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    Post ABIR - The National Martial Art of the People of Israel

    It is common knowledge that there are no nations whose martial systems have survived in an unbroken chain to remain in physical practice or in theory today as they were in ancient times. Many peoples have retained remnants of those "lost" arts and built modern systems upon materials that were provided for them in text books, illustrations, traditional dances, folklore and archeology.

    Though many peoples claim to have had effective combat systems and weaponry since ancient times and it is assumed that these skills were used by all primitive peoples the world over for hunting, fishing and self defense, none of these nations have written confirmation of their claims that go back more than a few hundred years.

    Other nations that do have such accounts and documentation do not lay claim to them for the simple fact they as a nation with a definitive language or presence have long been extinct.

    There is however one exception to this rule. It is the People of Israel. Our ancestors provided us with great resources and authoritative eye witness documentation to confirm our contributions to the world in a multitude of realms including martial arts. Many scholars have confirmed this.

    While it is correct that the vast majority of the ancient Israelites descendents did not continue Abir training as they were dispersed in exile across the globe, it is a fact that bits and pieces of this art were retained in various forms by many diverse segments of world Jewry.


    As the needs of our peoples survival changed with the onslaught of domestication, industry and commerce in the modern world it became more and more difficult to simply retain our beliefs and customs as well as preserving the ancient Hebrew and Aramaic languages that we used in ancient times.

    As our faith in The Creator and the observance of His Torah and its laws and devotion to prayer and scholarship took precedence within the Jewish communities in the Diaspora our knowledge of Abir diminished with each passing generation.

    Jews were held in contempt under the watchful suspicious eyes of their host nations who often sought to control them by limiting their mobility within the confines of a ghetto.

    Jews were commonly denied the right to bear arms or own land and curfews were often enforced upon them.

    Collectively congregating to train in Abir or any form of Jewish combat arts would have been seen as incitement to overthrow their hosts and an invitation to collective genocide. That occurred often in our history without any provocation. These harsh conditions were mirrored in Jewish Communities across Europe as well as in Asia from the step and throughout the Middle East and Africa.

    Bits and pieces of Abir warrior arts were preserved to a greater degree by the more exotic and distant Israelite communities. Hasidic dances of Ukrainian Jews as well as similar steps and maneuvers by their brothers in Yemen and Kurdish mountain Jews testify to a common warlike sequence


    and configuration with swirling circular motions of the hands, torso and legs while negotiating backwards or forwards and the mimicry of stick, spear or sword swipes. To unknowing eyes and often to the dancers themselves the Abir elements are not perceived or acknowledged.

    Much of the bulk of what was left intact was kept alive by a group of nomadic Jews who roamed the Hejaz desert. Twelve Tribes dance steps and the form and shapes of the Hebrew letters contained deadly martial applications forgotten by virtually the rest of the world's Jewry. Although kept in the shadows Abir survived by the grace of The Almighty.

    Abir was passed down to the Abir Aluf who began his instruction at the age of three. After 42 years of rigorous dedication and training in combative arts he built and refined an effective system from a wide variety of mixed martial arts based on Abir principles and his decades of research and development in the field.

    After achieving a high rank and proficiency in the martial arts and being sought after for his expertise by many institutions and organizations around the world the Aluf was given his fathers blessing and the green light to reveal Abir Warrior Arts of The Twelve Tribes of Israel to retake their place in glory once again.

    He meticulously organized the various aspects of this sophisticated art that is surprisingly easy to learn into a comprehensive curriculum to suit the needs of people living in these chaotic times.

    The groundwork has been laid for you and it is now your turn to play a role in this history and to take the steps of your ancestors. Reclaim your identity!










    http://www.abirwarriorarts.com/index2.htm

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    Post Re: ABIR - The National Martial Art of the People of Israel

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    Post Re: ABIR - The National Martial Art of the People of Israel

    Good God - more martial arts 'fictions'. The whole Eastern Martial Arts world is full of them: first 'ancient Egyptian' Judo now Hasidic Kung Fu? Gimme a break...
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