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



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

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