Caliber3USA: Bringing Israel and USA Closer Together

Caliber 3 is an Israeli academy for counter terror and security, founded in memory of Captain Hagai Haim Lev z”l killed in action in Gaza. It was founded by Colonel (Ret.) Sharon Gat, IDF Special Forces unit veteran. He is the CEO, and Caliber3USA is based on the original.

If we can admit, we can name only two countries that are protecting the world against evil, the United States and Israel.

Caliber 3 Israel banner
Caliber 3 Israel

Caliber 3 USA is an off shoot of Caliber 3 Israel. Its purpose is to encourage people to learn to defend against evil so they and their family are protected and safer. Beyond this, become a better human being. Imagine, if one person out of a 100 people crowd is well trained and is present in an active shooting scenario, the painful outcome may not exist at all or, be reduced to the very minimum.

More so, Caliber 3 USA sees itself to be ‘little Israel’ in the United States, bringing a small slice of the Jewish state to the heart of California.

From Left - Yonatan Farber Caliber 3 USA Chief Training Instructor, Sharon Gat Caliber 3 Founder, Nurit Greenger the writer of this article, Philip Moore Caliber3USA General Manager
From Left – Yonatan Farber Caliber 3 USA Chief Training Instructor, Sharon Gat Caliber 3 Founder, Nurit Greenger the writer of this article, Philip Moore Caliber 3 USA General Manager

As the story goes, Dario De-Luca and Robert Colucci, Believers Christian businessmen from San Diego County, California, who care a great deal about the Jewish state, were introduced to the Caliber 3 Israel concept while visiting Israel. They knew the time was ripe to emulate Caliber 3 Israel with a Caliber 3 USA.

On Friday, September 13, 2019, in a ribbon-cutting ceremony, attended by San Marcos Mayor Rebecca Jones and a house full of guests from Israel, owners of surrounding businesses and many local residents, Caliber 3 USA was formally opened.

From Left - Sharon Gat Caliber 3 Founder, Rebecca Jones San Marcos Mayor, Philip Moore Caliber 3 USA General Manager
From Left – Sharon Gat Caliber 3 Founder, Rebecca Jones San Marcos Mayor, Philip Moore Caliber 3 USA General Manager

Speaking with Scott L., a guest, about his impression of Caliber 3, he said to me: “I am overwhelmed. This is serious training for real life scenarios, ahead of its time with an awakened ring to it.”

Caliber 3 Essence

Caliber 3 teaches many self-defense aspects, with emphasis on Krav Naga, which is not martial art, rather, a practical way to protect oneself and family, invented by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).

Sharon Gat, an impressive person, eloquently spoke about the Caliber 3 modality and its purpose.

Caliber 3 was established to be the address for every Jew, in Israel and beyond, as well as any and all human beings. It is to where one comes to learn how to better protect himself/herself, his or her family and community, even country.

Caliber3USA Krav Maga demonstration
Krav Maga demonstration

Caliber 3 Academy Stands For

1/ Security – for people in Israel and all over the world to be more secure.

2/ Professionalism – to learn to secure yourself, your family, your community, it must be on a professional level.

3/ Most important – values – in Caliber 3 they believe in the bible’s values. The Jewish soldier is a loving fighter for God, people, country, and that is what they teach.


Caliber 3 Biblical Location and Its Crux

Caliber 3, founded by visionary people who believe one has to have a mission in life and nothing is impossible. It is located in Gush Etzion, south of Jerusalem and in 2 miles proximity to Bethlehem. It is the ancient stomping ground of the Jewish Forefathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and where Kind David lived.

Lamenting King Saul and his son Jonathan who fell in battle David is quoted: 17 “Then David took up this lament for Saul and his son Jonathan, 18 and he ordered that the sons of Judah be taught the Song of the Bow.” (2 Samuel 1:18)

Caliber 3 instructors, IDF veterans with at least 15 years’ service experience, all who have seen battle, carry the legacy of King David, teaching the sons of Judah the art of the modern bow and arrow. Their knowledge and training techniques have been tested and proven to be effective, to save people’s lives.

Learning to shoot at Caliber 3 USA
Learning to shoot at Caliber 3 USA

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) is known to be the most moral army in the world. Its soldiers protect their home and homeland from most nearby proximity and thus have no choice but to be the best, with strong moral values under the most difficult circumstances. But, turning a desert land into a power house in 71 years is not just a miracle, it happened with God’s support, claims CEO Sharon.

To avoid possible heterodoxy and blasphemy of God’s presence, the Jewish nation should be ready to sacrifice lives in defense of the Land of Israel, in order to prevent the transgression of surrendering any parts of the holy Land that the Creator endowed the Jewish people.

Caliber 3 USA

Seventy five years after the Holocaust the nation of Israel rose to its ancient glory, some of which Caliber 3 export to the United States. Caliber 3 in Israel has put its foot print in the USA, bringing its philosophy and training manual to Southern California with a vision of expansion.

Left - Robert Colucci Caliber 3 USA co-owner with Eitan Cohen Israeli instructor
Left – Robert Colucci Caliber 3 USA co-owner with Eitan Cohen Israeli instructor

The San Marcos venue offers an array of self-defense training conducted by Israeli experts. But here, in the United States, the Caliber 3 USA owners, recognizing the greatness of the Jewish people and their homeland Israel, seek ways to partner up with businesses in Israel and bring them to the US. The concept of being ‘Small Israel’ in the San Diego area, for now.

In Caliber 3 USA, closed on Sabbath, the weekly holy day in Judaism, they believe in righteous indignation. You can import to the United States any and all products from any and all places in the world till it comes to importing products from Israel.

Then, all of a sudden there are as many obstacles as one can find. From ‘undefined borders,’ to ‘settlers’ ‘communities beyond the green line,’ ‘illegal occupation of land’ and the like. Caliber 3 USA wants to break this mold and introduce as many Israeli products as possible for the American public to enjoy.

Dario De-Luca, co-owner
Dario De-Luca, co-owner

Part of the Christian believers’ faith is deeply rooted in the biblical blessing given to Abram before he left Haran: 2I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. 3I will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you; and all the families of the earth will be blessed through you.” – Genesis 12:3.

In order to enhance the Little Israel concept, in the Caliber 3 USA 2-story venue surroundings they planted the 7 species mentioned in the bible: wheat, barley, grape, fig, pomegranates, olive (oil) and date (honey). (Deuteronomy 8:8), their first fruits were the only acceptable offerings in the Temple.

You do not understand Israel if you leave God out of it. You will understand Caliber 3 concept if you do not leave God out of it.

Caliber 3 USA offers weekend packages to include transportation for a group of more than ten people. From September 16th-to-20th, 2019, Caliber 3 USA will be holding a Community Week with free classes for all.

Free Classes posters
Free Classes

It is time the entire civilized world takes on evil with King David’s modern bow and arrow fighting spirit delivered by Caliber 3 Israel and USA.

Nurit Greenger

During the 2006 second Lebanon War, Nurit Greenger, referenced then as the “Accidental Reporter” felt compelled to become an activist. Being an ‘out-of-the-box thinker, Nurit is a passionately committed advocate for Jews, Israel, the United States, and the Free World in general. From Southern California, Nurit serves as a “one-woman Hasbarah army” for Israel who believes that if you stand for nothing, you will fall for anything.

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