in Israel where I come from (Tel Aviv) it’s really necessary to know how to defend yourself, there’s no pretence! If it’s not the terrorists, it’s going to be the people on the street who are going to be after you. Some places where we come from are really dangerous, you get hot-blooded people that are really quick to anger! So you may well assume, Krav Maga, the Israeli martial-arts and self defence is really big in Israel!
Pretty much every high school boy takes part in lessons at one stage or another. I took it more seriously, as, when I was six years old some older kids bullied me, tied me to a tree and burned the tree. I was almost about to die until someone found and untied me really quickly. Eventually the school where all this happened came to an agreement with my parents to send me to study self-defence, at their expense.