About Us

Hi! My name is Clovis Lavoie and I love Martial Arts. I started training in traditional martial arts when I was 14. It kept out of trouble that’s how I convinced my parents to sign me up.

When I got my Black Belt, I started teaching kids and adults at all levels. While teaching I started to question what I was doing because I later realized that training in sports and traditional martial arts has little in common with real self-defence. 

Then I discovered Krav Maga, and I love how simple and effective it really is. If you are ever in a situation it’s better to keep things simple, fight hard, and even dirty, to keep yourself safe. 

I opened my club Ottawa Krav Maga Academy because I want to meet people like you and help make a difference. I also wanted to bring my children into Krav Maga and it became, “why not have other kids join us in the fun?”

I love teaching and I look forward to meeting you.

Clovis Lavoie

About Us Krav Maga Instructor

What is Krav Maga?

Krav Maga is a highly effective and practical martial art and self-defense system that originated in Israel. It was developed for real-world situations and focuses on fast, efficient, and instinctive techniques to neutralize threats and protect oneself or others.  Check out the Video to find out more about Krav Maga  —->>>>>>>

Photo Imi Lichtenfeld founder of Krav maga
Imi Lichtenfeld - founder of Krav Maga

Read About the History of Krav Maga

At a young age Imi Lichtenfeld was an exceptional athlete, he had a good back ground in boxing, wrestling and gymnastics. He was even a Champion Wrestler in the Slovak National Wrestling Team.

In the late 1930’s, anti-semitic riots where threatening the Jewish population of Bratislava where Imi was living at that time. Imi and a group of friends, whom themselves had good backgrounds in boxing and wrestling, took it upon themselves to defend their neighbourhood. From the real street fights that Imi encountered, he realized that fighting in a sport had little to nothing in common to fighting in the streets. He began to develop a self-defence systems that focuses on real life threatening situations. Krav Maga was born in the streets.

Imi eventually escaped to Israel and began training the military in his fighting system. When he retired from the Military, Imi began developing Krav Maga into a Civilian System, to allow everyone to learn Krav Maga. 

Ready to Unleash Your Inner Warrior?

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