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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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The Hook Punch

Jul. 8, 2020 by

In our curriculum, we begin with medium-range straight strikes (palm-heel strikes and straight punches).  In Level two we move on to circular strikes – hook punches and uppercuts. In this blog, we will focus on the hook punch. This punch

8 Tips for Krav Maga Training in the COVID-19 era

Jul. 2, 2020 by

Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.  Horace  As gyms, martial arts dojos, and self-defense studios begin opening their doors they are faced with many challenges to protect their clients and their employees.  

Horizontal inward elbow strikes (front)

Jun. 22, 2020 by

One of the topics we devote a lot of time to is striking at various distances, directions and angles. Assaults can come from anywhere, so we need to develop a versatile striking arsenal.   Elbow strikes are for close range.  By

Home Invasions. 9 Tips to Promote Your Safety.

Jun. 15, 2020 by

There is nothing more important than a good, safe, secure home. Rosalyn Carter Ideally, our home is our sanctuary, where we feel safe. Unfortunately, homes can be a target for criminals who are seeking property or a demented gratification from

Motivation: Some Takeaways from The Last Dance

Jun. 9, 2020 by

Motive. a factor or circumstance that induces a person to act in a particular way. My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a

5 Ways to Create and Maintain Distance

Jun. 1, 2020 by

During our self-defense training, we remind students that distance is their friend.  But how do you create distance if someone is trying to get closer? After all, people are not always respectful of our space, and someone intending to harm you certainly

Avoidance is the Best Self-Defense

May. 26, 2020 by

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Benjamin Franklin.  One of the points we emphasize at our self-defense school is that we hope you never get involved in a physical confrontation. Avoidance, as Rory Miller writes, is

Being Safe vs Being “Right”

May. 20, 2020 by

Right. Morally or socially correct Just. Acting or done in accordance with what is morally right or fair.  “A power struggle collapses when you withdraw your energy from it. Power struggles become uninteresting to you when you change your intention from winning

Accept Your Limitations and Go Beyond Them

May. 12, 2020 by

Once we accept our limits we go beyond them. Albert Einstein Self-defense training will highlight your abilities and limitations- physically, mentally, and emotionally. You will feel inspired as you learn life-saving skills but frustrated when you struggle with certain techniques and

Krav Maga and Appropriate Use of Force

May. 6, 2020 by

Appropriate use of force. Using force that is fitting or suitable for the situation Krav Maga teaches you to adapt to various circumstances. One vital aspect of adapting involves using the appropriate use of force.  Let us consider two examples.

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