Below are our frequently asked questions. If your question is not answered below, feel free to send us your question using the contact us box.
1) Do I need to have prior Martial Arts Experience to participate in Krav Maga training?
Answer: Absolutely not!
Krav Maga is a self defense system that is based on the body’s natural movements and instinctive reactions. Individuals with little or no experience take well to Krav Maga because they approach the training with a clean slate and are easy to teach. They become functional in a very short period of time. Conversely, those who come to us with prior experience have the opportunity to build on their existing skill set to become more well rounded by the complete self defense system that is Krav Maga.
2) I have noticed that there are many Organizations that offer Krav Maga training and certifications, many of whom claim to be the only legitimate organization.
Who’s the real deal and how do I know who is legit and who is not?
Answer: This is a common question from prospective students who know little about the history of Krav Maga throughout North America.
Initially, Krav Maga training in North America was only offered by a select group of professional organizations. Over time, the system has evolved and branched out to meet the ever changing demands of modern world self defense.
As a proud member of the Krav Maga Association of Canada (KMC), EMA Toronto is offering what we believe to be the best and most up to date self defense system available. Not only does our KMC curriculum teach ALL the same Krav Maga techniques a student would learn at a traditional Krav Maga school, but the KMC curriculum also acknowledges the effectiveness of other martial arts. The KMC curriculum borrows from the very best of other complimentary martial arts, including but not limited to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai.
The end result is a superior curriculum that prepares our students for anything that they may encounter in urban city centers such as downtown Toronto. KMC was founded and is run by some of the industry’s most respected Martial Artists and highly regarded Krav Maga instructors. The KMC co-founder and lead instructor, Edward Wood, was the very first martial arts instructor to offer Krav Maga training in the province of Ontario. KMC respects all other professional organizations that teach and certify individuals in Krav Maga. Advertising as the only legit option for authentic Krav Maga training could be viewed as being dated and somewhat inaccurate in today’s Krav Maga landscape.
3) I haven’t done physical activities for a very long time and I feel out of shape, and I want t to ensure I am physically capable of getting through the class.
Should I get myself in better shape before attend class?
Answer: Getting you in shape is our job and we are happy to do it!
No matter your starting point, we will cater the training to meet your needs we will build you up over time. Class by class and week by week you will begin to notice that the classes get physically easier because you are getting in better shape. In addition to the Krav Maga classes, we encourage our students to participate in the supplementary programs such as Elite Conditioning, Sparring, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
All of these classes will play a role in making you the best version of yourself
4) How long does it take to get a Black belt from Elite Martial Arts?
Answer: It takes most people about 3-5 years to graduate our program. Everyone is different based on a number of criteria that effects their progress. In the end, you will work at your own pace and be promoted as the school sees fit.
5) I have pre-existing injuries. Can I still participate in Krav Maga training?
Answer: Absolutely! Over the years, we all get injuries from our day to day lives and previous activities. It is important to be aware of your limitations and train around them. In fact, at EMA Toronto we take a great amount of pride in that fact that no matter what your current condition, we can train around your injuries or medical conditions and keep you active. We will never push you beyond your comfort levels and we are respectful of your limitations.
6) I noticed you operate out of the Wynn Fitness Studio. Do I need to get a Gym membership in order to join EMA Toronto?
Answer: No, EMA Toronto and Wynn Fitness are separate businesses but we do have a successful partnership.
Students of EMA Toronto are offered a discounted membership at Wynn Fitness and Wynn Fitness members are offered a discounted membership with us! In addition, our students are permitted to use the beautiful amenities at Wynn Fitness such as the change rooms, lockers, showers and steam room. That is all included in your membership with EMA Toronto!
7) What do I bring to my first class?
Answer: Bring yourself! As well as proper gym attire. Indoor running shoes or bare feet are acceptable foot ware (hygiene permitting). Also ensure you come prepared with a water bottle or drink of your choice. It is important that you stay hydrated during class. Do NOT eat any heavy meals right before class. Have a light meal that will provide you energy but not weigh you down as you participate in class.
8) All of this seems great! What is the cost?
Answer: At EMA Toronto, we pride ourselves on QUALITY in all aspects of the word. From the instruction that we provide our students, to the beautiful training facility and top notch amenities. Everything about our school is catered to offer our students the best possible training experience. Having said that, our prices are very fair, especially given the quality of the school. We have professional courtesy rates available to Police Services, Correctional Staff, EMS, Private Security Officers and Military personnel. We also offer student friendly rates to those who qualify. We have a variety of training options that will be both affordable and meet your needs. Please contact us and we would be happy to send you a detailed price list upon request.
9) When can I start??
Answer: Contact us anytime to book your FREE trial class and get started right away