhaps Fred White, may shoot a robot named Pete Something-or-Other, which has come out of a General Electrics factory, and to his surprise see it weep and bleed. And the dying robot may shoot back and, to its surprise, see a wisp of gray smoke arise from the electric pump that it supposed was Mr. White’s beating heart. It would be rather a great moment of truth for both of them.

    2nd quote

    From The Android and The Human
    robot dreams

    Training this week, 29.3-2.4.2015

    This week there will not be an ECR group on Friday.
    During the week there will be sessions in all the AKBAN dojos. One of the veterans instructors will substitute for me on Sunday because I will be returning from the Hamburg seminar.
    In the dojos we will weave inside the flow patterns we practiced these weeks sequences and throws from Takagi Yoshin Ryu (thanks to Yoav and Zvica).

    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

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