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ABOUT US
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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Safety in Crowds

Jun. 14, 2019 by

This year the NBA’s Toronto Raptors went on an incredible playoff run culminating with them winning the NBA Championship. For the duration of the playoffs, fans gathered in Jurassic Park, an area outside of the Air Canada Centre in downtown

Live in safety: Explaining our vision

Jun. 13, 2019 by

Why did you begin your Krav Maga business?  This is a frequent question people ask us and the answer does involve a history of meetings (chance and arranged), decisions and important people.  In essence, however, there is a vision.  Every

Stress Training: An Essential Part of Your Krav Maga Training

Jun. 11, 2019 by

“The critical element is to overcome the shock and surprise so that you can act, to “beat the freeze.” The ideal is to prevent the situation.” -Rory Miller, Meditations on Violence At the end of our classes, we engage in

Fight Hard to Protect Yourself!

Jun. 6, 2019 by

Megan Berkman of Kravolution striking to defend herself.

Why Ground Fighting is Vital to Krav Maga Self-Defense Training

May. 27, 2019 by

Our Krav Maga training devotes a lot of time to defending on the ground. Our organization, Kravolution has been working with grapplers and Mixed Martial Artists to develop our understanding of ground fighting. Through this ongoing process, the goal is

Striking Principles: Striking Vulnerable Parts of the Body

May. 26, 2019 by

There are many factors to consider when striking to protect yourself or others. One of these is striking vulnerable parts of the assailant’s body. A concise definition of “vulnerable part of the body” is parts of the human body that

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.

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