Interactive Tactile Experiences in Free Air – The next phase of fitness and martial training


July 26, 2013
Yossi Sheriff

University of Illinois PhD student Rajinder Sodhi and Disney Research’s Ivan Poupyrev published a prototype of a device that creates a standing, tactile, controllable, air-wave.

The air pressure produced by this prototype is tactile and can be linked with Kinect, and similar devices, to function not only on a passive three dimensional virtual world but in a virtual world that has a variable and controllable tactile and physical dimensions.

Even though we are traditional Ninjutsu practitioners, I write about technological and thought provoking insights that have helped not only the documentation of our tradition using a highly semantic wiki but will, in the future, assist learning, practicing and teaching using new devices that will incorporate depth, tactile information and other variables.

As I look at it, the difference between a boxing bag or a wing chun wooden dummy and the AIREAL devices is not essential. As a training aid these just differ in technology.


קישור – מערכת aireal
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Slash resistant Apparel – knife protection


September 6, 2007
Viztum

A British company is now selling Kevlar lined shirts and hoodies. This meets the rising death toll in teenagers from knife attacks in London.
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As personal security is always on our scope, we spotted the protective apparel some months ago.
The slash resistant wear can protect the person wearing it from knife slashes and minor stabs and has been purchased by worried parents from Los Angeles and New York.
We liked the slash resistant hoody, of course, but the slash resistant glove is a gem too.

Link to the CBS news video
Link to the company selling this protective gear

Planning the next generation backpack


August 24, 2007
ninjutsu

This is an invitation for every person who ever ran with a back pack.
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We are now planning the Ultimate Light Attack Backpack. As you may well know, AKBAN veterans engage in a lot of fittness, running, outdoor climbing, hiking and of course – beating each other.

We treat this matter very professionally and now, since our legendary backpack, the “Modan flash 35 liter” went out of production we are planning to make a back pack that will incorporate our understanding and experience.

After all we were one of the pioneers that ran half marathons and marathons with a 10 kilogram backpacks.

Please feel free to comment below (no registration necessary) on the specification for your ultimate light backpack. Will it have a cellphone pouch? a gun holster? place for a laptop?

We will post it, we will make it, you will use it. Everybody Happy.

Special forces backpacks, battle kits, dojo and gym bags


August 11, 2007
Shimi Blat

Mr. R. a veteran akbanaut, makes Gym bags, weapon systems, saddle bags etc. are all made with the utmost expertize using top grade durable fabrics (High grade cordura, ripstop fabric and Kevlar threads).

Mr. R.’s creations were tested by veterans in the most difficult conditions on the planet.

Inquiries to Mr. R. can be mailed here:
[email protected]
If he’s not sowing some Eskimo’s handbag he’ll answer in a day or two.

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Virtual martial arts training with the Wii


July 29, 2007
Yossi Sheriff

Maybe.
Nintendo, the Japanese creator of the motion sensing remote, revolutionized video games and provided the cheap means to combine motion sensing devices and virtual environments.

Now, using the existing platforms, few scientists and companies are moving into the medical realm and are devising utilities that will teach Medical Doctors how to operate and use a scalpel.
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On our field of expertise, Wii now provides the rudimentary abilities to practice boxing.

The day students will give up the Dojo and will practice against Bruce Lee and Sakuraba is not far away – it is here.
Can technology replace the community and the teaching environment? That is probably an open question, but virtual places have replaced many things that were unheard of only twenty years ago.

through Wired