Posts from June 2015

Training this week and a seminar with Amir Haimi, 28.6-3.7.2015


June 27, 2015
Yossi Sheriff

This Sunday there will be basics session in Tel Aviv dojo at 20:00. The Jerusalem session this Sunday will take place as usual.

At Friday, 3.7.2015, at 08:00 sharp we will have the second seminar this year for BJJ in Ninjutsu randori. Teaching again in this seminar is Amir Haimi Sensei, an AKBAN veteran and an Alan Moraes (Rio de Janeiro) Bjj Black belt.

In the regular session this week we will continue to sweat in preparation for the August AKBAN Blitz!

Weekend quote – Jozef Frucek


June 26, 2015
Yossi Sheriff

1st quote

When you have pain, you have to work.
When you have an injury, you have to work.
It’s not by restricting motion you become more healthy.
They say, if you have pain in the knee then rest. No.

If you have pain in the knee work what you work with less intensity and find where you do wrong mechanics.
Otherwise you will never solve the problem.
You will take a break, you will come recovered, but eventually it’s going to come back,
because you didn’t change any thing.

*One important point (Yossi S.): In case of an injury or pain one has to tell his instructor and get a medical exam. Any easy session, like Jozef prescribes, only under the supervision of a qualified Physical Therapist.

2nd quote

Ninjutsu training this week, 21-26.6.2015


June 20, 2015
Yossi Sheriff

This Sunday, 21.6.2015, at 20:15, we will have a basics class in Tel Aviv Honbu dojo. The Jerusalem dojo session will take place as usual at 18:00.

This Friday, 26.6.2015 at 08:00, we will have the regular Edge Combat research session in Honbu Dojo Tel Aviv.

Two weeks from now, at Friday 3.7.2015, 08:00, we will train at the second part of the successful BJJ seminar under the tutelage of Amir Haimi Sensei. Amir is an AKBAN Sandan and an Alan Moraes (Rio) BJJ black belt. Here’s a link to the event page in Facebook. You can press the ‘attend’ button or just come.

During the regular sessions this week we are continuing to move the difficulty level higher and will continue to work on our flowchart toward the AKBAN Blitz.

I added an excellent video Ran has found of most of the throws that we do in the flow chart. Although a faster video speed probably enhances the wow factor of this video, it is still an excellent and accurate example of all the techniques.

Video of the throws from our flowchart

Ninjutsu sessions this week in AKBAN, 14-19.6.2015


June 13, 2015
Yossi Sheriff

This Sunday, 14.6.2015, at 20:15, we will have basics training in Tel Aviv dojo. The Jerusalem Sunday session takes place as usual and will end at 19:55.

This Friday, 19.6.2015, at 08:00, we will have an ECR session in Tel Aviv Honbu dojo.

All the other sessions take place as usual.

We have a special session this Sunday, at 12:00 in Geula High school dojo. We will meet there with Yaad Ben David, the teacher and Itay Ofzer, the team leader to test the youngsters’ group for the AKBAN Kamon. A Kamon will be awarded to the practitioners who can finish this extreme session.

During the week we will emphasize dynamic throws and a lot of striking work. We must not forget both boxing gloves and hand-wraps.

Video of tying Ninjutsu hand-wraps

Ninjutsu sessions this week, 7-12.6.2015


June 6, 2015
Yossi Sheriff

This Sunday, 7.6.2015, at 20:00, we will have basics training session in Honbu Dojo Tel Aviv. The Jerusalem Sunday session will also take place as usual.
This Friday, 12.6.2015, at 08:00′ we will have E.C.R session in Tel Aviv Honbu dojo.

We will continue to prepare for the AKBAN Blitz in August. The flowchart of reverse lapel grip will expand and include dynamic kuzushi for each one of the throws that finish the flow chart. Improving the Daken, striking craft, will also be a top priority and we will work with challenging and fast Ninjutsu combos that will further enhance fitness.

Please do not forget water, protective equipment and gloves.

I am attaching a video that shows a previous, unsuccessful, try to teach this same flow chart. This video is just for reference as the practitioner level now of executing Uchikomi and Nagare is much higher.

See you in the dojo.

Weekend quote – Daniel C. Dennett and Deb Roy


June 5, 2015
Yossi Sheriff

1st quote
Just as ant colonies can do things that individual ants cannot, human organizations can also transcend the abilities of individuals, giving rise to superhuman memories, beliefs, plans, actions — perhaps even superhuman values.

For better or for worse, however, we are on an evolutionary course to rein in our superhuman organizations by holding them accountable to individual human standards. This self-regulating dynamic, enabled by accelerating human-machine communicative capabilities, is as unique to our species as human language itself.
2nd quote
From March 2015 issue of Scientific American (link)