Posts from November 2016

Flexible weapons seminar and sessions, 27.11-2.12.2016

This Thursday, 1.12.2016 from 18:00-21:00 we will have a National seminar on Flexible weapons. The seminar will take place in AKBAN Honbu dojo Tel Aviv and will translate the last week’s sessions into homework drills and add even more techniques to the syllabus.

During the week we will start working on Fudo Ryu Kata.

Video of Fudo Ryu Kata


Coming AKBAN seminars and training next week

This Friday we will have a session in Tel Aviv dojo and a sword training in Jerusalem. Please follow news on the WhatsApp group for final confirmation.

Over the last two weeks we have been learning a large body of knowledge of Kusari techniques that we have never learned before. Please make time to train at home and control the basics in order to be ready for the upcoming Flexible weapons seminar in December.

I am attaching to this post a list of the coming seminars for the next quarter.

AKBAN seminars, end of 2016, beginning of 2017

1. Flexible weapons 101. December 1, 2016, 18:00-21:00
2. Winter seminar, AKBAN Athens, December 17-18 2016
3. 7th Colloquium, Thursday, January 12, 2017, 18:00-21:00
4. 2nd Symposium, Thursday, February 9, 2017, 18:00-21:00
5. Knifemasters Friday, 17 March, 2017, 08:00-12:00 – Please pay attention, tickets will be available only from January the 1st.

1. Flexible weapons
2. Winter Seminar, Athens
3. 7th International Colloquium
4. 2nd Symposium
5. Knifemasters


Weekend quote – Lynn C. Rees

1st quote

Curious how many top tier historians of classical antiquity were quislings:

  • Herodotus: an exile from Halicarnassus, a city ruled by an oligarchy of Persian puppets, who turned into an unabashed booster of Athens.
  • Thucydides: an exile from Athens, a city ruled by democrats, who turned into an abashed booster of the oligarchic Peloponnesian League.
  • Xenophon: an exile from Athens, a city ruled by democrats, who turned into an unabashed booster of the Peloponnesian League.
  • Polybius: a hostage from the Achaean League, which superseded the Peloponnesian League, who turned into an abashed booster of the Roman Republic.
  • Titus Flavius Josephus: an exile from Judea who, after being captured a Roman army led first by future princeps Titus Flavius Vespasianus and later by future princeps Titus Flavius Vespasianus, turned into an unabashed Roman booster so boosterish that he changed his name to that of his patrons, one of many Flavians to come.
    2nd quote

From Zenpundit


This week in training, 6-11.11.2016

No news, except we’re having sessions on Friday. Apart from that, it’s just another week of routine training.

This Friday we will have sessions in Tel Aviv Honbu and also AKBAN Jerusalem. Please wait for an official update on the WhatsApp groups, toward the end of the week.

In Tel Aviv Honbu dojo I will start teaching Detant katas.

In Jerusalem Guy Renan will continue his efforts to establish a Japanese sword group.

Again, please wait for an update.