Train & Travel is a unique ten day program designed for IKMF's instructors, students & guests, interested in combining Krav Maga training with a tour of the holy land.
It is a most memorable experience, enabling Krav Maga practitioners from around the globe to interact and experience Krav Maga at its origin country.
Participants will privilege from having up-close sessions with Imi Lichtenfeld's direct and most valued student, As well as IKMF's chairman, Master. Avi moyal.
Also, training sessions will beconducted with GIT team EXPERTS: Amnon Darsa, Tamir Gilad, Shlomi Moyal, Israel Tamir, Haim Sasson and others.
The course will cover many sub - categories from the KM system, i.e.; fighting skills, defending armed assaults,
Training in various opened & closed environments, etc.
No prior KM (or other martial art) background is needed in order to participate in this program.
Our GIT team will adapt the training level to the participants, and also provide separate training (if needed) to experienced foreign instructors.
·The Next Train & Travel will begin on December 30th 2011 till January 8th 2012.
·This program takes place in August and Decmber each year.
·Total cost: Early Bird rate:1490 Euros for participants who register until 30.11.2011. Full participation rate: 1690 Euros.
·Groups of 6 participants arriving from the same club may apply for a discount.
·Price includes: Hotel accommodations (3 star, B&B, double occupancy); Touring in Israel (including entry fees to all locations); Private transportation to all locations; Krav Maga and related training.
·Our base location is Tel Aviv. Arrival via Taxi is the most convenient way.
·Accommodations for the December program will be posted shortly.
·The event is based on intensive 4 to 5 hours training daily.
·On touring days training will be up to 2 hours
Every day will be dedicated to a different category in KM. The event is based on intensive 4 to 5 hours training daily (except on touring days)
·Law enforcement: training methods, developed by Israeli law enforcements units in order to seize control over suicidal terrorists, demonstrating how to gain control over an assaulter by binding with handcuffs. Also, Participants will experience Israeli firing techniques at a shooting range with a certified tactical instructor.
·VIP protection: intensive training in resemblance to training given to Israeli governmental executive protection units, emphasizing on first circle defense system.
·Military: training at the Wingate institute (Israel's national training center for physical education); Learning how to function under intense strain, training session in the sea using Israeli commando self defense techniques, and using a rifle as a blunt weapon.
·Civilian: training session with Avi Moyal, according to techniques developed by Imi Lichtenfeld.
·Customized: training methods adapted for unique working environments; i.e.:CQB, Air marshals, close quarter battle situations.
·Operational driving & car rage: learning how to operate a vehicle during severalscenarios.
Participants will experience in combat methods against car – jacking or attacks inside the vehicle based on techniques developed by Avi Moyal for confidential factors of the Israeli government.
Touring will be incorporated with training. Three days will be dedicated to touring Israel. Locations and schedules may vary.
·Masada & the Dead-Sea: ". We will visit the Dead Sea, which is the lowest point on earth and renowned for its medicinal qualities. Also optional will be a visit to Masada, where Participants will learn the heroic story of Masada and climb up the mountain's "snake trail.
·Jerusalem: we will visit Yad Vashem, the old city and the west wall, and of coursethe Church of the Holy Sepulchre
·Sea of Galilee Nazareth, Haifa & Acco; TOUR OF THE SEA OF GALILLEI AND THE JORDAN VALLEY; optional tour of Nazareth including the church of annunciation , lunch at a kibbutz and the lovely Baha'i gardens in Haifa and Acco's old city.
·Tel Aviv; experience the city that never sleeps with its active night life, clubs, pubs and beautiful strip.
Training Tips and Equipment
·Training clothes: Bring enough clothes to last you for three training session (wash & hang in your room if you don't want to pack to much)
·Training equipment: Groin protection and shin guards are highly recommended but not mandatory. Also optional: mouthpiece (good idea), forearm guards, hand wraps. Boxing gloves and Headgear are not necessary.
·Training shoes: when training in the gym wrestling shoes are fine; or you can practice barefoot or with socks. On outdoors training reguar sneakers are fine. Also, Bring some sandals which you can get wet for training in the sea, and hiking through streams (possible).
·Shooting range gear: If you prefer your own eye and ear protection when shooting, bring it; otherwise, it will be provided.
·Water: Bring your own water. Tap water is fine but bottled water is available everywhere and isn't expensive.
·Snacks: Energy bar is always a good idea.
·Notebook and pens: Be sure to take notes when training/touring. You will learn a lot!
·First Aid: Better safe than sorry; Bring your own anti-inflammatory/pain medication of choice, so you have it available if needed.
General Travel tips
·Remember your passport, wallet, international driver’s license, health insurance card, credit card, ATM card.
·Check to see that your ATM code will work in Israel (verify with your bank); credit cards are accepted in most places.
·Make copies of your important documents in case you loose them, and keep them separate from the originals.
·Be sure to attach luggage tags to your suitcase
·Be sure to pack; sun glasses, sunscreen, bathing suit, travel towel, personal hygiene objects.
If there is a chance of visiting holy sites that day, wear short sleeved shirt, long pants, Closed toe shoes, and bring a hat.
Food is good, relatively inexpensive, and safe. For quick, filling meals, try falafel (vegetarian), "schwarma" (like Greek gyros), and the many fruit smoothies. Israel is a country of farms.
There is virtually no street crime, but don’t take chances. Use the hotel safe for your passport. Assure your friends/family that you will not be taking public buses or be
Amongst large crowds. Even if you do not adhere to this, there’s no need to worry.
·The beach at Tel Aviv is lively and safe late into the night.
Cancellation policy: The registration fee is a sum of 149$ US. Full refund is relevant only if notice is fowarded in writing a minimum of two weeks prior to the start date of the program via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org