Posts from June 2016

Sessions this week, 19-24.6.2016

This Thursday we will have an outside session in Gan Ha’azmaut, north of the Hilton hotel.

In Friday there will be a seminar in Tel Aviv honbu dojo. I still do not know about the Jerusalem Friday session I’ll send a whatsapp update later this week.

In the various dojo we will be adding more throws and locks to our syllabus, preparing for July exams.

Video of throws for the exams


Weekend quote – David Livingstone

1st quote

When in the act of ramming down the bullets I heard a shout. Starting, and looking half round, I saw the lion just in the act of springing upon me. I was upon a little height; he caught my shoulder as he sprang, and we both came to the ground below together. Growling horribly close to my ear, he shook me as a terrier dog does a rat. The shock produces a stupor similar to that which seems to be felt by a mouse after the first shake of the cat. It caused a sort of dreaminess, in which there was no sense of pain nor feeling of terror, though quite conscious of all that was happening. It was like what patients partially under the influence of chloroform describe, who see all the operation, but feel not the knife. This singular condition was not the result of any mental process. The shake annihilated fear, and allowed no sense of horror in looking round at the beast. This peculiar state is probably produced in all animals killed by carnivora; and if so, is a merciful provision by our benevolent Creator for lessening the pain of death.

From: The Ladies’ Companion, and Monthly Magazine, Webb Loudon, Bradbury and Evans, 1858

2nd quote

Cow (Swiss Braunvieh breed), below Fuorcla Sesvenna in the Engadin, Switzerland.
cc Daniel Schwer
Image CC BY-SA 3.0 Daniel Schwer


Training this week, 12-17.6.2016

Please write this down, there are some changes in schedule this week.

  1. The DETANT workshop will take place at July the 1st.
  2. Tuesday session will take place in Gan Ha’azmaut, north of the Hilton hotel, from 18:-20:30. Please bring punching gloves.
  3. The Sunday session in Jerusalem dojo will not take place due to the Holiday.
  4. At Friday, 17.6.2016, at 08:00, in Tel Aviv Honbu dojo we will have a seminar.
  5. I will send a Whatsup update about the Jerusalem Friday session. I still do not know if it will take place.

At the training front we will be advancing in two paths: closing gaps in the preparation for belt exams in July, and preparing for the Blitz month. In addition to the techniques we will be learning, we will start fitness work combined with extensive striking drills – all this in accordance with the AKBAN fitness regime. This is the time to start running and improve general fitness, we intend to finish these three months in top shape.

To sum it up, less technical exploration, more basics and fighting spirit!

See you.

Video of three kata from Koto Ryu