When he got off the subway he heard a scream coming from the E-86th station’s stairs.
Matan, a former special ops commander in charge of all combat training, ran towards the noise and discovered a young woman, on the ground visibly distraught, with blood coming out of her mouth.
He quickly approached her, helped her up and asked what had happened but she was in shock and could not say anything. A bystander told him that a random person passed her by the stairs, punched her in the face and walked into the very same train Matan just came out of – disappearing without a trace.
Matan quickly took the young woman out of the subway, into a cab and together rode to the hospital. During the ride she calmed down a bit and told Matan the same story. Someone passed her, punched her hard and walked away.
Matan, who has been coaching police, military and federal units told her that there is a skill set that she can learn that could help insure she will never be victimized again.
She looked up and said: “ok, but where am I going to go? I’m a 120lbs lawyer not a fighter”