Welcome to the Judea Desert
Tour and Train leader Moshe Katz with a local camel in the Judean dessert.
November 13 - November 23, 2023, Tour and Train Now registering participants.
November 26 - December 1, 2023, Five Day Training Camp Now registering participants.
May 27 - June 6, 2024, Tour and Train, Now registering participants.
June 16 - June 20, 2024, Five Day Training Camp Now registering participants.
November 11 - November 21, 2024, Tour and Train Now registering participants.
Maximum Number of Participants: 24
Open to All Levels
No experience required. Beginners, instructors, and practitioners of all levels are welcome. Each will advance at his own pace. Training adapted for all levels, ages and physical ability.
Once you register and book your flight - you are all set. We do the rest. We can arrange for you: housing, airport pickup and drop off, shopping, money exchange at the best rates, restaurants, WIFI, laundry, medical care and any issues that may happen. We are your Israel connection. We understand how it feels to land in a new country where you do not speak the language or know the area. With us, you are taken care of.
• The training is conducted in a safe manner.
• Full padding for knife defense training.
• Learn from real cases from around the world. This is not theoretical.
• Airline situations, Profiling, Defense inside a plane. (including training for pilots).
• Learn the Israeli mindset, the approach to counter terrorism.
• Build your skills step by step in a logical order att Allows for fast learning.
• Full impact (when ready) but safe. (This is optional)
• All aspects of Krav Maga training; Close quarters, Defense in and around a car, Stairs, confined spaces, Hostage situations.
• Meet students and instructors from Israel and all over the world.
• Tour the Old City of Jerusalem, Mount Herzl, Yad va Shem Holocaust memorial, Masada, The Judean Desert. Meet Bedouin.
• Diploma for completion of course.
. • Possibility of rank test. (Additional fee, see Certification)
Extra courses depend upon the number of interested participants. A minimum of 4 is required.
Our Touring is not just "site seeing" as in what a regular tourist would see upon visiting another country. Moshe Katz, IKI head instructor, leads most of the tours personally and integrates that experience with the Krav Maga training. The tours are "Moreshet Krav" - Hebrew for Combat Heritage, as taught in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF).
The tours are part of your Krav Maga training, just as all IDF recruits must complete these very same tours, so shall you. The tours are the spirit of Krav Maga. This is essential for understanding Israeli Krav Maga. You will walking in the footsteps of warriors and learning their story. You will understand Krav Maga on an entirely different level.
10 days (there are actually 11 days but Friday and Saturday are not as full. Friday we conclude early for the Sabbath and on Saturday we train after the Sabbath concludes).
Cost of the course: $1,400. (IKI members receive $100 discount)
Payment: Payment can be via PayPal, Western Union, Bank Transfer, or cash.
Cash must be only US dollars or Israeli Shekels. You can exchange foreign currency in Israel.
Your Payment Includes:
Does Not Include:
This price does not include the extra full day Kickboxing training.
Does not include your flights. Does not include accommodations, food, airport pickup. (we do have a package deal that includes all this)
Accommodations available in Maaleh Adumim at very reasonable rates, or in nearby Jerusalem.
1. Groin protection
2. Mouth guard
3. Shin pads, arm pads
4. Plenty of T shirts (You will sweat and need to change shirts),
5. Long pants
All other equipment, Sticks, training guns and knives, machete, Axe, pads etc. all provided here.
Non participating spouses are welcome to join us for the touring segments of the trip. They may also try out a lesson. The fees will be only the cost of travel and touring, $500
Reserve your spot. Registration.
$400 deposit and registration fee. Non-Refundable.
This is a processing fee and reserves your spot on the tour. This covers our time, effort and expense in the event the participant does not show up. If the participants does show up, this is counted towards the cost of the course.
This is the cost of organizing and planning and thus is considered "spent "before the program begins. There are no refunds.
Tour and Train testimonials from past participants. Here what they have to say.
The choice of housing is up to you, but we can help you. Prices for hotels or a Bed and Breakfast in Jerusalem can run from a few dollars per night to several hundred.
I feel it is best to stay in Maaleh Adumim. We do not have any hotels here but there are very nice rooms and private units for rent. They range in price from about $30 per might to about $50 per night.
Once you register for the program, we contact you and arrange all the details and find accommodations that suit your needs.
Smoke Free Environment:
IKI is a smoke free environment. Our hosts have made it clear that no smoking is allowed on their premises (this includes the backyard, balcony, sidewalk etc). If you are a smoker please refrain while you are here, or find a place far away so that it does not affect others.
No smoking during the tours or the training.
Smokers are often unaware of the effect of their smoking on non-smokers. They think that if they step to the side, smoke, and return, that no one will be disturbed. This is not the case. Over and over again non-smokers have told us they do not want to train or be near anyone who has recently smoked a cigarette, the stench stays with the person a long time.
Leave your cigarettes at home! Please.
This is a Sabbath observing community. You will experience life in a Jewish state. You will feel very welcome and comfortable. They will welcome you openly. We ask you to respect the feelings and the guidelines of the community. Thus, on Saturday there is no playing of loud music, no vehicles, no smoking etc.
Our community is a traditional Jewish one. You will feel very welcome here. Please try your best to fit in and respect the community and they will treat you the same. Those who wish may spend Saturday on their own. You can sleep in or go out. Some participants chose to go to the Tel Aviv, the beach, or to visit friends. The choice is yours. You are also welcome to join us for religious services in our synagogues.
Arrival on the Sabbath - Please understand that arrival on the Sabbath presents a challenge for us. We observe the Sabbath and do not drive. Also our hosts where you will be staying observe the Sabbath. Thus, it is better to check in either before, or after the Sabbath. I understand that Saturday flights are less expensive. Some students choose to spent a night in a hotel in Tel Aviv and join us Sunday morning.
Extras: (at no extra cost)
• Meet local residents and hear about the history of Maaleh Adumim.
• History and Jewish tradition from Moshe, includes video presentation (Optional).
• Visit synagogues during prayer, including a Yemenite Jewish service (Optional).
• Option for spending Shabbat in Maaleh Adumim
• Local currency exchange places' available, shopping, car rental, etc. (Do not change money at the airport).
Abandoned tank outside Maaleh Adumim
Tour of the Old City, Jerusalem
Our tour of the Old City of Jerusalem will cover thousands of years of history including the latest finds, digs and research. You will feel what it was like to live in Jerusalem in the days of the Temple (up to 70 C.E.) and deal with the Romans. You will walk the path where the Hebrews and non-Hebrew walked to get to the Holy Temple, step on the same stones, see the gates from which they entered to offer the sacrifices. You will see the ritual baths where they emerged to purify themselves before entering the Holy Temple, Beth HaMiqdash in Hebrew, and you will see original stones from the destroyed Temple.
We can visit the City of David, which is where the Hebrews lived before the Old City was built. The security guards in the area are excellent, they were trained by myself and other well-known Krav Maga instructors.
You will understand the pain the Jewish people suffered at having lost the most significant building of its time, being sent into slavery and exile, and waiting 2,000 years to return. Two thousands years later, descendants of these exile people will return to Israel and resume the ancient struggle.
Walking the streets of the Old City of Jerusalem you will understand the development of Krav Maga techniques, as you will see the narrow streets and stairways. Sadly, many attacks have taken place here and from these cases we have developed new techniques and approaches. Jerusalem Krav Maga emerges from these streets.
When you return home you will have more of a feel, understanding, and appreciation of Krav Maga than any local instructors. You will also have earned a Tour and Train certificate.
There is much to see in Jerusalem including historical sites of important to Christians.
Maaleh Adumim is a modern town in the hills of the Judean desert. The name comes from a town in Biblical times and is mentioned in the Bible.
Things to see :
Martyrius Monastery; built by the monk Martiyriuis during the Byzantine period.
Excavation of ancient town
Bedouin woman on donkey, Maaleh Adumim
Bedouin woman on donkey, Maaleh Adumim
Calvin from Florida, near Maaleh Adumim, with Achmad Abu Duhac
Local Transportation - Getting Around
Maaleh Adumim is located in the Judean Desert, a short ride from Jerusalem.
Most participants chose to stay in Maaleh Adumim although a few have opted for Jerusalem. Jerusalem offers more nightlife. You can take the bus from Maaleh Adumim to Jerusalem, Number 174 or several students can share a taxi (divided a few ways it is not bad at all), or some prefer to rent a car.
November 7 – 17 2022
IKI, Maaleh Adumim, Israel
Sunday, November 6
Arrival: Settling into rooms with your hosts, Food shopping, money changing, etc.
You are invited to join us for our regular group class, 8:30 – 10:00 pm; train with locals.
Payment: Please settle up if you need to pay the balance for Tour and Train.
Monday, November 7
9:30 a.m. – Meet, coffee, tea, Orientation,
10:00 a.m. – Training – IKI Combative basics.
1:30 pm – lunch at the Adumim mall, Shopping
3:20 pm – 7 pm Training; chokes, grabs,
7:00 pm – Conclude for day.
Tuesday, November 8
8:00 – Coffee etc.
8:30 -11:30 – Training
11:30 Ammunition Hill
1 pm – light lunch at Ammunition Hill
Midafternoon - Visit Mount Herzl Military cemetery
7:00 – Free evening
Wednesday, November 9
8:15 – 8:45 coffee, tea etc
8:45 – Training
1 pm – lunch at the Adumim mall
7- 8:00 Dinner break – Pizza Nevo (vegetarian)
8:30 -10:00 Training with locals
Thursday, November 10
8:15 – Coffee, tea, etc.
8:45 - 11:00 Knife Attacks Training
1:30 – Leave for Yad Va Shem
2:00 - Lunch at Yad Va Shem
3:00 – 6:00 Ya d Va Shem Holocaust museum
Evening - Free
Friday, November 11
8:00 a.m. – Coffee, or tea
8:30 am – 12:00 pm – Training
12:00 – 1:00 Mall, shopping/eating
1:20 – 2:30 pm – Training
2:30 – Conclude for day
Note: Shops and food place close early on Friday for the Sabbath. So please prepare accordingly.
Saturday – Sabbath November 12
Sabbath prayers – You can join me for Friday night services.
Saturday Morning prayers – Optional, 7 am – 10 am, the style of the Jews of Yemen, oldest form of Judaism in existence today.
Afternoon – Relax,
Saturday evening – Optional Training.
Sunday, November 13
9:00 am – Coffee, etc.
9:30 am – Training; Defense in and around a car.
1 pm – Lunch at Adumim Mall
3:00 pm Training
6:30 pm: Dinner break
8:30 – 10:00 Training
Monday, November 14
8:45 – Coffee
9:15 am – Leave for old City.
1 pm – lunch Old City,
3:00 – 7:00 Training
7 pm – Dinner, Movie.
Tuesday, November 15
8:30– Coffee, etc
9:00 am Leave for the Judean Desert, camel riding, Masada, the Dead Sea, and Bedouin.
bathing suit and towel
Wednesday, November 16
8:30 – Coffee etc.
9:00 - 1:00 Training
3:00 – 7:30 Training
7:30 – 8:30 Dinner break
8:30 – 10:00 Training with Locals
Last official day of Tour and Train
9:30 am – Coffee, etc.
10 am – 1 pm – Training
1 pm – Lunch at Mall.
3:00 – 6:00 Training
6:00 conclusion, diplomas
Friday, November 18– "Day 11"
Optional Day – Israeli Kickboxing, separate fee $70
Shabbat starts 4:04
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