Posts from March 2012

Quote of the week, Plato, Statesman


March 16, 2012
Yossi Sheriff

For the Bourgeoisie are always ready to lead a peaceful life, quietly doing their own business; this is their manner of behaving with all men at home, and they are equally ready to find some way of keeping the peace with foreign States.

And on account of this fondness of theirs for tranquility, which is often not in place, they slowly loose their fighting abilities, and bring up their children to be like themselves; they are at the mercy of their enemies; and then, in a few years they and their children and the whole state often pass inconspicuously from the condition of free citizens into that of slaves.

YOUNG SOCRATES: What a cruel fate!

STRANGER: And now think of what happens with the overly courageous people. Are they not always encouraging their country to go to war, owing to their excessive love of the military arts? they raise up unnecessary many and mighty enemies against themselves, and either utterly ruin their state or find themselves enslaved to its foes?

Plato
Statesman
Free translation

Ninjutsu basics by Daniel Sheriff

Ninjutsu basics by Daniel Sheriff

 

Martial wiki advancing some more – most of Koto ryu now documented


March 14, 2012
Yossi Sheriff

As I am preparing for the launch next week of our mobile site and with it our double secret “AKBAN Dojo to database project” (ADoDB)  (Thanks Arik Hatuel) I took the time to almost finish documenting Koto ryu kata in English and also on the Hebrew wiki summery.
We still have several kata missing, mainly from the Kaiden Gata (皆伝型) level, but most of it is on site.
Here are this week kata articles:

At the Chuden gata level

  1. Gohi, Chuden gata level – Koto ryu
  2. Hehi, Chuden gata level – Koto ryu
  3. Hicho, Chuden gata level – Koto ryu
  4. Hida, Chuden gata level – Koto ryu
  5. Hisaku, Chuden gata level – Koto ryu
  6. Hitto, Chuden gata level – Koto ryu
  7. Kakuhi, Chuden gata level – Koto ryu
  8. Kapi, Chuden gata level – Koto ryu
  9. Koto, Chuden gata level – Koto ryu
  10. Monpi, Chuden gata level – Koto ryu
  11. Suito, Chuden gata level – Koto ryu
  12. Teki gaeshi, Chuden gata level – Koto ryu

At the Okuden gata level

  1. Josetsu, Okuden gata level – Koto ryu
  2. Kimon, Okuden gata level – Koto ryu – This technique does not have a video yet.
  3. Konpi, Okuden gata level – Koto ryu
  4. Koto, Okuden gata level – Koto ryu
  5. Kouki, Okuden gata level – Koto ryu
  6. Ran Setsu, Okuden gata level – Koto ryu
  7. Santo, (muto dori) Okuden gata level – Koto ryu
  8. Santo, (taijutsu) Okuden gata level – Koto ryu
  9. Shinsen, Okuden gata level – Koto ryu
  10. Sosetsu, Okuden gata level – Koto ryu
  11. Soto, Okuden gata level – Koto ryu
  12. Ura Kimon, Okuden gata level – Koto ryu  – This technique does not have a video yet.

A new short article with the first video in a series was written about the Ninjutsu chain – Kusari gama, long combat chain – Ninjutsu.

I uploaded few videos, the last one, for the article above,  is this one.

Video of using the Kusari gama, basic flying knot

Today in Tel Aviv dojo, Ninjutsu grappling 101 at 1st session, Weapons at the 2nd – 13.3.2012


March 13, 2012
Yossi Sheriff

At the first session we are advancing through simple grappling situations and training with some Ninjutsu throws as counters. At the second session we are continuing with weapon Kata of the long and short stick.

Video of a short stick Ninjutsu combo


Ninjutsu Tel Aviv – AKBAN

New AKBAN wiki articles: completed the Koto ryu Hekito gata level, arm locks and punch combos



Admin

While working together with Keith on our mobile site, I managed to finish the Hekito gata level (with the online help of Z., one of the veterans).
Clicking on the Hekito gata category shows a list of articles, all of them with video that was filmed and edited in our facility, all of them linked to the Hebrew הקיטו גטה.

  1. Soku boku, Hekito gata level – Koto ryu
  2. Shuriki, Hekito gata level – Koto ryu
  3. Saki ryoku, Hekito gata level – Koto ryu
  4. Kuahi, Hekito gata level – Koto ryu
  5. Kibo, Hekito gata level – Koto ryu
  6. Damara, Hekito gata level – Koto ryu
  7. Boku hen, Hekito gata level – Koto ryu
  8. Batsu yo, Hekito gata level – Koto ryu

Few armlocks (Joint lock) articles were updated

  1. Oni kudaki, shoulder lock – Ninjutsu
  2.  Musha dori, underarm shoulder lock – Ninjutsu
  3. Ude Garame, reverse shoulder lock – Ninjutsu

I uploaded two videos for the following articles

  1. Double Ura shuto drill with focus mitts
  2. Double jab cross drill with focus mitts

Video of Ninjutsu boxing drill