Steve Isaak is a Jiu-Jitsu sensei that teaches his own flavor of martial arts called Shima Self Defense. While open to the whole community, a large percentage of his class comes from the Orthodox Jewish Community in Williamsburg. Due to recent changes in National politics increasing the potential for harm towards minorities, Isaak has seen more and more Jewish students in his class. Check it out in this short profile video from our friends at Vice.
For the first time in more than a decade, the number of hate crimes in the US shot up two years in a row. We visit a class lead by Jiu-Jitsu expert Steve Isaak who teaches subconscious mind control-skills to Brooklyn's Jewish community.
Originally published on September 20th, 2017
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