If you asked Missy how she ended up spending 5 months in Israel, she’d tell you, "it’s a long story." She initially came to Israel on a Birthright program. After her short experience in Israel, something inside her knew that there had to be more to this land and these people. She scoured many long term Israel programs for the right fit, and with a little help from Masa, she finally found Budokan Israel.
At first she was intrigued by their mind, body, and spirit mantra, but after some preliminary research, she knew she had found the right program for her. She felt "like she finally belonged somewhere." This program featured the perfect combination of intensive Krav Maga and martial arts trainings, as well as trips all across the country.
Whereas previous tours through Israel covered the basic history, Budokan Israel showed her, "the true spirit of Israel, through the lens of self-perseverance and a spirit that will never quit."