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KRAV MAGA SMA

KRAV MAGA SMA
ADULTS CLASSES

KAPAP KRAV MAGA
Classes for men and women 14-70.
Realistic self defense and fitness for men and women
of all ages and fitness levels.
KAPAP is the self defense system of the Israeli special forces,
known as Krav Maga in it’s civilian version.
At Krav Maga SMA students Learn effective self defense and fitness with
the emphasis on correct techniques and safe training.
Master Solomon has taught professionally self defense and fitness since 1987.

KRAV MAGA SMA
KIDS CLASSES

A kid friendly self defense and fitness for kids 6 -13. ( 5 yrs old subject to approval )
Using Traditional Tae Kwon Do as a base system appropriate
for children and incorporating Krav Maga as self defense.
Kids learn self defense and the values of traditional martial arts.
Also correct form and fitness are taught to students.
You can not teach kids self defesnse without respect, discipline,
perseverance and humility. At Krav Maga SMA these traits are taught
to kids and building self esteem and confidence.
Master Solomon has taught kids since 1987 and knows how to
build a strong mind and a strong body.
“the purpose of martial arts is not to hurt people, hurting people is easy….
…..the purpose is to build strong minds and strong bodies ” Master Solomon Benjamin.

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KRAV MAGA SMA
SOLOMON'S MARTIAL ARTS

KRAV MAGA SMA Solomon’s Martial Arts was established by Master Solomon in 1990.

KRAV MAGA SMA (KAPAP LA) is the OFFICIAL REPRESENTTATIVE AND TRAINING CENTER of INTERNATIONAL KAPAP ASSOCIATION (kapap israel) in Sherman Oaks, LOS ANGELES CA USA.

Kapap is a combat doctrine made up of a combination of several fighting styles such as boxing, judo, jujitsu, combat with knife, gun and rifle. The emphasis is put on fighting empty handed against each of these weapons, and weapon against weapon. Kapap is suitable for all fighting fields and enables the warrior to overcome any kind of fighting and prepares him to almost any possible situation.

Kapap is neither a sport nor is it competitive; it is not a martial art either. Kapap is a great mean of self-defense.
The Kapap warrior is a fast, precise and lethal fighting machine. Kapap is made suitable to different levels of the learners: children, teenagers, adults, policemen, soldiers, security and armed forces personnel and bodyguards. Each group has to follow and master a specific syllabus.
A Kapap person is not a fighter (competitive fighter); he is a warrior (man of war) literally. He is prepared for any situation against any kind of weapon. He will know how to defend himself and his surroundings against any form of attack which puts him or his environment in danger. He will be able, shall the need come up, to operate different kinds of weapons and firearms. He will do so with excellent skill.

It was not until 1999 that Kapap started being taught in an organized manner in Israel and outside it. This happened after many years in which other kinds of combat styles ruled, such as: Krav maga”, karate and judo, instructed throughout the world mainly for the purpose of sports competitions. These martial arts lost their fighting effect and became soft in order to meet the needs of those competitions. Kapap came back in light of the terrible security situation and street crime which created the need for real self-defense techniques. Kapap instructors in Israel today train Israel Defense Forces units, different armed forces units such as the Yamam and Shabakas well as various elite units.A Kapap warrior knows he will never compete, never receive a medal or trophy when he overcomes an opponent. However, he will gain his life which is the true reward.

HISTORY

The history of KAPAP
Towards the end of the Ottoman (Turk) rule in Palestine, the Jewish settlers had realized they could trust no one to defend and protect them from the threat of the Arab gangs.
They started developing a simple “self defense” system made up of simple elements. They learned combat methods from British soldiers who were still fighting the Turks. The Jewish settlement, supporting the British at that time, was being strengthened in order to undermine Turkish rule.

British training included boxing, Judo, wrestling and other fighting systems that the British soldiers had learned during the reign of the British Empire. Trainees added fighting with a walking stick, shepherd stick, knife and bayonet. They called this style of fighting Kapap קפא”פ (Hebrew acronym for Krav Panim el Panim, קרב פנים אל פנים face-to-face combat).

Between the years 1920-1948 Kapap evolved and became the combat doctrine of the different underground movements, mainly the Haganah הגנה (the Hebrew word for defense). Kapap developed and became more sophisticated throughout the years. The new immigrants to Palestine brought with them new practices and tactics.
With the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, Kapap became the combat doctrine for the Israel Defense Forces Israel Police and the various armed forces of Israel at the time. The unique style kept on evolving, adding elements of modern, classic and ancient combat using rifles and guns as well. Kapap became the concept of simple and very effective fighting styles.

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