fear cuts deeper than the sword

Fear cuts deeper than the sword

Fear and joining a self defence class

Starting anything for the first time can be a nerve racking experience. Social anxiety preventing you from stepping through the door, simply can’t beat those pre class nerves?

This actually perfectly normal and the best way of dealing with this is to turn up early and meet the instructor. You will find that we are very used to meeting new students and will soon put you at ease.


What to expect during your first class

During your first class you will normally work with a more experienced student who will help you. You won’t be left to the back of the class feeling like a complete plonker.


  • Relax have fun, don’t take yourself too seriously
  • Don’t expect to be like Jackie Chan after the first class – simply turning up is a good start
  • Listen to your teacher – have an open mind


Every class will involve some spirit training (working on your fitness and mindset) all we ask is that you do your best. There will be no high expectations and no one will be judging you. During the class you will be working on basic self defence drills which involve a lot of repetition. Muscle memory is the key to learning self defence, building co-ordination will not happen straight away. Be patient and don’t expect miracles after your first class. At the end of the class their will normally be a small test to see if you can remember what you have learned.


Aches and pains

Don’t be surprised if you get the odd bump or two. Training is physical, it has to be. We haven’t got Jedi powers here, we are teaching you to defend yourself – the ability to fight back. When you get home take a hot bath and relax, if you are sore in the morning it might help to take anti-inflammatory pain killers if you are ok with taking them. You will soon get used it, it’s a part of training.


Getting through the first class is half the battle

Once you have got that first class out or the way, you might even start looking forward to the next one. Train as much as you can, and remember what you put in is what you will get out. In six months time with consistent training you will notice massive difference in you health and well being.


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.