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Haganah Founder, Mike Lee Kanarek And Avi Moyal, Chairman Int’l Krav Maga Federation To Conduct Seminars At Austin Self Defense In November


Austin, Texas – This November Mike Lee Kanarek, Founder of Haganah and Avi Moyal, Chairman of the International Krav Maga Federation (IKMF) come to Austin, Texas, to teach two separate martial arts seminars at Austin Self Defense. Registration for both events is now open to the public.

On November 2010, Austin Self Defense located in North Austin/Cedar Park near Lakeline Mall will be hosting two separate back-to-back martial arts training seminars from two of the top martial arts instructors in the world. Austin Self Defense will be hosting Mike Lee Kanarek, Founder Of Haganah and Avi Moyal, Chairman of the International Krav Maga Federation (IKMF).

“It is rare to have either Mike Lee Kanarek or Avi Moyal host a martial arts seminar event here in Austin. It is even more rare to have both of these top instructors in Austin to teach at nearly the same time. If you are a martial arts enthusiast, military, law enforcement or security, you owe it to yourself to attend and learn from two of the top instructors in the industry for reality based defensive tactics,” says Dan Kiser, Chief Krav Maga and Haganah Instructor and CEO of Austin Self Defense.

Mike Lee Kanarek, founder and chief instructor of the Israeli self defense system Haganah, will be teaching a 3-hour seminar on November 12th. Mr. Kanarek will be covering 3rd party protection techniques, multiple attacker scenarios and extreme violence scenarios to better equip everybody with the skills necessary to survive a deadly attack on themselves or a 3rd person/family member.

Date and Times for the Mike Lee Kanarek Seminar:
Friday, November 12
6:00pm – 9:00pm

Cost For The Event:
$75 – In Advance
$125 – At the door

Avi Moyal, founder and chief instructor of the International Krav Maga Federation (IKMF), will be teaching a separate 3-hour seminar at Austin Self Defense on both November 29th & 30th.

Date and Times for the Avi Moyal Seminar:

Monday, November 29: Gun Threat & Hostage scenarios.
Tuesday, November 30: Ground Defense Scenarios.
6:00pm – 9:00pm

Cost For The Avi Moyal Seminar:

$75 – In Advance
$125 – At the door

Open Enrollment for both the Haganah and Krav Maga Seminars is now underway. Reserve your spot for either event with either cash or check. These seminars are open the public and only to individuals 18 years of age and older except by special permission from ASD. Enrollment is limited and is open on a first come, first serve basis. Doors for both events close at 6PM sharp so make sure to arrive early.

Location for the both martial arts seminars will be at Austin Self Defense, 12617 Ridgeline Blvd at Lakeline Mall, Cedar Park, TX 78613

For more information and directions, call 512-918-9999 or visit

Austin Self Defense reserves the right to deny anyone admittance to either seminar. You must be at least 18 years of age in order to participate. ASD will accept persons under the age of 18 with a minimum age of 16 by special permission. Contact ASD if you fall into this age group and are interested in attending

About Mike Lee Kanarek, Instructor:

Mr. Kanarek served in the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) as part of the Orev Golani Special Forces Brigade operating in south Lebanon. Mr. Kanarek moved to the United States and many years later started his own system, based upon the skills he learned in the IDF and the skills he acquired in his 20-yr martial arts career, and called it HAGANAH. The Haganah system is comprised of 7 segments – FIGHT, Israeli Tactical Knife (ITK), Israeli Combat Shooting (ICS), Israeli Professional Tactical Training (IPTT), Ground Survival, Combat Wrestling & Combat Fitness.

About Avi Moyal, Instructor:

Avi Moyal trained directly under the creator of the Krav Maga system, Imi Lichtenfeld. Avi currently serves as the Chairman of the IKMF. In 1985, Avi received a Masters level in Krav Maga and joined the IDF Marines. Avi completed his Officers training with excellence, and served as a Platoon Commander in a Terror Demolition Unit. He acquired many combat hours and experience while commanding subordinates on special operations in Lebanon including highly specialized missions behind enemy lines with various SWAT units. He also provided VIP protection for a high ranking IDF General and an intelligence officer. After active duty, Avi served as a Reserves Platoon Commander in a special operations unit.

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About Austin Self Defense:

Austin Self Defense has assisted Austin-area residents in reaching their self defense goals since 2002. Austin Self Defense is recognized as an official Texas regional training facility for both Krav Maga and Haganah. Austin Self Defense’s training facility offers reality-based self defense out of Cedar Park, Texas. Scenarios are built into self defense classes to help create reality in applying techniques to a real life situation.

Austin Self Defense offers a variety of self defense training and conditioning classes including: Krav Maga and Haganah.

Point of Contact:
Dan Kiser
Austin Self Defense
12617 Ridgeline Blvd
at Lakeline Mall
Cedar Park, TX 78613


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