Formally trained in Talmudic studies in his youth, Avrahom Joseph has gone on to take an active role in the Jewish community in and around Lakewood, NJ. Avrahom Joseph of Lakewood, NJ, enjoys practicing martial arts in his free time and is experienced in the art of krav maga.
Developed as a self-defense system for the Israeli military, krav maga has since spread throughout the world. It has become a highly regarded set of skills for use by law enforcement and military units and has drawn a following among private citizens as well. Krav maga focuses on practical techniques for street fighting and, as such, prepares a person for any type of attack.
Using only hand-to-hand techniques, krav maga teaches practitioners to respond to such common attacks as grabs and chokes, as well as the use of weapons. It also teaches the art of remaining mentally responsive during a highly stressful and violent situation, a key element of effectiveness in self-defense. The techniques are simple and straightforward, although, with advanced study, a practitioner can learn to use them against increasingly more complex and intense attacks.