Our Instructors

We’ve got you covered!

The GTA is serviced by 3 International Krav Maga Federation (IKMF) schools. These established schools are located in Oakville, central Toronto and Scarborough. Each school is headed by a certified and dedicated Krav Maga instructor.

Together we are able to meet all your self defence needs ranging from kids self defence to law enforcement and everything in between.

We are here for you. Your success is our success.

Henry Karabela Krav Maga Nation Instructor

Henry Karabela

Instructor – Krav Maga Nation, Oakville

Henry is a Graduate level 4 (G4) certified Krav Maga instructor. He has been trained in Israel and Canada by some of the best Krav Maga practitioners in the world including Avi Moyal, Tamir Gilad, Amon Darsa and Haim Sasson.

As an instructor he has been able to participate in the “magic” of Krav Maga and how it can help reach and heal people who have experienced assaults or threats. This “magic” extends to reaching autistic or at risk kids.


Classes are held at King’s Christian Collegiate in the wrestling room located on the 2nd floor above the new gym.

528 Burnhamthorpe Road West
Oakville, Ontario

Krav Maga Instructor IKMF Toronto

Christopher Gagne

Instructor – IKMF Toronto, Toronto

Christopher Gagne has received instruction from the world’s foremost experts from the International Krav Maga Federation(IKMF) including Avi Moyal, Haim Sasson and Amnon Darsa. Christopher is certified to teach Civilian and Law Enforcement Krav Maga.

Christopher’s martial arts background includes Karate, Kuk Sool Wan, and boxing. Teaching is a passion for Christopher. His self defense classes are interactive and focus on providing you with the skills to survive real life violent assaults.


Classes are held at:

2156 Yonge St
Toronto, Ontario
M4S 2A8, Canada
Tel: (416) 657-1028

Nick de Kruyff

Instructor – Counterattack Krav Maga, Scarborough

Nicholas de Kruyff has taught Krav Maga at such varied institutions as as the University of Toronto, IKMF Toronto, Krav Maga Nation, the Miles Nadal JCC, and at local high schools in Scarborough and Pickering. Involved in the martial arts for over twenty years , Nicholas has trained with direct students of Imi Lichtenfield (the founder of Krav Maga) — such distinguished teachers as Avi Moyal, Tamir Gilad, Shlomi Moyal, and Marcus Togerson. He is interested in finding ways for those at risk of harm to be able to defend themselves and walk in peace.


Counter Attack Krav Maga classes are in the PICKERING KARATE-DO DOJO, located at:

1600 Alliance Road
Unit #12
Pickering, ON

Tel: (647)-241-2698