Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Ajahn Suchart, North America's trainer of year for Muay Thai Authority

You can find Muay Thai Authority's 2011 awards for North America here:

Ajahn Suchart, our professor in Muay Thai made trainer of the year! Congratulations Ajahn. Thank you for passing on Muay Thai to our instructors and continuing to support our school with everything you have.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Holiday Hours!

YMT is closed from Thursday December 22 to Tuesday December 27th.
We are also closed New years eve and New Years Day, but there will be 530 and 730pm classes on the Monday following.

Everyone have a safe holiday and enjoy it with your loved ones :)

talk to Tenzin, PC Geny and myself. We each have keys and will be training throughout.

I will be there on Thursday at 5, if you want to come in and do your own training or with some of the others. I will close around 730...unless one of the other people with keys stays longer.

That's all :)

Simon Marcus bout in China- December 2011 (video)

Simon Marcus' latest bout in China, under mixed rules (Muay Thai and Sanda). A lot of elbows in this one, folks.


Thursday, December 15, 2011

York Muay Thai's December: 3 Months for $150 deal, Southside Xmas party, YMT Xmas party

3 Month Gift: Our 3 Months for $150 gift started today, and is available till January 15th. This is a great way to tack on 3 months to your training, and an even better way to get a new student started. Pass it on!

Southside's Christmas party is this Saturday, the 17th! Don't miss out on great company, food and some demonstrations by their talented athletes!

York Muay Thai's Christmas party: speaking of talent, don't miss out on our Xmas party this Sunday, December 18th at Thai Plate-
Awards, raffles, honoured guests, good food and people. What a way to end the year!!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Friday, December 9, 2011

Kru Jen on CHIN Radio with Jesse Jones this Saturday!

Kru Jenypher L will be on CHIN Radio with Jesse Jones this Saturday at 10pm - 11pm 100.7FM. Tune in and CHECK US OUT!

Many thanks to Jesse Jones and CHIN for the opportunity!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

3 Months of Training for ONLY $150!! - Holiday Special

Our Christmas gift to you! Available to all, including existing members.. certain conditions apply.

Available till January 15th!!!

3 Months of unlimited training at our home, for ONLY $150!
Only at York Muay Thai, Toronto!

Don't forget you can call or visit to book a FREE trial class first to see if you like it.

Pass the poster on to anyone who you think might benefit from some MT!!

Jump on it, Jump on it!!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Student of the Month (November 2011): Greg O

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

York Muay Thai Annual Christmas Party! Here are the Details!

Sunday, December 18, 2011
6:00pm until 9:00pm

3434 Bathurst St.
Toronto Ontario M6A 2C2
Telephone: (416) 256 7250


Your favourite gym's Annual Celebration!

Come out and celebrate the past year with YMT.
This year's celebration includes: Thai dinner, Awards to Junior and Senior students, fighters and instructors.

Don't forget Poo Choi Cam's famous video montage of the past year's accomplishments.

As usual, we will have a raffle where we give away some sick swag and our honoured guests which include:

Ajahn Suchart & Yiola Cleo
Kru David Crawley
Kru Nick Bautista
Poo Choi Natalie Yip
Kru Mikey Perez
Kru Peter Arcalas
Kru Jay Bathija
Kru Brian Naidu
Kru Brian Edwards
Poo Choi Matt Embree
Poo Choi Simon Marcus
...and many more.

Come out and celebrate:

Facebook event:

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Weekend fight post: Yodsanklai vs Antuan Siangboxing

A good fight from the Toyota Marathon Tournament. Antuan gets in some good long knees while Yod showcases his trademark punches and kicks. Enjoy:

Sunday, November 27, 2011

December 2011 Events!

Dec 4: Celebrating the 84th Birthday of HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej
- come out to this event where the Muay Thai community celebrates the King of Thailand's birthday. This special event has gyms from all over the city coming, so be there to represent! Food and demos. See poster and for more info.

Dec 18: York Muay Thai's annual Christmas party!
-The entire gym will get together for some good food, awards, raffle prizes (lots of cool stuff), conversation and the annual video montage. Don't miss it!

Details coming soon...

Weekend Fight Post: Rumble of the Kings and Thai Fight Extreme

Too many sick fights this I'm going to post em all in one! All of these are very action packed, so pick up one and get started.

Yodsanklai vs Kyshenko:

Buakaw vs Mickael Piscitello:

Kem Sitsongpeenong vs Dongsu Kim:

Fabio Pinca vs Mosab Amrani:

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Mid Week Fight: Saenchai vs Tongchai (video)

Even the mighty will have fallen at least once in their time...and if not will one day soon.

Everyone is capable of winning, and also of losing. It's just the nature of the game.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Buffalo Results

Here are Saturday nights results:

Sweaty went the full three rounds, showing the heart of a lion, but lost a unanimous decision to a strong opponent.

Tranny had a dominant first round with knees, but was unable to continue mid way through after a joint injury.

Durst rematched his last opponent for what was largely a repeat of their previous bout. His opponent was very game and much more aggressive this time. However, Durst once again had a dominant 3 round fight for a unanimous decision win.

Patrick fought last. His original opponent backed out. Luckily, our friends from Training Ground Mississauga had a fighter weighed in and ready to go at Patrick's weight. The two had a very technical first round of exchanges, until Patrick landed a strong teep to his opponent's jaw. His opponent was not knocked out, but did sustain a serious cut, which resulted in a TKO win for Fingers.

Lastly, our friend from Victory, Andrew Poon, could not compete against Zhang due to a health issue. Andrew was nice enough to make the trek down to show support for the Canadian athletes.

Congratulations goes to Noel Hussey from our friends at Training Ground. He won the USMTA amateur Heavyweight title via TKO in the first round. Opening up with some fast and hard kicks, then finishing the fight with a freight train of a 1-2.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Chok Dee! YMT in West Seneca Nov 5th!

Good luck to our fighters tmrw: Patrick, Sweaty, Durst, Zhang and Tranny.
They are scheduled to take on their opponents in West Seneca on an amateur Muay Thai fight card! The team has been preparing's time to "throw down"!! *Zhangisms*

Also, the blue class is cancelled since most of the team will be away at that time for the fights.

Student of the Month (October 2011): Steve "Sweaty"!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Breast Cancer Handrwraps for sale! Support the Cause!

York Muay Thai and many other gyms around the GTA are now selling Pink Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Handwraps. Proceeds go to the CBCF. Band is free with purchase! The funds collected will be donated to the CBCF on behalf of the Muay Thai community.

A huge thanks goes out to PC Matt Perez from Southside for the idea and execution!

MPL fights and Into the Fire Episode 2

By popular demand, Warrior Caste Productions and the MPL have uploaded Into the Fire Episode 2 on Vimeo (featuring Bad Boy, whom most of you have seen or met).

Also, for a limited time, Ky Hollenbeck vs Jordan Watson is on the channel. It seems MPL has been uploading popular fights from their cards for short periods of time. Just a few days ago, they had Liam Harrison vs Khamal, whi is now off the channel. Watch them while they are up!



New Blue Shorts! Sibbio, Dr Stef, Zena, Vicky, Oshry, Zhang, Allen, Mel, Sugi and Tenzin all passed their blue.

Blue is one of the few gradings we have in our system of teaching. It pushes students' conditioning and tests their basic Muay Thai technique. These Blue students are now challenged to push themselves to develop further in learning, fighting, coaching and conditioning. With what we have seen so far, we expect all of them to make us proud :)

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Congratulations Matt!

Matt Embree took home the WMC North American title by defeating Josh Palmer last night at the Journey Fight Series Tournament final last night. Amazing work, Matt!

a screen cap picture from Kru Nick.

Here are the pics from the fight (photos continually added):

Here is a write up from Kru N, who watched the live stream:

and a write up by

Monday, October 17, 2011

Student of the Month (September '11): Terry

Muscle Confusion?

Here is a great article on the truth behind muscle confusion. Try not to get confused!


Sunday, October 16, 2011

YMT rocks the Marathon again

Way to go YMT! We had Zhang, Terry, Patrick, PC Lindor, PC Andrew Poon from Victory and Gaja running the Scotia this morning! Good job everyone!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Join Fitocracy

Thanks to Science Guy for hooking us up! Here's Fitocracy, the social game you play to level up your fitness.

It's pretty much a way to log your workouts, and get "points" that level you up. As you level up, you get quests (that challenge you to do progressively harder things and give you more points). It's basically an RPG for your fitness.

Yes, you can be lame and cheat and say you did a thousand push ups. But really, only you lose, cause your body will show it. And the really fit people will just hate on you harder. So don't be lame!

If you are interested, go to the invite link below, create a profile, then search and join the "York Muay Thai" group :)


Thanksgiving Fight Post

Hope you are enjoying the weekend with loved ones! Here is some old school MT action to tide you over. It's a good brawl :)


Friday, October 7, 2011

Thanksgiving hours

ATTENTION MEMBERS: York Muay Thai will be closed Saturday with the exception of the Mom/Dad and ME class at 10:30am. We will remain closed until Tuesday at 11am.

Saturday October 8th - 10:30am - Mom/Dad and ME!
Sunday October 9th - CLOSED NO YOGA
Monday October 10th - CLOSED

Enjoy Your weekend!!!

PS. Fighters will be in all 3 days. If you want to come train speak to Arash, Patrick or Durst...they will have an arranged time for the gym to be open :)

Woman Fight for the Cure: November 12, 2011

Most everyone knows someone who has fought against cancer. More and more people are winning the fight. Raising awareness and giving support are things we can do to help win the fight against cancer.

Ajahn Suchart and his female students at Siam No.1 have organized a night to raise money to support the Princess Margaret Hospital.
On November 12th at Siam №1 Woodbridge, strong female athletes from across Ontario will meet to demonstrate Muay Thai in the ring to support the strong women who fight breast cancer in their lives.

Please join us as we work together to celebrate the strength of women and to support the fight for the cure for breast cancer.

Doors open at 5:30 and festivities begin 7pm.
General tickets: $35
VIP tickets: $50
Round table seating WITH dinner $100 [or $1000 per table (10 tickets)]
NOTE there are only FIVE ROUND TABLES for the evening.
Space is limited but donations are not. Tax receipts available.

Contact Ajahn Suchar 416-710-6696 to reserve your spot today!!

Friday, September 30, 2011

Support Disabled Students at York University! YMT runs the Scotiabank Marathon to raise funds!

Mike Zhang has been training hard for the upcoming Scotiabank marathon and has enlisted the help of a few others from our MT community to raise funds for Disabled Students at York University.

This is a great cause, so please support him or any of the other runners!

"Hey everyone!!!!

On Oct. 16, 2011, I will be participating in the Scotia bank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, Half-Marathon and 5k Run / Walk while raising funds for Disabled Students at York University. Support my charity group by pledging my team and me.

I feel that some of us take for granted how lucky we are to be heathly and fit enough to train muay thai. Let's come together as a team, and as people to encourage those less fortunate.


Team/Donations page:

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Wednesday Fight video

It's battle of the tough little guys! Superlek vs Coban features two of the toughest fighters I've ever seen...and this coming from the era where MT fighters were most known for bangin.



Sunday, September 25, 2011

4 Months Special ENDS THIS WEEK! Grab it while it's hot!

Expires Oct 1st! Tell you non MT friends there is no better time to start! Call/email or VISIT us! Discover what it's all about!

Weekend Fight Post

Here is a double whammy...Buakaw and Kem's latest fights from the first round of Thai Fight 2011. Unfortunately, they don't fight each other, but they do put on some great fights. Enjoy!

Buakaw vs Mabel:

Kem vs Angelo:

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

THIS Sunday: Instructor Development Seminar lv 3

Sunday, September 25 · 12:30pm - 3:30pm.

This seminar is open to ALL levels of student interested in instructing.
If you haven't taken level 1 or 2, you can still take this seminar, and take the other seminars at a later date.

Level 3 instructor development seminar will cover:
-brief review of lv 2 and 1
-warming up fighters
-building a class
-expanding on kids development
-pad holding

Seminar is 30$, and certificates of completion will be given to recognize those who have successfully completed 3 levels.


Wednesday Fight video

A good fight between Jaochalam (former WBC champion) and Andy "Suakaw" Rogner. From Elite Boxing's "Thailand vs Europe" event.


Sunday, September 18, 2011

Weekend Fight Post

Here is Coban Lookchaomaesaitong vs. Noppadet Sorsamroeng. As most of you know, Coban was in town this weekend for the Muay Thai Expo, guest teaching with Ajahn Suchart and Ajahn Amnat. Ian and I had the opportunity to visit the expo for the first day to learn from these veterans.

For 45 years old Coban truly looks incredible. Complete with an 8 pack. Him and Ajahn Suchart standing next to each other is just amazing.

Here's a blurry phone pic of the two with me. I better look as good as they do at that age:


Friday, September 16, 2011


Here is an interesting article on Muay Thai scoring, written by professional fighter Damien Trainor. I'm not necessarily saying I whole heartedly agree or disagree with it, but it is a good read.

Here is a picture for you to ponder before you read it...


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Special for NEW students looking for Muay Thai in Toronto

Looking for Toronto Muay Thai? Check out the new special at York Muay Thai !

4 Months unlimited training for 299 no TAX. That's a whole semester's worth...perfect for going back to school!
Classes are 6 days a week, the gym is open 7 days a week. CAN'T LOSE.

Plus try a FREE week and see if we're for you. No strings. Contact us and get started!

PS. Did we mention the complementary Yoga?! Our Yoga teacher Chelsie also trains Muay Thai and leads fantastic classes that help to iron out the kinks in your body from our training.

Thursday Fight

Buakaw vs Jean Charles Skarbowsky:

Many have seen it, but it's great to revisit. Many casual MMA fans know Jean Charles from his appearance on the Ultimate Fighter. Muay Thai fans know he was one of the toughest non Thai MT fighters around at his prime.


Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Student of the Month (August 2011): Victoria!

Muay Thai Expo Pricing and Times!

Here is the Muay Thai Expo Sept 17th Poster with the prices and location! More info on facebook at:

Click the poster to enlarge!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

NEW students: 4 months for $299 NO TAX!!!

Tell your friends! New students for a limited time get 4 months for 299$ no tax! Perfect for the student who wants unlimited Muay Thai for the semester. Looking to get into Muay Thai in Toronto? Look no further!

Don't forget you can try a FREE trial week too! Get at us and let's make it happen :)

Monday, September 5, 2011

MPL (Muay Thai Premier League) to air on The Score Sept 13th!

At 8pm on Sept 13, the full MPL event will be aired on the Score network for Canadians. If you didn't see the event on PPV please take the time and watch it next week or record it! We need to support this League as fans if we want to have a a good future for professional MT in North America. Trust me, the event will be worth the watch!

York Muay Thai rocks Mac College Frosh week at York University

A thank you goes out to David Ip Yam for setting up a free outdoors demo class for Mclaughlin College with York Muay Thai. YMT gave these York University frosh a glimpse of padwork, a sample class, and of course a chance to win free swag!

Shout outs to the Mac frosh for doing push ups in the rain! Don't forget to come try out a full free class!

Here are some pictures of the demo. Click them to enlarge.