As the OTZMA self defense system is a combination of psychological awareness, primal intuition, practiced instinct, cultivated reflex time, creative thinking and advanced street-fighting tactics, our dedicated management brings every one of those knowledge areas to our sessions.
Your group will benefit immeasurably from the synthesis of knowledge, intensity and devotion offered by our management.
David Djaoui, Adv.
David is not only a dedicated martial artist, a fervent Zionist, an involved father of three and an immigrant to Israel; he also is an acclaimed expert in the law of war. We consider him a walking weaponless sniper, both physically and mentally.
A practicing international attorney licensed with both the French and Israeli Bar Associations, David offers 15+ years of increasingly responsible experience advising governmental institutions (including Israel’s Ministry of Foreign affairs and the Director General of the Israeli Parliament) on treaty negotiation and law of armed conflict. David is regularly retained to act as senior legal counsel in military operations.
David received special training as a Staff Sergeant in the IDF’s elite Golani combat unit. He has an extensive history training security personnel including Israel’s border guard.
In addition to his family, his greatest passion in life is securing the safety of Jews worldwide.
Boaz is the embodiment of well-roundedness. In addition to two undergraduate degrees (education and paramedical science) Boaz earned the martial arts rank of 6th Dan and offers 30+ years of advanced knowledge in a variety of hand-to-hand combat styles including Thai boxing, Filipino martial arts, karate, marksmanship and wrestling.
A father of four and a dedicated family man, Boaz embraces his role as a mentor; he teaches children’s martial arts classes weekly and derives great satisfaction from bolstering and guiding at-risk youth.
Boaz’s philosophy and teaching methodology draw upon more than his formal training. The IDF drafted him first as a combatant, and then into an elite anti-terror intelligence unit where he has since instructed Israeli Secret Service agents and various combat forces worldwide. His upbringing and family history in security operatives instilled in him the value of serving and protecting his people while opening his eyes to the ever-growing epidemic of anti-Semitism. He believes that we cannot fight circumstance and rather, the solution can be found in creating your own reality with the cards dealt to you.
Constantly evolving, adapting and unstoppable, to see Boaz fight is to label him a combat machine. But to know Boaz is entirely different. We compare him to water:
“You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water in a cup, it becomes the cup. When you pour water in a bottle, it becomes the bottle. When you pour water in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can drip and it can crash. Become like water, my friend.”
– Bruce Lee