Krav Maga Tour and Train June 2010

Alex from Ohio and Stone from Alabama had never met before but here in Israel they would become Krav Maga training partners, an excellent team, outstanding students.

Our first day began with Krav Maga Basics; grabs, chokes, the fundamentals of kicking and defending against unarmed attackers.

Our team than trained with our local Krav kids and found them to be tough and aggressive.

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Alex training with Tzvi Polinsky

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Stone enters abandoned Israeli tank, Judean desert

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Our guys visit a monastary built and inhabited during the early years of Christianity.

Image and video hosting by TinyPicImage and video hosting by TinyPicAlex and Stone ride camels in the Judean desert after a good lunch of humus and pita.

Image and video hosting by TinyPicDriving through the Judean Desert on the way to the Dead Sea, in Hebrew Yam HaMelach, (The Salt Sea), in Arabic, Bachar al Miyat (The Dead Sea)

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The Dead Sea

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Yes, it is true, you CAN float in the Dead Sea

Image and video hosting by TinyPicAlex enjoys the healing power of the Dead Sea mud, no charge!

Image and video hosting by TinyPicImage and video hosting by TinyPicMasada, where close to 1,000 men, women and children held out against the Romans from 67 - 74 C.E.

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I take the guys to my regular fancy coffee shop near the Dead Sea, here they will meet the friendliest man on the planet, my friend Samir

Image and video hosting by TinyPicAlex from the USA, Moshe from Israel, an Israeli reserve Navy guy, Samir a Beduin Arab, Gal from the Israeli Navy and Stone from Alabama, USA. Enjoying coffee and discussion together. So what is all this talk about us not getting along? Good people can get along, just stop the attacks on us!

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More training

Old City, Jerusalem

Image and video hosting by TinyPicAt the Western Wall

Image and video hosting by TinyPicAt the Cardo, Roman street and shopping center from 1,800 years ago.

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Image and video hosting by TinyPicImage and video hosting by TinyPic In the Arab market, shuk in Hebrew, suk in Arabic, here you must learn how to haggle, negogiate.

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Image and video hosting by TinyPicat the end of a great eight days of tour and train.