Mall of America: The ultimate fighters
This summer, the mall's security staff began a 40-hour training program in Krav Maga, the official defensive martial arts technique used by the Israel Defense Forces.
"Our officers had no tools to deal with some situations such as a suspect pulling a gun, or choking someone," he said. "With my experience in the past, I know (Krav Maga) can make all the difference."
The techniques are based on instincts in dangerous situations that allow the potential victim to go on the offensive quickly with little need for physical strength and no serious harm to the suspect.
"In two to three moves, it can put the officer in a control position without taking a life," Rozin says.
Consider this the next time you want to trample a security guard for a doorbuster sale.