Originally Posted by tiecollector
When the war started I almost joined the military but for reasons I won't go into here I'm glad I didn't. I would, however, still like to experience boot camp, especially a Navy SEAL type thing. Is there anything available for civilians? Will the military let you visit just to kick your ass for a few weeks?
looking back, my earlier post was harsh - I have to stop posting from my blackberry from moving taxis.
I honestly don't think that the specific thing you are looking for is such a good idea. but there are other options
1. outward bound type camps - not just by OB, there are various organizations that will take you out to the wilds and run you around. very challenging
2. there are thai camps that do 6 hours a day or muey thai - also very challenging, but you get to have thai food every night, and spend a few hours recuperating on the beach
3. apalachian trail (or other treks) walk 8 hours a day. build a fire, sleep, repeat every day for months. very challenging
4. the IDF base that teaches krav maga is also a sports college - called wingate. they have various camps that teach krav all day for 2 weeks, or several weeks. it is on the beach, but not the nice, hot chicks and umbrella drinks type of beach but the nasty, running on the beach and getting sand in everything while you puke type of beach. that may be the closest thing to what you are looking for.