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!

Kids Grading to Second Level!

Another batch of students from our kids program leveling up through our curriculum! It’s amazing to see them set goals and step by step, achieve them. Above sky, there is still sky 🙂 …
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Seminar for Homeless Youth Fundraiser success

We had a full day of Muay Thai at our very own gym, hosting the Fundraiser Seminar for Homeless Youth! Ajahn Suchart, Kru Jen, Kru Cam and Kru David all delivered training in support of the cause. Thank you to everyone who came out and/or donated. This is what martial arts is about… Doing what we can do combat the issues in our community. Special thanks to PC Osvaldo for getting us involved …
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Rafa fought hard at Thai Fights 2

After a hard fought 3 rounds, Rafa lost a split decision in one of his toughest bouts yet. Still, he fought hard and made a war of the match, making us incredibly proud of him. We can’t wait to see him at it again! …
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Fundraiser Seminar to Support Homeless Youth: Sunday Nov 11

Universal Logistics and Hockey Helps the Homeless are partnering with us to raise money for 360°Kids, a local youth support agency right in York Region. On Sunday November 11, we will be hosting a seminar at 12pm featuring Ajahn Suchart, Kru Jen and Kru Cam. $30 at the door and all proceeds go towards the cause. YMT is a community that prides itself on making a difference, and together with Universal Logistics Inc., the Hockey Helps the Homeless Foundation, and 360Kids, we are taking action. Additionally, Universal Logistics has agreed to make a matching donation for every dollar raised by its employee fundraising teams, to a maximum of $10,000, meaning that your generosity will have twice the impact! There’s more than one story when it …
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YMTeam fights in Buffalo

Last night (Nov 3) in Buffalo we arrived to find out the rules would not be Muaythai as we expected but they would be K1. We took the news and adjusted. Lia fought a tough opponent for her first time in the ring and did amazing. She listened and landed countless unanswered shots at will. Unfortunately, we don’t know how but she lost a decision. Even though we disagree, we accept this and will come back stronger. Fritz fought a beautiful fight, showing his skill as he always does. We went 1-1 last night but in our hearts we went 2-0. Thank you to all who made the drive to support us, we appreciate you all so much. As well, a shout out to our …
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