Posts from March 2008

Traditional weapons portal and Katori sword techniques


March 25, 2008
Yossi Sheriff

Added to the Akban-wiki, the martial arts and fitness encyclopedia are most of the weapon kata of Tenshin Shōden Katori Shintō-ryū.

A new Traditional weapons portal is already on the Akban-wiki and includes, Seitei gata, Katori and Budo Ninjutsu. We also started to document western sword techniques, in that same portal.

Have fun exploring our growing Martial arts database.

Kaltura video and the Akban project


March 12, 2008
Yossi Sheriff

Kaltura, the new guys on the web video applications, recently partnered with the Wikimedia Foundation to provide collaborative video functionality to Wikipedia’s 207 Million unique visitors.
We are really glad they picked our project – The Akban-wiki martial arts encyclopedia – as a featured costumer and partner.
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Kaltura lets users edit video online from a variety of sources to create informative new videos from existing ones. This correlates perfectly with our community wiki because Kaltura allows wiki editing and history of user’s edits.

We have been integrating and working out minor early bugs in the Kaltura application and we can present some modest results.