Krav Maga Montréal
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Krav Maga Montreal

Who are we?

We are a non-profit organization, based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

We teach Krav Maga : a self-defense method. Our goal is to promote, develop, and teach Krav Maga in Quebec.

You can read about our instructors or krav maga for more information.

The european Krav Maga federation

Our school is affiliated to the european krav maga federation.

The EFKM aims at teaching Krav Maga throuhgout the world, with a high level of quality and stay true to the vision of the founder. Our instructors learned Krav Maga for many years in schools affiliated to the EFKM and validated their grades as students and instructors with the EFKM. They now continue to learn Krav Maga through regular seminars.

Our Krav Maga instructors

Gabriel Ware

2016 : Obtains his 2nd degree black belt in Krav Maga
2014 : Participates in EFKM international seminar
2014 : Participates in EFKM instructors' seminar
2012 : Co-creates Krav Maga Montreal
2010 : Graduates as Krav Maga instructor
2010 : Graduates as black belt
2009 : Graduates as Krav Maga initiator
2009 : Begins training under Richard Douieb at his club in Paris
2005 : Begins Krav Maga with Arnaud de Fursac

Aurore Ware

2017 : Graduates as a Krav Maga black belt
2015 : Participates in EFKM instructors' seminar
2014 : Participates in EFKM international seminar
2012 : Co-creates Krav Maga Montreal
2011 : Graduates as Krav Maga Brown Belt
2010 : Graduates as Krav Maga initiator
2009 : Starts training under Richard Douieb in Paris
2007 : Starts Krav Maga with Arnaud de Fursac

Krav Maga

A quick introduction to Krav Maga

Simplicity and efficiency are the two key caracteristics of Krav Maga.

Krav Maga stands for "close combat". It is a fighting and self defense method used by civilians and professionals all over the world.

Imi's principles

Discover the principles behind our self defense system.

The history of Krav Maga

Imi Lichtenfeld was born in 1910 in Bratislava.
He trained in gymanistics, wresting and boxe and competed in a lot of competitions...

Krav Maga schools and federations

Krav Maga, like all other martial arts, has been splitted in many different schools, even before the death of Imi Lichtenfeld, its creator. Most of these schools have been created by instructors that were taught by Imi himself.

When can I register?

You can register anytime. But there are a few points to mention:

  1. It's better to join at the beginning of a quarter
  2. We don't have price per-class. Every quarter has to be paid fully.
  3. We follow technical programs that have been planned on a yearly basis.

Do I really need to wear protections?

Yes you do. Protections are mandatory for every classes and every one (even women need their cup!).
It is important to wear protections at all times during our training sessions. If a student forgets his protections, for security reasons, he must tell the instructor.

Is there an age limit?

You have to be at least 16 years old to register to our classes.
The under-18 will have to have their legal representative sign the liability waver form.
There is no maximum age limit. This being said, like any sport Krav Maga has some minimal physical requirements.

Is there a physical requirement to enroll?

The only physical requirement is not to have injuries that would prevent the student from taking martial art classes. To defend yourself in the event of an attack, you'll have to have minimal physical abilities. Usually, students get the physical requirements to defend themselves by following our classes twice a week.

Do you offer seminars?

Yes. Krav Maga Montréal offers seminars several times a year.
Those 3 hours classes are open to everyone and are usually focused on specific themes like:

  • knive defenses
  • stick defenses
  • gun defenses
  • Self-defense for women

Is Krav Maga really that violent ? Is there a risk for me to get hurt?

Krav maga is a fighting style that tries to maximize efficiency, this often means it is being described as violent. Like every combat sport, practicing often gives bruises.

On the other hand, we make sure students can focus on learning techniques without being frightened to be hurt. Students need to practice techniques multiple times to completely master them. This means, at the end of each class, students should be more efficient than when starting the class, which also means they should leave the class in good physical and mental shape and without injuries.

Classes are safe and students very are respectful.

Is there any fights and sparring in Krav Maga? What about competitions?

We practice fights regularly during classes.

Krav maga can be split in two parts : self-defense and fighting techniques.

The self-defense part is completed by the fighting part to allow pratitionners to handle any kind of situations and not only situation were they have the edge using surprise attacks.