Posts from January 2008

Aging of body cells slowed by exercise

January 31, 2008
Yossi Sheriff

A new study published in Archives of internal medicine looked at 2400 twins, and compared the effects of exercise in the cellular level. Those people that were doing exercise had younger cellular components.
It’s just another incentive to use our fitness program. It’s free.
Link to article in Archives of internal medicine
Link to article in Washington post
(Thanks, Ittai!)

Koto ryu martial art system – videos added

January 13, 2008
Yossi Sheriff

Five more martial arts technique from the koryu school of Koto ryu have been added to the martial arts database. We expect several more years of repeating and improving before the conclusion of the Bujinkan curriculum in the Akban-wiki.
As for documenting other martial arts like Karate and various Kong fu schools that interest us, we think that this will be a decades long project.
New Koto ryu kata in video:
1. Hoteki no kata
2. Keto no kata
3. Hosoku no kata
4. Saku geki no kata
5. Shato no kata

Koto ryu article in the Akban-wiki.

Problem with the new registration system

January 9, 2008
Yossi Sheriff

We are experiencing some problems in the registration system. As the Bifugi IT department is having a scheduled vacation, it might take us hours to sort this one out.
Meanwhile you can enjoy the information we have here for you – our martial arts friend.
Jason, thanks for being the first to report this bug.

New martial arts online journal in the Akban site

January 8, 2008

The guys in Bifugi, headed by Keith Harris, worked day and night to finish Vadim Gilead’s vision for the new Akban martial arts journal.
Gaby Frishlander from niradin did the final graphics and design. Kodos guys.
We haven’t been writing for the journal in the last weeks because of the wiki work.
But we’ll be right back…
A link to the martial art journal

New BJJ videos in the Akban-wiki

January 7, 2008
Yossi Sheriff

We have started another massive documenting effort of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
The first fruits of this effort have been getting positive reactions from viewers and we are now ready for some more advanced techniques, all the time correcting and retaking those techniques that need a better version.
Those BJJ ground fighting techniques that have been uploaded are here:
1. Counter for double hand pass guard defence
2. Cutting arm bar from sitting guard
3. Over arm under leg sweep from open guard
4. Loop choke from sitting guard
5. Taking the back from sitting guard
6. Taking the back from De la Riva guard
7. Taking the back from sitting
If you are logged in it means you can write and edit in the wiki. You might try describing the techniques…

Even more videos of Koto ryu

Yossi Sheriff

We are uploading more videos of Koto ryu, one of the most devastating street real martial art school practiced in Akban. Documenting martial techniques and making it freely available online is one of the main projects in our organization.
Most of these kata are not politically correct, sorry, you initiate the attack before the enemy:
1. Kako no kata
2. Hida No kata
3. Hicho no kata – Koto ryu
4. Kompi no kata
5. Koto no kata, first version
If you are logged in you can help this effort and edit out inaccuracies, describe the technique better or even dare a bit and put your own, better version of the technique.