Martial Arts

Campers practising martial arts

Martial Arts at Camp Zeke

Hone your inner strength! 

Krav Maga was developed by Imi Lichtenfield in the 1930s so that Jewish people would be able to defend themselves against anti-Semitic attacks. Today, it is the official self-defense system of the Israeli Defense Forces. In addition to teaching Imi’s art, our program emphasizes the importance of having a peaceful mindset and avoiding confrontation whenever possible. In the words of Imi, we study Krav Maga “so that [we] may walk in peace.”

Krav Maga relies on instinctive movements and practical techniques that combine the best elements of numerous other styles. In addition to learning Krav Maga, you’ll practice striking combinations from Muay Thai, defense techniques from karate, footwork from boxing, and grappling from wrestling.

Campers practising martial arts in the studio

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Our campers have made thousands of friendships, millions of memories, and lifelong skills in athletics, cooking, and joyful Judaism. We are proudly supported by:

  • Jewish Camp
  • Jim Joseph Foundation
  • Avi Chai
  • UJA Federation
  • The Jewish Education Project

We are fully accredited by the American Camp Association