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Krav Maga and Functional Fitness: 5 Benefits

Oct. 11, 2019 by

As self-defense instructors, our raisin d’être is to give you practical skills to save your life. This being said, there are other benefits to Krav Maga training. One of these benefits is fitness, something I like to call functional fitness. What is functional

6 Habits to Develop Your Situational Awareness

Feb. 11, 2019 by

While it is not always possible to prevent an assault, developing greater awareness will better your chances. In a previous blog, we offered an overview of “What is situational awareness. Now, the challenge is putting this awareness into practice. Here

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

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

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 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

Gift Certificates!

Dec. 4, 2018 by

Give the gift of safety, sweat and sore muscles!  Gift certificates are available for group classes or privates.   For package options visit:  http://www.tkma.ca/schedule/ Contact Christopher Gagne at torontokrav@gmail.com with any questions or to order a gift certificate.

Escaping Chokes: Some General Points

Nov. 22, 2018 by

Chokes are among the most dangerous of assaults. Cutting off air can lead to passing out or death. Also, the attacker is likely larger and stronger than thevictim of the assault. Surviving these attacks requires quickdecision-making and precise and effective

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