What is Close Quarters Battle (CQB)?

Close quarters combat/battle is a term used a realistic modern self defence system like KAPAP.

It’s a mixer of many different martial arts and adapted by door staff, military and police units to make it as effective as possible. Through trial and error, real life combat and some hard lessons taught what actually works and what doesn’t.

So what makes a quarter combat system like KAPAP so effective as a street self defence?


Working with your natural flinch instincts

It’s there so use it, the startle-flinch mechanism is a non perishable reflex that is super fast and reliable. It bridges the gap between the reactive brain and the cognitive brain. A hard-wired survival instinct utilised in KAPAP self defence training.


Muscle memory – repetition of a set pattern of muscular actions

All muscular action is controlled by the brain (motor system) which basically consists of your brain firing neuron signals to muscles to perform a task. Repetitive tasks such as walking, cycling, driving eventually turn into unconscious actions. When you learn a new skill things are clumsy and jerky as your brain hasn’t made the correct neurological connections to your muscles. When learning self defence skills we teach a short syllabus and constantly drill core skills, repeating the same technique creates a memory map.


The survival mindset

The capacity to change and adapt to changing environment. Having the ability to observe, stay calm and act decisively with confidence. Always having an alternative (several).

The four poisons to the mind

Sticking to a plan with a rigid mind is a very dangerous thing in a survival situation.


Developing the fighting spirit

Bringing out the warrior in you is easy for some and very hard for others. Having the mindset to engage aggressively in a violent confrontation when no other option is available is not everyone’s cup of tea. But deep inside it’s there, we just work on coaxing it out for the more timid student. How this is done, is by simply building confidence with fitness, consistent training and body conditioning. Weaponising your minds and bodies.

Best self defence class I have experienced, after ten years as a martial artist & European medals in sparring I thought I knew defence, but you soon realise the traditional martial arts cannot defend you in most instances of everyday life that you may come across so this was the perfect addition to my set of skills to build confidence and feel safe, it is friendly and welcoming to all kinds of people and I've made a lot of great friends there! Definately worth checking out if you want to get fit, learn defence and have fun doing it!
Kerri Parker

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.