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The International Krav Maga Summer camp gives practitioners a chance to come and train intensively for 6 days with both new and old students. Held in Bodoe, where the days are extremely long during the summer, the camp will provide you 6 months of training crammed into 6 intensive days, starting in the morning and finishing at around 5 p.m. You will have loads of fun and meet new friends you will surely meet at other Krav Maga Global events around the world.
For out-of-town participants, there is a possibility to stay at the training center for free. You need your own sleeping bag, perhaps a pillow, and there is a kitchen where you can make food. The center is located close to the city and you will find stores and shopping malls close by. If you would prefer to stay in a hotel there is an affordable solution very close to the training center.
The last couple of years have witnessed a large amount of people staying at the training center, students as well as instructors. It has proven to be very affordable, social, and fun, although with this many people, there are challenges with only 2 showers, and a small kitchen. Be prepared to live a little rough for a few days.
Training will be intensive, starting from 6 p.m. on the first day (August 8, 2017). For the following days, training will start early in the morning and end around 5 p.m. Material covered in the 2017 camp will be both basics and more advanced training including reality training outdoors. The summer camp is open for beginners as well as students and instructors. For instructors and high-level students there will be an emphasis on fighting.
In the end of the camp, there will be a possibility for level testing. During the camp, the instructors will try to combine some of the training sections with some summery social activities outside. The course is very intense and packed with training. You will learn a lot. One of the major themes this year is understanding and building upon your natural reaction to stress through knowledge and drills. Expert Ole Boe will host this subjects, and his lectures are worth the trip alone. Very few people in Europe have done the level of research that Ole has.
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.
The camp will take place at the National Training Center in Bodoe, Norway.
Bodø is the largest city in Nordland county in the central region of Norway. It is a perfect fusion of the modest and grandiose - it is both urban and rural at the same time. The town is surrounded by nature’s beauty including scenic jewels, small fishing villages, and mountains. Bodø is an excellent place for viewing nature or cultural activities and a perfect base for adventures and excursions.
In order to get to know Bodø, you need to take a trip around the town center and surrounding area. A walk through the area known as the “Swedish town”, as it was reconstructed with help of Norway’s Swedish neighbors after Bodø was bombed in 1940 will reveal the history of Bodø from its induction as a city in 1816 up to the present day. Bodo also has a charming seaside promenade where fresh fish and shrimp can be bought during the high season.
A walk along this promenade is lovely in all weathers and the area has been chosen as Norway’s best and loveliest marina. At the end of the pier is a pleasant café which is a landmark in itself, called Molokroken. The town is also known for many churches and Mount Rønvikfjellet. From there you can enjoy a lovely view of the whole city as well as Landegode Island and Lofoten, which can be seen in the distance.
Food is not included in the price. Participants are responsible for their own meals during the 6-day camps.
Make friends with other participants
Visit Bodo during free time
The nearest airport is Bodo Airport (BOO) which is only a 10-minute walk from the Training Center. You can chose between two different airlines: SAS-Braathens and Norwegian.