akban ninjutsu on app store
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.

  • Call us 052-5108747
  • Show more

    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.

    Read more about the Akban School of Martial Arts

    Martial Arts News

    Sessions this week, starting the exams, 24-29.7.2016

    During this week we will start the exams and continue to schedule exam dates until the middle of August.

    In the regular groups we will work with throws from the advanced tests and build fitness and techniques for the Blitz month.

    This Friday we will have one last practice session focusing on belt exams syllabus. Here’s the link to the event on facebook.

    Preparing for the exams, 17-22.7.2016

    We’re continuing preparations for the exams at the end of July, beginning of August.

    This Friday, 22.6.2016, 08:00 sharp, we will have a special seminar for this purpose. The seminar will take place at Honbu dojo, here’s a link to the event on Facebook.

    We will learn two new drills on the ground, improve our striking-round kick work and explore no-Gi throws.

    Controlling the hips to control space – Marcelo Garcia

    Weekend quote – Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch

    1st quote

    Commentary on, ״Even though every inclination of the human heart is evil from childhood״

    ‘Inclination, impulse, instinct’ – It is regrettable that, they translated ‘יֵצֶר’ as a passive force “- as if there is power that spurs men to do evil.

    From this evolved the same desperate opinion, that is the foundation of great “religion”: The view of the power of evil that man is enslaved to and from it he will not be saved unless he holds a particular belief.

    This way the mantle ׳יֵצֶר׳ or evil instinct became the rope that binds mankind.

    This view is incorrect – the verb ׳יצר׳ stems from an active and creative process, not a passive one. It speaks not of the creator but of the created. And if we identify the root “create” with “energise” we reveal the meaning, not a passive force, but man’s vigorous active volition.

    מתוך פירושו לתורה, ספר בראשית, תירגם לעברית: הרב מרדכי ברויאר, ירושלים, תשכ”ז, עמ’ פא. תרגום לאנגלית, המלרה״א

    2nd quote

    the neophite

    Training in July this week, 3-8.7.2016

    We are entering the July mode, sessions will be physical and coordinate ground fighting with safe preparation for the August Blitz.

    The Jerusalem dojo is moving outside to Whol rose garden, near the supreme court. We start the Sunday and Wednesday Jerusalem session at 18:00 till after 20:00.

    Tel Aviv Tuesday session will be from 18:00 till 20:20.

    Tel Aviv and Ramat Hasharon dojos train inside as usual.

    There will be a Friday seminar in Tel Aviv honbu dojo. Later this week I’ll send a message in our whatsapp group about the Friday session in Jerusalem.

    In July, and August we will work with no Gi. Only a black pants and the organisation Tee-shirt. You’ll also need a water bottle, protective equipment and gloves.

    During this week I’ll send, individually, schedule for the July exams. You can repeat the syllabus in this link.

    Video of pre-session drills

    Weekend quote – David Goodhart

    1st quote

    The modern idea of citizenship goes some way to accommodating the tension between solidarity and diversity. Citizenship is not an ethnic, blood and soil concept but a more abstract political idea – implying equal legal, political and social rights (and duties) for people inhabiting a given national space. But citizenship is not just an abstract idea about rights and duties; for most of us it is something we do not choose but are born into – it arises out of a shared history, shared experiences, and, often, shared suffering;

    2nd quote
    from, Too diverse? Is Britain becoming too diverse to sustain the mutual obligations behind a good society and the welfare state?, David Goodhart

    Akban news — continue reading