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Avi Nardia is the world’s leading expert on teaching self defense. The name of his system is KAPAP.
KAPAP does not depend upon strength or aggression to solve problems. You will find that studying KAPAP will not only improve your confidence and physical safety, but it will also greatly enhance your everyday lifestyle, personal relationships, and career success.
The KAPAP system of Krav Maga is highly distinguished from other systems of Krav Maga. While other systems focus on all the wrong things, we draw from a great depth of knowledge in order to teach you what is important about each technique and how to perform the movements correctly.
That’s important, when your life depends upon your skill.
Despite what others may claim, most martial arts programs are not self defense! They are either hobbies or fitness programs. Standing in contrast, Avi Nardia developed KAPAP as a member and instructor of Israel’s elite special forces.
- We train the police
- We train the special forces
- and we also train civilians, like you!
When the best of the best want to improve their skills and knowledge, they come to KAPAP and so should you.
You can start directly with KAPAP and begin training with the best in the world, today.
The World’s Most Respected System of Self Defense & CQB
Learn a modern system based on knowledge and experience. The KAPAP Krav Maga system was developed and tested under the most demanding conditions, in Israel's elite special forces.
Fast and IntuitiveKAPAP is a modern system. Learn the world's fastest, most intuitive, and effective system of Krav Maga. Reality based self defense and close quarters battle for the world you live in.
WorldwideKAPAP is the most rapidly growing system of Krav Maga martial arts in the world because it is designed for normal people like you! Professional training is based on safety and producing results. That is KAPAP.
Men, women, and children in over 35 countries have gained peace of mind and confidence from learning KAPAP.
Civilian clients have also included:
VIP Protection Units
United American Civil Taskforce
Residents of High Crime Areas
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
London Metro Police
Orange County S.W.A.T.
Upland, CA S.W.A.T.
Texas Dept. of Public Safety
Houston Metro Police
San José Police
Israel Special Forces
Brazil Special Forces B.O.P.E.
U.S. Army SOCOM
U.S. Marine Corps
Counter-terrorism and CQB expert who trains SWAT, SRT, SERT, Army, Marine, Special Forces, and private security forces throughout the world
Mr. Nardia served as an intelligence officer and official close quarters battle trainer for the world’s most elite counter-terror unit: Israeli YAMAM.
During his 24 years in the Israeli Defense Force (IDF), Major Avi Nardia served as an official hand-to-hand instructor and safety officer for the Israeli special forces recruit program.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is school XYZ a certified school of KAPAP?
A complete directory of registered KAPAP instructors can be found here. Before Avi Nardia released his system of modern KAPAP around the world, the term KAPAP had fallen out of usage in Israeli martial arts for over 50 years. Nobody was teaching KAPAP. Some who have attended seminars with Avi & others who failed to complete their training now claim to be the "real" KAPAP. Find a certified KAPAP instructor in our directory of locations.
How can I become a KAPAP Instructor?
The #1 prerequisite to become a KAPAP instructor is integrity. All instructors are subject to an extensive interview process that includes practical skills assessments and character appraisal. In order to begin your journey toward becoming a fully certified KAPAP Instructor, please complete this application.
KAPAP vs other Krav Maga systems?
Krav Maga is a generic term to describe basic Israeli martial arts. Avi Nardia developed KAPAP within Israel's most elite hostage rescue unit: YAMAM. Due to the nature of the YAMAM mission, intelligence, patience, and compassion for human life are core tenets of the KAPAP training philosophy. KAPAP is distinguished from various systems of Krav Maga by Avi Nardia's philosophy and depth of knowledge.
Who is KAPAP designed for?
Women, men, police, military, and children have spread KAPAP to all seven continents (yes, even Antarctica!). KAPAP is a system for all people who wish to protect life and pursue peace. KAPAP is a versatile and multidimensional system for teaching all people how to develop the skills to win in any situation.