Thursday, December 29, 2016

What Does a Typical Krav Maga Class Look Like?

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Practitioner 2 Test Prep with Expert 4 Jean Paul Jauffret

Happy holidays!

On Saturday, January 7th, 4 to 7 pm Jean Paul Jauffret, Expert 4, and Opfit are offering a 3-hour workshop focusing on helping students (and instructor) better understand the Practitioner 2 curriculum.

I have taken previous workshops with Jean Paul and always come away with a deeper understanding of the techniques in the context of the curriculum and more importantly, real life situations.

Location: IKMF Toronto, 2156 Yonge St.
Time/Date: 4 to 7 pm, Saturday, January 7th
Price: 75/person
Please Bring:  water, shin pads, groin protection, indoor running shoes

*please note you need to be P1 or higher to be eligible for this workshop

To reserve your spot please contact Christopher Gagne at



Thursday, December 8, 2016

Striking combinations and the dynamics of self-defense

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

5 Week Course: Krav Maga Fundamentals January 23rd to February 20,2017

5 Week Course:  Krav Maga Fundamentals

“First master the fundamentals.” Larry Bird

This course is ideal for beginners or for incumbent students who want to develop their basic skills:
  •            palms strikes, elbows, hammer punches, kick, knees...
  •        prevention techniques and tips 
  •       surviving knife threats
  •       escaping holds and grabs
  •       defending on the ground

This course will give you the basic skills to protect yourself and a foundation upon which to develop more advanced techniques. 

There will be various exercises blended in so you will get a nice workout.  Please keep in mind we all have different fitness levels so go at your own pace. 

Where: IKMF Toronto, 2156 Yonge St.
Day: Mondays January 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20.
Time: 7 to 8pm (please arrive 5 minutes before class)
What you need: Indoor running shoes, workout clothes, athletic support/cup for men
Price: 100/person + HST = 113

P1 Testing - Saturday February 4, 4pm

We will be conducting Practitioner 1/P1 testing on:

Saturday, February 4th, 4pm
IKMF Toronto - 2156 Yonge St.

3-4 months of consistent training and permission of your instructor
Passport 50
Testing Fee 50
Krav Maga t-shirt, Black pants, indoor running shoes, groin protection

Here is a blog describing what you need for testing

Some additional blogs that might help:

20 Potential Questions:

9 Tips for Testing:

Blog About Techniques/Principles:

Side chokes on the Ground:

Ice pick Attack:

P2 Knife Threats Medium Distance:

P1 Horizontal Elbows

Outside Defenses:

Inside Defenses:

Body Defenses:

Self Defense Striking Tools:

 Striking Vulnerable Points:

Feel free to contact me with any questions.


Monday, December 5, 2016

Holiday Hours

Happy Holidays to All!

We are open as per usual in December and January with the exception of 4 days:

Saturday December 24th
Sunday December 25th.

Saturday December 31
Sunday January 1st

Feel free to contact me with any questions.


Christopher Gagne, Owner, Lead Instructor
IKMF Toronto

Opfit 5 session course: fitness for self defense

Friday, December 2, 2016

Women's Self Defense Workshop: Saturday January 14, 2017

The Workshop
On Saturday January 14, the International Krav Maga Federation (IKMF), Toronto is offering a 2 hour introduction to women's self-defense workshop.

No experience necessary.  Beginners welcome!

This workshop is very interactive (questions are very welcome) and the techniques are easy to learn and very practical.

Topics include:

  • understanding how assaults occur
  • avoidance and escaping
  • how to strike to protect yourself
  • escaping hold and grabs
The workshop is lead by two of our certified IKMF instructors Billy Austin and Kaushiki Bhowmick.

Location:  IKMF Toronto - 2156 Yonge St.  
Date/Time: Saturday January 14th, 2017 4-6pm (please arrive 5 minutes early)
Please bring: Workout clothes, indoor running shoes, water bottle
Price: 60/person

To register contact:

Christopher Gagne
Owner, Lead Instructor, IKMF Toronto or 416-657-1028