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.