If there are any changes to the event, such as a rescheduling due to inclement weather, all attendees will be notified by email on Sunday morning either by Jonathan or by myself.
This will be the same instruction given to the Israeli defense Forces as well as to the NYPD and other key elements of our military and law enforcement units.
We will have a two-hour introductory class in street fighting techniques. Please be advised that this is not judo to build your self-esteem or anything in that sphere, but rather a seminar to show how a smaller unarmed person can face an armed opponent with the objective of eliminating the threat and disabling the attacker.
Please remember that this is solely an introductory session, hence the nomenclature of "foundation" class, so, if members like what they see and so desire, they can continue with the regular classes or the more advanced seminars that are scheduled for the rest of the spring and summer. This is, if you will, a class to give us a taste of the buffet, and, if we want more, we are most welcome to join the line to the main table.
This class is geared for smaller individuals, and it is excellent for women. Guests are okay, but only adults are allowed.
Specifically, this will be a two-hour, hands-on seminar on krav maga, the effective self-defense system from the Israeli Defense Forces. Topics will include defenses against common attacks (punches and kicks), grab, chokes, strangles, and even threats with weapons (e.g., knives, guns).
When: Sunday, May 19, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Where: The Field across from the parking lot of Ohr Kodesh Congregation at 8300 Meadowbrook Lane, Chevy Chase, Maryland
Cost: Tuition if you sign up before May 10th is only $20 (use the link below). Tuition if you sign up after May 10th but before May 18th is $25. "At the door" registration is possible, but tuition is then $30 (cash only).
This class is a good value, as it usually costs $60 per person. We are getting a group rate and introductory pricing.
To register and reserve your spot, go here:
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The Payment options include American Express, Visa, MasterCard, or Discover.
Wear sneakers with loose athletic clothing. Bring a water bottle.
Your final payment constitutes your actual RSVP.
Our class will be conducted by Jonathan Levy, Instructor, The Krav Maga Edge and First Defense MAC and Cassie Clifford, Assistant Instructor, First Defense MAC.
The photos provided herein are from prior Krav Maga classes.
If a criminal attacked you with a weapon, and the intent was to harm you, would you know the best way to respond?
The best defense is a good offense.
You can use the attacker's weapon against the same attacker if you know how.
The best time to learn how to deal with deadly aggressive force is before that time.
Here is the web site of the First Defense facility:
Okay, you may say, but I never heard of this type of street fighting technique. Where did it come from? Good question. And for every good question, there is a good answer.
Imrich (Imi) Lichtenfeld, the founder of Krav Maga, was born in Hungary in 1910 and grew up in Slovakia. As a child, he worked in a traveling circus, and the circus was the only "school" that Imi ever knew. He learned much there, particularly wrestling, boxing, and swimming. And surviving. In time, he used his unique skills to protect unarmed people in Jewish neighborhoods from the growing number of Fascist and Nazi thugs that existed in years preceding WWII who preyed on the weak and helpless.
After the war, he became an instructor in the Hagana, and later in the Defense Forces of the early Jewish state.
Imi died at age 87. He never had a formal education. In his demeanor and modesty, merged with a biting sense of humor, he was the perfect central European gentleman. He would give constructive criticism to the youth who flocked to him for advice, and he had a perennial concern for the underdog and whoever was bullied; yet he was the antithesis of the muscleman image.
Although the many students who were alive because of his skills wanted Imi to be recognized and honored, he never wanted to gain from that knowledge. He did not want to be in the spotlight. In all his life, his only wish was to never be given any awards or accolades, albeit he had tens of thousands of adherents and pupils who attained high positions through the skills that he thought them. He was soft-spoken and modest, yet if anyone tried to take advantage of him or of a seemingly defenseless person who may have been a student, the results were always the same, and they would not be repeated by the offender.
Imi in his advanced age.
Please print out and bring this waiver with you to the class:
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