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Krav Maga... in "Jewish" means "effective self-defense"!­­

  • Jul 20, 2014 · 6:00 PM
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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.

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  • dr-cliff


    July 24, 2014

  • Michael L.

    Loved it. Thanks to the instructors for teaching me the the very basics of self-awareness. I'll be back for more.

    July 23, 2014

  • David

    The evening was great. Still not sure what Krav Maga is yet.

    July 21, 2014

  • Alexander G.

    If you are going to be at Skokie Swift no later than 5 p.m. I'll give you a ride both ways.

    July 17, 2014

  • David

    Hello Alex,

    I would like to participate in the Meetup group this weekend. However, l noticed again, as was last week, it is very far for me to travel (on public transportation) without my own car and would need a ride. The original location for this meetup was Northbrook so maybe this group might not work out for me either because of language or transportation difficulties. I would like to contribute to this Meetup group and not want to beg for a ride each time I want to come so for now I guess I should remove my name from the list from those who are attending this weekend so others can come instead. Maybe if you talk at the Skokie library again I can come.

    July 17, 2014

  • David

    This sounds great. However, I do not have a car and it will take me 3 years to get there on public transit. Could anyone give me a ride there if I can get out to Skokie?

    July 9, 2014

  • Alexander G.

    My apologies, I guess I did something and previous registrations for this even have been deleted. Please, re-register.

    July 9, 2014

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