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World master of Israeli martial art visits Long Stratton

PUBLISHED: 16:20 18 July 2019 | UPDATED: 19:01 18 July 2019

Martial art master Avi Nardia (front in white) with members of SN Kapap at Long Stratton Boxing Club. Picture: Sam Hill

Martial art master Avi Nardia (front in white) with members of SN Kapap at Long Stratton Boxing Club. Picture: Sam Hill

Sam Hill

The world’s leading expert in a self-defence martial art passed on his knowledge when he visited Long Stratton.

Martial art master Avi Nardia watches SN Kapap members in action on his visit to Long Stratton Boxing Club. Picture: Sam HillMartial art master Avi Nardia watches SN Kapap members in action on his visit to Long Stratton Boxing Club. Picture: Sam Hill

Avi Nardia, an ex-training instructor for Israeli's elite counter terrorism unit Yamam, watched members of the South Norfolk Kapap group being put through paces.

Martial art Kapap Krav Maga originated from the Israeli Defence Forces and is a self-defence close contact fighting system that focuses on dealing with violent confrontations while unarmed.

Martial art master Avi Nardia passes on his knowledge to SN Kapap members at Long Stratton Boxing Club. Picture: Sam HillMartial art master Avi Nardia passes on his knowledge to SN Kapap members at Long Stratton Boxing Club. Picture: Sam Hill

Mr Nardia, recognised as the founder of modern Kapap, joined the South Norfolk group head instructor Sam Hill on his visit while members learnt skills including how to protect yourself from an attacker who may be wielding a knife.

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Mr Hill said: "Avi is the world's leading instructor in the system so it was an honour for him to visit. My aim and goal is to help build self confidence in kids and adults alike. Also teaching people knife disarming, anti-rape, anti-bullying, first aid and much more."

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