One threatening email said the security team has “all ex-Israeli Special Ops and trained in Krav Maga, one of the most deadly of the martial arts.”
“The overrunning philosophy of Krav is that the best way to win a fight is to not get into a fight,” he said. “It’s very Zen in that way.”
“His calm and subtle demeanor belied this expertise in what could be considered a violent lifestyle.”
PARIS — In a dark alley in a poor suburb of this city, five men with violence on their minds closed in fast on 17-year-old Netanel Azoulay and his older brother, Yaakov. “Dirty Jews, you’re going to die!” one man yelled. The driving dispute quickly transformed into something physical, with one of the assailants…
Avital Zeisler, a 26-year-old Israeli and rape survivor, draws on Krav Maga to create a self-defense method for women utilizing high heels.
Details has only just now caught on to the popularity of Krav Maga, the famed Israeli approach to self-defense training. The magazine seems to have noticed a critical mass of male celebrities using the program to get in touch for their roles on screen — and in life. “Made in Israel. Imported by Hollywood’s A-List. Coming soon to a health club near you,” shouts its article’s subtitle.