From Mixed Martial Arts champion to Israeli Border Policewoman…defending Jerusalem from the scum of the earth
By Ari Yashar
Noy Peles has been training for combat for the last ten years.
Peles is a skilled former MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) champion, but last March she enlisted in the IDF and chose to do her service in the Border Police despite the impact her choice would have on her martial arts career, reports Walla on Sunday.
Now, she’ll be using her sharply-honed skills for a fight a very different kind: the struggle to stop Arab terrorists from slaughtering Jewish citizens in Jerusalem
“Even though the strict training regimen doesn’t allow me to continue taking part in professional competitions, I have no doubt that I’ve achieved my true dream,” said Peles, who now holds the rank of lance corporal.
After finishing basic training with outstanding marks, she now serves as a squad commander in a patrol unit stationed in Jerusalem, which has been a focal point in the recent Arab terror wave since last September.
But Peles is indomitable, saying, “no battle is too hard, and no opponent is too strong” – a lesson she learned in the MMA ring.
Amit Hachim, her trainer for the last ten years, said, “Noy was forced to leave the matches, but in essence she didn’t lose but rather benefited. A great part of her childhood was spent with me at the martial arts club, and we became family. I’m proud to see her serve as a combat soldier giving from herself and her abilities in order to defend the homeland.”
According to Peles, she didn’t hesitate
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