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A little bit of background on TKMA.

Toronto Krav Maga Academy, formerly IKMF Toronto, is an official member of Kravolution and home of the best self-defence system in the Greater Toronto Area, dedicated to offering you practical self-defense training. We stand for everyone's right to live in safety and aspire to keep our families and communities safer by helping men, women, and children learn practical life-saving skills. Whatever your fitness or experience level we will work with you to develop your skills. Classes are fun and interactive. We welcome your ideas, questions, and feedback. Visit us and try a free class!

We are conveniently located just one block south of Yonge and Eglinton at 2156 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4S 2A8. For more information contact us at torontokrav@gmail.com or 416 657 1028.

This is Krav Maga!

MEET THE TEAM
Christopher began training in Krav Maga in 2004 and became a certified instructor in 2007. Now, he teaches Krav Maga full-time in Toronto, Canada. Teaching is a passion for Christopher and he enjoys improving his technical and teaching skills to offer the best training possible. There is always more to learn! With the help of very high level instructors like Jean-Paul Jauffret, a promising group of aspiring instructors and great students, Christopher is very excited about the future of Krav Maga in Toronto!

Christopher Gagné

Head Instructor at TKMA

Jean-Paul Jauffret

Head of Professionals at Kravolution
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Krav Maga and Functional Fitness: 5 Benefits

Oct. 11, 2019 by

As self-defense instructors, our raisin d’être is to give you practical skills to save your life. This being said, there are other benefits to Krav Maga training. One of these benefits is fitness, something I like to call functional fitness. What is functional

What is Relational Bullying?

Oct. 9, 2019 by

Relational. belonging to (e.g. a group or club) or with (kinship) Reputation. What is generally said or believed about a person’s character or standing Sabotage. Deliberate damage, to wilfully destroy In a previous blog, we offered an overview of bullying

What is a Krav Maga Combat Class?

Oct. 7, 2019 by

Here in Toronto, we have the benefit of Combat Classes with a very skilled and experienced fighter Jean-Paul Jauffret (and sometimes other experts such as Tom Oliati travel here to Toronto) These are specialized classes, distinct from the other self-defense

Get a Leg Up! An Introduction to Leg Strikes

Oct. 2, 2019 by

Silhouette of a man performing a roundhouse kick.

Developing Combinations One Strike at a Time.

Sep. 25, 2019 by

When you see a high-level instructor Krav Maga instructor like Megan Berkman, Jean-Paul Jauffret or Tom Oliati perform a striking combination you might say… What just happened!? Then, when you try to emulate the combination it doesn’t quite look the

Potential Warning Signs of Workplace Violence

Sep. 21, 2019 by

We teach organizations how to survive workplace violence but as always, we strongly advocate prevention. Prevention, of course, requires awareness knowledge, and vigilance. As Gavin DeBecker, author of The Gift of Fear, writes, “there are almost always several people in

5 Benefits of Private and Semi-Private Training

Sep. 11, 2019 by

Working on striking with focus mitts.

Reading Strikes in a “Blink”.

Sep. 9, 2019 by

Thin slicing. “the ability of our unconscious to find patterns in situations and behaviour based on very narrow slices of experience.” Malcolm Gladwell Over the summer, during one of our classes, one of our pre-teen students looked at me, eyes

What is Emotional Bullying?

Sep. 6, 2019 by

Different Types of Bullying In a previous blog, Bullying: An Introduction, we offered an overview of bullying and identified four types of bullying: Emotional, Physical, Relational, and Cyber.   Each of these deserves more attention. This blog will focus on emotional bullying.

7 Tips for Safely Walking to School

Sep. 1, 2019 by

As autumn approaches, families begin preparing for another school year. There are numerous tasks- buying schools supplies, sorting out the logistics of getting back and forth to school, before and after school programs, and much more! One general concern is

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