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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.

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    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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    Weekend quote – Isaiah Berlin

    1st quote
    The search for a single, overarching ideal because it is the one and only true one for humanity, invariably leads to coercion. And then to destruction, blood—eggs are broken, but the omelette is not in sight, there is only an infinite number of eggs, human lives, ready for the breaking. And in the end the passionate idealists forget the omelette, and just go on breaking eggs.
    1st quote

    Ninjutsu sessions this week, 25-30.1.2015

    This Friday, 30.1.2015, 08:00 sharp, we will have ECR group.

    At the dojos we will continue the multiple opponents scenarios from short ranges. In addition to this we will repeat using kicks while closing distance in randori.

    The Combat Kata groups will continue working on Kukishinden Ryu Shirabe Moguri Kata. The Tel Aviv CK group will explore Kata preliminaries and exit points using advanced rhythm with Yoni Ben-Dor. We will also check combat language.

    Video of inside crescent kick

    Video of 4 drills at the beginning of sessions

    Ninjutsu sessions for 18-23.1.2015

    This Friday, 08:00 sharp, we will have a weapon training instead of the regular ECR group. Due to the specifics of this high intensity session, please bring ear protectors for the Stick techniques. Seriously.

    During the week we will repeat the Defense and fighting against multiple opponents. In addition we will learn new techniques for this dangerous situation. We will also repeat, in faster beats, the Kukishinden flowcharts of entering to trapping to grappling.

    The Combat Kata groups will change its syllabus this week, but, nevertheless, we will learn two new kata.

    Video of the first three Kukishinden flowcharts

    Weekend quote – Aggression Research Program, ISR



    Violence is a contagious disease.

    As with other contagious diseases, if people are exposed to violence, their own risk of behaving violently increases. Yet, unlike most contagious diseases, a person does not need to be very close to the violence in order to be infected with it.

    One can catch it at a distance. The infecting exposure can be an exposure to violence right in front of the person or it can be an exposure to distant violence through electronic media.

    From “Contagion of Violence Project“, Aggression Research Program of the University of Michigan’s Institute of Social Research

    Training this week, 11-16.1.2015

    This week we are having an ERC session this Friday.

    In all the dojo we will continue developing the Kansetsu waza-Daken flow-chart. We will add kicks to this model and so, will repeat the 5 basic Ninjutsu kicks.

    The Combat Kata groups will learn two more kata from the Shirabe Moguri Level of Kukishinden.

    Henka of Gyaku Nage no Kata

    Ninjutsu training this week, 4-9.1.2015

    This Friday we are having ECR group in Tel Aviv.

    In the dojos we will continue working on integrating sequence number 4 (Kansetsu Waza Junjo) of variations 1,2,4 into more challenging work of Daken Taijutsu. Please do not forget punching gloves, we are upping the intensity.

    At the Combat Kata Groups we will learn Yama Otoshi and Tobi CHigai no kata and combine them with sequence 4, variations 1,2.

    We are having a Bor Sud at Thursday night. If you worked in a film crew and can dedicate a night, let me know.

    Video of sword stances in AKBAN

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