Major Avi Nardia (IDF Res.) is one of the leading official instructors for the Israeli Army and Israeli Police in the field of Counter Terrorism and CQB (Close Quarters Battle). He specializes in training Special Forces, counter terrorism units, military, law enforcement, and civilians (including disabled society) all over the world in self defense as well as both modern and traditional martial arts. He served in a special police unit as an intelligence team member and as a defensive tacticts/CQB instructor, with the rank of Staff Sergeant Major (NCO). In his 24 years of service in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), he earned the rank of Major, took part in the “Shlom Hagalil” war, serving 3 years outside of Israel’s borders.
Major Nardia has trained law enforcement agencies and military units all over the world, including but not limited to Police Patrol, Correcttion Officers, SWAT, SRT, SERT, as well as Army, Marine, and Special Forces.
In Israel, he taught defensive tactics and operational behavior at the Operational Police Academy, which is charged with training the country’s entire police force.
He is one of a handful of instructors to have been an official instructor for the Israeli army, Israeli Police, and Israeli counter terror units.
Military, Law Enforcement, Governmental and Civilian Experience
Additional Civilian Experience
Major Nardia specialized in teaching civilians Kapap at Tel-Aviv University with Lt. Colonel Chaim Peer, one of the founders of Kapap. He also taught at Bar-Ilan University and Spivak Handicapped Center.
Courses ranged from Traditional Martial Arts to Olympic Fencing and Theatrical Combat at Tel Aviv University. He was also involved with the Israeli Social Service program in teaching Kapap-Self Defense to battered women and rape victims.
After receiving certification as an Athletic Trainer from the Wingate Institute, he was the Physiotherapist /Athletic Trainer for the Israeli National Rugby team for five years, and participated in the World Rugby Sevens Games in Uruguay in 1995 and 5 International Macabia Games. Major Nardia also spent two years as the Athletic Trainer of the Herzliya National League Handball and Basketball teams, dealing with various sport injuries.
“It is better to be a student of reality, than a master of illusion”
- Shihan Avi Nardia
Avi Nardia Kapap Combatives is designed to save lives.
KAPAP is not a conventional system. It is a bridge between systems – a philosophy and a concept. KAPAP was not designed as a belt ranking system, or to create new Masters and Grandmasters. There are more than enough systems that do this. As a bridge, KAPAP’s goal is to unite Martial Artists from different disciplines so that they will be able to communicate and share knowledge as brothers in arms. We wish to do this without conflict, ego or politics based on the common Martial Art principles.
Avi Nardia KAPAP Combative’s courses are designed for security companies, security departments, law enforcement agencies, military or civilians interested in upgrading their knowledge and capabilities in this field.
Our training system includes a well established curriculum mainly based on live exercises and simulations. We believe that only a wise combination of strategy and tactical learning, with extensive and realistic training, can offer professional and practical solutions in modern high stress situations.
Is KAPAP the same as Krav Maga?
“KAPAP and Krav Maga are generic terms used to describe hand to hand combat in Israel. Neither is one system, or founded by one organization or leader. Each teacher instructs based on his own experience and knowledge.
Neither is more “legitimate” or “the real deal” than others. Just like Karate schools, each teacher has their own ideas and how they want to run their organization.
Today the KAPAP is an International system , KAPAP is based on experience in training, combat, fitness and health. KAPAP worldwide network from all over the world – from Japan, China, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Europe, USA, Israel, Australia and Lebanon.
Mr. David is the Head Instructor of the Komando Indonesia and Kapap Indonesia Academy. David is one of the official Instructors for Avi Nardia Kapap Combatives in Indonesia, Counter Terror and CQB (Close Quarter Battle) instructors for Indonesia Army Special Forces. He specializes in training Special Forces, Counter Terror units, military, law enforcement and civilians in modern and traditional martial arts.
“Learn, Open Mind, Evaluate, and Adapt”
Some of David’s martial arts experiences and ranks include:
Parama Dewata (Vaka)