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Modern Street Combatives


Street Smart, Street Ready.



Modern Street Combatives is an eclectic self defence system that was created by Master Teo  based on his 45 years of martial arts training under some of the best Teachers of martial arts in the world for their areas - Colonel Chaim Peer (kapap), Tony Cecchine (American Catch Wrestling),  Richard Ryan (Dynamic Combat Method) and several other top martial artists from Savate de Rue, Traditional TKD, Wing Chun etc.  Without these incredibly talented modern day warriors, Master Teo would not have been able to distil the important principles and techniques that make Modern Street Combatives one of the easiest to learn, but yet street smart system in existence today.  


In essence, Modern Street Combatives combines knowledge of Bodyguarding/ Personal Protection concepts and principles with scientific understanding of the human body based on biomechanics and laws of physics.  In addition, it draws from Master Teo's training as a psychologist to help mentally prepare its students for real world violence, and stay alert for predatory behavioural cues. The essence of Modern Street Combatives is embodied in the proprietary approach we refer to as the 3 Rings of Defence (Ring 1: Use of psychology to detect and prepare for danger, Ring 2: Use of Bodyguarding concepts and tactics to get away from danger, Ring 3: Use of simple, easy to learn but brutally effective combative techniques to fight out of danger).


Together with Master Teo's top student and Singapore's leading social activist/ self defense expert in ladies self defense, Ms Qin Yunquan, Modern Street Combatives was created.  Testifying to the growing acceptance as a reality based self defence system,  Modern Street Combatives has been taught to more than 80,000 participants over the last 14 years.  


Target Audience: Designed for executives who wish to travel or live abroad, for students going for overseas studies, or  the average individual, especially ladies, who wishes to stay safe during his or her holiday travels, or just going travelling to and from places in an unsafe neighbourhood.


Programme Title: Modern Street Combatives/ Personal Protection level 1 and 2


Degree of Physical Intensity: 


Duration: between 2 to 10 weeks programme (depends on frequency of attendance) 



Kapap Combatives


Martial Arts of the Israeli Special Forces

KAPAP is the Hebrew acronym for 'Krav Panim Al Panim' or 'face to face combat'. It is the original combat system of defensive tactics, hand-to-hand combat and self-defence, employed by the Israeli Defense Forces, the Israeli National Police and anti-terrorist units.  KAPAP was developed in the 1940s by the Haganah, the largest para-military force in pre-state Israel


As the first martial arts created by pre-state Israel, it is historically, the system that precedes the creation of modern day Krav Maga.


Drawing from decades of real world experience in some of the most hostile environments, early KAPAP practitioners, evolved the fighting art to go beyond stick fighting, martial arts disciplines like boxing, judo, jiu-jitsu etc to what it is today- an eclectic system that ranges from knife fighting, ground grappling, tactical shooting, close quarters combat, gun disarming and weapon retention, take downs, to control and restraint techniques and tactics.   It is today one of the most comprehensive, no-nonsense fighting system that allows one to survive a worst case scenario on the streets, or in a hostile conflict zone. 

To realise our mission of empowering ordinary people with realistic personal protection skills, Kapap Academy Singapore has adapted the combat-tested art of KAPAP for civilian use. The civilian version retains all the simplicity and effectiveness of the military version without the same brutality and violence, or use of deadly force. Unlike traditional martial arts such as Taekwondo, Karate, Muay Thai etc. KAPAP is relatively easier to learn as it relies on intuitive, gross motor responses, instead of complex and elaborate moves. As such, it can be learned by almost anyone, across a diverse range of ages and physiques.

Within Singapore, the civilian version of KAPAP is taught in many schools such as National Junior College, Hwa Chong Institution, Raffles Institution, Nanyang Girls, Methodist Girls, etc. It has also been introduced into organizations such as the Economic Development Board, Temasek holdings, Lenovo, Hewlett-Packard Alumni, EDB Society etc.


There are 7 modules that will covered in the civilian version of KAPAP Combatives Series: 


  •    Stand up Fighting

  •    Ground Grappling

  •    Takedowns

  •    Control and Restraint

  •    Stick/ Baton use

  •    Knife Defense and Knife Fighting

  •    Gun Disarming 

  •    Close Quarters Combat and Weapon Retention


These modules will be rotated in our training KAPAP Combatives classes after several months focusing on one of these modules.  


A more militant/ security oriented version of Kapap is taught to military personnel or those working in the security line with coverage in topics ranging from sentry takedown, close quarters combat, weapon (rifle, handgun) disarming and retention,  use of firearms and tactical shooting (in Philippines), use of edged weapons and tomahawks, to control and restraint and third party protection/ executive protection.


We also provide live tactical shooting in Philippines, together with our training partner, TRICOM (US) in a separate training programme series.


Target Audience: Individuals, especial martial artists, who wish to improve their skills to engage in self defense combat to protect themselves or their loved ones in either a street altercation or in a hostile environment. Military, law enforcement or security personnel will benefit from the comprehensive close quarters combat or control and restraint skills sets taught in this programme under the militant version of Kapap Combatives. 


Programme Title: Kapap Combatives Series 


Level of Physical Intensity: 


         for civilian version


        for military, law enforcement or security version               


Duration: Mid to long term/ on-going training

Catch Wrestling

Simply Brutal.

Catch Wrestling draws its origin from the ancient Greek's wrestling style known as Pankration, Grecco-Roman Wrestling, Iranian wrestling, Irish collar-and-elbow wrestling and English 'catch-as-catch can' style. American Catch Wrestling is a very aggressive full contact style and arguably one of the most brutal submission grappling systems in existence today. Practitioners of American Catch Wrestling learn how to disarm edged weapons that can prove to be very deadly in a street fight on the ground. They also have to train to guard against eye gouging, groin grabbing, biting etc in a street grappling scenarios.  One of the world's top 'hookers' (experts in catch wrestling) alive today is Tony Cecchine.  

The motto of American Catch Wrestling is, simply, this: "Use your whole body as a weapon, use his whole body as a target. As judo and jib-jitsu are the gentle arts, Catch Wrestling is the antithesis: brutal and unforgiving", Tony Cecchine.

Kapap Academy Singapore is the only realistic self defence school in Asia with instructors personally certified by Coach Tony Cecchine to teach American Catch Wrestling.  

Target Audience: Grapplers who wish augment their grappling game with explosive, brutally painful top down grappling skills in no-gi competitions.  Also suitable for military, law enforcement and security personnel who wish to learn to ground fight in a street scenario whilst minimizing dangers that can come with only learning sports grappling - eg from eye gourging, groin grabbing, biting or even use of edged weapons may be in use.  


Program Title: Catch Wrestling


Level of Physical Intensity: 


Duration: Mid to long term/ on-going training

Traditional Muay Thai

The Art of 8 Limbs

Master Toddy is arguably one of the most famous Muay Thai trainers in modern times. Starting at a very early age, he trained under a number of legendary Grand Masters: namely Ajarn Seri Ramaruud, Ajarn Sanong Rakwanid and Ajarn Pansak Ratanaprasit.

As one of the earliest Muay Thai teachers to introduce it in UK, Master Toddy became  known as the 'Father of Muay Thai'. Over time, Master Toddy was also responsible for setting up more Muay Thai gyms in Ireland, USA and Thailand. As one of the most respected Muay Thai teachers internationally, Master Toddy has trained over 40 world champions in the sports of Muay Thai.  They include:  Maurice Smith, Dale “Apollo” Cook, Ronnie Green, Lisa Howarth, Kash “The Flash” Gill, Kiyotaka Kato, Howard Brown, Melchor Menor, Gina Corano, Tito Ortiz, Randy Couture, Phil Baroni, and Stephan Bonnar.


Kapap Academy is a self defense school that is affiliated with Master Toddy's Muay Thai Academy (Thailand).  Three of our key instructors: Ms Qin yunquan, Nicole Teo and Muya are certified Kru/ instructors under Master Toddy's style of traditional Muay Thai. Their status as Kru is recognised by both the Thai Ministry of Education and the Thai Government itself. 


Apart from coaching Muay Thai as a sports in a number of school contracts, Kapap Academy has incorporated some of Muay Thai's classical weapons, elbows and knees for examples, into its arsenal of stand up fighting series under Kapap Combatives. 

Target Audience: For individuals who wish to learn and practice Muay Thai for fitness and weight loss, or those who wish to engage in Muay Thai as a combat sports using Master Toddy's Muay Thai proven system.

Programme Title:  Muay Thai (for fitness and weight loss)

                                 Muay Thai (for combat sports)



Level of Physical Intensity:                                     (for fitness and weight loss)

                                                                                      (for combat sports)

Other Related Programmes

Close Quarters Combat (CQC) Tactical Shooting


CQC Tactics of the US Special Forces

Kapap Academy is a strategic partner to TRICOM, a US based training company that specialises in techniques, tactics and procedures for law enforcement and military units.  Founded by Jared Wihongi, a former SWAT operator with over 20 years of experience, Jared is an internationally recognised expert in Close Quarters Combat.  His specialization is in the integration of firearms, impact weapons, edged weapons and empty-hand combat with heavy emphasis on police, military and self-defense application.

Jared has taught CQC tactics to police and military Special Operations personnel and civilian martial artists across North & South America, Western & Eastern Europe, East & Southeast Asia, Australasia and the Middle East.

Apart from having trained the United States Secret Service, Presidential Security Service of the Republic of Korea, Philippine Presidential Security Group (PSG), and multiple State, municipal and Federal law enforcement Trainers and SWAT Teams across the USA and Canada, he has also trained the Germany Spezial Einsatz Kommando and Mobil Einsatz Kommando (MEK).  


Within Asia, Jared has trained theTokyo Police SAT Operators (Special Assault Team), City of Seoul SWAT team, Singapore Police Force instructors, Singapore S.P.E.A.R. Unit instructors (Singapore Prisons Emergency Action Response), Indonesian National Police BRIMOB Special Ops instructors (Mobile Brigade Corps) and Multiple Chinese SWAT Teams (Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen,  Tianjin, Fuzhou).


Jared has trained and certified 3 of Kapap Academy's key instructors in his proprietary close quarters combat tactical shooting programme, known as CQ-FIT (Close Quarters Firearms Integration Tactics).

Bas Rutten MMA


Breaking Livers Since 2004.

The Bas Rutten MMA and Fight Systems are programs developed by the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) legend, Bas Rutten.  Former UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championships) Heavyweight Champion and a three time King of Pancrase world champion, Bas Rutten is one of the most feared fighters in the brutal but exciting world of MMA.  Undefeated after 22 fights, Bas popularised the 'liver shot' where with a single strike, he would knocked out his opponents.  His unique style of kicking and striking, from a square stance, allows one to generate tremendous knock out power without telegraphing intent.  An expert in submission grappling (a lightning fast grappling style), Bas ground fighting style is intense....and brutal!  Kapap Academy Singapore is the  first and only official representative for Bas in Asia. ​

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu

The Fastest Way to Street Readiness. Guaranteed.

Gracie or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a fighting system based on joint manipulation and chokes, focusing exclusively on ground control.  Proven over the last 80 years to be the most reliable system for a smaller person to defeat a larger, more athletic opponent, the techniques of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu are based on precise timing and effective use of leverage so that virtually anyone can do them, man or woman, regardless of size or athletic ability.  This is especially useful for ladies and Asians who are smaller sized than our Caucasian counterparts.

Originally developed for the U.S. Army, Gracie Combatives is the only course that entirely dedicated to the mastery of these. This system has been introduced into the US Army, US Special Forces, Delta Force, Navy Seals, US Air Force, US Marine Corps, US Coast Guards, FBI, CIA, US Border Patrol, US Secret Service, US State and local law enforcement agencies. Now, you can equip yourself with the same personal protection skills learnt by these elite forces. 

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