New York Self Defense Academy | New York Self Defense Academy
Learn hands-on technical methods from leading experts in security, counter-terrorism, & self-defense.
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Who Are We?

New York Self Defense Academy is an independent branch/division of The World Security & Self Defense Academy. Leading experts in security, counter-terrorism, & self-defense. Our Founder & Chief Instructor, Mr. Avi Abraham, is certified as a security & counter-terrorism instructor since 2005 by WSSA with almost 30 years experience in Martial Arts, Krav Maga/Self Defense, and a former Israeli soldier.

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Learn Krav Maga, a military self-defense and fighting system developed for the Israel Defense Forces and Israeli security forces that is derived from a combination of techniques sourced from varying martial arts styles, along with realistic fight training. Modified for civilian and law enforcement personnel and community.

Security Training

NYSDA provides leading expertise in security tactics and training for security companies and agencies around the world. Taught by certified WSSA security and counter-terrorism instructor from Israel.

Corporate Workshops

Learn self-defense alongside your colleagues through team building activities! Workshops help develop teamwork, unity, creativity, at the workplace all while learning important skills that may save your life.

Women’s Self Defense Workshops

Feel safe again. Learn a series of step by step self-defense techniques for varying assault situations.

Tactical & Operational Shooting

Basic and Advanced Levels shooting courses for men and women, civilians, law enforcement personnel, and professionals.


Counter-terrorism incorporates the practice, military tactics, techniques, and strategy that government, military, law enforcement, business, and intelligence agencies use to combat or prevent terrorism. We train for differing terrorist scenarios, such as active shooters, bus hijacking, hostage situations, and more.

Instructor/Assistant Instructor Courses

Become an instructor! Learn how to deliver courses and work with students while advancing your own skills in the process.

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