OTZMA is a unique, empowering self defense system created and patented by our founders as an active, empowering response to the growing worldwide epidemic of anti-Semitic attacks.
Derived from three main principles, OTZMA prepares Jews to:
- Identify, classify and immediately react to an approaching threat by relying on trained intuition
- Defend himself and those around him by adapting street-fighting tactics developed by Israel’s elite security and antiterrorism forces
- Save lives via first response medical training
Today’s Anti-Semitism Requires Today’s Response
The evolution of anti-Semitism presents the worldwide Jewish community with a burgeoning yet terrifying problem. Traditionally, attacks were organizationally driven; political or militant movements planned and deployed them. Targets included institutions like synagogues or schools, so the natural and most common Jewish defense tactics focused on increased institutional security including cameras and guards for sensitive locations.
Today, the threat’s very nature has evolved. Fascists have adapted and so must we. Attacks are now spontaneous and isolated. They focus on children leaving school, families in supermarkets, offices, and in transit. Internet rhetoric and hate speech fuel disillusioned individuals. There is no institutional response to this; the solution needs to come from within.
Every Jew must be ready.
On every street.
In every situation.
The OTZMA Story
When the number of antisemitic attacks skyrocketed in 2009, our founders determined that something needed to change. Immediately.
Fueled by an intrinsic, passionate need to fortify our people around the world and personify “Never Again,” Boaz and David invited a variety of experts to participate in a protection-centered task force. The areas of expertise included:
- Terrain analysis
- Psychology of violence
- Post-attack medical first response
- Conflict resolution
- Crisis management
- Reflex development
- Street combat methodology
- Martial arts
This series of intense, focused sessions produced OTZMA: a one-of-a-kind, reality-based formula positioning every Jew to be a self-contained, walking defense system.
We foster instinct.
We instill intuition.
And we apply it to the streets.
Anti-Semitism isn’t going anywhere. Take charge of your safety; join us to become prepared.