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Krav Panim El Panim - KAPAP is the Hebrew acronym for Face To Face Combat. It is the original combat system of defensive tactics, hand-to-hand combat and self-defense, employed by the Israeli defense and security forces, the Israeli national Police, and its special operations and anti-terrorist units.
KAPAP fight tactics originated in the 1940's and were used by the Palmach (Jewish Strike Brigades) forces in fighting for the independence of the State of Israel. These Palmach units later formed the core of Israel's special units in the conventional military (IDF).
The modern day KAPAP combat system is headed by Lt. Col Chaim Pe'er who served in one of Israel's most elite units, called Matkal, and later on, trained other special units in guerilla warfare and hand to hand combat tactics. The KAPAP system was updated from its basic form of combat by the operatives of special units and official Instructors that served, and still serve, in Israel's different security branches.
The KAPAP Federation is based in Israel, with The KAPAP Academy serving as its sole representative in the United States.
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KAPAP Academy was formed by two former official Israeli Military and Police instructors in Counter Terror combatives (LOTAR).
Avi Nardia (Major, IDF Res.) Served in a Police special unit (YAMAM) as an intelligence team member and defensive tactics/CQB instructor. In 24 years of service to the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), Major Nardia took part in the Lebanese War (1982), where he earned the rank of Major. As well, he has trained Police agencies and armed forces all over the world; from Police patrol and corrections officers to SWAT, SRT and SERT team members, from Army, Marine and counter terror units to Special Forces. In Israel,he taught defensive tactics and operational behavior at the Operational Police Academy, which is charged with training the entire police force of the country. To this day, he is a CQB trainer in the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) Reserves, as well as a Reserve Police Sniper.
Albert Timen is a former Elite Counter Intelligence undercover unit member for the IDF as well as a LOTAR and CQB instructor for various Police S.W.A.T. schools. Albert is one of only a few security operatives in the world to arrest a “live” Suicide Bomber! The bomber still had his explosive belt strapped on and was caught in the act of committing a bombing.In his 18 years of operational experience, Albert has trained Special Units in tactics and cross trained with the best operational units in the world.
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