Kapap - short for Krav
Panim el Panim, translated as "face to face combat", is a combat system of
defensive tactics, hand-to-hand combat and self defense, which was further
developed into it's modern version of Kapap Combat Concepts.
system was developed in the late 1930s, within the Jewish Aliyah camps
as part of preparatory training before their arrival in Palestine.Palestine
which has been widely used since Roman times to refer to the region between
the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River. It is derived from a name used
already much earlier for a narrower geographical region, mainly along the
It became a concept of fighting rather than a fighting system, due to the
fighting skills contribution it gave the practitioner. The Palmach adopted
the 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 fighter. The main focus was to upgrade
the Physical endurance, elevate and strengthen the spirit, developing a
defensive and offensive skill set when needed. It included physical training
and endurance, cold weapon (A
cold weapon is any weapon that does not involve fire or explosions as a
result from the use of gun powder or explosive materials.Ranged weapons that
do not include gun powder or explosive materials and melee weapons are cold
weapons) practical usage, Boxing and
Jujutsu, and knife and stick fighting.