The AKBAN Knowledge structure

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Welcome to a concise overview of AKBAN's knowledge structure, clocking in at just 4.5 minutes.

We advance in three paths: Ninjutsu, Emotion regulation, and Fitness. Ninjutsu is our foundational martial art, continuously updated here, on our website. Emotion Regulation focuses on impulse control and conflict resolution. Fitness is the bedrock that prepares for the other two paths.

Our simple, anti mac-dojo, level system starts at Level 1 and goes up to Level 7. Levels 1-5 cover movement, striking, and integration, culminating in an exam and a certification. Level six requires dojo attendance; no attendance, no Level 6. Level seven is for community leaders; no contribution, back to Level five. These levels intersect with all AKBAN paths.

Expected outcomes? Enhanced quality of life and family security, as detailed on our site.

Instructors operate from the Methodical Pyramid, which informs our syllabus. It starts with Tatakai, real combat scenarios, and since these evolve over time it changes our syllabus sometimes leading to us develop a whole new syllabus like the family defense and security. These changes feed into our structure, helping us adapt to modern conflicts while preserving tradition. From basics to drills to sparring, it's a top-down approach.

Community practice is key. It's upheld by instructors and veteran black belts, enriched by Mondo—brief dialogues during lessons—and bound by our ethical code, the AKBAN Razor. Attendance is the glue that holds us together.

That's it. Thanks for reading. Yossi Sheriff, AKBAN.