How do I get started in HaganaH?

First – you need to see if it is for you. We make this easy. We give you the opportunity to take a class for FREE… no obligation.   That makes it easy to decide if this is training you will do. 

Who Trains in HaganaH?

All sorts of people.  You start from where you are now.  HaganaH is appropriate for virtually everyone.    Our F.I.G.H.T. classes are available to adults only (18yrs +).  What matters is a desire and willingness to learn how best to defend yourself  and your loved ones appropriately, if it becomes necessary to do so.

Do I have to have experience in martial arts in order to learn HaganaH?

No. Haganah is designed to be simple-to-use and quickly learned. The movements are based on natural reactions and are not difficult to pick up.  The system is based on tactics taught in the Israeli Military. Israel has a mandatory military service requirement therefore it’s military must teach all Israeli civilians to be effective combatants quickly regardless of their background.

You get the benefit of a system designed to teach average people to protect themselves in all types of situations.

 If I sign up for HaganaH, should I cross-train in other disciplines?

Sure.  HaganaH is an excellent system for self-defense.  But, we also encourage Cross-training in other specialties, especially once you’ve got the basics in place (such as grappling/jiu-jitsu, firearms)  


I’m in my early-40s+. Am I too old to start learning Haganah or SAFE tactics?

Most definitely you are NOT.  Our self-defense classes are geared toward adults.  We have a wide range of ages… the commonality being a desire for each individual to handle themselves appropriately in a worse case scenario.  Being fit is always an asset, but you don’t want to “wait until you’re in good shape” to learn how to defend yourself! There is plenty of room to pace yourself and to work at your own level…improving individually, with practice.

Is HaganaH really different than other martial arts systems out there today?

Very much so.  HaganaH is not a sport based system modified to deal with self-defense situations.  HaganaH is a self-defense system built from the ground up and tested in combat.  HaganaH integrates unarmed and armed combat, including gun and knife defenses, from a very specific background to create practitioners capable or dealing with any type of self-defense situation.  Even though you may not take a single course in armed combat, and you certainly won’t take the specialty courses designed for law enforcement and military members (HaganaH Headquarters), you still benefit from their existence in the system.  Those elements ensure that everything you learn is real – it’s effective and tested.