The practice of hiring private armies goes back to ancient times, and the mystique associated with mercenary warrior has been the subject of many historical studies and fictional charecterizations. This episode of CQB takes a more contemporary look at a day in the life of a group of civilian contractors and how their role has evolved on the modern battlefield. Using its "sub-second" analysis techniques and intimate first-person footage, CQB reveals the backgrounds, training and equipment of today's "soldiers for hire" and how private armies are re-shaping the way conflicts are conducted around the world.
Krav Maga is the official self defense system of the Israeli Defense Forces,
and has been taught to hundreds of law enforcement agencies, private security companies
and thousands of civilians in the United States. Krav Maga is a simple, effective self defense
system that emphasizes instinctive movements, practical techniques, and realistic training
scenarios. Krav Maga Worldwide, Inc., was created in 1999 to help spread Krav Maga
training across the United States and around the globe. Darren Levine, 6th degree black belt
and recipient of a Founder’s Diploma from Krav Maga creator Imi Lichtenfeld, founded the
company. The company certifies instructors and oversees quality control at hundreds of
authorized Krav Maga Worldwide™ training centers in the United States, Canada, Japan,
Mexico, and Europe.