Haganah Houston - Israeli Self Defense, Fitness, and Firearms

4.4
Icon
Icon
Icon
Icon
Icon
Icon
Icon
Icon
Icon
Icon
(7)
4.4
Icon
Icon
Icon
Icon
Icon
Icon
Icon
Icon
Icon
Icon
Icon
Icon
Icon
Icon
Icon
Icon
Icon
Icon
Icon
Icon
7 reviews
5
86%
4
0%
3
0%
2
0%
1
14%
  • Mike I.

    Icon
    Icon
    Icon
    Icon
    Icon
    Icon
    Icon
    Icon
    Icon
    Icon

    Haganah are a killer group was created in 1948 killed innocent Palestinian in their villages.

    Jun 20, 2012
    John P.'s reply

    Haganah (Hebrew: "The Defense", ההגנה HaHagana) was a Jewish paramilitary organization in what was then the British Mandate of Palestine from 1920 to 1948, which later became the core of the Israel Defense Forces. After the 1920 Arab riots and 1921 Jaffa riots, the Jewish leadership in Palestine believed that the British, to whom the League of Nations had given a mandate over Palestine in 1920, had no desire to confront local Arab gangs which frequently attacked Palestinian Jews.[citation needed] Believing that they could not rely on the British administration for protection from these gangs, the Jewish leadership created the Haganah to protect Jewish farms and kibbutzim. In addition to guarding Jewish communities, the role of the Haganah was to warn the residents of and repel attacks by Palestinian Arabs. In the period between 1920–1929, the Haganah lacked a strong central authority or coordination. Haganah "units" were very localized and poorly armed: they consisted mainly of Jewish farmers who took turns guarding their farms or their kibbutzim. Following the 1929 Palestine riots, the Haganah's role changed dramatically. It became a much larger organization encompassing nearly all the youth and adults in the Jewish settlements, as well as thousands of members from the cities. It also acquired foreign arms and began to develop workshops to create hand grenades and simple military equipment, transforming from an untrained militia to a capable underground army. Some Bedouins had long standing ties with nearby Jewish communities. They helped defend these communities in the 1936–1939 Arab revolt in Palestine. During the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, some Bedouins of Tuba formed an alliance with the Haganah defending Jewish communities in the Upper Galilee against Syria. Some were part of a Pal-Heib unit of the Haganah. Sheik Hussein Mohammed Ali Abu Yussef of Tuba was quoted in 1948 as saying, "Is it not written in the Koran that the ties of neighbors are as dear as those of relations? Our friendship with the Jews goes back many years. We felt we could trust them and they learned from us too".[8]

  • Tony M.

    Icon
    Icon
    Icon
    Icon
    Icon
    Icon
    Icon
    Icon
    Icon
    Icon

    I have worked with John for nearly two years as a student of his Haganah Houston School. John is an outstanding martial artist and instructor. He is well versed in the traditional martial arts as well as the modern 'reality based' systems such as Krav Maga and Haganah. He is a sincere and genuine good guy who is eager to teach and a generous mentor. He understands that while learning self-defense is important, training-partner preservation and faith in God are even more so. If you are looking for a great learning environment with a skilled mentor, Haganah Houston is the place.

    Nov 2, 2010

About this pro

Haganah Houston offers Israeli reality-based defensive training and tactics that work for everyone, regardless of size and strength. Born in Israel and Assembled in the U.S.A. We will show you how to defend yourself and loved ones against one attacker or multiple attackers. Standing on your feet with mobility, inside clinch, or on the ground, against a much bigger attacker. We will show you how to use improvised weapons or defined tools such as a gun or knife. You will learn at "your pace and ability", in a very positive environment that encourages your continued growth to reach your goals. The best part of my job is serving my students and seeing them realize their goals. Watching their increased confidence and physical performance, as well as their overall health and life style.

Years in business

13

Times hired on Thumbtack

1

Number of employees

10
Show more

Photos and Videos

2 photos
    Coverage Area for Haganah Houston - Israeli Self Defense, Fitness, and Firearms is about 40+ miles of Webster, TX.