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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.

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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
New book Getting Started with Krav Maga

Media Coordinator at Ontario Tourism

Smart, practical self-defense methods for the real world taught with gentle humor and no airs or pretension. For all ages, genders, abilities, situations!
LATEST ARTICLES
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A Deliberate Stranger

Apr. 14, 2021 by

“Charm was a scheme for making strangers like and trust a person immediately, no matter what the charmer had in mind.”― Kurt Vonnegut Some assailants simply attack. They might rush or ambush their target and overwhelm with brute force or threaten

Avoiding Ambush

Apr. 7, 2021 by

Ambush. A surprise attack by persons from a concealed position.  To lie in wait for.  Many assaults are ambushes.  An attacker comes from a concealed position and surprises his target.  The element of surprise startles, sometimes freezing the victim.  Assailants

A Different Kind of Animal

Mar. 30, 2021 by

When discussing assaults, people often express surprise and even disbelief. Who does that? Why would someone do that? I can’t believe it? What kind of person could do that? It is a natural response. Most of us, possessing some modicum

Don’t worry, be savvy

Mar. 22, 2021 by

 Worry. To give way to anxiety or unease.  Savvy.  Knowingness, shrewdness “I’ve had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened.” Mark Twain  These days when we discuss distractions and safety, we often refer to cell phones and

Assaults and Civil Society

Mar. 12, 2021 by

Civil. Polite, obliging, not rude.  A couple of years ago, a Krav Maga instructor offered a workshop at a gym here in Toronto. At one point, he focused on defending against an attacker who has you pinned against a wall.  The

Varied Terrain and Krav Maga Footwork

Mar. 8, 2021 by

Terrain. A tract of land esp. as regarded by the physical geographer or the military tactician.   Footwork. The use of the feet esp. skilfully, in sports, dancing etc.   Years ago, I saw two men fight outside a bar. It was winter,

Guardians, Guards, and Cell Phones

Jan. 3, 2021 by

Carelessness doesn’t bounce; it shatters. Hartman Jule Guardians.  A defender, protector, or keeper.  Guard. A state of vigilance or watchfulness, a person who protects or keeps watch.  Accidents and assaults can happen very quickly. Criminals can be brazen, committing their

No Shortcuts

Dec. 14, 2020 by

Like most shortcuts, it was an ill-chosen route. Washington Irving During one week in October of this year, we received two interesting and very similar inquiries about our self-defense training. The first question, via email, asked if someone could master

Walking, Jogging, and Abductions.

Dec. 2, 2020 by

Sadly, a google search for adduction, even when adding keywords like locations, brings up page upon page of incidents. It is quite alarming.   Many of these incidents occur as people are walking or running. Why? Perpetrators are often driving a

The Glass is Half Full. Defying Defeatism

Nov. 20, 2020 by

Defeatism. An excessive readiness to accept defeat.   During the COVID-19 pandemic, I talked with people who lamented that social distancing made Krav Maga training impossible or compromised to a point where training is futile. Certainly, the pandemic has restricted our

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