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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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Bullying: 7 Reasons Why Adults Often Don’t Notice.

Jan. 17, 2019 by

When it comes to child or teen bullying adults are usually the last to know. Even conscientious parents and authorities (teachers, camp leaders, etc…) frequently don’t notice bullying until it is well-established or it is too late. Why does this

Why is it Important to Vary and Develop Your Striking Combinations?

Jan. 11, 2019 by

As self-defense practitioners we all have our favourite striking combinations.  These are the ones we have frequently practiced and feel most confident performing.  Some people feel very comfortable punching but are less adept at kicking.  Others might want to rely

Krav Maga Training: Essentially It’s About Safety

Jan. 7, 2019 by

Essence. fundamental nature or inherent characteristic Safe. free of danger or injury When people talk about Krav Maga they often talk about striking, no rules, weapon defences , fitness benefits, street survival. All of these are important aspects of Krav

7 Training Tips to Act Effectively Under Stress

Jan. 3, 2019 by

Krav Maga instructors strive to prepare students for real life situations.  One of the greatest challenges in self-defense is managing your stress.  Assaults, verbal and physical, can evoke various stress responses including: Reduced motor skills Tunnel vision Nausea Muddled thinking

Holiday Travel: 6 Ways to Deter Home Break-ins While You are Away.

Dec. 23, 2018 by

Holidays offer many of us people an opportunity to travel.  Some Torontonians fly south to enjoy warmer climates (sadly missing some of our colder winter days).  A vacation offers a well-deserved break from the rigours of our daily lives.  It

4 Tips for Level Testing

Dec. 19, 2018 by

Testing can be an effective way to evaluate your progress and highlight what you need to work on.  To prepare for testing I suggest the following: Consistent training. Would you run a half marathon without training?  I did 15 years

6 Ways to Use Your Voice to Protect Yourself.

Dec. 13, 2018 by

Self defense classes devote many hours teaching you to strike, deflect, block, escape…  Such exercises help you to understand how to use your body to protect yourself.  Training also develops your mental skills – identifying and assessing danger, adapting to

Self Defense in Crowded Public Spaces

Dec. 11, 2018 by

With our Krav Maga school located in Toronto (the largest city in Canada), we often talk with people about safety in busy public areas.  Many of them travel via public transit(subway, bus), visit malls and stores, and enjoy outdoor venues

Self Defense in Public Places and the “Diffusion of Responsibility”

Dec. 8, 2018 by

Generally, we perceive a greater sense of security in groups.  Whether we are walking through a shopping mall, traveling on the subway, or sitting a movie theatre, we often relax, taking comfort in the “safety in numbers.”    There are many

Bullying: An Introduction

Dec. 5, 2018 by

Bullying is something all of us have experienced to some degree.  I certainly did as a child, and to some extent as an adult, as did my friends, family, and acquaintances. Defining bullying is a challenging endeavour.  Barbara Coloroso offers

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