What is KAPAP?

KAPAP is an acronym that stands for Krav Panim el Panim. Literally translated, means Face-to-Face Combat.

KAPAP is a hybrid martial art which heavily borrow from other martial arts. Evolves them to make them more practical for the purpose of self defence. KAPAP is what is classed as a combative or CQC Close Quarter Combat system. It’s origins come from Israel and our leader Avi Nardia founder of modern KAPAP revived the forgotten system in early 2003.

KAPAP is a theory / concept that doesn’t follow traditional martial arts grading system. It’s designed to condition students to defend against any given threat. The system works on 5 main principles which our:

  • Relative position
  • Two points of contact
  • Balance displacement
  • Push and pull
  • High and low

KAPAP looks martial arts more scientifically, understand how stress effects motor skills, body mechanics and psychology.


What is Israeli Jiu Jitsu

This is the more traditional arm of KAPAP. Avi Nardia is a great advocate of studying the old and giving the KAPAP system roots. The Israeli KAPAP is syllabus based and retains KAPAP drills and techniques. Israeli Jiu Jitsu will also have a traditional belt system for gradings.


Fancy giving it a go? First class is FREE

Simply fill in the quick contact form below and we will arrange an appointment.


This is the self defence system that works regardless of how fit you are, or how young or old. It is simple, practical and proven to work in real life. The Viking KAPAP club will teach you how to look after yourself within a controlled, safe environment; where you are encouraged to use the most powerful weapon you possess – your brain.
Mark Eardley

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.