Adding text to describe videos of martial arts techniques

We are continuing the second stage in our PROJECT and starting to describe in text the videos of the Martial arts, Ninjutsu – Budo Taijutsu moves and techniques in the AKBAN-wiki.
Few veterans started writing text to the visuals. This is an ongoing process and more layers of meaning will probably added in time to many martial art styles. Here are the efforts of
Ittai
Ariel
Daniel
and Yossi

Registering and adding insights and knowledge to this vast database is free and open.

01/07/2007

Nostalgic collection of martial art courses and ads from comic books

In this great gallery you can catch up with our childhood fantasies. Ads promising everything from joining the black Ninja society to learning the secret devastating fatal techniques of the Dim Mak expert are offered at a price starting from 99 cents.

It’s a pity we lost so many years training, when we could have paid the money and get over with it.

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Well…
In the words of one disappointed student: “what? What do you mean 12 years for a black belt? don’t you have something faster?”
There you go, just 99 cent plus delivery.
link to Dan Kelly’s site

29/06/2007

Gracie fails drug test after fight with Sakuraba

After his recent fight with K. Sakuraba,

video 1 of the fight,
video 2 of the fight,
video 3 of the fight,
Royce Gracie failed his California State Athletic Commission drug test.
Gracie was tested positive for Nandrolone, an anabolic steroid. Gracie said he will appeal, but meanwhile he has been suspended from June the 2nd.

This heightens the question of whether there is a fair chance for a MMA to compete successfully in a field that is plagued with competitors using illegal substances to boost performance.

21/06/2007

Your martial arts web site is back online, sigh…

These were more then 12 nerve recking hours…

Due to huge increase in user traffic on our martial arts encyclopedia and because of the big data bases demands that were tasking our previous server we had to move your martial arts site.

We now host this huge web site on a separate server.
The good news are that it was worth it, every page loads faster, especially the AKBAN-wiki but also more esoteric issues like esoteric ninja hats.

Sorry, friends, we didn’t think it would be that complicated.

Oh, almost forgot, thanks to Erik R. who from far far away found the DNS problem that was the root cause and corrected it.

Thanks to all of you who sent mails regarding this problem.

19/06/2007

Adding comments is enabled on the martial arts website

You are now invited to add comments to the news in this page. Since the AKBAN news deal with everything from Mixed martial arts to ancient fighting systems we hope that you will.

Just click the “add comment” below, write your name (or invent one if you are a hopeless coward) and presto! some obscure moderator will approve it in a jiffy.

thanks

17/06/2007