KAPAP UK self defence schools

The Avi Nardia Academy is committed to the highest standards in our instructors and organisation. All instructors are required to attend updates with Sam Markey a minimum of 4 times a year; this ensures that all our students receive the very best instruction possible.

Here is a list of our authorised KAPAP UK self defence schools. If the self defence school is not listed, then it is not an authorised training centre. There are several organisations that use the KAPAP name and they operate independently of the Kapap UK Avi Nardia Academy.

Sam Markey lead instructor Avi Nardia Academy in the United Kingdom

KAPAP UK Chief Instructor
Sam Markey
Level 4

Sam is now back in the UK and teaches regular classes in Bridlington East Yorkshire. Sam is Avi Nardia’s most advanced Instructor worldwide. So beware of pretenders!

Gary Higham level 3 certified level 2 KAPAP Avi Nardia Academy Instructor Avi Nardia Academy Instructor

KAPAP Lanarkshire
Gary Higham
Level 3

KAPAP Lanarkshire is run one of our most senior instructors Gary Higham who’s martial arts background comes from boxing, Krav Maga and BJJ. The club runs two classes per week on a tuesday and thursday.

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Malcolm Ladley certified level 2 KAPAP Avi Nardia Academy Instructor

KAPAP Ireland
Malcolm Ladley
Level 3

Malcolm has studied martial arts for over forty years, disciplines include Karate, Kung Fu, Wrestling, Shotokan and full contact Kickboxing. He is a 5th Dan black belt in Wado-Ryu Karate and also holds a 1st degree black sash in Kung Fu. He has fought over 60 full contact fights and won the W.O.M.M.A world title and a sliver and bronze in the WKC.

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Brett Mackenzie level 2 certified KAPAP Avi Nardia Academy instructor

KAPAP Norwich & Great Yarmouth
Brett Mackenzie
Level 2

Brett’s comes from a military background serving with the 1st Battalion Royal Anglian Regiment. After leaving the military he has worked as a security steward and door supervisor for several years. He has over 20 years experience in martial arts which include Muay Thai, K1, kickboxing, practicing Ju-Jitsu student and holds a dan grade in Korean Karate.

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Claire Ward Level 1 certified KAPAP Avi Nardia Academy instructor

KAPAP Manchester
Claire Ward
Level 1

Claire is one of our newest instructors and has a wealth of experience which includes Krav Maga, Real self defence instructorship under Jimmy Kelly and finally she is a level 2 A.B.A boxing coach.

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Oliver Wright KAPAP Nottingham

KAPAP Nottingham
Oliver Wright
Level 1

Oli’s martial arts journey started 20 years ago learning boxing. He later went on to serve on hunter killer class submarines. After leaving the military he expanded his martial arts training into kick boxing and JKD.

Oli is currently employed as a Prisoner Custody Officer and has a wealth of experience in dealing with violent individuals and is a qualified first aid instructor.

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KAPAP London
Alex Hunter
Level 1

A former Royal Engineer and Army Physical training instructor began Judo and Aikido at 8. He is an NFPS Advanced Restraint instructor and runs a professional training company. A qualified Army Arrest and Restraint, Close Quarter Combat and Functional Edge instructor providing self protection training to serving police and military personnel as well as private security officers. Alex has competed on an international level in Strongman and runs KAPAP London based in Wimbledon.

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Testimonials

Thanks again for a great and interesting course. Although we all ached, it was always a joy to come in each day and learn something new. The principles were easy to understand and splitting the course into two parts gave us the opportunity to go away and think about what we had learnt and turn up for the 2nd part with a fresh mind. Your course left me wanting to learn a lot more and although regular training in Reading may be a little tricky, I'll be heading up North for some more of your Kapap. Thank you for all your help and kindness and taking the time, to teach a little train driving lady like me.

Jude Turley

I've trained in various martial arts since I was a child at many clubs across 'The Home Counties'. And I have found KAPAP puts a whole new spin on martial arts and self defence. Sam Markey has a unique teaching style that sets him above the rest.

Maybe it's his calm placid manner that makes the students warm to him and grabs their attention. He doesn't over complicate the techniques which makes Kapap a simple no frills martial art that is designed for today's urban society.

I would certainly recommend training with Sam and the KAPAP family and grab any opportunity to tap into his knowledge and experience. I have taken a lot from Sam and incorporated this into my own training methods at my club..

Mitchell James