About the Viking KAPAP self defence group

Viking KAPAP is a fully independent martial arts group in the UK and part of the Avi Nardia Academy.

We are not associated with any other KAPAP Organisation in the UK.

Viking KAPAP originally KAPAP Great Yarmouth opened it’s doors in 2012 at Bwell Gym in Gorleston. We have now expanded and our primary club is based in Norwich. We run classes numerous classes that include regular mixed gender self defence classes, KAPAP Shield Maidens (Ladies only), Israeli Jiu Jitsu for under 16’s.

The club has several instructors and our Chief Instructor Brett Mackenzie holds the rank of level 4. Brett is a highly experience martial arts instructor and has very credible background in military and the private security industry.

Friends of Viking KAPAP
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Brett Mackenzie

Lead Instructor Viking KAPAP

  • Ex British Army Infantry 1st Bn Royal Anglian Regiment (The Vikings)
  • Level 4 KAPAP instructor
  • 3rd Dan Israeli Jiu Jitsu
  • Level 2 Firearms instructor GROM Serbia
  • 1st Dan Black Belt Korean Karate
  • Praticing Jiu Jitsu student
  • Experienced door supervisor

Meet the team

Ian Day Lead Instructor Viking KAPAP Great Yarmouth

Ian Day

KAPAP Level 1 Instructor
Great Yarmouth Lead Instructor

Ian began martial arts by learning Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA), by 2017 Ian had become a trainer and enthusiast of Dark Age weaponry and was looking for another martial art to complement his studies. He began in the Great Yarmouth club where he quickly developed a love for KAPAP.

Ian enjoys KAPAP due to the variety it offers while keeping a “no nonsense” attitude to teaching self-defence and it is a martial arts system that works for someone no matter what their, size, ability, disability or fitness level is at that time. Ian also has a Master’s degree in Social Work and believes that martial arts is both challenging and a positive factor in mental and emotional wellbeing, therefore continues to promote this at the heart of his teaching,

Rosina Kavanagh KAPAP Level 1 and GROM firearms instructor

Rosina Kavanagh

KAPAP Level 1 Instructor
Level 1 Firearms Instructor

Rosina is a lady who has gone from strength to strength, starting out with Viking KAPAP several years ago. She really enjoys the firearms training, regularly attending the trips to Serbia to take advantage of the superb range facilities and expert knowledge of the instructors.

Up for a laugh and keen to improve her skills, Rosina has really come out of her shell and enjoys the fitness aspects of regular training.


Sue Margerison Lead Instructor Viking KAPAP Shield Maiden Instructor Level 1

Sue Margerison

KAPAP Level 1 Instructor
Shield-maiden Lead Instructor

Sue is a happy lively person that likes to push her boundaries and live life to the full. She has grown up children and works with animals, both of which stand her in good stead for teaching self defence.

She loves the discipline, confidence, sense of family and belonging that martial arts bring. Sue has trained in martial arts since she was 14 years old, and has grown into a confident caring person with experience in teaching both adults and children.

She is looking forward to being able to pass on her knowledge to people who are interested in doing something outside of their comfort zone.

Chris Ross Viking KAPAP Level 1 Instructor

Chris Ross

KAPAP Level 1 Instructor

Born in ‘84 and raised in the wheat fields of Norfolk, Chris misspent his youth grappling in the mud of the rugby and football pitches and saluting his opponents in the pub afterwards. Now a little older and wiser, he’s been getting his kicks having nice clean scraps at KAPAP after joining based on a friend’s recommendation back in 2013.

Many things have happened since then; and despite the torn training gear, early morning aches and a diagnosis of arthritis in his spine, hips, and neck (he mentioned that misspent youth right?) he’s come out fighting as an instructor at the club.

Not only has consistent training helped his mobility and fitness, but KAPAP challenges you to improve your mindset too. he’s seen time and again that accomplishing an impressive level of ability, confidence and fitness is attainable for anyone. You’ll sweat, you’ll pant, you’ll tap out, you’ll laugh, you’ll swear, you’ll improve, you’ll be coming back for more.

Very eye opening to the severity of violence, nice basic principles to follow. No painting by numbers as it were, would recommend to anyone looking to survive and protect the ones you love. Given that the circumstances are correct, no nonsense no bullshit training, coached by a very experienced guy. On a person level, I have trained for over a year and it's has helped me or than once with surviving a fight or two. Plus, A side perk of the training is you keep fit, mentally and physically.
Robson Blyth

Close quarter combat

Direct, straight to the point self defence. KAPAP offers counter measures when dealing with even the most violent of opponents. We build confidence, a survival mindset and fitness.

Practical survival skills - Bushcraft

KAPAP is a survival system and run workshops with experts in the survival field with Alex Mair (Ex Royal Marine) and Fraser Christian (Coastal survival) school.

Edged weapons awareness & disarming

Learn how to spot a potential concealed weapon (awareness). How to react/respond to a robbery and last resort attempt a disarm.

Firearms handling & disarming

At Viking KAPAP we insist that you learn basic firearms handling. Students will learn how to make a weapon safe, understand the mechanics of a pistol and the difference between different pistols and revolvers.

We train with VCRA compliant (blank firing pistols and BB pistols for realism) pistols. In class you will be taught Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's). How to react in a robbery/hostage scenario, evaluate the situation and respond without risking injury to yourself and others.

Remember, their is no 100% guarantee a disarm will work. Is a calculated risk based on the situation and how it develops. Attempting to disarm someone is a last possible resort.

Street grappling

We teach practical easy to learn self defence drills on the ground. KAPAP system teaches Brazilian Jiu Jutsi (Machado school) as a self defence not a sport.

KAPAP in Norwich

Location: The Norman Centre, Bignold Road, Norwich NR31 2QZ

Time: Tuesday evening 19.30 - 21.30hrs

KAPAP in Lowestoft

Location: Ruckus Martial Arts 38 London Road North, Lowestoft NR321EP

Time: Wednesday evenings 19.00 - 21.00hrs

KAPAP in Great Yarmouth

Location: Cobholm Community Centre, St Lukes Terrace, Cobholm, Great Yarmouth NR31 0AP

Time: Monday evening 19.30hrs -21.30hrs

Avi Nardia Machado Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Our chief Instructor Avi Nardia is part of the famous Machado family Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

GROM Shooting Academy

We are the UK national representatives club for Master of Arms Željko Vujčić. We teach practical shooting (UK we train Airsoft - skills and drills. Serbia is real steel without the restrictions of UK licensing)

KAPAP / Israeli Jiu Jitsu / GROM

Viking KAPAP is proud to be a member of the Avi Nardia Academy. Teaching KAPAP a modern street self defence system CQC (Close Quarter Combat). Israeli Jiu Jitsu is a more traditional version of KAPAP which is syllabus based. And final we are part of GROM Serbia, the selected firearms school of the Avi Nardia Academy.