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!

Carmen and Sahila on Cold Warz, May 5th!

We will update with Sahila’s photo when it’s released! That’s 3 weeks of fights… Rafa in Seattle (April 21), Fritz and Praveen in Kitchener (April 28), and our ladies on Cold Warz (May 5)!! …
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Gym Closed/Classes Cancelled Sun April 15

Due to the extreme weather, please note that we are closed for today- Sunday April 15, 2018. Stay safe and we will work extra hard tomorrow!! Grab a floor, bust out some push ups and shadow box sets 🙂 …
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Norman fought hard at Twin Dragon Event

Congrats to Norman on his fight last night. Norman lost a decision against a tough opponent. Congrats to Loyalist MMA. Norman and team YMT will be back stronger. Often, fighters feel that they let down their trainers or gyms when they lose a fight. I remember feeling like that back in my fight career but my coaches were always proud. We are extremely proud of Norman. Not many people could have trained through the circumstances he faced leading up to this fight, but Norman stepped up. Its only up from here Norman. Win, lose or draw, we always proudly stand behind our fighters …
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Fritz, Vincent and Praveen fighting at Maxwell’s on April 28!

The YMTeam returns to Maxwell’s for another night of Muay Thai, this time on April 28th for “The Art of 8 Limbs” event. Last year, we took a clean sweep of the competition and are looking to repeat. Each athlete has a very strong opponent, so we are looking for some big experience points. Vincent, Praveen and Fritz are no strangers to this ring and are looking to bring home the trophies again! $30, 19+ event. *Stay tuned for tickets at YMT! 6pm doors open. Fights start at 7pm. 35 University Ave East, Waterloo …
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Students of the Month (March 2018): Mike Fu and Maya P!

Mike Fu started with us almost 7 years ago, and his work ethic was so impressive that he was one of our original students of the month. As fate would have it, he had to move out of province a few short months later. It wasn’t till late last year that Mike made it back to YMT. Since his return, he reignited his flame and set his sights on the goal of fighting. Mike lost 40 lbs through a strong training camp and proper dieting (courtesy of B-Elite). On March 24th, he stepped into the ring for the first time and fought his heart out. Sometimes life takes us in confusing directions, but if we dedicate ourselves to our goals, we can find our way …
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Bryan brings home the win from Buffalo!

Great work by Bryan on winning his fight in Buffalo, at the Castricone’s “Kickboxing/Muay Thai at it’s Best Series”.  The team headed out to Buffalo Riverworks and cheered on Bryan as he grinded through 3 high paced rounds to take home the trophy! Big ups to our friends at Redemption Muay Thai and Bazooka Kickboxing!  Can’t forget to shout out our friend Izzy, who moved back to Bowmanville and also brought home a dominating win for Redemption 🙂 …
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