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I've been trying to come up with a reason for Kapura's uncanny ability to teleport for a while now. Lines such as "Even though I am slow, I may be faster than all the others", "I think I can feel it" and, of course, "I am practicing" seem to imply that Kapura is accessing and making use of some sort of unknown and ancient property of the universe. Somehow, being aware of this force allows Kapura to "be where [he] is not", or teleport. Kapura is also established as being an eccentric, and possibly very nervous character; he asks if Takua, a random stranger, is Makuta, and seems to be genuinely surprised to discover that he isn't. "If you do not know what is the Makuta, then I guess you are not it. That is good." He also suggests that Makuta is "everywhere", and gives us a rather creepy explanation of how Makuta never leaves the things that he destroys. He repeats that he is either practicing or that he must practice four times, and generally gives off the impression that spends pretty much all of his time in a dead forest running back and forth, "practicing". He also claims that Vakama is the one who tells him that he must practice in order to move faster. Vakama is another character who displays a lot of anxiety and fear, particularly in the Metru Nui story arc which takes place 1,000 years before we meet Kapura in the Charred Forest. He doubts himself and worries about his own skill as a Toa for a significant part of the 2004 storyline, even having an extremely vivid nightmare towards the end of that story arc, emphasizing his anxiety. What if the ability to teleport as Kapura does is hardwired into every Matoran by the Great Beings as a sort of safety feature; if a Matoran feels very threatened, nervous, or fearful, he or she will automatically teleport to a random place in order to stay safe. Matoran/Toa such as Vakama and Kapura would have spent a lot of their time not only under threat, but feeling anxious and fearful when not under threat, that they might have been teleporting around a lot. It's quite possible that countless years of neurosis as a Toa would have allowed Vakama to control the teleportation ability to the point where he could do so at will, to a specific destination. Then, he passed the knowledge of how to conrol and cultivate the ability down to his left hand, who was probably also inclined to fear and nervousness. How does that sound?