Weekend quote – Eric Holscher


November 24, 2017
Yossi Sheriff

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The Pac-Man Rule: When standing as a group of people, always leave room for 1 person to join your group.
Leaving room for new people when standing in a group is a physical way to show an inclusive and welcoming environment. It reduces the feeling of there being cliques, and allows people to integrate themselves into the community.

Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to try and build the largest Pac-Man in the room. Invite new people into your groups, make new friends, and build a community full of people who feel included. We all benefit.
From: The Pac-Man Rule at Conferences

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November 2017 Greece Seminar

Weekend quote – Tsur Sofer


November 10, 2017
Yossi Sheriff

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I was not nervous, but mainly task oriented. When I drove to the emergency room (I drove for about fifteen minutes from the road and then hitchhiked), I sang a song from Mashina. I was not afraid of the consequences of the sting, because I assume that people always exaggerate the lethal potential of external harms that are not under our control (such as terror attacks, snake bites, etc.), and underestimate the lethal potential of external harms that are actually under our control.

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yellow scorpion
Image Bernard DUPONT CC BY-SA 2.0

Sessions and seminars, 31.9-10.10.2017


September 30, 2017
Yossi Sheriff

Last Friday, the 29th we had the season’s first morning session at sea shore. It was a blast.

In Sukkot we will have a Flexible weapons seminar, including power multipliers in urban environment. Here’s a link for registration.

Take a look at the updated calendar below. Happy Holidays.

Sessions this week and first outside seminar 2017


September 23, 2017
Yossi Sheriff

Before Yom Kipur, this Friday morning, 29.9.2017, 07:00-08:00, we will condense a fitness and technique seminar in the water at the sea shore. Wear AKBAN shorts and tee-shirt.

Here’s a link to registration page, number of places limited… click here to register (AKBAN Active students only).

In the dojo, we have been working on several subjects since the beginning of September: Several opponents, stance for grappling, combining kicks and strikes, evasion 7-8 and entering an arm lock from a double strike.

This week we will learn elbows and combine this with Jumonji and sharp weapons, in preparation for Sukkot Sharp weapons seminar.

Weekend quote – Bernard Stiegler


September 8, 2017
Yossi Sheriff

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Initially, the web was not designed for capturing data: it was a space for publication, whose success was related to the opportunity to participate in public life through publication.

In the Renaissance, printing opened out the public space that we call the letters’ republic. The web potentially opens a new space that one can call the Digital Republic. The is what happened at the beginning but quickly, and especially in the ten years since the introduction of social networks, the internet has become a system for capturing behaviour, for the development of what the Belgian lawyer Antoinette Rouvroy calls algorithmic governmentality, by which she means the control of individuals by algorithms.

From Comment survivre à la «disruption» in Le Temps (French)

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