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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!

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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!
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Knife Threats: Cooperate or Fight? 7 Factors to Consider

Knife Threats: Cooperate or Fight? 7 Factors to Consider

May. 18, 2018 by

When you are confronted with someone threatening you with a knife there is a vital choice before you. Do you cooperate or do you fight? There are innumerable variables at play and every situation is unique. Generally speaking, avoidance is

Knife disarms. Only if necessary.

May. 12, 2018 by

Surviving assaults with sharp objects comprise a regular part of our training.  Such objects, after all, are readily available. Some examples. Knives Utility knives Broken bottles Screwdrivers An armed attacker is obviously extremely dangerous.  A stab or cut can disable

“Hands Up” 3 Reasons to Keep Your Mitts Up.

May. 9, 2018 by

“Hands Up” – 80s music duo Ottawan Possibly the most frequently used phrase in Krav Maga classes is “hands up”.  Sometimes, I am sure, it sounds like nagging. (It can sound a lot like “elbows off the table!”) There are

6 Tips For Defending in Close Quarters

May. 4, 2018 by

Many assaults happen in small spaces and/or with the assailant getting very close to you. After all, unless he has a gun or is wielding a long weapon (e.g. baseball bat) he needs to be close to control, strike, steal,

Your First Krav Maga Class

Apr. 29, 2018 by

What to Expect, What to Bring It is natural to be a little nervous(and excited) before your first Krav Maga class as it can be with other first experiences(e.g. I was nervous before my first hot yoga class).  Here are

What does a Krav Maga class look like?

Apr. 22, 2018 by

When people inquire about our self-defence classes they often ask “what does a class look like?” By way of a general answer, we describe classes(e.g. 1 hour) as divided into three parts. 1. Warm up To warm up your muscles

Man behind attacked from behind

Surviving assaults from behind

Apr. 19, 2018 by

In Niagara Falls, in June 2016, a man grabbed a woman from behind in a bear hug and tried to pull her into his van. She stomped on his foot, he let go, and she escaped.  He was arrested later

4 Solo exercises to improve your self-defense skills.

Apr. 16, 2018 by

Some people like to improve their Krav Maga skills outside of the studio.  Often we have to do this alone as it can be difficult to persuade friends or family to practice with us. There are, however, many things you

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