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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!

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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Adapt. 6 Unique Places to Train Krav Maga

Apr. 6, 2020 by

Krav Maga is designed to adapt to various circumstances in various settings. We generally train in studios but we don’t limit ourselves to these places. Why? Assaults can occur anytime, anywhere.  Here are some of the places you can learn

7 Ways Krav Maga Adapts to You.

Apr. 6, 2020 by

The wise adapt themselves to circumstances as water moulds itself to the pitcher. Chinese Proverb With such diversity, a self-defense system must have the capacity to adapt to people’s unique qualities. Every self-defense situation is unique: the attacker, the attack itself,

Born from Necessity: A Short History of Krav Maga

Apr. 5, 2020 by

So one may walk in peace. Imi Lichtenfeld. Origin stories are inherently interesting and the story of Krav Maga’s beginnings is no different. It begins with the founder, Imi Lichtenfeld. Imi was born in Budapest in 1910. His father Samuel, a

A Promise Every Krav Maga Class Should Keep

Apr. 1, 2020 by

Krav Maga training offers many benefits including improved confidence, better fitness, social interaction and, of course, self-defense skills. A Krav Maga class, however, is not successful unless it fulfills one promise: All students have improved their ability to protect themselves in

Why Do We Focus On Krav Maga?

Apr. 1, 2020 by

Focus. The center of interest or activity. “Determine what specific goal you want to achieve. Then dedicate yourself to its attainment with unswerving singleness of purpose, the trenchant zeal of a crusader.” Paul J. Meyer  We teach practical self-defense for real-life

Working with your Current Fitness Level: 4 Tips

Mar. 31, 2020 by

Please be assured that your fitness limitations will not prevent you from learning self-defense. We are adamant that self-defense should be accessible to everyone. Of course, we encourage you to improve your fitness but we will work with “where you

Choosing the Right Self-Defense School for You: 7 Tips

Mar. 31, 2020 by

There are many self-defense schools out there and finding one that meets your needs can be a challenging process.    Here are 7 ways to find the right self-defense school for you.  1.    Ask Questions. Don’t forget we are here

What is Practical Self-Defense? 5 Elements

Mar. 31, 2020 by

Practical. feasible, realistic, concerned with what is possible When we ask people why they come to us for self-defense training (and why they stay) they usually answer: “It’s practical.” Of course, we love this answer because our goal is to

Survival and Working Out Solutions

Mar. 21, 2020 by

Survive. To live through danger or accident etc…Solution. The act or means of solving a problem or difficulty. Krav Maga, as we stress in many of our blogs is about survival. We cover many techniques and emphasize that we cannot

Krav Maga training and “chunking”.

Mar. 18, 2020 by

When training with Krav Maga experts such as Jean-Paul Jauffret, Megan Berkman, or Pierre Marques you often wonder, “How did they see that attack coming?” There are so many movements, so many possibilities yet they process these variables so quickly

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