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Kapap teacher Avi Nardia draws on his life in Israel, his IDF training and his martial arts experience to offer this advice for combating terrorism as a society and an individual.

For the cover story of the February/March 2015 issue of Black Belt, the editors sent a list of questions to six self-defense and security experts from different backgrounds. Due to deadlines and space limitations, however, replies from only five of them could be included in the print edition of the magazine.

Because we thought it was important to present the point of view of an Israeli martial artist — a person who actually spent a good portion of his life living with terrorism — we saved his advice for our website.

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Kapap Combat Concepts book/DVD co-author Avi Nardia details how kapap techniques were culled from multiple sources and codified into an effective Israeli self-defense system.

There’s a saying by Rabbi Nachman of Braslav: “Don’t let who you are destroy who you can be.” Brazilian jiu-jitsu expert John Machado always tells his students, “Don’t let your ego step onto the mat.” Bruce Lee advised us to enjoy the way and not look only for the target. My friend Ben told me that Israeli martial arts politics stink almost as bad as a rotten gefilte fish. All that has persuaded those who teach kapap, or Krav Panim El Panim, that keeping an open mind is essential to progress in the martial arts. Unlike adherents of many traditional arts, followers of kapap embrace continuous change and ongoing efforts to upgrade their curriculum and teach kapap techniques to others.

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In this exclusive video, kapap expert Avi Nardia and Brazilian jiu-jitsu master John Machado demonstrate the intersection of kapap's "relative position" concept, Brazilian jiu-jitsu ground movements and CQC with firearms!

Kapap expert Avi Nardia and Brazilian jiu-jitsu master John Machado demonstrate the intersection of kapap's "relative position" concept, Brazilian jiu-jitsu ground movements and close-quarters combat with firearms in this exclusive Israeli martial arts video excerpt from Kapap Combat Concepts — Vol. 4: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Applications. Simply put, the kapap concept of "relative position" is the best position for you to be in at any particular moment and is determined by your environment and the position of your opponents. By taking your situation, condition, state, position, stance and posture into account, you’ll be able to maintain the advantage throughout a fight. Israeli Martial Arts Training for Maximum Versatility To prepare their students, kapap instructors such as Avi Nardia throw as many variables at them as possible through realistic and creative exercises. Kapap instructors train their students in potential conflict locations, which can include stairways, elevators, parking lots and cars. A kapap instructor also might momentarily blind his students with flashbulbs or strobe lights to imitate conflicts in which they can’t see, or he may have them fight in water to overcome a natural human fear. And in this video featuring kapap expert Avi Nardia and Brazilian jiu-jitsu master John Machado, the focus is on using the ground movements of BJJ techniques for more effective self-defense moves in kapap — in this case, self-defense moves involving a handgun.

Israeli Martial Arts Video Avi Nardia and John Machado Demonstrate How BJJ Techniques on the Ground Influence Kapap Self-Defense Moves Involving Firearms

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NEW TITLES: Fumio Demura's long-out-of-print Kama: Karate Weapon of Self-Defense plus Dr. AnnMaria De Mars and James Pedro Sr.'s new book, Winning On the Ground (featuring Ronda Rousey and Kayla Harrison).

The following martial arts books by George Kirby, Dr. AnnMaria De Mars and James Pedro Sr., Jim Wagner, Antonio Graceffo, Avi Nardia and Albert Timen (with John Machado) and titles featuring other martial arts experts such as Michael Janich, Tony Blauer, Mike Lee Kanarek, Richard Ryan, Kelly McCann, Ari Kandel, Dan Inosanto, Tim Tackett, Bob Bremer and Dr. Jerry Beasley are available for purchase as downloadable martial arts e-books for your iPad, Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble Nook! To purchase each of these martial arts e-books as presented for each e-reader format, simply click on the format that matches your mobile reading device and download your new martial arts e-books from your vendor of choice! KAMA: KARATE WEAPON OF SELF-DEFENSE — DIGITAL EDITION WITH BONUS CONTENT
by Fumio Demura
Available for the first time in 20 years in any format, this new digital version of Kama is a must-have for all karate weapons enthusiasts. Bonus content includes four Black Belt magazine interviews with Fumio Demura, master of ancient self-defense weapons and one of the most highly respected and influential karateka in the world today.

by Dr. AnnMaria De Mars and James Pedro Sr.
Overcome any opponent — even from a position that may seem hopeless! Renowned judo coaches Dr. AnnMaria De Mars and James Pedro Sr. explain (while Ronda Rousey and Kayla Harrison demonstrate) six mat-work secrets, one dozen lightning-fast submissions, how to do the perfect armbar and half nelson, and much more!

by George Kirby
George Kirby continues his four-decade journey of documenting the evolution of jujitsu techniques for readers of all skill levels, this time focusing on the essential principles of jujitsu’s most effective technique: the figure-4 lock and its variations.

by Avi Nardia and Albert Timen (with John Machado)
Upgrade your toolbox of personal combat skills with Israel’s kapap techniques. It includes 350-plus color photos, original kapap fighting theories, position/movement principles for real-life conflict applications, how to train for multiple-defensive responses, reality-based combat conditioning knife drills, striking tactics and more!

by George Kirby
Learn the advanced concepts that will grant you deeper access to the inner workings of jujitsu. Learn how kata connect the mind and body, how meditation enhances physical performance, how to use balance for tactical advantage and how “less is more” can lead to success in all areas of life!

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