If you study martial arts long enough, you will eventually discover that there are certain techniques which will not work practically for you. You will realize that there are many techniques which work better for smaller people, and even more techniques that work better for large people. That’s just physics.
Sometimes people will remark that a particular technique requires a lot of flexibility. One one hand, we will encourage everyone to constantly work to develop their flexibility. On the other hand, we would like to remind people that you don’t often hear smaller people complaining that fighting requires a lot of strength. Smaller individuals are simply expected to workout more and make themselves stronger.
Keep in mind that KAPAP is much bigger than what works for one person. A technique that requires a lot of flexibility might not work for some people, but it might the be the key for a smaller person to defend oneself from a larger and more powerful assailant. That is why Avi Nardia’s KAPAP is distinguished as “self defense for normal people.”
If we sought to exclusively teach techniques that work in every situation for every person, our system would become very small and ineffective. Thus, KAPAP instructors are expected to present a lot of different techniques and scenarios. Remember that works well for you, will not necessarily work for everyone else. And a technique that requires more flexibility than you possess, might be the critical technique that saves a woman’s life.
Speed, power, and endurance will always be great advantages in a fight but maybe your classmate or your student is more flexible, than strong.
That’s why Avi Nardia’s KAPAP is a conceptual and open system. The KAPAP system is to learn how to study, teach, and analyze martial arts. We teach everything that works in the simplest possible terms so that non-martial artists can understand their own strengths and weaknesses and learn to effectively defense themselves in any situation.