An elite self-defence expert carried out a training session in Leeds on Saturday.
Professor Itay Gil paid a visit to Kirkstall’s Xercise4Less gym as part of his partnership with the Spartans Academy of Krav Maga.
Krav Maga is a combat and protection system used by Israeli defence forces. Chief instructor of the Leeds sessions, Gheorghe Husar, said: “Everyone should know how to defend themselves.
“It doesn’t matter what type of self-defence, it’s important to know how to handle yourself in case of something.”
Mr Gil is a former chief instructor and captain of the Israeli ‘Yamam’ special forces unit, which is responsible for counter-terror and hostage-rescue operations.
He featured in the BBC Two series Special Forces: Ultimate Hell Week in 2015.