This self-defense cap is a HANOVER TOOLBOX product which was created by a rare collaboration between three professional independent enterprises, all well-known leaders in their specific line of expertise; FAB-Defense® well experienced development team, product designer Dov Ganchrow and martial arts expert Yaron Hanover.
The unique product line is designed to insure that you will never be caught empty handed.
Yaron is a career martial artist, a grandmaster and a two-decade national champion in full-contact fighting and self-defense. Dov is a product designer, academic and former national taekwondo champion, who has trained under Yaron.
Several years ago, after a long training session, Yaron and Dov debated self-defense scenarios and thought to themselves that there is something missing in many unexpected situations. Most self- defense tools, as good they may be, are often not around when you actually need them, leaving you to fend with your hands alone.
In order to solve this issue, and regardless of the belief people should train to defend themselves, a self- defense tool has to be something that will be with you everywhere, all the time, without feeling like a burden. And so the Gotcha Cap concept was born.
Yaron has trained and instructed numerous army units globally, including Israeli elite commando units, the Israeli secret service, the Israeli Police Academy, and security bodyguards in the private sector.
He received the award for Outstanding Achievements in 2003 from the American Hall of Fame Association, as well as the title of Grand Master in Self-Defense from the European, British and South African Ju-Jitsu associations.
He is a Senior Instructor with a record of training more than 100,000 students in Israeli public schools
and was head of security detail for the late Michael Jackson management during his 1992 world tour. In these times, given the growing international reach of MMA, krav maga and of martial arts in general, Yaron has developed the latest fighting techniques based on his knowledge of human
anatomy, pressure-points, and vulnerabilities of the human body - as well as other parameters. It is
crucial to know how to use one mind and intellect as well as one body.
Yaron motto is: “expect the unexpected“.
Dov is a product designer and Senior Lecturer in the Industrial Design Department at the Bezalel
Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, Israel.
His interests include many things fringe, alternative music, edged tools, martial arts, and high-altitude trekking. As a design professional, he works on diverse projects spanning the fields of medical, consumer, furniture, and museum exhibit design alongside the creation of more personal, experimental, and conceptual works.
This scope of interaction with industry, people, and use-scenarios allow for a holistic view of products and objects in general, touching on everything from technology and materiality, to psychology and cultural context.
His personal creations have been shown extensively around the world in galleries and museums such as the MOMA – the Museum of Modern Art New York, the Smithsonian’s Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum and the Pompidou Center in Paris.