Who we are and what we do

What is Krav Maga?

KravMaga is a real life self-defense system that anyone can learn. It was originally developed for the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) and later adapted for civilian and police use. KravMaga is known as an extremely efficient self-defense system that focuses on real life situations. It was developed by ImiLichtenfeldSde-Or, a Hungarian-Jew martial artist.

Why Is Krav Maga Maleh So Unique?

KravMagaMaleh is the next generation of Israeli martial arts. It is also one of the most authentic and largest streams of KravMaga in Israel. Just like many other important technologies, it has undergone significant improvements. Attacks have changed over time, so our defense must also change as well. KravMagaMaleh is a “living system”. Our defenses are constantly being evaluated and changed as needed by our Israeli Chief Instructor. Through real life experiences, KravMagaMaleh techniques have become simpler, more instinctive, faster, and stronger than ever before.

Krav Maga Maleh Principles

The basic principles of KravMagaMaleh are the same as those of the original founders:
1. “The most natural and efficient movement is the best and right movement” – ImiLichtenfeldSde-Or.
2. “Minimum movement against maximum attack” – Eli Avikzar.

Why “Krav Maga Maleh Canada“?

KravMagaMaleh Canada is the only authentic Israeli program in the Greater Toronto Area.
No other program offers KravMagaMaleh or gives students the opportunity to train with an Israeli expert instructor. We truly are bringing Israeli KravMaga to the Greater Toronto Area.

About Gil Katz

Our head instructor, Gil Katz, has been teaching Krav Maga for over 15 years.

After beginning his Krav Maga training in 1995, he became one of Guy Dar`s- the chief Instructor of Krav Maga Maleh in Israel, top student. In 2003, Gil received his Black Belt and was authorized as a Krav Maga Instructor. In 2011 he received his second  degree Black Belt, and in 2015 he also achieved his third degree Black Belt.

In addition to continuously training throughout the year, he continues to train in Israel for over 300+ hours a year. He not only teaches the techniques from our Israeli Chief Instructor, but he also continues to learn new instructional techniques and concepts.

You will not want to miss out on this amazing opportunity to learn, have fun, and improve your physical fitness.