This past summer, Prof. Renato went to Israel to train Krav Maga so that in order to offer Krav Maga at Sampa Jiu JItsu.
He met the coaches and after some sessions they said that based on his figthing skills and his fighting experience, and history, it may not take too long to be become and instructor in the Krav Maga International Organization.
However, it is very important to go through the camps, lessons and pass tests. Prof. trained there for a little over two weeks to ensure that he would be able to master all of the techniques for each level of Krav Maga.
The coaches were very strict with the philosophy that students had to go through consistent physical conditioning and testing as well as sparring. Though professor have trained for many years in martial arts, He have never trained at the beach like they have done at this intensive camp.
During that camp, students had to wake up very early around 3:00 am, walk to the meeting place and by 4:00 am, the bus would come and take all the students to the Wingate Institute.
At Wingate Institute, they teach the Krav Maga Instructors for Israel and train the Israeli Defense Forces.
During the camp, students did similar drills and tests that the soldier who were there training, except for the shooting part.
When they got to the beach, they would run about a mile along the beach, then they would run into the water and back in the sand, wrestle in the sand, run back into the water, do burpees in the water, then pushups, and crunches.
Doing these exercises in the water is very different and difficult because as they breath, they have to be careful to do not swallow water. After that exercise, they ran over a very steep hill through instructors who were holding pads. They would have to run/climb and hit the pads until the top and then come back to do it a second time.
During the second round, they would have to aim to hit those holding pads, but also aim to defend themselves against those holding weapons and knives.
At this point, everyone was tired. When you get tired, your technique gets sloppy, which is the whole lesson in this exercise.
The exercise is to expose the fact that you may know techniques and perform during class, but in real life situations, with the stress of the unknown, you may not be able to execute the technique that you’re supposed to know.
Prof. loved this entire camp and especially, the beach workout. He hopes to do this early training at the beach with Jiu Jitsu students, fitness and Krav Maga students.
So if you looking to train self defense, Combatives, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Kickboxing, Muay Thai, and wrestling, please call Sampa at 626-335-4971 in Glendora or in Walnut – 909-444-9944, diamond Bar and Rowland Heights