AKBAN (光番) is an old school Martial arts institution.
We lead with
- 11000 techniques in 1500 videos, totalling more than 50 million views.
- Preserving traditional weapons while re-learning modern weapons and tactics.
- Emotional regulation workshops, especially tailored for extreme conflicts.
- Teaching method, applications and documentation in a world class database.
- Online dojo that allows regular, weekly participation in lessons.
We do not forget the core – we listen to body and nature, not only through intense fitness but through the pure energy of martial art training, to the fast strike, the knife cut and the sound of perfect ukemi – moments of power and precision that constitute our foundation.
AKBAN is a Martial arts research institute that was founded in Israel and has dojos in Israel, Germany, Canada, Greece and soon, in Japan. Yossi Sheriff is the Akban academy headmaster and a Bujinkan 5th Dan (1991). The academy was founded by Sheriff in 1986. Our veterans have decades of experience.
Extreme training regime is augmented by the conflict managment tools and unique power control techniques of DETANT (דטאנט). The Akban control system, Detant, teaches emotional and cognitive regulation.
We train the way we like by absorbing ourselves in Japanese 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.
AKBAN teaches combat oriented, pragmatic, Bujinkan Ninjutsu as a way of life since 1985. This site is the largest existing encyclopaedia of combat Ninjutsu techniques and conflict methodology.
Our way of training enables:
- Superb fitness – gradual program written by Yossi Sheriff
- Many years of full contact realistic training. Hundreds of practitioners have been training for more then 30 consecutive years.
- Combat martial abilities.
Using the name AKBAN
Our school does not work like a fast food franchise, it works like Universities do.
Every instructor enjoys full independence while teaching the techniques that lead to a Black belt. This independence comes with full responsibility of each instructor over his own dojo. Thus, each instructor can bring into fruition a personal perspective and abilities and contribute his knowledge to the technical data base that forms the AKBAN database.
Choosing whether to give the name AKBAN is a personal creed of the head of each dojo who is also a student in central dojo under Yossi Sheriff.
The instructor leads his dojo, but chooses to continue and develop as a part of a community that follows the ethical code of AKBAN.
About ten instructors teach in Dojos in Israel, Greece, Germany and Canada.
The Akban mon is two phoenix birds intertwined. The phoenixes, creatures that disappear in fire and return every thousand years, symbolize the preservation and practice of ancient knowledge. Budo Ninjutsu is a martial art that originated hundreds of years ago. We guard it’s essence with constant practice and research.
The two phoenixes depict the power and harmony that stem from communion of opposites: Man and environment, tradition and research, extreme activity and meditation, opponents and defenders.
Along the communion of opposites, the beaks of the creature create the shape of a heart to remind us the most important reason of the martial art we are doing – guarding our humane hearts, guarding the people dear to us, guarding peace.
Read about Akban and other information below:
- What we are proud of
See our most important professional mottos.
- Our ethical code
Discover our unique warrior code of conduct. It took us more than fifteen years to hone it.
- Spiritual path In Budo Ninjutsu
See the interrelation of spiritual growth and our down-to-earth practice.
- The dreaded “24”
Check out our one of Akban’s most extreme and tough exercises.