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By KAPAP ACADEMY (SINGAPORE)
counter any move that’s thrown at them, even if it’s from another system.” Avi Nardia, Major (Reservist)/ former elite Israeli commando
“In the end, Kapap does not teach its practitioners to rely on techniques. Instead, they must understand the universal principles behind techniques so that they
It is a personal protection/ self defence system that was first developed in the 1940s by the Israeli Special Forces to nurture courage amongst its warriors in the face of battle and possess the hand to hand combat skills to fight in life or death situations. and later trained other specialized units in guerrilla warfare and hand-to-hand combat tactics. a boot camp style of hand to hand combat programme was created called Krav Maga. YAMAM. Chaim served in one of Israel's most elite units – the Matkal. Brazilian Jiu-Jitu. and would later become the structure and main force to form Israel's specialized units in the conventional military (IDF) for years to come. served as an official Hand to Hand Combat Instructor with one of Israel‟s top counter-terrorist unit. It is the original Israeli combat system for defensive tactics. Kapap Academy Singapore is closely affiliated to Avi Nardia Kapap Combatives Academy as its founder. the Israeli Special Forces continued to refer to their own brand of fighting techniques as Kapap – to distinguish it from Krav Maga. Kendo etc. In an effort to equip its armed forces with realistic unarmed combat skills. as well as the Instructor with the Israeli Operational Police Academy. Master Teo Yew Chye is a personal student of Major/ Sinsei Avi Nardia. Lt. Lt Colonel Chaim Peer. Major Avi Nardia. hand-to-hand combat and selfdefence. Its roots originated in the 1940's fight tactics used by the Pal mach (Jewish Strike Brigades) who were fighting for Israel‟s independence. Major Avi is also a highly skilled martial artist with several black belts in traditional martial arts such as Karate.Martial Arts of the Israeli Special Forces Kapap is ‘Krav Panim El Panim’ or Hebrew for ‘face to face combat’. co-founder to Modern Kapap. 2 . Col. However. the co-founder of Modern Kapap (together with Major Avi Nardia) was one of the key Special Forces instructors credited for laying the foundation for today‟s Krav Maga as well.Background Kapap .
can offer professional and practical solutions to high stress and deadly combat situations. flinched response. Kapap Academy courses are designed for security companies. Kapap today is now an international system/ philosophy of personal protection/ self defense that transcends culture. achieve control and submission. security departments. police and security arenas.with extensive and realistic training. working to bring you the next step in real self-defence using realistic scenarios based on real experience and an understanding of today's threats. Our training system includes a well established curriculum and it is mainly based on hand-on exercises and scenarios.g. street style ground grappling. Despite its Israeli roots. We believe that only a wise combination of strategy and tactical learning .The international network of Kapap training centres under Major Avi Nardia is an academy of knowledge and EXPERIENCE. political and religious beliefs – focusing on imparting realistic personal protection skills to both professionals in the military. and other complementary skills such as: Build upon one’s intuitive responses in defending oneself (e. However. race. and individuals who value knowledge and want to learn more operational capabilities. etc Develop one’s psychological resilience for performance of gross motor responses under stress Flow from ‘stand up strikes/ kicks to street grappling’ seamlessly 3 . We bring to our practitioners a wealth of experience and specialized skills across a broad range of areas – from stand up defense (strikes/ kicks). Kapap is specially designed for realistic and practical street survival skills. Military. The philosophy in Kapap is that traditional (be it sports or performance focused) martial arts play a very important role in developing the spirit of sportsmanship and should be respected for this benefit. to use of improvised weapons in defending oneself against knife/ stick etc. Law Enforcement. The international network of Kapap training centres (over 30) found in 26 countries around the world is all affiliated to the Avi Nardia Kapap Combatives. and ordinary people. use of palming instead of striking with fists) Harnessing bio-mechanics and laws of physics to de-stabilize.
“all Kapap instructors are Krav Maga instructors in the military. is a well rounded system that encourages students to be aggressive and decisive in conflicts.where the risk of going to the ground is greater. bags. It has been said. jacket etc for self defense purpose. belts. Key Difference in Focus between Krav Maga and Kapap The Krav Maga that evolved out of Kapap. pens. It includes hard-hitting hand and elbow strikes. While going into the ground is not recommended by most self defense experts. the co-founders of Modern Kapap saw the need to incorporate ground fighting into its arsenal of armed and unarmed combat skills.” (page 8. Ground fighting has the advantage of allowing one to use leverage as well to either choke or maim. 4 . „Inside Israel – the Martial Arts of the World‟s most highly trained Fighters‟. stick or handguns in life-threatening situations Use of improvised weapons like umbrellas. Kapap Academy Singapore incorporated two world renowned schools for ground fighting – Gracie Academy (US) and Tony Cecchine‟s Catch Wrestling. Thai style knee strikes. low kicks. torch-lights. Black Belt Magazine. However. but not all Krav Maga instructors are Kapap instructors. knife defense. To this end. it is however also noted that there are times where one does not really have a choice – such as falling during a scuffle. Ground fighting skills give a combatant the confidence to engage another in close quarter combat . November 2002). Modern Kapap is distinguished by its focus on use of knowledge of biomechanics and principles of physics like leverage to take on a bigger and stronger opponent. Disarm knife. gun and rifle takeaways and intense physical conditioning. The next section provides some background on these two schools. As Kapap traditionally focused on defending oneself mostly during stand up engagements.
you can complete them in any order. Gracie Academy (US. This system has been introduced into the US Army. As a result. you will qualify to be tested for promotion to blue 5 . Originally developed for the U. DELTA Force. US Secret Service. US State and local law enforcement agencies. Navy SEALs. studies of the fights conducted by members of the Gracie Family have shown that 36 techniques have been used more often and with greater success than all the other techniques combined.Gracie Combatives – The Fastest Way to Street Readiness In the late 1920’s. CIA. US Rangers. Grand Master Helio Gracie created Gracie or Brazilian JiuJitsu after he realized that he was physically too frail to utilize the traditional Japanese techniques. Each lesson was strategically designed so that no previous experience is required to participate in any one of them. The 36 Gracie Combatives techniques have been strategically divided into 23 classes so that you can complete the course at your own pace. Army by the most established and respected grappling school in the world. Although Gracie Jiu-Jitsu consists of over 600 techniques. Once you complete each of the Gracie Combatives lesson a third time and you develop your reflexes in the execution of all 36 techniques individually and in every possible combination. US Marine Corps. US Border Patrol. man or woman. more athletic opponent. FBI.S. US Special Forces. Proven over the last 80 years to be the most reliable system for a smaller person to defeat a larger. regardless of size or athletic ability. Gracie Combatives is the only course that entirely dedicated to the mastery of these 36 essential techniques. US Air Force. the techniques of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu are based on precise timing and effective use of leverage so that virtually anyone can do them. Torrance). US Coast Guards.
In recognition of Kapap Academy Singapore’s standing in this field. 6 . where ‘tough guys’ or carnival fighters soon developed a brutal but effective fighting system that has found its way to Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) as well as street style self defence. Pehlwani wrestling (modern Indian). rated by the respected Blackbelt Magazine as one of the top 20 toughest street fighters alive today (April 2006) is the Coach and Mentor for senior instructors of Kapap Academy Singapore. the prestigious International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation inducted Kapap Singapore as the first and to date. Over time. Kapap Academy (Singapore) is proud to be the first official Gracie Certified Training Centre in the Asia Pacific region. Irish collar-and-elbow wrestling and the Lancashire. The late Lou Thez. England ‘catch-as-catch-can’ style.belt. Varzeshe Pahlavani (Iranian) wrestling. American Catch Wrestling soon came into existence after the American Civil War. Tony Cecchine. GrandMaster Rorion Gracie (9th Dan) himself. a three times NWA Heavyweight Champion and considered as among the greatest professional wrestlers of the 20th century. the only school in Asia recognized as an official member. The highly coveted Gracie Blue Belt Certificate is awarded by the world’s highest ranking Gracie Jiu-jitsu instructor. dubbed Tony Cecchine as one out of only a handful of people in the world who is a ‘Hooker’ – a title bestowed on the highest level of practitioner of the art. it drew influence from several wrestling styles such as Greco-Roman Wrestling. Tony Cecchine’s Catch Wrestling Catch wrestling draws its origin from the ancient Greek’s wrestling style known as Prankation.
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Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and Kapap. Catch wrestling. Gracie Academy (US) for Singapore. the National Rifle Association . He is the highest ranking kapap instructor in Asia (kapap level 4). Yew Chye was the first in Asia Pacific to be awarded the Gracie Instructorship in August 2009. SAMBO. Kapap is the original hand-tohand combat used by top Israeli Special Forces. and the former Chairman of the LifeSkills programme with the Boys Brigade (Singapore). having received formal training in Taekwondo (blackbelt).in pistol.com). is one of the most brutal submission styles (or ‘hooks’) wrestling in existence today. Gracie Jiujitsu and Kapap.Chief Instructor: Master Teo Yew Chye Teo Yew Chye is a qualified Psychologist and a certified Facilitator of the MyersBriggs Type Indicator (MBTI). Personal Protection in the Home. He is a certified instructor in Dynamic Combat Method. Yew Chye became the first Asian to be certified as an Instructor by the world’s largest gun ownership group. Rifle and Shotgun. or shoot wrestling as known in Japan. a Council member/ a Life Member of the EDB Society (Singapore). Tony Cecchine (www. Wing Chun. Yew Chye is the Chief Instructor and the official representative for Kapap in Singapore. He was a former Board Member on the International Learning Styles Network (US).catchwrestle. and the official representative of the world’s top grappling school. and the Founder of Kapap Academy Singapore. He is also a certified Protective Security Details (PSD) operative/ executive bodyguard by Elite International. Yew Chye is also a student of one of America’s top catch wrestler. Dynamic Combat Method. Yew Chye is the CEO/ Chairman of the Centre for Cognitive Technologies. Savate. SAMBO (Russian unarmed combat). and as a Safety Range Officer. He is also a certified Executive Bodyguard 8 . Yew Chye has been a martial artist for over 30 years. China/ Hong Kong and Taiwan. In 2011. and the Stanford Alumni (US). Yew Chye has extensive training experience and gained recognition as the Master Trainer for Building Excellence (US) in learning styles.
and in our unique street grappling with knife programme. and is undergoing training to be a certified Gracie Combatives Instructor. Chief Lady Instructor: Qin Yunquan Yunquan is a Kapap level 1 instructor certified by Major Avi Nardia himself.by the co-founders of Modern Kapap. Yunquan teaches the use of specially selected bio-mechanics and principles of engagement that are critical for a smaller person to defend against a much larger opponent. Specialising in ladies and children self defense. Her previous martial arts background was in wushu. Yew Chye was also recently made the representative of the world renowned HALO Corporation for Asia/ Singapore. She is also the co-founder/ partner of Gracie Asia – the organization that has been set up to promote the practice of Gracie Jiu-jitsu throughout Asia. Colonel Chaim Peer and Major Avi Nardia. Yunquan is currently studying with the top grappling/ Brazilian jiujitsu school in the world. She is also a Certified Rehabilitation Trainer for sports related injuries. She instructs regularly at ladies groups such as AWARE (Singapore's premier ladies interest group). Yunquan is the co-founder/ Secretary of the Kapap Federation Asia– the regional organization set up to establish and maintain standards for the practice and development of Kapap throughout Asia. 9 . and the Girls Brigade in personal protection skills. the renowned Gracie Academy (US)/ University. She is the first lady in Asia Pacific to be awarded a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu by the Gracie Academy. Yew Chye is also the co-founder/ President of the Kapap Federation Asia – the regional organization set up to establish and maintain standards for the practice and development of Kapap throughout Asia. Yunquan is the Assistant Instructor in Kapap level 1instructorship held b-annually at Kapap Academy Singapore. She is also a Weapons instructor in the use of knives and machetes. as well as a certified Executive Bodyguard by both Colonel Chaim and Major Avi Nardia.
Operative Society Limited (ISCOS) International Maritime Carrier (IMC) Pacific International Lines (PIL) People’s Association Lenovo Lloyds Bank Singapore China Business Association Singapore Tourism Board Starhub Temasek Holdings Union of Security Employees (USE) United Overseas Bank Security and Risk Solutions Aexis Security Temasek Holdings Tourism Promotion Board JTC Corporation Hewlett Packard Starhub National Parks Sibelco IE Singapore (in principle) Singapore Business Federation (in principle) AWARE UN Women SCWO (in principle) WINGS Shanghai Intel Capitaland Keppel Land 10 .Appendix A Client list Corporations/Organisations Economic Development Board of Singapore EDB Society Evolution Werks Exxon Mobil Good Shepherd Centre Church of St Anthony Hewlett Packard Alumni Industrial and Services Co.
World Fuel Services Prudential Collin Ng and Partners ST Micro-electronics US Navy Singapore Allen and Gledhill Partners Propnex MSIG Insurance Philips Shell ST Technologies (in principle) Oracle Group (in principle) TSMP Ministry of Transport Tan Tock Seng Hospital Private Clubs/ Safras Jurong Safra Cairnhill Community Centre Mount Faber Safra Tampines Safra Jurong Country Club Laguna Country Club Warren Country Club SIA Group Sports Club Hewlett Packard Clubhouse Fitness Network ( in principle) American Club Blade Club Civil Service Club MOE Recreational Club NUS Guild Club Fitness Network Educational Institutions Anderson Junior College ACS (International) Singapore Anglican High Australian International School Boys Brigade Bukit View Secondary School Cedar Girls School (Includes Teacher Training) Chatsworth International School CHIJ Katong Primary School Gan Eng Seng Secondary School 11 .
youtube.youtube.com/user/KapapSingapore#p/u/12/fyElp7Mnt8M) North East CDC (http://www.com/user/KapapSingapore#p/a/f/2/VCWDgk1f9RM) Channel 8 and U (http://www. Geylang Methodist Girls ‘School Girls' Brigade (Staff and Students Training) Haig Girls’ School Hwa Chong Institution Hwa Chong Junior College International School Singapore Meridian Junior College Methodist Girls’ School Nanyang Girls’ High School Nanyang Technological University (Pretty Tuff!) National Junior College Nan Chiau High Ngee Ann Secondary School Raffles Girls’ Secondary School Raffles Institution Singapore Management University (Women’s connection) St Joseph Junior St Hilda’s Secondary School St Margaret’s Primary School St Margaret’s Secondary School Tampines North Primary School Tanjong Katong Girls’ School Tanjong Katong Primary School Victoria Junior College Victoria School UWCSEA ( in principle) Yio Chu Kang Secondary School Yishun Town Secondary School Zhangde Primary School Media Coverage FHM Her World New Paper Mypaper NSman ExpatLiving Pioneer Straits Times Channelnewasia (http://www.youtube.com/user/KapapSingapore#p/a/f/0/4YL9Faosugk) 12 .