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
“IKI Tour and Train is an amazing experience, but make no mistake, it is not a holiday. During the 10 days, you get more than 8 hours intensive Krav Maga training each day, during which, you learn and practice a lot of techniques. The training is suitable for everyone, young, old, fit, unfit, experienced or inexperienced. If you are interested in Self-Defence training, then this is a great place to start or consolidate your knowledge, you learn a lot, and can go away with confidence that you can continue.
Something that really differentiates this course and makes it better than the others is the chance it gives you to experience the history and culture of Israel. As well as the excellent training, Moshe and Esther take the group to a range of culturally and historically important locations in and around Jerusalem. There are also opportunities to participate and experience the Jewish culture.
Apart from the Tour and Train part of the trip, you meet an interesting group of people from around the world. While each person has their own reasons for coming on the course, you are united by wanting to learn Krav Maga, and through the intensity of the training. It makes for a lot of fun, and life-long friendships.
Moshe and Esther put heart and soul into the course to give you the best and broadest possible experience of Krav Maga, Israel’s history and Jewish culture. I had a great time, and you really cannot ask for more.
Mike Sloane- UK” June 2016
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 rigour of practise 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
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)
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 mind set 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 from 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,
I had a great time with your IKI training, really enjoyed it and for a complete novice, I felt comfortable with your training and pace of training. It was a great group of people, all really helpful and patient with me. Also your local pupils where all really friendly with a relaxed and happy helpful method of assisting and training a real pleasure!
Dan Mullen, United Kingdom, June 2014
Unique Krav Approach, Blending with Counter Terrorism Training
Dear 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 speaks 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 on 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 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.
With fondest regards, till next Tour & Train,
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 is ..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 or Julia.
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 women which never was trained in any style of Martial Arts / Self-defense. … so we where searching and finding a solution which fits every one.
During the two weeks all participants live together with local families … on 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.
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 inOperation 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, 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, Julia and Rachel (a friend of Esther)
The men of the IKI Germany delegation at the Western Wall in Jerusalem
“I attended Tour & Train in June 2011.
We trained for a minimum of 7 hours a day. This type of intensive training promotes increased muscle-memory …eg techniques will start to become instinctive. No different from learning/practicing the mechanics of a golf swing. When it all comes together, you will remember it.
I remember within the last couple of days we did a pistol disarm (to the back of head) with our eyes closed to test our technique. It was the same result as eyes open. We felt the gun and reacted.
I will be traveling back to see Moshe next June. It is an experience you won’t forget.
If you are serious/enthusiastic about Krav or even CQC in general, you will enjoy it.
Train hard, stay safe.” Alan Blackney, Perth, Australia
“I’m Alberto, from Mexico City. I spent a week in Israel, training with Moshe and really wonderful group of friends from four continents last June, and I can absolutely say that my skills improved dramatically. You have to take in count that this tour and training implies a total immersion into Krav Maga: you LIVE Krav, training from 5 to 11 hours a day. That is the amazing thing about Krav Maga, you don’t need to learn elaborated katas and techniques in order to get confidence on yourself, you go there to get a concept. And once you get that concept, the rest comes naturally.”
Alberto Labra, Mexico
As a 19 year old, I at first felt apprehensive going on a trip myself, let alone a foreign country to learn Krav Maga. Yet these qualms ceased on the first day of tour and train. Why? Mr. Katz’s IKI Krav Maga program is special. It is not based on any form of elitist ideology that many programs like to espouse to their clients. IKI Krav is tailored to the individual and is “down to earth”, built for the street and real life scenarios. Like many martial arts, IKI Krav Maga involves technique. However, instead of “ten moves for one situation, IKI teaches one move for ten situations, as Mr. Katz himself says and teaches. Tour and Train is also a whole experience both dedicated to ones Krav knowledge and education about Israeli history and culture. This enriched my experience greatly and exposed me to a wholly new perspective – openness to others and the ability to see beyond my own world on America. I testify that Isreal is a country worth visiting-With Mr. Katz as your guide around the sights and locales, you will see that this is indeed true. His passion and in depth knowledge of Jewish history and life is irreplaceable. Along with tour and train are the counter terrorism course and VIP protection course at Caliber 3. I recommend these also-one will learn about the Israeli mindset and learn invaluable techniques that will be also, along with Tour and Train, never forgotten. This experience brought me confidence for a lifetime!
I also recommend you to join IKI and continue your learning even after the program is done.
Alex Nelson, USA
along with greet both you and esther I am writing to thank you for the increhible experience that I posed in israel valuable 100 º / º every hour flight to get to israel and return to chile to know such wonderful people as ud and as israel people staying with the best memories of their experiences both in training and in the tourist and the wonderful people who accompanied me in this training experience as krav maga and change my view the people of israel is diustinto see on television live experience and this is undoubtedly the best of my life I remember the conversations you hear and things I saw as far as the person who asks me will report the wonder of israel and its people that despite what live not lost hope that one day peace came to live a quiet life
and of course I will return to Israel to continue my training and be with you again
un abrazo para ester y para ud y mis mejores deseos
saludos desde chile