MSC/ Kapap Executives, Ladies and Youth Personal Protection Programme
Standard Chartered executives practising escape from rear chokes in a friendly and safe training environment
Kapap principles and techniques are easy to learn yet practical. Here Standard Chartered executives are learning escape from rear chokes
The use of knife is considered as an effective force equaliser. Ladies who know how to use a knife against an armed attacker is much better able in protecting herself
Chief instructor, ladies self defence, YunQuan is seen here teaching techniques used by military personnel in sentry removal
One of the key strategies used in Kapap knife fighting is known as "blade on flesh". The key objective is to stop an incoming knife dead on its track while at the same time, discourage any further attacks
Kapap Knife Defence/ Fighting
Graciekids is a fun filled programme where students learn important grappling skills to control a bully in a light hearted and playful manner
The Graciekids programme is an international acclaimed programme that imparts not just self defense skills but also values such as respect, humility, discipline etc
Gracie kids are taught a number of animal games designed to improve a child's kinaesthetic and motor sensory skills
Gracie kids build important ground fighting skills by first learning how to roll and move on the ground
Gracie Combatives is the official programme that the US Army, FBI, CIA etc is using in part or in full. Kapap Singapore is the only certified training centre of this programme in Asia
Gracie Jiu-jitsu allows a smaller person to fight off a bigger, stronger and more athletic opponent.
The Trap and Roll is a technique that is taught to help dismount a bigger and stronger opponent attempting to choke a victim.
In a mounted position, it is important to adopt strategies and tactics to minimise strikes by the opponent on your face.
Gracie Combatives/ Gracie Jiu-Jitsu
Bas Rutten is a former UFC champion who fought in 22 fightings - losing not even a single one. Kapap Academy Singapore is the only official certified training centre for the Bas Rutten MMA system in Asia.
Bas was one of the most feared no holds barred fighters in his name - often knocking his opponents with powerful strikes and kicks.
Yunquan is the first and only instructor in Asia Pacific certified to teach the Bas Rutten MMA Systems.
While Kapap Academy Singapore is more focused on realistic self defence, our view is that combative sports help to develop important values commonly associated with bieing a martial artist. Here you see, kapap Academy Singapore instructor Roger Chan, competing in a local MMA fight.
MMA is a tough competitive sport that has the reputation as the fastest growing sports in the world. Yunquan, the only official Bas Rutten MMA instructor in Asia, competes occasionally in the local fight scene.
MMA practitioners have to train hard to generate the kind of force required in this combative sports, whether be it kicking or striking.
MMA is not a sports for the faint hearted - its combat and only one man, or woman, steps out of the cage.
Bas Rutten MMA (Mixed Martial Arts)
The logo for catch wrestling singapore is chinese for 'brutal'. This word epitomises the essence of catch wrestling as a reality based fight system
Catch wrestling, is a reality self defence style, that is known for its no-nonsense approach. Its stand up is drawn from western style boxing, whilst its ground fighting skills traces back to Greco-roman days
Catch Wrestling Singapore adopts the Bas Rutten style of kicking given its proven track record in major competitions like the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)
Yunquan fighting off an 'attack' from Julian Tan, a former sergeant with the elite Special Operations Force (SOF).
Bank of America security personnel learning to use the covert alert position known as Thoughtful Look to stay alert and ready to act
Bank of America security personnel learning the use of the Half Shield technique to defend against head strikes
The Fence is a popular technique that can be deployed to help keep the security officer safe from an aggressively approaching potential attacker
Bank of America security personnel learning kapap techniques in how to de-escalate a potentially explosive situation, whilst staying covertly alert
Boys from SJI junior showing off their palm strikes. KapapKids is a fun filled programme that comprises the use of animal movements to develop kinaesthetic and psycho-motor skills, learning of actual self defence skills against a bully, internalising of values such as respect, discipline and resilience, and games to develop reflexes.
Cute boys from St Joseph's Institution Junior executing perfect full shield to protect the face from strikes and ensure that they are not hurt during an attack.
St Joseph's Institution Junior executing the half shield technique - to defend against a strike to the front and a side of the face by the bully.
Boys playing as they learn - animal movements designed to build kinaesthetic and psycho-motor skills.
Master Teo helping SJI boys with their practice of kapap. Bullying has been reported by the Singapore Children Society to be about 1 in 5 for primary school kids, and 1 in 4 for secondary school students. Bullying is a serious issue in schools for certain countries like US, Japan, Korea etc and contributes to suicides every year.
Kapap Resilience (Character Development)
Kapap resilience programmes, known as Arete, involve a lecture component where students are taught scientific concepts concerning resilience and psychological techniques to fight off negativity.
The Bas Rutten kick is distinctive and contrary to popular misconceptions, it is not similar to muay thai - it is simply Bas Rutten!
Bas Rutten kicks are so powerful that it has been said that the former UFC champion was able to rupture his opponent's liver with simply one kick!
Kapap Academy Singapore, in partnership with Gracie Academy US and Tony Cechinne, is proud of our efforts to promote gracie combating and catch wrestling in this country.
A catch wrestling ankle lock - designed to dislocate and leave your opponent unable to walk or stand up.
Being a celebrity, Joi Chua, appreciates the fact that her personal safety may be occasionally compromised at public events. Learning to keep herself safe is therefore of paramount in importance to her.
International/ Taiwanese celebrity, Joi Chua is seen here learning how to defend herself using a life-like head dummy.
Chief instructor for ladies self defence, yunquan, seen here giving private lessons to Joi Chua on how to use the devastating Savate piston kick against the knee.
International/ Taiwanese celebrity, Joi Chua, learning how to dismount an attacker from Gracie Combatives instructor, Yunquan.
A common strategy of an attacker is to choke the victim until the individual is unconscious. Learning to defend against a choke while on the ground is part of the arsenal of skills that kapap practitioners are required to learn to be effective in street defence.
International motivational speaker and co-founder of Industry Rockstar, Kane, receiving private lessons on how to defend oneself against a knife attack.
Celebrity magician MagicBabe Ning, is seen here with Master Teo. Ning is one of Singapore's most idolised 'babes' - having been featured in FHM Singapore on a number of occasions.
Personal Coaching/ Private Classes
Kapap Academy Singapore is proud of our long standing partnership with the international youth group, Girls Brigade, in empowering their ladies with realistic self defence skills.
Girls from the Girls Brigade who undergo Kapap training earns for themselves the coveted Physical Exercise Badge awarded by the Girls Brigade itself.
Yunquan, kapap Chief Instructor for ladies self defence, teaching the girls from the Raffles Girls, Girls Brigade, how to escape from a double hand choke while pinned against a wall.
Girls from the Girls Brigade, learning escape from the single hand choke while pinned against the wall.
Referred to as Trap and Roll, this is an effortless and easy to learn technique that is drawn from Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.
Government Institutions/ Statutory Boards
Ministry of Education staff learning about street attacks and how to avoid and de-escalate potentially explosive situations
Kapap Academy Singapore trains personnel from the US Navy and Army base in Singapore at Sembawang. Here, you see US military personnel learning the use of kimura.
The triangle choke is one of the most effective way to choke out an opponent. Here personnel from the US Army based in Singapore learning how to execute this high percentage move.
Charles Denman, the former Senior Commander/ Military Sealift Command Far East (in yellow shorts) is seen here training in ground fighting with the CO of South Korea.
The Commanding Officer of US Navy (South Korea) learning Kapap and Catch Wrestling while in Singapore on official business. The grimace on his face is real!
Russell, a blue belt in Gracie Combatives, showing the technique armbar from the Guard position to an attentive audience from US Navy base here in Singapore.