If you love one another, respect follows. With respect comes faith --you begin to believe in yourself and your community.

-Ajahn Suchart Yodkerepauprai

about york muay thai

York Muay Thai delivers in the best inclusive, empowering learning experience in martial arts gyms and strives to provide a place where development and improvement is foremost where ‘Love, respect and believe’ are the values all members adopt. Since opening in 2010, York Muay Thai has been running a strong, structured traditional Muay Thai program for community members to learn and develop their skills in the ancient art of Muay Thai.
York Muay Thai is run by a dedicated team of highly qualified instructors led by founder Kru Yai Jenypher Lanthier, IKKC Professional Women’s Flyweight Champion, a top level coach in the sport with 16 years of martial arts experience. All instructors are selectively chosen and are mentored and trained through a curriculum developed over many years and aligning with the traditional teachings from the original school of Siam No. 1. The team of instructors work together to ensure all students are supported properly through their practice and have the help they need.
Classes are for all levels and walk you through step-by-step the basics of proper Muay Thai technique, applications of each weapon, fighting strategy and on-going supported practice in the art. Classes emphasize fitness as well and provide a fun and interactive way to lose weight, strengthen the body and increase stamina. Whether your goal is to get fit, learn something new or compete as a fighter, the classes focus on student development of proper execution of fitness and Muay Thai techniques and accommodate everyone at their different levels of ability. All instructors and students are expected to endorse a respectful environment and contribute to a safe and positive place for everyone to learn. York Muay Thai also supports the growth of fighters and are an active competitor in the sport of Muay Thai internationally. They have developed a strong fighters program that has proven success through performance results and winning of several championships. The fighters program provides comprehensive training and proper guidance from experienced and active coaches to ensure all fighters are well-prepared for competition and have the learning tools to develop long-term.
Come be a part of a unique community and see how the learning and practice of Muay Thai can change your life!

PCP’s Movie Pick of the Month for March: The Boxer (1997)

Ok, in honour of it being Academy Award season, I’ve decided that this month’s movie pick should have one of the greatest actors, and multiple time best actor award winner Daniel Day-Lewis. There’s not much that I can say about him that hasn’t been said already. He’s phenomenal*. The movie is actually pretty deep as well, and has some themes that are definitely worth considering as a present day martial artist. The Boxer (1997) “I’m not a killer, Maggie. This place makes me want to kill.” – Danny Flynn In The Boxer, Daniel Day-Lewis plays Danny Flynn, a boxer and former member of the Provisional IRA who has just been released from jail after 14 years of imprisonment for crimes against the state. Imprisoned since …
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YMTeam Fight Calendar Update

Here are some updates on when our athletes will be competing! March 24  Kru of Muay Thai event (MTO sanction): Confirmed: Michael Fu (C), Carmen Nguyen (A) March 31 Kickboxing and Muay Thai at its Best Series/ Castricone Promotions (ISKA sanction):  Buffalo River Works: 359 Ganson Street, Buffalo NY 5-11pm $30 General admission Confirmed: Bryan Ling May 5 Cold Warz 2 (MTO Sanction): Confirmed:  Sahila Subendran (B), Fritz Reyes (B), Carmen Nguyen (A) Awaiting confirmation: Praveen Appuhamy, Vincent Ko, Jodene Tagao …
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Thank you TKMT and Redemption!

Thank you to TKMT and Redemption Muay thai for coming out to spar last Friday!  We had a great time learning and sharpening skills with your students. Looking forward to the next! 🙂 …
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3rd level Grading in our Kids Program!

Great job by Matan, Vincent and Sophia on their 3rd grading for our Kids Muay Thai program! To pass the test, kids had to show good form during a grueling conditioning set, demonstrate their knowledge of defensive maneuvers, as well as specific strikes on pads. Our kids curriculum is a fun way for kids to learn Muay Thai, while developing a sense of responsibility and teamwork. The program has 4 levels. Students are exposed to and practise many techniques over the course of training. However each level has its own set of expectations- both physically and technically. Each student must also demonstrate a positive attitude, and lead by example inside/outside class. All 3 of our candidates shined this morning, as they demonstrated excellence in all …
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