If you are attacked, can you defend yourself? Can you also defend your loved ones? Throughout our history, the Jews have often been objects of violent attacks. While the use of violence may not be always the optimal response, the show of weakness, of the inability to defend yourself is a virtual invitation to abuse and worse.
Self-defense is not only physical act; it is first of all psychological. It is available to anyone with self-respect. A Jew, who can't defend himself or herself, makes it so much more difficult for other Jews to defend themselves.
For this meetup, we have negotiated with instructors of Meron Group in Northbrook to prepare for haverim of the Jewish Café a special, broadly introductory, two-hour class, during which you will be introduced to the most important elements of Krav Maga, self-defense system developed by a galut Czech Jew in Israel and known for its focus on real-life situations and efficient counter-offense.
During these two hours, you’ll learn how to:
· maintain composure when attacked and overcome your fears
· locate objects around you, which can be used against the attacker and use them for your benefit
· defend yourself against the edge weapons, e.g. knives, forks, etc.
· safely use a handgun
The lesson will be followed by the demonstration.
Our teachers are:
Paul Plotkin, the owner of Meron Group. Paul is a veteran of the Israeli Special Forces with vast experience in counter-terror and executive protection details. He has extensive experience in teaching self-defense to civilians and training for military and law enforcement personal.
Albert Timen, is the President of the International Security Instructors. He is also a veteran of Israeli Special Operations Group and a world class Tactical and Combat Shooting Instructor. He has served undercover in one of the IDF (Israel Defense Forces) Counter Terrorism Special Units, Police S.W.A.T. unit, tactical firearms and operational (S.W.A.T.) instructor at the Israeli National Police Academy.