Tuesday in Tel Aviv dojo – 27.11.2012


November 26, 2012
Yossi Sheriff

At the Tel Aviv dojo, Hayarkon 294 St., we’ll be starting, as usual, at 18:00 with Kamae followed by the powerful Himum.

At the 1st session we will explore Joint locks and the interrelations with Ninjutsu throws. At the 2nd session we will add to that the first, second and third timings.

Some of the techniques from this session will be uploaded to this AKBAN wiki category a day after.

Video of Ninjutsu armlocks

Monday in Ramat Hasharon dojo – 26.11.2012


November 25, 2012
Yossi Sheriff

Starting, as usual in Ramat Hasharon dojo, at 19:00, we will go over the moto and ki gata of the Ninjutsu Kamae and then move on to the AKBAN power routine, the Himum.

At the session we will explore the most difficult timing against a knife wielding opponent, the second timing. We will use the Kunai from the AKBAN armory.

The video exrepts of this session will be uploaded the day after to the Ninjutsu at war category on the AKBAN wiki.

Video of an eye strike against a straight stab – Henka of Santo kata, Gyokko ryu

Sunday in Jerusalem dojo – 25.11.2012


November 24, 2012
Yossi Sheriff

We start today, as usual, with the moto gata from Ninjutsu kamae. After doing the fitness routine, the Himum, we will continue with a primer for empty hands against weapon attack. This area of fighting is called Muto dori in Ninjutsu and we will use a Kukishinden ryu kata named Moguri Dori to start exploring the basic sabaki that we use against weapon attack.

The techniques of this session, will be uploaded to 25th of November page the day after.

Video of Moguri doei kata – Kukishinden ryu

Jerusalem dojo – AKBAN

Thursday in Tel Aviv dojo – 22.11.2012


November 21, 2012
Yossi Sheriff

Mind you, We have a bomb shelter at the Tel Aviv dojo. From now on, the entrance to AKBAN Tel Aviv is from the cafeteria door. The Parking lot iron door will be closed.

Starting, as usual, from the Ki and moto gata derived from the Ninjutsu combat stances, we will then do the Himum.

At the session we will work the inside range of the opponent’s attack using Fudo Ryu and Kukishinden ryu kata.

I am intensifying the documentation project especially for our veterans who can not be present because of the security situation in Israel. The video of this Ninjutsu session will be online at the Ninjutsu at war time section at Friday.

Stay safe.

Video of groin kick with the sole of foot

Tuesday in Tel Aviv dojo – 20.11.2012


November 19, 2012
Yossi Sheriff

I am closing the parking lot entrance, so the only entrance will be from the cafeteria door. The Tel Aviv dojo is equipped with a bomb shelter.

We start today, as usual, with the Ninjutsu Kamae we repeat every session and after that the Himum.

Today we will train on Gyokko ryu techniques and especially Koshijutsu Kamae. The video from this lesson will be uploaded to the wartime Ninjutsu database.

Video of Koku no kata, Gyokko ryu

Sunday in Jerusalem dojo – 18.11.2012


November 17, 2012
Yossi Sheriff

Even though the Jerusalem dojo is equipped with a bomb shelter, many veterans will be absent from session today because of the security situation, I will try to video each lesson’s important drills and upload these the day after to the news section and to the Practicing in difficult times, at the wiki. This way, even if not at the dojo, Akbanauts can still practice.

We start today, as usual, with the moto gata from Ninjutsu kamae. After doing the fitness routine, the Himum, we will continue with Tai sabaki combined with punching and kicking drills.

Here’s my first attempt, from last week’s Wednesday session, of videoing the sabaki kicking drill we did. Practice safely, but keep on training.

Video of Sabaki drill for kicking after punching


Jerusalem dojo – AKBAN