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Join Krav Maga Combatives in their Intensive Krav Maga Bootcamp where you will be able to immerse completely in training without the distraction of work. By being exposed to this constant "stress" from 6 to 7 hours of training per day, the body begins to adapt quickly, and you will have a far higher retention rate than those who attend weekly classes. Located on Spain's Costa Brava, the training takes place in a truly beautiful part of the world where the Pyrenees meet the Mediterranean, with many local beaches. You will train on the sand or the paved areas adjacent, which provide a vital touch of realism to combative training. After the camp, you will be ready for any episode of personal violence.
Accommodation is included in the package price. You will be staying in a 2-person room during the whole camp.
A typical day begins at 07:00 with a road run along the scenic coast followed by the now "infamous" combat conditioning circuits on the beach - these are grueling, functional fitness workouts that will push you to your limits. To allow participants to get their breath back, next exercise is striking chain drills on the thai pads, focus mits, and kick shields, which teaches students how to utilize full body weight when striking an assailant and build up an arsenal of effective combinations.
There are many aggression and stress drills that push your cardio and simulate the combat stress (adrenaline response) experienced during a violent encounter. After a healthy lunch of local organic produce, you will continue with escape combatives or techniques for defending against common attacks, such as grabs, holds, headlocks, chokes, defense against punches, kicks, knees and elbows are also drilled with the emphasis being placed on turning the defense to an offense as quickly as possible.
Defense against armed assailants is also covered and is an integral part of the system. Weapons covered include pistols/handguns, knives/edged weapons, sticks/bats, bottles/glasses/ashtrays. Warrior mindset - understanding the combative or warrior mindset - is also covered. It is an aspect of training and preperation that Krav Maga Combatives take extremely serious. During the Boot Camp, there is a three-hour presentation that consists of studies of real attacks (videos of violent assaults, stabbings, e.t.c), situational awareness presentation, understanding the dynamics and levels of violence, understanding the stress response reaction (adrenaline response), and the O.O.D.A loop and its relevance to combatives.
Cardio and conditioning
1. Morning jogs/runs along scenic coastal routes
2. Body weight conditioning drills on one of many local beaches
Defensive tactics against hot and cold weapons
1. Defensive tactics against edged weapons (knives)
2. Defensive tactics against blunt weapons (sticks, bats)
3. Defensive tactics against firearms (pistols, carbines)
4. Utilization of improvised weapons (torch, keys, pen)
5. Utilization of captured weapons (knife, stick, gun)
6. Weapon retention tactics (how to keep your weapon)
Stress and trauma drills
1. Stress drills against single attacker
2. Stress drills against multiple attackers
3. Diminished to "no light" stress drills
4. Confined spaces stress drills
Releases and Breakaways
1. Escape combatives from a multitude of grabs, holds and chokes that are common during violent attacks (including ground defense)
2. Drilling of effective counter measures to these attacks to turn from a defense to an offense and control the situation
First aid and self triage
1. CPR, wound dressing, fractures
2. Self triage
Combative mindset programming
1. Understanding the mindset of the attacker
2. How to develop a combative mindset for optimal survival.
3. Understanding "the attack cycle"
4. Conflict management and de-escalation
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.
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.
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.
Krav Maga Combatives Intensive Bootcamp takes place on Spain's Costa Brava, approximately 125 km from Barcelona and 15km from the French border. This is a truly beautiful part of the world where the Pyrenees meet the Mediterranean.
The training takes place on one of the many local beaches, on the sand or the paved areas adjacent. This provides a vital touch of realism to combatives training; in a real episode of interpersonal violence you will not have the luxury of 40mm judo mats or the smooth training surface common to the gym or dojo.
Food is included in the price, except for breakfast.
Relax by the beach
Take a flight from any European airport directly serving Girona or Barcelona El Prat airports. Once you reach Spain, a transfer will be provided to take you from the airport to the camp location. Flights and transfer are all included in the price.