Posts from March 2012

Today in Tel Aviv dojo, Throws and armlocks at 1st session, weapons at 2nd session – 6.3.2012


March 6, 2012
Yossi Sheriff

At the first session we will start with attack combos. We are now starting to explore, at the beginners’ groups, Ninjutsu locks as a reaction and setup in grappling situations.

At the second session, today open to all, we are continuing the traditional weapons techniques.

Video of inside Ninjutsu shoulder lock against a resistance to an elbow lock

Tel Aviv Ninjutsu – AKBAN

Today in Ramat hasharon dojo, tsuki step backwards – 5.3.2012


March 5, 2012
Yossi Sheriff

Last week we continued with our aruki drills. Though we will be honing these skills for years to come, we will be starting to explore full step with body turning through two simple kata from the basic level in Koto ryu.

Video tutorial of basic stepping forward while punching with the aruki step

נינג’יטסו רמת השרון – אקבן

Today in Jerusalem dojo, controlling distance in traditional kata – 4.3.2012


March 4, 2012
Yossi Sheriff

Over the last year I have been dismantling the Tai sabaki from the Takamatzu den katas in order to teach it more clearly. This process went hand in hand with training with the other elements of the kata. Now, when some ideas are not only clearer but were integrated into our randori, it’s time to rework the kata and reap the benefits of better technique and timing. We are starting with Koto ryu because it is a linear and, at the lower levels, easier to learn. Two kata from last week: Katamaki and Kako are going to be the focus of today’s session.

Video of a basic backward tai sabaki using a cross step

Jerusalem Ninjutsu – AKBAN

How to escape Apocalypses – Weekend breather – Niradin Chi Gong Yoga


March 2, 2012
Yossi Sheriff

Nir Lin (Niradin, facebook), one of the foremost authorities of Chi gong and Yoga, shows how not to turn into the modern version of Lot’s wife using the mechanism of the intermediate level of Niradin chigong. Special emphasys is on smooth breathing cycle on times of distress.

To misquote my teacher, Nir: “Always Look back, but exhale the past”.

Video of Niradin for escaping Apocalypses