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6 Days Speed Practitioner-Level Krav Maga Camp in Israel

Krav Maga Training Camp in Israel

Join IKMF's Crash Camp where all levels of Krav Maga practitioners are welcome. It is a once a year training event that covers all practitioner levels of Krav Maga. Participants will have the opportunity to train with the IKMF Global Instructor Team. Along with rank specific techniques, participants will also train in various sectors of Krav Maga, including military, law enforcement, kids, and women.

Crash training is a unique experience providing participants an opportunity to train with the world's top Krav Maga experts. Each camp is dedicated to professional updates, curriculum review and varied theme training. Trainees are also offered professional lecture on varied Krav Maga related topics.


  • 4 days of activities
  • 6-day camp including arrival day
  • Training in Krav Maga 2 times daily
  • Evening lectures on various of topics
  • Training in various sectors of Krav Maga
  • Training with the world's best Krav Maga instructors
  • Grading opportunities on the last day of camp
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided
  • 5 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner


4 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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The standard program offers full board double occupancy. Participants who wish to upgrade to single occupancy are requested to notify IKMF headquarters during registration. Last minute upgrades will be available pending vacancy. There are 70 guestrooms, each with a refrigerator and satellite television. There is free wireless Internet in the main building, secure gated parking, lawns and sitting areas outside the buildings, a dining hall, Synagogue and Shabbat eruv, and just 1 minute from the beach.


Program overview

The annual IKMF Boot Camp in Israel takes place from May 5th, 2016, which is the arrival day. Training will start the next morning, on May 6th. Last day will be dedicated for grading. To ensure you do not miss any part of grading day, please arrange for your departing flight to leave no sooner than 20:00 on May 10th. This camp is for P-level practitioners.

Daily camp routine


Themed morning training


Afternoons rank training and curriculum review

Evening lectures (on a variety of topics such as cross fit, Kettlebell, Security, VIP protection, Military Krav Maga, Women self defense & Kid Krav Maga and security)


Krav Maga

Krav Maga Overview

Krav Maga is a practical and tactical system which teaches how to prevent, deal, and overcome all kinds of violence and attacks. Krav Maga prepares the trainees in the subjects of self-defence, self protection, fighting and combat skills, as well as skills to defend others, all in unique and comprehensive teachings and way. Krav-Maga was developed in Israel, under realistic demands and conditions.

Krav Maga is a horizontal system with a unique and logical approach. It is easy to learn and retain, performed naturally and intuitively, and practically be used under stressful conditions. An essential part of Krav Maga is its teaching process, methodology and ways of training.

Krav-Maga includes the subjects of:

Prevention, avoidance, escape, and evasion.

Dealing with throws and falls to all directions and angles.

Attacks and counterattacks, performed to all targets, distances, ranges, heights, angles, directions and in all rhythms. Executed from all positions and postures. Use of all sorts of common objects for defensive purposes.

Defending all unarmed attacks: punches, strikes and kicks. Releases from all sorts of grabs and holds. Defending all armed attacks and threats of knife and sharp objects; of sticks bars and other blunt objects; of all kind of firearms.

Dealing with the above attacks when sent from all possible directions and places; When are performed by a single or multiple attackers; when attacks occur in all possible places, positions and postures. Including in confined or open areas; in an ally, staircase, car; On all types of grounds; In water; when free or in limited space of movement; While standing, on the move, sitting down, laying down on the back, side or facing down.

Physical and mental control and disarm.

Krav Maga prepares the trainees to function in all circumstances and scenarios, in all combat and fighting environments, according to their needs, risks they are facing and job descriptions. Krav Maga enables and brings technical, tactical, physical and mental growth and improvements.

Krav-Maga contains special approaches, tactics, techniques, subjects, drills, and training methods for the different sectors: civilians of all ages, men and women, young and old; law-enforcement officers; military personnel and units; correction service officers and wardens; security officers; close protection officers; undercover agents; anti-terrorists groups; air-marshals; special and commando units.

Krav Maga History

The art of Krav Maga was founded by Imi Lichtenfeld (Sde - Or). Imi was born in Bratislava to a renowned police officer and circus acrobat. As a child, Imi excelled in various sports such as wrestling and boxing and practiced several martial arts. When anti-semite riots began to spread through his home town, Imi and his family were forced to immigrate to Israel (Palestine at the time).

In 1948, once Israel had declared its independence, IDF's (Israeli Defense Force) officials approached Imi and requested him to develop a system of self defense and fighting based upon his experience and his work with special forces units as the 'Hagana', 'Palmach', and 'Palyam'.

During his 20 years of service as chief instructor of hand-to-hand combat, Imi carefully refined the methods of Krav Maga, making it the official combative training for all military personnel, Israeli police, and security forces. Imi developed a doctrine enabling both fit and out-of-shape soldiers to practice it successfully. Rather than rigid movements and techniques requiring years of training, Krav Maga integrated instinctive and simple moves accessible to all.

In 1964, Imi retired from the IDF and continued teaching Krav Maga to civilians, as well as law enforcement units and military applications. The Krav Maga association was founded by Imi and several of his students in 1978, aiming to promote Krav Maga's unique techniques locally and throughout the world.


When the teaching of Krav Maga started to spread beyond the borders of Israel, arose a need to found an international organization. This happened mostly because the initial Krav Maga association existing at the time was divided and not functioning efficiently, due to dissension among the higher graded instructors.

Imi resulted in forming a new international Krav Maga federation with the support of his most loyal students and respected instructors, among which was IKMF's chairman nowadays, Avi Moyal. Once the IKMF was finally formed, all expert and master diplomas, grades and levels issued by it, were authorized by Imi, as well as the IKMF curriculum. Imi approved this new curriculum at the time of formation of the IKMF as well as subsequent changes made in 1997.

Since 1996, the IKMF expanded and is now the largest and most appreciated Krav Maga institution worldwide. The IKMF has branched out and is successfully active locally, in Israel as well as in Australia, North America, South and East Asia, the Far East, most EU countries, and ex-communist countries (such as Poland, Russia, and Hungary).

The general structure of the organization in each country is relatively similar: a director, responsible for the growth of both the Krav Maga system and the local IKMF organization in said country, and, of course, local instructors at different grades and levels assisting him.

The IKMF trains and educates all types of trainees, with or without Krav Maga (or other martial art) background, such as civilian students and instructors, military personnel and instructors, law-enforcement officers and instructors, etc.

IKMF Israeli

IKMF Israeli was opened in the beginning of 2013 after IKMF looked for sometime for the perfect place to accommodate all their needs: training center, offices, IT, media and production departments. The place they found, has it all, but the best thing about it is the location. Only a short drive from Ben-Gurion international airport in the city of Rishon Le Zion, it enable trainees to come and train directly from the airport and be close to Tel Aviv's and Rishon Le Zion's night life.


This training takes place at the lovely Caesarea Sea Center, where the sea is literally a 1-minute walk from your room. The place is only a short drive from Ben-Gurion international airport in the city of Rishon Le Zion, it enables trainees to come and train directly from the airport and be close to Tel Aviv's and Rishon Le Zion's night life.



  • Beach
  • Basketball court
  • Gym
  • Sailing
  • Sports facility
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball court


  • Air conditioned public area
  • Air conditioned room
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Yoga studio


  • Conference room
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi


Food is included in the package price. Three meals a day will be served, starting from the dinner of the 5th of May for those who arrive on that date. The last meal will be breakfast on check-out day, May 10th.

Things to do (optional)

Relax by the beach

Visit nearby cities - Tel Aviv and Haifa

What's included

  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Expert instructions from best trainers
  • Food during the camp period
  • Training twice daily

What's not included

  • Airfare travel
  • Grading fee
  • Miscellaneous expenses
  • Travel insurance

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Arrive at Tel Aviv airport (TLV) or Haifa airport (HFA) and take the bus/train from there to Caesarea.


  • Tel Aviv, City - 1h 15m
  • Haifa, City - 36m
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