Posts from February 2015

Training this week + BJJ seminar


February 21, 2015
Yossi Sheriff

This Thursday, 26.2.2015, 18:00, we will have a BJJ seminar with Amir Haimi Sensei. Amir is an AKBAN Sandan and an Alan Moraes (Rio) BJJ black belt.
Amir will teach, BJJ techniques aimed at improving our Ninjutsu randori level. Here’s a link to the FB event page

We will not have a Friday seminar, or lesson, this week, because of the Tel Aviv Marathon. I wish good luck to participating AKBAN runners.

During the week we will work on 5 basic approaches against multiple opponents.

Postponing the BJJ seminar to next week


February 18, 2015
Yossi Sheriff

Because of the approaching snow storm we are rescheduling Amir Haimi BJJ seminar to next week.
The Bjj seminar will take place at February the 26th at 6 PM and at February the 27th at 08:00 AM.

Regular dojo practice as usual at Tel Aviv dojo at 18:00 Thursday. No training at Friday.
Stay warm.

Training this week and ground fighting seminar


February 14, 2015
Yossi Sheriff

Being a well rounded fighter is a priority for the first 10 years in AKBAN academy.

This Thursday, 19.2.2015, 18:00 and at Friday, 20.2.2015, 08:00, we will have a BJJ seminar with Amir Haimi Sensei. Amir is an AKBAN Sandan and an Alan Moraes (Rio) BJJ black belt.
Amir will teach, in two concentrated days, BJJ techniques aimed at improving our Ninjutsu randori level. The price for one part of the seminar is 90 NIS and for the two parts we have a special AKBAN members price of 120 NIS. Here’s a link to the FB event page

At Saturday, 21.2.2015, we will have a special outdoor skills seminar with Yoni Ben For, an AKBAN Shodan and a specialist in outdoor survival and plant based medicine. (link to the FB event page)

At the week before the seminars, on the regular schedule, we will work on one kata of Fudo Ryu. At the Combat kata groups we will concentrate on two Kukishinden Ryu kata.

Weekend quote – Gingi Han


February 12, 2015
Yossi Sheriff

1st quote

These are the roots of the teacher’s work:
Kata, Randori and Mondo.

Kata is the seal of order.
Randori is the meeting place of chaos and order.
Mondo is needed to explain to the thinking part what is happening in the doing part.

These roots must be watered by constant respect, respect for others, respect for the insights and respect for one’s own constituents.

2nd quote

From: Wasifat Salata Min Binat Gishrit

Bonzai by Rodrigo Sousa
Image CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 by Rodrigo Sousa

This week in training, 8-12.2.2015


February 7, 2015
Yossi Sheriff

This week we will not have an ECR session.

At the groups we will continue practicing three subjects: Entering in 4.3 combo, preparing for Amir Haimi Sensei ground fighting seminar (event page) and combining killer kicks.

At the combat kata groups we will repeat the kata we learned last week.

Video of a kick to the head