- Yehoshua Sofer is also the name of a victim of the June 2010 West Bank shooting.
He was born in 1958 in Jamaica and his family moved to Los Angeles in 1963 where he studied Tang Soo Do, receiving a black belt by 1968, aged ten. He studied Kuk Sool Won from 1974, advancing to 6th dan, and worked as a trainer and bodyguard during the 1970s and 1980s.
In the 1990s, he was a hip hop singer and rapper under the name "Nigel Ha'Admor" and was an MC on the album Humus Metamtem in 1993. The album, featuring the hit song, "Hummus makes you stupid," was wildly popular in Israels dance clubs.
Martial arts career
In 2002, he founded the Abir Warrior Arts Association of Israel, teaching his own style of "Abir-Qesheth Hebrew Warrior Arts" (אבי״ר-קשת אומנות לחימה עברית) in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, claiming it to be a tradition of his family dating to Israelite antiquity preserved by an underground school of "Bani Abir" in Habban, Yemen, and styling himself Aluf Abir אלוף אבי״ר "Grandmaster of Abir". Sofer perceives this style of martial arts training to be a continuation of the practices of the Jewish people prior to the Second Temple period.
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