Abir is a the name of the fighting technique taught by Yehoshua Sofer in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Sofer claims to have a family tradition of the Abir Warrior Arts, which he says
were used by ancient Israelite warriors.
Yehoshua Soferís Abir martial art form is based on fighting techniques that he learned from his grandfather and father. The history of these techniques is that at one time ancient Israel
had fighting techniques, which was both hand to hand and also weaponized in nature. It is believed that while most Jewish communities did not continue to train in Abir, some exotic
Jewish communities in Arabia and in parts of Asia were able to maintain elements of the techniques.