Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need any prior martial arts experience?

Nope.  We love you just the way you are.

Do I need a uniform?

No uniform is needed, but you will want to wear something comfortable, that can withstand some abuse.

Clothes will get sweaty, stretched and occasionally ripped, so something durable & comfortable is recommended.

People often wear military-style BDU type pants, track pants, jeans or other exercise-type pants.

Do I need any special equipment?

We have equipment for you to use in the beginning, but for health reasons we suggest that you start to acquire your own equipment.  Its a very good investment.

Eventually, you’ll want to have:

  • a pair of MMA gloves and traditional boxing gloves
  • headgear and a mouthpiece
  • elbow pads and shinguards
  • groin protection.

Ask us for suggestions if you need help deciding what to buy.

How is KAPAP Academy Victoria different to other martial art schools?

Its different in the methodology of training, as well as an emphasis on real-world application.

We don’t have ranks, katas, or masters.  We don’t have uniforms or tests.

We do work hard, and you will end up physically and mentally challenged.

To learn more about KAPAP and what makes training with us different, please read our What is KAPAP? page.

What is KAPAP? Who is KAPAP Combatives?

Krav Panim El Panim – KAPAP is the Hebrew acronym for Face To Face Combat.

It is the original combat system of CQB, hand-to-hand combat and self-defense employed by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF)

KAPAP ACADEMY LLC was founded by Albert Timen who served in one of Israel’s elite Counter Terror units.

KAPAP Academy Victoria is an affiliated KAPAP ACADEMY LLC school.

Led by Angelo Yannacaros in collaboration with Foenix Protection Services.

Is this training suitable for...? It looks a little intimidating.

This self defence system is definitely beneficial for both men and women, and almost everyone is intimidated in the beginning!

We are a friendly group of people, and our only goal is to help you learn how to effectively defend yourself using common sense and simple to learn techniques.

Our instructors are experienced in training both men and women and we even offer special women-only self-defence seminars that we are very proud of.

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You owe it to yourself and your family to take the next step!  Get in touch with us today to start your KAPAP training. There’s no obligation except a willingness to train hard and keep an open mind.

No fine print.  No BS.  We welcome everyone to join our regular training sessions.


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Some of our highly trained and qualified trainers