A7 Radio's "Judean Eve" with Tamar Yonah
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According to a living tradition maintained by the Habbani Jewish warriors of Yemen over many millennia, 'Abir/Qesheth' (known in the Bible as "Qesheth " [the bow] or simply "milHamah " [combat]), is the combat system of the ancient Hebrew-Israelite nation
. It was used and developed by our forefathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and taught to the 12 tribes of Israel before and after their sojourn down in Egypt. This warrior art form was used against enemy nations, from the conquest of the Land of Israel to the severely-outnumbered defenders of the walls of Jerusalem against the Roman army.
The Abir fighting system (which includes techniques for every weapon of war) is amazingly based on the Hebrew letters of the Aleph-bet. While it is recognized by Wingate College, Israel's chief sport authority, it differs from other martial arts: Its unique body mechanics. It is not a sport, centering around padded sparring competitions. Rather, it employs real-life techniques that can utterly neutralize an enemy in one to three seconds, but guarded responsibly with strict Torah discipline. It is based on making oneself a humble, joyful conduit of HaShem's Will. And it is a uniquely Jewish system for Jews only. Accordingly, it has received the blessing and sanction of important rabbis in Israel. Finally, the fighting is but one aspect of the Abir tradition, which includes ancient warrior dances, healing techniques, and living unwritten Oral Torah traditions.
Mori (Rabbi) Michael Shelomo Bar-Ron
, is a teacher of 'Abir/Qesheth' to Jewish children in Israel. He is from Beth Midrash Ohel Moshe, and is the author of the book, "Guide for the Noahide
". He joins Tamar and explains the history, the techniques, and the all-around philosphy of this ancient, yet deadly warrior tradition! See the video HERE
of how quickly and 'seemingly' effortlessly it is to permanently 'neutralize' an enemy.