Tour and Train is a program we hold several times each year. Krav Maga students of all levels, from beginners to instructors, come to Israel from all over the world to train in Krav Maga and immerse themselves in the culture and history of Krav Maga and Israel.
Our November group consisted of Krav Maga students from Germany, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Croatia, Israel, and Alaska, USA!
The multi-national group blended very well together. In one corner of the room German could be heard, while in another area Norwegian and Swedish was spoken.
At Masada we found an entire group of Norwegians and in the Old City we met some Germans. Sabra from Alaska could speak Arabic so we were truly a multi-lingual group.
In a short amount of time we toured Jerusalem, Masada, the Dead Sea, Yad Va Shem Holocaust Memorial, Judea and Samaria.
We visited the forest of the Righteous Gentiles and saw plaques honoring the Danish and Norwegian undergrounds during World War Two as well as many righteous gentiles from Germany, Croatia and Sweden who risked their lives to save Jews.
In the Old City of Jerusalem we visited the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the Armenian Quarter, the Muslim Quarter, the Christian Quarter and the Jewish Quarter.
We rode camels, we enjoyed a Shabbat meal. We participated in an Anti-Terrorism course, and trained in all aspects of close combat Krav Maga. (video produced by Morten Wang, thanks Morten)
We covered defense vs Knife threats, knife attacks, hand-guns, M -16 rifles and shot-guns.
We trained in defense vs chokes, grabs and holds of all sorts.
We dealt with hostage situations, airline safety, close quarter protection and body guard work.
We also studied the history of Islam, Anti-Semitism, and aspects of World War Two.
How did we do all this? By squeezing the maximum into each and every day!
Enjoying lunch at the Ma'aleh Adumim mall,
Dennis and Bernd from Germany, hostage scenario training.