Ralph Macchio gets the famous "Wax on, wax off" instruction from Pat Morita in "The Karate Kid."

There’s a solution to the problem of New York Jews being singled out by “Knockout Game” attackers, says a New York rabbi turned Karate sensei.

Teach them martial arts.

When Rabbi Gary Moskowitz, now 56, was growing up in the Soundview section of the Bronx, he got beaten up a lot, he recalls. So he took up karate.

At age 14, he went to a Jewish Defense League summer camp.

“I came back, and I was able to do 400 pushups,” he told the New York Post.

Black mobs routinely terrorize cities across the country, but the media and government are silent. Read the detailed account of rampant racial crime in “White Girl Bleed A Lot: The Return of Racial Violence to America and How the Media Ignore It.”

Now he’s reaching out to city Jews who are being targeted by the “Knockout the Jew” criminals.

“I wore a yarmulke, and I was a target,” he said. “I was once dragged up six stories to a rooftop by a gang. … They held me over the ledge.”

Rabbi Sensei Gary Moskowitz in the air

Later, he says, he improved his skills working at the New York City Police Department where he became known as “Rambowitz” – one of the only two Orthodox Jewish cops at the time. He says his years as a cop helped him gain experience in street fighting, psychology, stress management and self-discipline.

For 30 years he taught martial arts to cops, self-defense for women and Torah to Jews. He received his rabbinic ordination from Kollel Ayshel Avraham.

“If Jewish kids started fighting back, they wouldn’t get picked on so much,” says Moskowitz, who is a karate black belt. “I’m just trying to encourage the Jewish community to do that.”

His program also includes Martial Arts Therapy for children fighting cancer and other illnesses, offering emotional and spiritual support to children and helps them to take an active role to become a partner in their own healing process.

The “Knockout Game” is one manifestation of what has been chronicled for more than two years by WND and journalist Colin Flaherty, author of “White Girl Bleed A Lot” as a disturbing trend of black violence against non-black victims – sometimes in mob attacks and sometimes as individual assaults involving one punch designed to knock out random victims of another race. In New York, many of these attacks have victimized Jews.

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