Established in 2010.

House of Combat was founded as an outlet to provide every individual with a proven course of training to protect themselves. Joel Gelfand, the founder and head instructor, has 25 years of experience in martial arts and specializes in teaching Counter Terror Krav Maga as it is the most effective and proven method of self defense, used by military and special forces around the world to defend against any form of close quarters attack, be it hand to hand, or with the involvement of weapons.

As of 2016, House of Combat is an official affiliate of Team Ascension and Salvosa Jiu Jitsu proudly representing Carlson Gracie Jiu Jitsu in Ontario.


Joel Gelfand, Founder and Head Instructor

Alex Wolfe, Assistant Instructor

Chaim Grafstein, Assistant Instructor

Avigayil Basser, Administrative Manager