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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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LATEST ARTICLES
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Common Objects for Self Defense: The London Bridge Stabbings

Dec. 4, 2019 by

In a previous article, Using Common Objects to Protect Yourself, we offered an overview of how we can use common objects in our everyday life to protect ourselves. More resonating are the times when people do so in real life.

"Freezing" and Violent Assaults

Dec. 1, 2019 by

On November 20th, a group of armed thieves robbed the Tyndall Market Liquor Mart in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Unfortunately, it was not an isolated incident. One employee Randi Chase reported how one robber punched her in the head giving her a

Knife Attacks and Situational Awareness

Nov. 28, 2019 by

Knife attacks are among the most frequent and dangerous weapon assaults. Knives and other sharp objects are easy to obtain, and they can be used in numerous ways. In a previous article, Knife Assaults: 10 General Facts, we offered an overview

Krav Maga Training and the “Growth Mindset”.

Nov. 25, 2019 by

At the beginning of her book, Mindset, The Psychology of Success, Carol Dweck describes how her fascination with how people cope with failures lead her to an interesting study monitoring how children grappled with a series of increasingly difficult puzzles. She

“Design Specific Training” and Krav Maga

Nov. 21, 2019 by

In a previous blog, we introduced the concept of “deliberate practice” and how it can improve our Krav Maga training. Deliberate practice involves several elements. One of them is focused or design specific practice.   Geoff Colvin, author of Talent is Overrated:

Casting a Wider Net: Bullying and “Bystanders”

Nov. 17, 2019 by

Bystander. One who is present but not taking part in a situation or event: a chance spectator There is no innocent bystander.  William Burroughs  Often, when we think of bullying. we focus (sometimes exclusively) on the bully and the person being bullied. Left

Knife Assaults: 10 General Facts

Nov. 14, 2019 by

Recent events including the October 7th stabbing death of 14-year-old Devan Bracci-Selvey outside of Winston Churchill High School in Hamilton and a tragic death arising from a knife attack at a Hallowe’en party in Toronto’s Annex neighbourhood, have heightened an

20+ Questions for Basic Level 2 (The Sequel)

Nov. 11, 2019 by

Everyone loves a sequel! Godfather Part II, Jaws 2, Grease 2, The Empire Strikes Back, Rocky II, Terminator 2, Hot Shots Part Deux, Sharknado 2, etc… A good sequel can build upon the first or (oops Grease 2) utterly slip

Hallowe’en Stabbings in Toronto

Nov. 6, 2019 by

On Hallowe’en night on a generally quiet street in the Annex in Toronto, the Theta Delta Chi fraternity hosted a party of over 200 people. At one point one 19-year-old male and a 15-year-old girl were denied entry. Instead of

Realtor Safety

Nov. 4, 2019 by

Over the past years, we have seen a significant number of realtors being assaulted. These assaults range from theft, sexual assault, and murder. Various reports suggest such incidents are rising sharply.  Some examples. · Calgary police charged a man in

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