We will start the first session with aggressive and defensive Hanbo techniques with relation to levels of violence. Both sessions will also deal with collar tie and the interactions of the throws and reactions from this situation.
We are starting today with Ki and Moto gata to 8 Ninjutsu kamae. We will then move on to explore clinch situation from Fudo ryu perspective.
Video of a Fudo ryu clinch setup
Today we will go over transferring full Muai thai clinch into a half clinch, a collar tie, and five Ninjutsu techniques from the half clinch.
We will also repeat close range kicks and punch combinations.
Video of close range kick to the common peroneal nerve
Nir Lin (Niradin, facebook), one of the foremost authorities of Chi gong and Yoga, shows the Two stroke to superfly sequence of Niradin Yoga.
Video of Niradin two stroke to superfly breathing
Really, what can you really get out of 645 NIS? – Complete peace of mind!!!
IKEA hebrew catalogue 2012
We have added and improved the following articles on the AKBAN wiki:
- Martial sport
- Category:Aikido techniques
- Category:Capoeira techniques
- Gyokko ryu
- AKBAN think tank
- Fudo Ryu
- Koto ryu
- Kukishinden ryu
- Portal: Ninjutsu
- Jodan no kamae, Knife, Kunai, Tento – Ninjutsu
- Category:Kunai techniques, Knife – Ninjutsu
- Gedan no kamae – Kunai
- Hira no kamae, Knife, Kunai, Tento – Ninjutsu
- Jumonji no kamae, Knife, Kunai, Tento – Ninjutsu
- Seigan no kamae, Knife, Kunai, Tento – Ninjutsu
- Kyo e no kamae, Knife, Kunai, Tento – Ninjutsu
- Shizen no kamae, Knife, Kunai, Tento – Ninjutsu
- Knife stances – Ninjutsu
- Kosei no kamae – Tento
- Kunai, Kusari, Sabaki seminar – 2011
- Tai sabaki – Movement and evasion
We also uploaded several videos to our Youtube chanel
Video of three kunai middle range techniques
I wrote, and Oded helped translating, an article about the unneccesary.
Here’s a link
A student asked me: “Can I do the warm-up with a T-shirt and only then put a Gi on? It’s too hot inside this heavy uniform”. “That’s only logical” I thought, “only logical”.
We wear a Hakama, a little black skirt, and also a heavy Gi, we put our big backpacks and walk the desert for the desert gathering, we do not use GPS. It’s just a taste of the many unexplainable things we do. There is more to these then tradition or toughness.
I acknowledge the fact, many of these habits are unnecessary and can be made easier, but there is a place for it, it has to do with the concept of respect. Work, respect, must always border the unnecessary.
When I recounted the dialog above in the Dojo, one veteran told me: “In the Suez canal, in the Yom Kippur war, we knew it’s the end – either we’ll die or we’ll get captured by the Egyptian army. We felt like it’s the end of the world. We didn’t know if we’ll live to see tomorrow”.
I looked at him; I didn’t know what to say in front of the veterans. I’m kind of an ancient guy, but in the Yom Kippur war I was a kid in elementary school.
“And then what did you do?” I finally inquired.
“We cleaned our weapons, we checked the platoon’s machine guns, and then we tidied our uniforms and meticulously shined our shoes”. I took a good look at him – he never misses a class and in the Yom Kippur war he polished his shoes.
In our culture the question asked is: “What’s in it for me?” that’s a different way of saying: “why should I do it?”.
In any old school, the question is completely different. Rather then ask about the the functions of the anatomy we sing to the heart. When one answers a question about roses with a mathematical equation one is stuck, there is no perfume in the answer.
If a practice, a Budo, is completely logical and necessary it’s good but not powerful. To be powerful is another realm, to be powerful it has to earn the statue of a rose. It must not be fully explainable. Treating our elders well, not stealing even when no one’s looking, putting on a Hakama and a Gi especially on a hot day and, please do not forget – practicing a traditional Martial art in the modern battle field of the middle east.
Budo, with it’s health benefits, with the level of security it allows its practitioners, gets its power from somewhere else. Practicing for many years is the essence of the unnecessary, and so is the seed of personal freedom, the freedom to work hard. Zorba the greek summed it up: “This is true happiness: to have no ambition and to work like a horse as if you had every ambition.”
We will complete the missing Moto gata of most of the basic Ninjutsu kamae and continue work on punch and kick sequences.
Video of Hicho no kata
We will start the first session with Ninjutsu throws combinations and later repeat hand strikes. At the second, veterans, session we will convert Ninjutsu kata for pad work and improve our timing.