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  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    June 7, 2013 | 12:20 pm

    Krav Maga (contact combat) is a is a non-competitive practical and tactical self-defense system that consists of a wide combination of techniques sourced from boxing, Muay Thai, Wing Chun, Judo, jiu-jitsu, wrestling, and grappling, along with realistic combat training. It was...

  • Sam Worthington on Playing a Holocaust Survivor and Mossad Agent in “The Debt” [VIDEO]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 30, 2011 | 11:57 pm

    When Sam Worthington (“Avatar,” “Terminator Salvation”) walks into an interview at the Four Seasons Hotel, he looks nothing like the tormented Holocaust survivor and Mossad agent he plays so soulfully in the spy thriller “The Debt,” opening Aug. 31. His short-cropped hair...

  • Jessica Chastain and John Madden on “The Debt”

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 23, 2011 | 6:33 pm

    As Jessica Chastain was preparing for her role in the Mossad thriller “The Debt,” her voluminous research led her to the story of a survivor who witnessed the destruction of her entire family in the Holocaust. “It was a woman’s memory of something she had seen as a young...

  • Krav Maga in LA

    By Melanie Reynard

    May 5, 2010 | 1:51 pm

    “When someone grabs your neck,” Lisa, a mom with a Barbie-like face who looks down at me as she grunts out push-ups, “What are you going to do?  You’re going to put your hands up.”

    Lisa tells me she was drawn to take the Krav maga class here at Focus Self Defense in Culver...

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  • Eye of the Damn Tiger

    By Teresa Strasser

    May 20, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Like most women, I had never punched anyone in the face. That is, until I socked Spar Pro, a plastic peach-colored torso on a stick. It was a totally foreign sensation, twisting into a right-handed uppercut and letting Mr. Spar Pro have it right on the chin, his beady eyes staring...