Wednesday, February 28, 2018

No Kids Class Today (we resume next week - March 7)

Hi All,

Due to a family event there will be no kids' class Wednesday February 28, 2018.  We resume next Wednesday, March 28, 2018.

Please add one class to your package as compensation. 

See you next week!

Christopher Gagne

Thursday, January 25, 2018

5 Week Self Defense Course: Krav Maga Fundamentals: Mondays, 6:30-7:30pm(Feb 26, March 6, 12, 19, 26)

“First master the fundamentals.” Larry Bird

This course is ideal for beginners or for incumbent students who want to develop their basic skills.  Topics include:
  •            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: 2156 Yonge St.
Day: Mondays Feb 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26
Time: 6:30 to 7:30pm (please arrive 5 minutes before class)
What you need: Indoor running shoes, workout clothes, athletic support/cup for men
Price: 100/person + HST = 113

For more information please contact:

Christopher Gagne

Understanding Assailant Tactics: Are You Alone?

      There are many reasons strangers enter our homes. They might be there to fix our internet, plumbing, or furnace. They might be delivering food or other items. Perhaps, they are door to door salespeople. In most cases, they arrive, do what they are supposed to do, and leave. There are other instances, however, when their intentions are not professional.  There are many potential signals that the visitor has ill intent.

     One potential indicator is if the person is trying to determine if you are alone. He might ask you directly but the criminal mind can be much more cunning.  For example, a man knocks on the door of a house. A woman answers then listens as he explains his company's free trial offer.

"Sorry," the sales person says to the woman in the doorway of her house. "I talk too loud sometimes. Am I going to wake anyone?"
"No," she laughs. "It's just me."
"Oh good. I hate to ask. May I have a glass of water? I've been doing this for 3 hours."
"Sure. I'll be right back." She says then walks to the kitchen.
"Thanks," he says, quietly closing the door as he walks inside and walks to the kitchen.

      Notice how he didn't explicitly ask if she was alone but rather evoked a response by expressing " concern" about walking up a family member.  Criminals can be clever and there are innumerable examples of tactics they can use to to determine if you are alone.

Be mindful of the information you share.  

Friday, January 19, 2018

January 28th Workshop: Surviving Assaults in Elevators (and other confined spaces)

On Sunday January 28th, we are hosting a workshop facilitated by IKMF Director Avi Moyal.

Many assaults occur in confined spaces - elevators, small rooms etc - making escape very difficult.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Level Testing (February 10, 2:30pm)

We will be offering level testing February 10th, at 2:30pm.

Here is the schedule.

P1 2:30pm
P2 3:45pm
P3 5pm to 6:30pm

Please consult your instructor to evaluate your readiness. 

Testing fee: 50 (to be paid before the test)

Feel free to contact me with any questions.


Christopher Gagne