Welcome to KAPAP Academy Online

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 Forces (IDF), the Israeli National Police, and their 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 Sayeret Matkal, and later on trained other special units in guerilla warfare and hand to hand combat tactics.

First DVD for the Asian and Chinese Markets by Major Avi Nardia