I was checking out some photos in the Lebanese MMA facebook page when I somehow stumbled upon a link to Eshtibak. Turns out Eshtibak are training courses made up of 5 levels. I only saw pictures of up to level 3 on their website and the picture above is from that gallery. Kinda looks like the magaweer training I used to hear about when I was a kid. A small snippet from their website:

Any man or woman, from different age groups, social status, and physical abilities can participate in Eshtibak courses to gain experience in self defense, and reality fighting skills. Moreover it’s ideal for field professionals working in security services (body guards, and security personnel), military and police forces to enhance their fighting abilities and field combat skills.

Sounds like an interesting way to spend a weekend. Here is their program from their last meet up:

10:00 – Departure from Eshtibak Institute
11:30 – Arrival to Destination, Niha
13:00 – Lunch
15:00 – 1st training session (stand fight and disarming pistol – Military and police expertise)
17:00 – 2nd training session (using and disarming knife and sticks – Kali)
20:30 – Dinner
22:00 – Night Marching
00:00 – Sleeping (All must go to bed)

05:30 – early morning light jogging and morning exercise
08:30 – Breakfast
10:00 – 3rd training session (Ground fighting – Jujitsu)
13:00 – Lunch
15:00 – 4th training session ( General revision for the 1st, 2nd, &3rd sessions)
18:00 – Certificate ceremony
18:30 – Departure to Beirut

For more information and lots of pictures visit their site [Here]