Are arguments in martial arts any good

December 2, 2007
Shimi Blat

Mr. S. writes in the AKBAN journal about sanctifying arguments.
Holding pluralism and criticism as pinnacles of culture is a documented Jewish tradition and one that was independently adopted by various modern disciplines.
Using it to document and validate martial art’s techniques is the core of the AKBAN project.
Link to the article in the AKBAN blog.

The ACT Meisterhau weapon seminar – galleries

November 19, 2007
Shimi Blat

Galleries of the ACT weapon seminar are now on AKBAN website, courtesy of Mz M..
The ACT weapon seminar that took place at Saturday the 10th, was a great event for all the AKBAN veterans who managed to take time of from their families.

Alexander Zhelezniak, or Alex as he insisted, demonstrated a superb battle form and comprehensive knowledge in western and oriental weapons and dominated the Dojo for more then an hour with real contact sword and spear fighting against many AKBAN veterans culminating in an amazing battle against three opponents all attacking in full speed with two handed western swords.
Alex and his top shape veteran students then continued in elaborating and explaining the simple and sound method they developed for MMA weapon sparring and learning.
This event marked another happy occasion for AKBAN veterans to keep learning from the best martial arts teachers in the world.
Link to the ACT Meisterhau weapon seminar
Link to the ACT article on the AKBAN-wiki

More martial arts techniques and tutorials in the AKBAN-wiki

November 15, 2007
Shimi Blat

We added more martial arts techniques in video to our database, the AKBAN-wiki.

* Budo Ninjutsu tutorial – Movement, Tai Sabaki
* 1st Ganseki, Underhook – Budo Ninjutsu tutorial
* Half guard pass by pushing the knee while sitting – A BJJ technique.
* Hook swipe to side control or mount – A BJJ technique.
* First gi choke
* Second gi choke
* Taking the back from turtle

Special weapon seminar with Alex Zhelezniak – AKBAN meisterhau 1

November 6, 2007
Shimi Blat

Alexander Zhelezniak, the founder of the ACT weapons school of fighting will give a special weapon seminar for AKBAN veterans.
The ACT school of fighting specializes in several weapons: Katana, two handed European Sword, Spear, knife, Jo and many more. Sparring in the ACT tradition is done using exact replicas and restorations of the original weapons, mimicking weight and balance. All the fighting is full force full contact.
The veterans of ACT use ancient manuscripts and existing knowledge to check and restore past techniques and integrate these into a working method that is applicable in fighting, similar to what is being done in AKBAN.
The first AKBAN meisterhau seminar will take place this Saturday, the 10th of November in the Tel Aviv Dojo.