Sep 27, 2012 No Comments ›› Pat Dollard
(THE BLAZE) Known more famously for posting nosecone videos of airstrikes on terrorist hideouts and hidden weapons caches, the spokesman’s office of the Israeli Defense Forces is branching out into other genres. Its latest video, “Learn How to Defend Yourself: IDF Style,” stars one of its, shall we say, camera-friendly female combat instructors demonstrating martial arts techniques for avoiding abduction.
Twenty-year-old Krav Maga instructor Sgt. Rachel Shir demonstrates on-camera what she teaches IDF soldiers to avoid being kidnapped.
The IDF explains:
Krav Maga is a self-defense system that was invented by the Israel Defense Forces in order to ensure that both combat and non-combat soldiers know how to stay safe in every situation. All IDF soldiers are taught how to defend themselves from abductions, stabbing attempts and much more.
As two actors approach her on a dark, isolated street, Rachel explains:
When walking alone at night, be aware of your surroundings, stay focused and be ready for any attack to occur.
If attacked when you’re out at night by yourself, use everything in your hand to defend yourself.
When your attacker is stunned, strike him in the groin to neutralize him as quickly as possible.
All this naturally prompted some cheeky comments on YouTube including:
“She can abduct me anytime.”
“We don’t turn the other cheek. We kick back in the balls.”
“The UN will vote that she used disproportionate force! ”