Haganah systemThe Haganah system is based on the Israeli Defense Force's combat training. It claims to be not only a martial art, but a method for enabling someone at a disadvantage to overpower a larger adversary. The system's main goal is to have the combatant enter a "point of reference." This point is a lock/grab around the neck, and the back of the aggressor. Becase of this "point" the combatant is focused and already has a plan instead of relying on fancy manuvers that take time to apply, and difficult to learn. Plain well placed counterstrikes are applied to defeat the adversary. In addition to hand-to-hand combat, and ground survival, Haganah applies defenses against knives, guns, and multiple weapons/attackers.
Techniques that Haganah covers include defense against punches and kicks, escapes and releases from chokes, bear hugs, hot weapons, firearms such as automatic weapons, grenades, and multiple attackers. Haganah also covers various hand-to-hand combat techniques such as multiple types of arm blows, different types of kicks with/without shoes to hit the legs.
There are some ground survival techiniques including combat-neutralizing grappling techinques, pinching, tendon and muscle tearing, and for the speciality/advanced trained, tactical knife fighting, combat shooting and counter-terrorist strategies and techniques.