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The KAPAP system was developed in the late 1930s, within the Jewish Aliyah camps as part of preparatory training system before the arrival of the British Mandate of Palestine. The Palmach and Haganah used KAPAP as an ongoing combat development program for their recruits.

It was primarily considered a practical skill set that was acquired during the training period of the Palmach and Haganah fighters. The main focus was to upgrade the physical endurance, elevate and strengthen the spirit, developing a defensive and offensive skill set.

It included physical training and endurance, cold weapon practical usage, boxing, judo, jujutsu, karate and knife and stick fighting. In the early 1950s the term KAPAP was used interchangeably with the term Krav Maga as elements of the syllabus altered.

By the time the 1960s came, the term was used only within certain units who needed more than basic training in Krav Maga such as Unit 216, Sayeret Matkal (Ariel Sharon also served in this unit). Special units required skill sets that suited their function. Units such as non-military police special units like Yamam required more than striking and neutralization in their skillsets. READ MORE

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British Kapap was formed by Adrian Valman and two police officers from the UK after meeting and training together on a self defence course. We became members of the British Combat Association and also organised a seminar for the PFOA (Police Firearms Officers Association).


British Kapap had grown from a small group to expanding across Europe. Many changes had to be made to deal with the sudden growth. We started travelling across Europe and began working with some large organisations cross teaching our systems of self defence.


British Kapap became truly International, with instructors and representatives in Europe and beyond. BKA is now across several countries in Europe and still expanding. We are now working together with the WKMF and FKMI to expand Kapap and Krav Maga even further.


British Kapap formed a Network in 2013, this was called 'Global Kapap' this network has spread across Europe and beyond, opening the door for many other organisations to work with us, cross teaching and forming a family, a brotherhood of teachers and students working together for the same goal.


British Kapap has been operating for 5 years across Europe and the UK and is going to the Far East, Indonesia in January 2015, to open it's first Kapap Club in Asia. British Kapap has expanded to Sri Lanka and will also, later this year be working with some promanent Israeli figures by 2016.