Welcome to the Krav Maga Alliance Thunder Bay!


My name is Ian Hodgkinson and I am the owner and operator of the Krav Maga Alliance Thunder Bay self-defence training center.

I originally grew up in Thunder Bay with aspirations to become a professional hockey player, but something happened when I was young. Growing up was not easy, and I became frustrated with the politics of hockey and after finding an outlet for my explosive energy in playing alternative music, I became obsessed with professional wrestling.

I sold some of my hockey equipment and got on a Greyhound bus to go see a pro wrestling show in daily Sainte Marie, I and begged them to teach me. Well, 4 decades later I am still involved in sports entertainment as a tv producer, fight choreographer, and a director of talent relations for two of the biggest pro wrestling companies in the world.

I have been extremely fortunate to be able to take my celebrity status and use that to inspire and empower people all over the world through the guardian angels and teaching Krav Maga. The reason I fell in love with Krav Maga was that after so many years in combat sports, I just felt that traditional martial arts were something that I could not respectfully do and feel fulfilled spiritually. Krav Maga allowed me to find ways to do things that made sense to me and it was something that gave me results instantly!

Although Krav Maga is a devastating combat system, developed shortly after WWII for a rebel group of freedom fighters, make no mistake about its brutality. Krav Maga is used by over 4000 police and military agencies worldwide and is trained by Millions of people across the globe.

I have come to find that Krav Maga is so much more than a combat system. It is a mindset, a concept, and a philosophy. I have trained with top people in the military, police, and fighters all over the globe, and have done work on tv and film for more than 36 years. As a teacher, I can tell you that what comes out of my school is magical, and I have not experienced that anywhere in my travels.

The camaraderie, the friendships and personal achievements and the trust that has made us all a family is very rare to find, and it’s a treasure we are proud to be a part of. The way we train is unique. The energy that is manifested by the positive energy and a strict sense of unity that we all know is needed when we continue progressing in the journey for finding spiritual balance.

The training is hard and it’s real, but going into my 26th year as a teacher, I am more convinced than ever that this is my destiny and my gift. My mission in life is to share with all I have learned on my travels. This is a very exciting time as our school is about to celebrate our four year anniversary and I would like to invite you to be a part of it! We are looking to open up new beginner groups as well as re-boot our kid's program.

If you are wanting to lose weight, meet new people, and train in a secure, clean, non-judgemental environment, then I invite you to ask yourself… Are you ready to take a new direction in life, learn how to eat, how to feel better about yourself, make new friends, and learn the most devastating self-defence system in the world today? I do not train fighters or bullies. I open your eyes and walk with you as you succeed on your journey to self-empowerment.

Unfortunately, today’s world is by no means safe, and I am not just talking about the physical threat of everyday life. Bullying, mental health issues, insecurities and lack of self-confidence, horrible eating habits, lack of outlets for pent-up frustrations, domestic violence, unsafe workplace, living alone, single parenthood, lack of positive role models, all this is danger disguised in many forms, but it’s danger one the less.

My school is unorthodox, and I think way outside the box. I absolutely do not care about what anyone says and I will never say I am good at what I do, but I am passionately committed to my teaching and I do not accept failing a student!

I am a messenger, a passenger, and my personal philosophy is that the more I teach, the more I will learn.

This is an introduction to the most popular and successful reality-based self-defence system in the world! Our school is full of fun and friendly people, it’s a clean and safe place to train and meet new friends! Don’t be Fooled! This is the real deal, and from my experience, so many people get so much more than just training out of our program. It’s therapeutic. Will you see instant results, no, you won’t be a ninja in a day, but you will see that you can do this your way at your speed without being judged. You will feel great, motivated, and extremely proud cause all your success is because of you and you alone! No experience is needed!

So, are you ready to get a little taste of all the cool things we have to offer and take a course that will change your life? Well, STOP procrastinating! CLICK HERE AND SIGNUP NOW!!

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