Welcome to the Avi Nardia Academy

What is the Avi Nardia Academy

The Avi Nardia Academy is a new, modern and intuitive martial arts school. Some of the teachings come from the army, the police and counter terrorism units, but mainly it is deeply rooted in the traditional martial arts.

Borrowing heavily from the martial art disciplines such as jiu jitsu and kendo swordmanship, KAPAP has evolved to incorporate any method of self defence that can work in real situations, offering effective protection for all ages, shapes and sizes. This is achieved using body economy based on five principles that are easy to learn and master.

Thinking outside the box is a method taught in Avi Nardia Academy. Life brings random situations in many respects, and therefore if you train like you are inside the box, you will not develop the capacity to assess, analyze and act effectively.

Avi Nardia leads Israeli Krav Maga as the founder symbolized by the blue and white belt. In addition to being a leader in Israeli Martial Arts he also carries black belts in judo, Japanese jujutsu, Brazilian jiu jitsu and more. Avi Nardia Academy continues to flourish throughout the world with the main goal to educate the public and make people safe.

The Avi Nardia Academy has evolved as the most complete self-defence school in the world.

Why join the Avi Nardia Academy

Join the world’s leading authority on self defence practical martial arts. We offer you an online training portal and access to train with teachers around the globe. For dojos you will also get expert teaching support from Avi Nardia.

Training & Courses

Israeli Jiu Jitsu

Modernised jiu jitsu, easy to learn and practical for the purpose of self defence.

Japanese sword fighting & Western fencing

Avi spent many years in Japan training to become a master swordsman and an Olympic fencing coach.

Personal training

One to one training with a world class martial arts teacher.

CQB / CQC for security services

Learn from a former counter terrorism instructor in ‘Yamam’. We train the police, military and private security.

Women & kids programme

Train with your family in a fun, friendly and safe environment.

Jiu jitsu for kids

Specially designed kids’ programme to teach your child respect, discipline and to have lots and lots of fun.

Female self defence

Gender specific class for ladies. Learn how to defend yourself and gain confidence, regardless of your size or strength.


‘Sensei on the Road’ join or book us for international seminars.

About Avi Nardia

Avi Nardia is a world reknowned martial artist. He has taught around the world for decades and travels to clubs throughout Europe, the Americas and Asia to teach his own self defence martial art KAPAP.

During his 24 years as a reserve officer, Avi Nardia (Major, IDF Res.) served as an official hand-to-hand instructor and safety officer.

He also served in an an Israeli Special Counter Terror Unit as an intelligence team member with the rank of Staff Sergeant Major (NCO) and as its official defensive tactics / CQB instructor. He also served at the Israeli Operational Police Academy as an official instructor of defensive tactics and operational behavior. In 24 years of reserve service to the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), he earned the rank of Major. He has also trained Police agencies and armed forces all over the world, from Police patrol and corrections officers to SWAT, SRT and SERT team members along with Army, Marine and counter terror units and Special Forces. He is one of a handful of instructors to have been an official instructor for the Israeli army, Israeli Police, and Israeli counter terror units.

With 50 years experience with different martial arts and CQB, Avi Nardia Kapap Combatives serves as a think tank, a repository of knowledge and EXPERIENCE with respect to the next level in reality self defense. Today’s KAPAP Combatives are based on understanding and utilizing realistic scenarios that have emerged from real world experience in some of our worst and most threatening environments. Notably, KAPAP minimizes the need for either strength or power on the part of the KAPAP practitioner in taking action to protect themselves or their loved ones.


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.