Black Belts in AKBAN

The mission of the Black Belts in AKBAN is to promote martial arts practice, improve physical and mental health while engaging in education, research, methodology, Ethics, Online teaching and technology development that empower teachers and practitioners to create connected, decentralized, autonomous and humane, communities.

Japan

טקמצו טושיטסוגו
Toshitsugu Takamatsu (1889-1972)

Quote: “Strong as a bamboo, beautiful like a flower”


מסאקי הצומי
Masaaki Hatsumi, Founder of Bujinkan

Quote: “The first priority is winning without fighting”


דורון נבון אומנויות לחימה

Doron Navon, Meditation Master, Feldenkrais Method teacher, Judo 4th Dan (Kodokan), first Bujinkan western Shihan.

Retired

Quote: “Don’t walk through walls”

Book: “The Guide for the Perplexed”, Maimonides


AKBAN

יוסי שריף אומנויות לחימה אקבן

Yossi Sheriff, AKBAN Academy headmaster, teaching since 1984

Quotes: Link

Books: “the Bible”, “Elvi Burtanum Fjorden” Olav Hauge, “The Warrior Koans: Early Zen in Japan” Trevor Leggett, “Chovot HaLevavot” Bahye ben Joseph ibn Pakuda

Movies: “Les Bidasses S’En Vont En Guerre”, “Arrival”


מיכאל ליסק

Michael Lissak, Corporate Environmental Responsibility, Teacher, practices since 1985, member of AKBAN Think Tank

Books:”Two She-Bears: A Novel, Meir Shalev”, “The Lord of the Rings” J. R. R. Tolkien

Meetings with Remarkable Men,  G. I. Gurdjieff

Quote: “To truly know the world, look deep within yourself. To truly know yourself, take a real interest in the world.” Rudolf Steiner.


עמוס ירום

Amos Yarom, Professor of Physics, trains since 1986, Specialises in Unified Field and String theory.

Quote: “If the Problem doesn’t have a solution, it is not a problem”

Inspiration: The unique scent in the desert air in early morning, when I’m still in my sleeping bag, “Into Thin Air” Jon Krakauer, Qui-Gon Jinn meditating in the battlefield


שי דיל

Shai Dill, Advocate, corporate law, securities and crowd funding, mergers and acquisitions, technology transactions and privacy and data protection issues. Practices since 1986, Think Tank member.

Quote: “Give more then you receive”


גיא רנן

Guy Renan, MA in East Asian studies, Japanese native speaker and lecturer, practices since 1986, Think Tank member

Quote: “The sound of the Gion Shoja bells eccoes the impermanence of all things… the prosperous must decline. The proud do not endure they are like a dream on a spring night; the mighty fall at last, they are as dust in the wind.” Heike Monogatari

Inspiration: “The Seven samurai” Akira Korosawa, “Gates of Fire” Steven Pressfield, “Born to Run” Christopher McDougall


Dan Hashimshoni

Dan Hashimshoni, PhD Physics, Medical Technology, THZ Technology,  Think Tank member

The most relaxing Book: “The Critique of Pure Reason”, Immanuel Kant


שי דקל

Shai Dekel, Mathematics, visiting Associate Professor, Approximation Theory, Harmonic analysis, Signal Processing, Artificial Intelligence. Practices in AKBAN since 1993, Think Tank member

Quote: “It all has to do with ‘geometry’ of the data”


יואב אלטרמן

Yoav Alterman, Engineering and Communication systems, Practices since 1990

Books: “Across the Nightingale Floor” Gillian Rubinstein, “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind” Yuval Noah Harari, “The Lord of the Rings” J. R. R. Tolkien

Movies: “Zatōichi”, “Blade Runner”

Quote: “In a place where there is no man be a man” Pirkei Avot


ליאור כץ

Lior Katz, AKBAN Kfar Bilu Headmaster, Board Certified Physical Therapist, Orthopedic Rehabilitation and Sports injuries, Think Tank member, practices since 1987

Quote: “To do the same thing and expect a different result is insanity”

Books: “The Bible”, “Born to Run” Christopher McDougall, “One Hundred Years of Solitude” Gabriel García Márquez


אסף הוכמן

Assaf Hochman, Practices since 1987, PHD,  reducing climate and weather prediction uncertainties across spatial and temporal scales, especially over vulnerable populated regions.

Books: “The Lord of the Rings” J. R. R. Tolkien, “The Teachings of Don Juan”, “Journey to Ixtlan” Carlos Castaneda


אלי שיריאן

Eli Shirian, Practices since 1991, Think Tank member

My book: The sea, the deepest book there is. And also, the lessons that big waves teach me, lessons about fear and happiness, flowing with the challenges.


שמוליק בר קנא

Samuel Brk, AKBAN Rishon Lezion Headmaster, Practices since 1992, Teacher, Personal coaching. Think Tank member

Quote: “Before we change the world, we must change our selves”

Books: “The AKBAN Desert Notebook”, Dan Hashimshoni & Yossi sheriff, “The Methodical Pyramid” Yossi Sheriff, “Tree Climbing for Land walkers”, Dan Hashimshoni


דניאל גולדפרב

Daniel Goldfarb, Freelance Illustrator, Practices since 1991

Quote: ״Time is never time at all/ You can never ever leave without leaving a piece of youth״


גדי חדאד

Gadi Hadad, AKBAN Kazir Headmaster, Physical Therapist, Practices since 1993

Books: “Al Hatshuva” Joseph Ber Soloveitchik, “The Day Lasts More Than a Hundred Years” Chingiz Aitmatov

Quote: “Love work, loath mastery over others,” Pirkei Avot


רעם מנצור

Ra’am Manzur, AKBAN Pardes Hana Headmaster, In AKBAN since 1998, practices since 1991, teacher, Think Tank member

Book: “The Lord of the Rings” J. R. R. Tolkien

Quote: “We are constantly preparing for the “moment” for something special to happen. Every workout is a “moment” and a workout without asking questions is strength.  This is the power of habit. The power begins with the fact that we fight with our back to the wall. Training is not an option.”


יעד בן דוד

Ya’ad Ben David, AKBAN Holon Headmaster, Practices since 1991, in AKBAN since 2006,  Think Tank member
Books: “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” Robert M. Pirsig, “Tao Te Ching” Laozi, “The Art of Living: Vipassana Meditation as Taught by S. N. Goenka”


גבי

Gaby Frishlander, Practices since 1978, Niradin teacher

Movie: “My Dinner with Andre”

Quote: “The unfearful heart harbours no malice”


כרמל ציטרונבלט

Carmel Zitronblat, AKBAN Jerusalem Headmaster, practices since 1989, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Birder, Think Tank member

Books: “1Q84” Haruki Murakami, “Two She-Bears: A Novel”, “His House in the Desert” Meir Shalev

Quote: “If one does not do, one is never wrong”


רן לב ארי

Ran Levari, AKBAN Berlin Headmaster, practices since 1984, in AKBAN since 2006

Quote: “A job worth doing is worth doing well”

Teachers I like: Yoda, Mr Myagi and Chiun from “Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins”


עודד לוי

Oded Levi, AKBAN Toronto Headmaster, Creative director practices since 1999

No tree, it is said, can grow to heaven unless its roots reach down to hell.


וסיליס פנגיוטו
Vasilis Panagiotou 


אריס פיטאס
Aris Pitas


ריבוע אפור
Zvica Lekah, practices since 1988


דני הרשקוביץ
Danny Hershkovitz, Leadership studies, and Human System Analysis. Practices since 1989, Think Tank member


רמי לרנר

Rami Lerner, practices since 1989, VP Systems and Architecture

Quote: “Be careful of your thoughts, for your thoughts become your words/ Be careful of your words, for your words become your actions/ Be careful of your actions, for your actions become your habits/ Be careful of your habits, for your habits become your character/ Be careful of your character, for your character becomes your destiny”


יניב מימון

Yaniv Maimon, CEO Personal Trainers, Practices since 1991
Inspiration: Physical activity and movement research

Quote: “Train hard, fight easy”


חזקיה יהב

Hizkiya Yahav, Practices since 1977, in AKBAN since 1989, Senior Electrical Engineer.

Books: “Menorat Hamaor” Rabi Yzhak Abuhav, “Chovot HaLevavot” Bahye ben Joseph ibn Pakuda

Quote: “If you are wise, you are wise for yourself, And if you scoff, you will bear it alone.”


טל גדיש

Tal Gadish, Software Engineer, Practices since 1990

Quote: “If you smile too widely, your missing tooth might show”

Books: Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut, “The White Tiger”,  Aravind Adiga, “Kizurey derekh ha-baita” [Shortcuts Home] Alex Epstein

Movies: “Starwars”, “X-Men”, “12 Monkies”


ריבוע אפור

Yuval Maron, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Practices since 1995

Quote: “In the history of the world there is one thing that money can not buy, the dog’s happy tail wagging”


עופר מזרחי

Ofer Mizrahi, Contractor, Carpenter, Beekeeper. Practices since 1998

Quotes: “When you make honey, suddenly everyone has jars”, “Stories are mightier than swords. Swords kill in the immediate vicinity, stories kill for generations to come”

Three things I like to do: Listen to experienced people, wake up before everybody does, do a clean job.


יוני בן דור

Yoni Ben Dor, Percussionist, Herbal Medicine expert, Instructor in “Shomrei Hagan”, Practices since 2009
Inspiration: Iron Maiden, Carlos Castaneda, Tao Te Ching, Star Wars, My Teachers, Old Civilazations.

Quote: “It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.”


בועז פיילר

Boaz Nia Fayler, Developmental Astrology. Practices since 1992
Quote: “All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost. From the ashes a fire shall be woken, A light from the shadows shall spring; Renewed shall be blade that was broken, The crownless again shall be king.”


דביר עדוי
Dvir Adwi


אלעד בר
Elad Bar, Visionary Teacher, Practices since 1994


אורי יריב
Uri Yariv. Practices since 2009

Inspiration: “Book Of Five Rings”, Myamoto Musashi, All the books of Haim Shapira, Ronen Bergman, “Life of Pie” The movie


יואב כפיר

Yoav Kfir, CPA, CEO Var Management, Practices since 1987
Quote: “In a debt settlement one has to maximise equity because at the bottom line there is only one plate”


רונן ניר

Ronen Nir, Advocate, Practices since 2009

Books: “The Bible”,  “Tao Te Ching” Laozi, “All Quiet on the Western Front”,  Erich Maria Remarque


ספי האוסליך
Sefi Hauslich


ריבוע אפור
Yair Mamo


ריבוע אפור
Danny Yafit, Physician, resident in ears, nose and throat medicine. Practices since 1989


מירב סוויסה
Merav Suissa, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Shiatsu. Practices since 1988


אבישי מזרחי
Avishay Mizrahi


אור צביבך

Or Zvibach, Industrial Engineer, R.O.D, Practices since 1991
Quote: “When things get messed up, return to basics״

Book: ״The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game״, Michael Lewis


אמיר צפון

Amie Zafon, Practices since 2003

Quote: “Life is what happens while you plan something else”
Inspiration: Robert Heinlein, Nature walks, History


ציון כהן
Zion Cohen


נבות תמרי
Navot Tamari


דודי אוחיון
Dudi Ohaion. Practices since 1996


נדב דיין
Nadav Dayan


בני סמרס
Benni Summers


דני לוריה
Danny Luria


לירן שריג
Liran Sarig


אבנר אלפרוביץ׳
Avner Aferovich

ריבוע אפור
Ariel Bino


יורם קליגמן
Yoram Kligman


אמיר חיימי
Amir Haimi


יניב ברודי
Yaniv Brody


מתן דיוולד
Matan Diwald


יורי נולמן
Yuri Nulman


ריבוע אפור
Dudi Gordon


גדעון זגהר
Gideon Zaghar


דיויד גדפקר

David Gedepker, Practices since 2010, Electrical and electronics engineering.

Quote: “Honor thy mother and thy father”


נועם הדרי

Noam Hadari
Quote: Every one should have two pockets, the contents of them he’ll use when he’ll need to. In one pocket there will be a note – “The world was made in my honour”, and in the other pocket – “And I am dirt and ashes״

Book: “A Song of Ice and Fire”, George R. R. Martin


יוני זיו
Yoni Ziv


אריה זיידן
Arie Zaidan


ריבוע אפור
Amir Swisa


ריבוע אפור
Dan Pomer 


ריבוע אפור
Adam Myodownik


ריבוע אפור
Oren Perez


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Nimrod Lucas


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Dan Calrman


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Eshel Marko


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Miky Federman


ריבוע אפור
Gali Riemer


ריבוע אפור
Lior Nahmani


ריבוע אפור
Guy Sharon


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Zahi Grimland


ריבוע אפור
Eyal Grontman


ריבוע אפור
Ygal Kushnir


ריבוע אפור
Tal Flint


ריבוע אפור
Eli Robinson


ריבוע אפור
Yaron Konigsberg


ריבוע אפור
Sharon Ba’al Zedaka


ריבוע אפור
Shmulik Karp


ריבוע אפור
Oded Zilberberg


ריבוע אפור
Danny Brudner


ריבוע אפור
Adi Flint


ריבוע אפור
Shon London


ריבוע אפור
Shai Nahari


ריבוע אפור
Guy Kligman


ריבוע אפור
Steven Little


ריבוע אפור
Eyal Rosenwein


ריבוע אפור
Silviu Berko


ריבוע אפור
Roi Golombik


ריבוע אפור
Shar Gross


ריבוע אפור
Tal Rosenwein


ריבוע אפור
Kfir Mazaki


ריבוע אפור
Yuval Yarmolowski


ריבוע אפור
Yotam Yosefian


ריבוע אפור
Michael Koleman


ריבוע אפור
Lotem Bergman


ריבוע אפור
Yonathan Calderon


ריבוע אפור
Ariel Friedman


ריבוע אפור
Roi Reimer


ריבוע אפור
Dan Gashai


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Eyal Yaish


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Eldar Riklis


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Noam Shai


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Matan Malewski


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Daniel Miodovnik


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Ido Levit


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Ran Camun


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Eyal Ron


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Shamulik Yeshaia


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Ran Ariely


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Daniel Bekker


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John Branchcomb


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Daniel Oz


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Yonathan Rosen


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Itai Ofzhar


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Almog Cohen


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Nizan Ravhon


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Tom Shahar


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Tomer Bernard


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Aviv Rabina


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Ohad Wintraub


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Muni Hershkowits


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Itai Abraham


ריבוע אפור
Boaz Yafe


ריבוע אפור
Alon Adika