February 28th, 2014
Datu Dieter Knüttel visit in Israel

End of February 2014 the I.C.S and Filipino Martial Arts Israel had the great pleasure to host again GM Datu Dieter Knüttel in Tel Aviv and teach at our school.

I have met Dieter over 12 years ago in a seminar in Buffalo NY. And was amazed by his skill and knowledge in FMA. But I'm keeping being amazed every time I see him, his skills still put me in awe.

This is the second time I had the chance to host Dieter, and I regret I couldn't do it more often, [likely to change]. The seminar was great and Dieter taught TAPI TAPI, an area of FMA I need to explore much more. The students were also very happy to see their teacher being on the receiving end for a change. LOL.



After the seminar we spent few days touring the country with his lovely wife Bea. We have been to Jerusalem, Jaffa and the city of ACRE and Dieter had the chance to dip in the dead sea and visit Masada.

All in all it was a great visit which I would like to repeat more often. Still a lot left to learn from one of the leading experts I truly respect.



Thank you Dieter for your visit and effort on our behalf, my school and I are very grateful for the opportunity to train with you.


Till next time…

My deepest respects and thanks.
Guy Rafaeli - Israel Combat Systems
Filipino Martial Arts Israel



(C) Text: Guy Rafaeli, 03/2014
(C)Pictures: Datu Dieter Knüttel, 03/2014