Haganah

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Never feel intimidated again. Never fear going places alone again. We will teach students the skills and build the confidence to prepare them for street attacks.

HAGANAH techniques utilize a body’s natural movements when being attacked and incorporates those moves into the defense so the counter to the attack is easier & quicker to learn. HAGANAH techniques have been “battle tested” in actual warfare and are currently being used by the Israeli Military, Police & Special Forces. The classes will teach students the technicalities involved in hand-to-hand & weapons defenses.

FightLogoAll Haganah techniques are broken down very slowly and in sequential steps so that anybody, regardless of previous skills, can master these techniques.

The Weapons Defenses will teach students how to defend against a gun or knife threat and/or knife attack. The hand-to-hand techniques will teach students how to defend against grabs, chokes, bear hugs, punches, headlocks and more.

    • Knife: Students will learn how to defend against angled attacks, stabs and hostage style knife threats.

Haganah Gun Defense

  • Gun: Students will learn defenses against a gun being pointed to the head and body from a variety of angles and approaches and how to defend against being held hostage style from various angles of attack.

 

The offensive techniques which follow the defenses against the attack to enable students to be in a dominant position so that the student determines the outcome of the attack. Open hand offensive techniques include Punches, Kicks, Elbows, Knees and more. Haganah gives students a specific path to end their attack. Additionally, Students will learn when & how to Restrain, Incapacitate or Terminate the assailant depending on the dynamics of the attack.

No matter how the attack originates (non-weapon, gun or knife) the goal is to close distance to what is referred to as “Point of Reference” (POR). POR would be to control & restrain (Law Enforcement) or incapacitate (Civilian). Law enforcements main objective is to control and hand cuff however, a civilians mindset is to eliminate the threat as quickly as possible through incapacitation to afford the ability to escape.

Our Instructors are trained & certified by The International Haganah Federation.

Never feel intimidated again. Never fear going places alone again. We will teach students the skills and build the confidence to prepare them for street attacks.

Required Gear for Haganah Classes

 

  • Groin Protector
  • Haganah Tee (Uniform)
  • Haganah BDU (After completing 1st level – Uniform)
  • Rubber Training Gun
  • Rubber training knife

 

 

  • Classes are for adults ages 18+
  • Exceptions can be made for 16+ attending classes with parent

 

 

ASD Instructors are CPR-certified by the American Heart Association.

Summing up Haganah:

  • Teaches a smaller (core) group of combatives so that students become very good within a limited time
  • Teache to defend attack, close distance and finish fight/attack with one of 3 finishes (Incapacitate / Restrain / Terminate)
  • Teaches to defend attack, close distance and finish fight/attack in close at what Haganah calls Point of Reference (POR)
  • Teaches all 18 open hand and 18 weapon defenses in 1st level
  • Students may advance in rank with testing approximately every 4-months.
  • Students will learn variations to these same techniques with each level as they advance. (Ex. Left Handed opponent –vs- Right Handed Opponent)