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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!

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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Smart, practical self-defense methods for the real world taught with gentle humor and no airs or pretension. For all ages, genders, abilities, situations!
LATEST ARTICLES
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Escaping Headlocks from Behind

May. 14, 2019 by

One of the more dangerous attacks is what we identify in our Krav Maga curriculum as headlocks from behind. Basic Level Two includes three variations. Arm-bar on front of the throat (windpipe) Arm-bar on the neck (carotid artery) Hand/s covering

What is Stalking? A Brief Introduction.

May. 12, 2019 by

The subject of stalking pervades our culture. Mainstream movies such as Fatal Attraction, Single White Female, The Cable Guy and more recently, the Netflix original You focus on the topic as do songs such as Every Breath You Take by

What is Scanning?

May. 8, 2019 by

Scan: to look at intently or quickly Rarely, perhaps never, does a class go by when an instructor doesn’t remind a student to scan.  We sometimes sound like those pull-a-string dolls that repeat phrases over and over again.  Yes, it

Tricks Predators Use to Abduct People

Apr. 24, 2019 by

Abduct: carry off or kidnap (a person) illegally by force or deception Trick: an action or scheme undertaken to fool, outwit, or deceive. Predator: a rapacious, exploitive person… In a previous blog, we outlined some general tips around abduction prevention.

Malcolm Gladwell’s “Blink”: Some Implications for Krav Maga Self-Defense Training.

Apr. 12, 2019 by

In his fascinating book, Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, Malcolm Gladwell explores how people can make immediate assessments or “snap judgments” without consciously knowing why they know what they know. He cites numerous examples including, • In basketball,

Abduction Prevention: 5 Practical Self Defense Tips

Apr. 2, 2019 by

Abduction: to carry off or kidnap (a person) illegally by force or deception In May 2011, a woman was walking along Lakeshore Avenue in Toronto when two men tried to pull her into their vehicle. Thankfully, she escaped. More recently,

Krav Maga Proficiency and the “Flywheel”.

Mar. 25, 2019 by

In his seminal book, Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t, Jim Collins explores how good companies become better great. Though focused on business development, Collins offers some lessons that can be applied to becoming

Basic Level 1 (B1): An Overview

Mar. 20, 2019 by

The Kravolution curriculum includes 11 levels. Basic 1-5, Advanced 1-5, and Expert 1. This series of blogs will offer an overview of each level. We begin, of course, with Basic 1 (B1). B1 can be divided into categories. and offers

From Bad to Worse: Don’t Leave the First Scene

Mar. 18, 2019 by

“There can be no good outcome from a violent criminal wanting to spend private time with you.” Rory Miller  Criminals who commit assaults have various motives. Criminals might commit an assault to take your property – money, possessions etc.  Other

6 Tips for Preventing and Surviving Assaults in Elevators

Mar. 15, 2019 by

In a densely populated city like Toronto, many people use elevators to access floors in high rise buildings such as apartment buildings, condos, and offices. Sometimes, these elevator trips are during busy times when we are crammed with others. Other

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