APCUP & BKA Marylebone, London 2015 Chakra-V & GKN Surabaya, Indonesia 2015 DAS & BKA żyrardów, Poland 2014 WKMF Summer Camp Rome, Italy 2014 COS & BKA Waremme, Belgium 2014 DAS & BKA Central London 2014 British Kapap Vienna, Austria 2014 APCUP & BKA Lisbon, Portugal 2014 British Kapap Danube University, Austria 2014 WKMF Summer Camp Rome, Italy 2014 British Kapap Senftenberg, Austria 2014 British Kapap Summer Camp 2014, Austria WKMF Summer Camp Rome, Italy 2014 British Kapap Senftenberg, Austria 2014 BKA Cologne, Germany 2013 DAS & BKA Luban, Poland 2013 British Kapap Northampton, Uk 2013 DAS & BKA Central London 2012
BRITISH KAPAP OFFICIAL WEBSITE

   
 
Welcome to the Official BKA Website. Dear instructors, students, friends and followers, We welcome, train and work with people from all walks of life. We consider our organisation a brotherhood of friends, open to any person who wishes to train, learn and progress in the world of reality self protection. We work alongside many other organisations and have opened our doors without prejudice or judgment. We have instructors in many countries from all kinds of backgrounds, i.e. Karate, Jujitsu, Boxing, Kick Boxing, Taekwondo, Kung Fu and many other martial arts systems, we also have instructors who are former and currently serving military and police from across Europe and other countries. The BKA has continued to grow over the last 5 years. We do not pretend to be the best, but to grown, we must learn and gain knowledge, train hard and work with skilled instructors from all arenas of the martial world.
 
Kapap History
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. Modern KAPAP has evolved today, the BKA president who was originaly taught in Israel and served in the IDF, resides in the UK and now teaches in many countries around the world.
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2011

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).

2012

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.

2013

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 afield.

2014

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.

2015

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 is joining in a brotherhood co-operation with Avi Nadia the Founder of Modern Kapap. We will also be working inside the UK to promote Kapap.
 
Global Kapap Network is working with the following organisations...