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Come and Train in Israel in our Tour and Train Program, Includes Anti-Terrorism course, one Tour and Train T-shirt, one IKI Krav Maga T-shirt, box set – two full-length Krav Maga training DVD’s.
We are very proud of our unique Tour and Train program which is designed to contribute to you a life changing experience you will never forget. This is a unique opportunity for you to learn our special IKI Krav Maga System developed by Moshe Katz.
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We are confident in our IKI Krav Maga techniques which are designed and coordinated to really save lives, our techniques are easy to learn and easy to teach. Confusing and complicated techniques are dangerous and a person could get killed by using a technique that compromises one’s safety. Once you start learning with us you will very quickly see how effective our system is and how confident you will feel being able to implement them.
It is also a unique opportunity and experience to actually study with us here in Israel. You will meet and work out with our IKI students in Israel and will also tour Israel, learning about our history and Krav Maga history.
Should you decide you would like to progress and become a member of IKI and test for a teaching certificate and/or ranks, you will be able to be tested at the end of the course.
Any further information you would like to know about T&T please visit this link: http://www.your-krav-maga-expert.com/krav-maga-training-israel.html
One way to speed up the learning process is to purchase our Krav Maga DVDs (at reduced prices for members only), this will give you background all the information to understand the clips even better.
This is also a great opportunity to get “caught up” with this conversation is to purchase the IKI Krav Maga DVDs which are available at discounted rates for IKI Members. http://www.your-krav-maga-expert.com/krav-maga-DVD.html
Welcome to Israel Esther & Moshe
IKI Main Office
Israeli Krav International
Hi Moshe, I just wanted to take some time to thank you again for the opportunity to tour and train where Krav Maga was invented and is still developing. It was really an amazing experience! Israel is a very nice country with a great landscape and also a very old history. If I think about the wall of the old Salomon temple, that was more than 3000 years old and I think about what buildings in Europe looked like or were made of back than, it’s just unbelievable. If someone would have told me, that I would walk through Jerusalem, see the holy wall, visit the place where David defeated Goliath, I probably would have laughed at him. It was also very interesting to train with your local students. They all were very focused and especially the female students seemed very tough. The whole trip was a great and long lasting experience. It definitely made me understand the roots of Krav Maga a lot better, but also get me a better understanding of the Israelites. I definitely need to practice Hebrew – at least for the real understanding. 😉 I’m looking forward to the seminar in September. Cheers from Germany, Sven
Moshe, when I chose to travel to Israel, in November 2012 for Krav Maga Training, I did a lot of research in terms of where to train, and I have to say I made the right choice to train with you [IKI] in Israel, because you “Keep It Real” and as a personal witness I can say, you make sure that each and every student learns the IKI Krav Maga concepts, and not to mention, the cost of the training cannot be beat!! Manual Garcia, California, US
Unique Krav Approach, Blending with Counter Terrorism TrainingDear Esther and Moshe, I would like to take this opportunity to extend my big thanks for another amazing IKI Tour & Train experience, so carefully prepared and organized project so that each of us participants coming from around the world would feel good during every moment spent in Israel and with its people. And brief feedback on training: IKI training again proved to be unique in its approach – techniques effective, easy to learn, and always ‘fine-tuned’, improved. The best part is when Moshe would explain a logic behind some technique by saying ‘Why?’ (why it works in a way it works?) and then 30+ years of substantial experience in martial arts speak out explaining in very clear language to every person around why is it so and what is advantage against complex moves and numerous techniques in other martial arts/stiles in Krav Maga. I wonder who, of all others and known to be ‘the best’ in the world can do it the way Moshe does. Most importantly, which made profound impression on me is notion how honorable foundations were laid in creation of IKI and objectives set for the future by making IKI Krav Maga accessible to as many people as possible, to enable people to defend themselves regardless of their age or physical abilities and also among them recruit those that will further promote IKI style and values by becoming committed instructors. Special benefit for each IKI student is offered in form of additional training in counter-terrorism and VIP protection where world-class operatives trained us in combat/weapons/security protocols that only Israeli specialists developed and today deliver to their counterparts from around the world. This merge was surely a special bonus and I myself as a security professional found it extremely useful and most of all I feel ready to respond should critical situation would dictate so. I am immensely grateful for every minute spent with such outstanding, and I repeat again, world-class specialists. I wish many more successful Tour & Train events in future, happy students from around the world to enjoy unique Krav Maga training with IKI and I give my personal assurance that I will come back even if it means being under fire – at least I will stand together with wonderful people of Israel and share fate with them. I did four Tour and Trains in a row as I kept coming during the last three years. Training was: 1) always intensive, covering nearly every possible critical situation that one can come across, 2) up-to-date, all based on experiences of real-life combat situations that Israel is facing daily which all brought genuine quality in each training and guaranteed that every training participant gets the best of Krav Maga today. In general, training under the guidance of Mr. Moshe Katz and IKI Association was by far the best choice I could make and spectrum of skills that I learned made me so much better prepared for work in a high-risk environment. Srdan Miconovic (Croatia) With fondest regards, till next Tour & Train, Srdjan
I’m a man of few words but T&T for me has been the most incredible experience of my martial arts career. Krav Maga is the perfect system for imperfect people. It’s effective, easy to learn and you don’t have to be a super athletic guy to learn it. Everybody can learn and master this effective style of combat regardless of anything. But it’s not just learning Krav Maga, it’s understanding the cultural aspects of the Israeli people that you really understand how and why the system works. That’s why Tour and Train is the perfect tool to internalize the system and make it yours. Jorge A. Castillo (Yizre’el) IKI Instructor, US Military veteren (Rincon, Puerto Rico)
Dear Moshe, So nice of you to find kind words for everyone in the group. Well, only you can judge how the atmosphere in earlier Tour and Train groups was, but from my perspective, I also experienced a good spirit and camaraderie. As a new beginner I felt unsure if I would be accepted – and then I felt so soon integrated and respected by everyone. A lot of this nice atmosphere is owed to yourself – due to your warmhearted way of teaching and treating people. A big thank you as well! I am looking forward to the next training with you, hopefully in the next Tour and Train, but at least in December in Germany. With blessings, Beate (Germany, Class June 2013)
Tour and Train Israel Review By Jürgen Köhler, IKI Germany Tour and Train, June 2015 IKI Team Germany, Counter-Terror training. Team leader – Jürgen Köhler Editor’s note: Jürgen is a highly respected martial arts master. He came to IKI Krav Maga already a certified instructor and black belt in several styles. He has produced several martial arts instructional DVDs. Yet he came to IKI with no rank and no demands, He has hosted two hugely successful seminars in his hometown of Königsbach-Stein and a third is scheduled for September this year. He is a second dan black belt in IKI Krav Maga. Yet, even as a high-level practitioner and instructor, he found that in Israel he has much to learn. He came as a student and humbly dedicated himself to improving his Krav Maga skill and learning about Israel and our culture. I can honestly say there is the before Israel Jürgen and the after Israel Jürgen. I invite other instructors to follow his path. Thank you, Moshe, thank you, Esther, for your work with IKI, for organizing this indescribable Trip to Israel. When I came home … many friends asked me: how was it, did you enjoy the Tour? Oh, yes … and I cannot explain .. “good” is not enough, Tour and Train are..wooowww! But why is it “wooowww”? It is because of … where should I start? Ok, at first the Training sessions: The Group trains inside and outside, with local Krav Maga students and with the international students exclusively … alone this makes a big difference to regular Seminars. You train in Israel … with the pupils of this fantastic country. You become part of this country. Training with the locals .. does not matter if men or women … they are all so friendly, like really good friends. We met a former IDF Soldier … a young man, he was in the Gaza-War .. he told us the real thing, … not even what the newspapers around the World tell. Here you see, why it is important to learn Krav Maga. Maybe some of you think the Training in Israel –at Moshe – is only soft skill… hahahahha, so I tell you: Train with the locals, feel the low kick from Laizer, enjoy the elbow strikes from Yonat. If you talk with these guys and girls … you will get a flavor how is it to live in Israel. Maybe in Your Home dojo, the Gun-defense is just a game … wow, here it is real life. Everyone here knows: ”if I do not practice enough, maybe tomorrow I will lose my life” IKI Krav Maga is not a game! It is to protect yourself and your beloved ones. Our group was recruited by students and Instructors around the World. Australia, Poland, England, Swiss, Sweden, Croatia, Cayman Island, United States, Germany … all of us have different backgrounds. There was a former American Football Player, Bodyguards, Soldiers, Doormen, whatever… with these backgrounds, we worked together with new situations. A technique which works with an IKI Instructor with 30 years in Martial Arts will not work with a young woman which never was trained in any style of Martial Arts / Self-defense. … so we were searching and finding a solution which fits everyone. During the two weeks, all participants live together with local families … in this way we can talk with the “native speakers” … they are always friendly – also to us – the Germans. Here we have learned a lot about the culture and the lifestyle. I must say: this was a great experience for me. I made new deep friends. Israel – the land of the Torah and the Bible – here all these stories become alive! The Old City (of King David) or the Battlefield of David vs. Goliath … we also visited the first Christian Church in which the wonder of Pentecost occurred .. wow, I can not give words for this. Counter-Terrorism Training… Anti-terror training, what should I say? I’ve never shot before, I was not in the Army .. but yes it was great. The way how these experts teach you to shoot with a handgun or a machine gun … easy and effective! And than … in the lunch-break … a Man – I call him HERO – told us from his “job” in Uganda … to rescue about 100 hostages from terrorists. Shai Ish-Shalom speaking with members of IKI Tour and Train about his experiences with Yoni Netanyahu of blessed memory, rescuing the hostages in Operation Entebbe. Visit the Synagogue on Shabbat. OK, I did not understand any Hebrew word … beside Jerusalem and Amen. But this does not matter. I’ve had the great honor to be there twice … and see the Jews …hear them pray .. and feel: the presence of the King of Kings, and LORD of all LORDS. Yes, you can feel him. After the ceremony in the synagogue, we went to Esther for Shabbat meal. Eating together, talking and get the blessings from Moshe … WOW, why “WOW”? because Moshe is in the direct line to Aaron, the brother of Moses (Moshe) .. Aaron was the first High Priest of Israel. The First Cohen Gadol. Heritage of the Fathers, a synagogue in Maaleh Adumim. But was there anything bad? or terrible…? Yes! When we walked in the Old City, we had to go into the Muslim-quarter … no, this is not a racist blog! But I felt not really safe in this area. .. for me, it seemed dark and dusty. The way how the Arabs have watched us … was not really friendly. Again: this is MY version and MY sight … maybe other guys of our group felt secure – but not me. So what should I say … if you wanna be a Krav Maga –warrior … you “must” train there. You will never ever feel this Spirit if you will not be Part of this land. Tour and Train IKI gives you much more than only training. Here you become something for your body, spirit, and mind. .. all three levels of human being are involved. Thank you, Moshe! With blessings to Esther, Laizer, Yonat, and Rachel (a friend of Esther) The men of the IKI Germany delegation at the Western Wall in Jerusalem
Krav Maga Tour & Train has been a tremendous experience. Moshe and Esther have given us a very full two weeks. Everyone has learned and grown a great deal with every opportunity that we have been given. We have been exposed to the depths of history, war, and religion here in Israel. I have gained more in this two week period than I could have in an entire semester of schooling on these subjects. Moshe is knowledgeable and passionate about both the places we have toured as well as the Krav Maga training that he provides. This has made every day fun and enlightening. In the past I found what I heard on the news about this region of the world to be confusing and extremely difficult to understand; however, with this outstanding experience, I am going home empowered. I now have a much better understanding of what is going on here politically and religiously. I have an increased understanding and deep respect for the history that has taken place here. Our group is of different backgrounds, ages, gender, and religions, but with Moshe’s genuine example, everyone has worked well together. Life-long friendships have been made. IKI Tour & Train has been a fantastic experience. We hope to return in the future.
Tour & Train (June 2014) was a defining point in my life. I came with a very training focused mentality and was soundly impressed with both the rigor of practice and realism of the techniques. Moshe and his fellow instructors really will teach you as much as you want to know and by the end of the program, I personally felt much more able to defend myself in any given situation. Although much more can be said in the way of training, it is really something you must experience for yourself and I can’t recommend it highly enough! As for the touring part of the program, this truly exceeded my expectations, you have the opportunity to see Israel’s past and present. Yad Vashem, in particular, is incredibly moving, there is no memorial in Western Europe that is comparable. Further, you will meet some of the warmest people in Ma’ale Adumim. I was invited to share Shabbat meal with a Rabbi and his family, an experience I will not forget. The Caliber 3 courses are run by real Israeli warriors who rely on the techniques they teach to enable Israel’s survival. Everyone I met there was incredibly passionate and really wanted you to understand the concepts, there was absolutely no room for just ‘going through the motions’. The Counter-Terrorism instruction, in particular, speaks for itself and is absolutely unmissable. Tour & Train and IKI, in general, has such a fantastic atmosphere I can only really compare it to family, I thoroughly look forward to returning! Matthew Phillips, United Kingdom, June 2014
In November 2013 we took part in Moshe Katz’s „Tour and Train”. Since we are 50 respectively 59 years, we were reluctant to book the tour at all, since we had already mixed experiences of Krav Maga in Germany. But what we got was exactly how Moshe predicted in his emails before: “Everyone trains on his own pace and intensity”. We got away with NO injuries, even NO sore muscles, and almost no bruises but with substantial and complex insights into various self-defense techniques, comprising hand to hand, ground fight, REAL knife defense (evasion) and none the less a big portion of gun-disarming. – So far pragmatic aspects! Even more impressive and moving was the insight Moshe granted into the mentality and mindset behind Krav Maga and his very personal feelings and emotions. Very probably it takes to be mature up to a certain degree to fully understand, what Moshe tried to come across with, but in our case, he entirely succeeded in, sometimes without any word vocalized! A unique experience, we never forget. A relationship between two nations or two peoples such burdened as the one between Israel and Germany is unique in history. Provided this, we were always very sensitive about reactions, when Moshe introduced our group to Israelis, and where members are coming from. In NO case we sensed negative emotions when Germany was mentioned. It is quite the opposite: We never forget this moment, when a six-day-war veteran chooses Norbert as the only male German to pose arm in arm for a group photo at ammunition hill. And he even showed his pride of his German roots. Yad Vashem: Given the historical fact, in each and every language it is impossible to find the appropriate words, but we try to: In Germany even after about 80 years, people are very reluctant to talk about the Holocaust. The word “embarrassed” does by far not provide the appropriate reach, what we feel. Germans avoid to mentioning, that since thousands of years Jews had been deprived of privileges, hunted, expelled, humiliated, even killed and that while 2nd world war many Germans granted shelter and helped Jews to escape Nazi prosecution. If this was mentioned by Germans it always sounds like a cheap excuse. But Israelis do! And they emphasize, that everything is confirmed and proved. – What a great gesture! Thank you, Moshe, for a unique journey through our history. Ute and Norbert Erfahrungsbericht zu „Tour and Train 2013“ Krav Maga in Israel,
The first thing I felt, as I had arrived for tour and train, was a very welcomed feeling, it was strongly felt and made me much more at ease. I knew, ( or at least expected ) that I would learn much more of the Krav Maga and its history. I was very much surprised!! The people are absolutely kind and wonderful. I have learned more From Moshe Katz, and Esther Lehman ( two angels by the way ) in ten Days, then what would take months to learn from books. Their hearts are as big as Israel itself. They teach real Krav Maga That works at its simplest, design for everyone. The technique doesn’t require strength or endurance to perform and is based on gross motor skills. ( big movements ) Any fine motor skills ( small movements ) go out the window under extreme stress such as a life or death situations. Moshe and Esther are both all about peace, respect, and ethics. To learn IkI Krav Maga is to learn peace and to spread that peace. To respect, and cherish all life. Moshe Katz knowledge, and family roots to the history of the Jewish people with their hardships and their triumphs, better then any book you will ever read, walk with Moshe back in time throughout Jerusalem, and the Masada, and not only will you Learn the history, but you will feel the history!! The Heart and spirit of the people. The whole experience cannot be expressed in words it needs to be witnessed. I will continue to go back for as many years as I am on this beautiful planet. Thank you, Moshe Katz and Esther Lehman for welcoming me as a part of the IKI family. Gary Bishop, Newfoundland, Canada