A resident of Lakewood, NJ, Avrahom Joseph, sometimes called Avrohom, is an accomplished entrepreneur and business owner. In his free time, Avrahom Joseph pursues a diverse range of hobbies that includes playing basketball, reading, and collecting rare coins and stamps. He also practices martial arts such as Tae Kwon Do and Krav Maga.
The discipline of Krav Maga, which means “close combat/contact” in Hebrew, is based on combat and self-defense techniques used by Israeli soldiers. Developed by Imi Lichtenfield after World War II, Krav Maga began being offered as a civilian martial art in 1972. Krav Maga emphasizes real-world scenarios and teaches situational awareness that helps students find escape routes and avoid combat whenever possible.
When combat is necessary, Krav Maga relies on simple, effective moves that enable practitioners to defend themselves against unarmed attackers, as well as to respond to attacks from assailants armed with knives or guns. Krav Maga students also learn to incapacitate an assailant quickly and effectively, regardless of size or training.