Today, August the 1st, we start the AKBAN Blitz in the dojo.
The Group will train in two parallel paths: all session randori and aerobic Daken Taijutsu.
The choice of path is an AND Gate of the practitioner and me. Within the confines of the Gate one can move from one path to the other.
Those that have been at it for more than 30 years, do the same, Himum, Kamae and randori the whole session. For those that joined us this year, we video the randori for debriefing, slow motion it and send it individually to the practitioners.
Things to bring: No Hakama, just long pants and black teeshirt. Please bring full boxing gloves and water.
At the hottest and most humid month, after one month Blitz, we engage in a training session that demands not only extreme fitness but also correct and careful technique.
Twelve months of the yearly training cycle always finish with the infamous AKBAN 120. In the AKBAN 120 we spar in one minute rounds, different partners each round, for two hours, 120 minutes, non-stop.
The “120” will take place in Tel Aviv, this Wednesday, August the 30th, between 6PM-8PM.
I’ll send the exact location on our WhatsApp groups.
As Ran shows in the video, this is AKBAN Tel Aviv in August, be prepared for high humidity. Bring water and protective equipment.
2015 was a fruitful year for us. I visited European dear friends in Hamburg and Athens and ushered a seminars in both centres, we had another international Ninjutsu colloquium, opened two more dojos in Israel, two more in Europe and one in cold, cold, Canada! Gained some 18,000,000 views on our youtube channel, ate many fruits from the Levi farm in north Israel, punched some friends, got punched by them, all the usual stuff. Happy new year, friends!
This is a personal message from me, Yossi,
I wanted to let you know about a great learning opportunity that has just come out from my friend Miles Kessler and the Integral Dojo. He has just released a free mini-course on Aikido and the “Evolution Of Response”. This is a 3-part video series and it is full of great teaching content about about development in Aikido, and it also includes helpful reference guides to illuminate the Path of practice.
Miles is an innovative Martial arts teacher with years of experience and also a certified Dharma teacher who already lead a meditation seminar in AKBAN.
This free video mini-series will give you a wonderful way to apply Aikido and Budo principles to your life. The free video and reference guide will only be available for a few days only so be sure to check it out while you can.
We are emphasizing traditional weapons at the start of this training year. During the Sukkot holiday we will continue to practice sword, short stick and knife techniques.
The seminars are constructed so that trainees have a stratified routine to take home and practice with. The last part, on Friday, will be videoed for future reference.
Please use Waze app in Friday because of the Tel Aviv Bicycle race. We start all training sessions earlier, so calculate times accordingly.