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Moti Horenstein's Style

In Hebrew the word "Hisardut" literally means survival.  Because survival is the bottom line in any fight, it's not how good your moves look, but who stays alive at the end of the struggle.  In Israel it is known as Dennis Survival Jiu Jitsu™ to honor its founder Dennis Hanover.

Dr. Dennis Hanover is a 9th Degree Black Belt and the founder of the system.  Born in South African-born he immigrated to Israel in 1960 where he was one of the first to introduce the martial arts in the early '60s.  After achieving top belt and recognition in several martial arts (mainly Judo, Jiu Jitsu and Kyukoshinkai Karate under Mas Oyama), he decided to develop Hisardut® as a more applicable answer to the threats and challenges facing people in modern society.  In the early 80's, he began teaching the Israeli Special Forces units who were looking for a more advanced close combat method than the basic Krav Maga program taught to regular IDF troops.  With many years’ experience teaching both Israeli lay-students and the Israeli Special Forces, Grandmaster Hanshi Moti decided to give back what the martial arts had given him. In 1992, Grandmaster Hanshi Moti opened his first school in Spring Valley, NY, which was relocated to New City, NY and is currently owned and operated by Professor Peter Lugo.  Then in 2004, Grandmaster Hanshi Moti moved to Florida and opened another school in North Miami Beach.   

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