Courses in Israel

El HaLev’s empowerment self-defense programs give people the chance to discover their inner power at every stage of their lives.

The course materials are adapted to the unique challenges of every age group, and offer simple, effective techniques for coping with various types of uncomfortable situations and violence.

Kids and parents, bat mitzvah girls, teens, and women of all ages—we invite you to connect to the power in your bodies and spirits through our one-of-a-kind programs.

  • Assess risky situations

  • Learn simple & effective physical techniques

  • Develop a healthy connection to your body

  • Increase your self-confidence

  • Enhance your communication skills

El HaLev is active throughout Israel and offers empowerment self-defense courses to private groups, schools, organizations, and businesses.

Our flagship courses—IMPACT and “The Freedom to Choose”—are open for registration.

IMPACT is a unique self-defense training program developed to combat and prevent sexual violence. Many graduates have defined it as a life-changing and powerful experience that positively influenced all areas of their lives.

The intensive training involves simulated fights with instructors in full-body protective gear.

IMPACT is one of two empowerment self-defense programs for women and girls. It is an opportunity to fully experience the hidden power of your voice and your body.

The skills acquired in "The Freedom to Choose" course are simple, effective, and crucial for every woman and girl. Like the skills learned in a first aid course, they are basic—but can save lives.

“The Freedom to Choose” is our most popular course, and every year, thousands join the ranks of our graduates!

Come take part in a unique experience that will allow you to rediscover the power within you!

Do I need to be in good physical shape to participate?

The course is suitable for girls and women in various physical and health conditions.

Is the course suitable for victims of sexual violence?

Many participants who are victims of domestic violence, sexual violence, or other trauma, find the course contents and practice healing and empowering. Furthermore, the team is especially sensitive to matters relating to abuse and all types of violence. El HaLev instructors undergo lengthy and intense training and they provide the participants with a safe and supportive environment, both emotionally and physically. This enables the participants to boost their confidence, improve their skills, and enhance their personal sense of power.

You are an Amuta. Why is there a participation fee?

El HaLev is a nonprofit organization and the participation fee results from the cost of the production of the course. However, the vision of the Amuta states that every woman has the right to acquire tools to protect her body, soul, and safety. Therefore, we work very hard to obtain donations that allow us to subsidize our activities, to help potential participants. Some of these donations were provided by those who have graduated from our courses, understanding their significance to every woman and girl. Thanks to these generous donations, we can offer support and will consider every woman’s financial situation. Help us with your donation >>

who may participate in this course?

11-year-old girls (and older) and every woman who wants to acquire effective tools for self-defense. Instead of aspiring to replace former knowledge or tools, the course enhances existing toolboxes and allows each participant to choose her best strategy for her specific situation.

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