Monday, August 31, 2015

Knee Month at YMT begins!

Knee month has begun, and our first priority is training the all the details of the basic technique. There are many different levels of skill, body types and flexibility in class (and in the picture), but we aim to make everyone's knee better by the end of it all 

It's the greatest challenges that force us to rise up to our potential.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

YMT at the Mabuhay Philippines Festival, Aug 29

York Muay Thai was proud to represent at the Mabuhay Philippines festival! Thank you to all volunteers who showed the crowd the beauty of what we do. Special thanks to Mike "Science Guy" Reid for leading the team!

Everyone in attendance go to learn about and see the Wai Kru, Muay Thai conditioning, Shadowboxing, Pad work and Technical sparring! 

Monday, August 24, 2015

YMT at 15th Annual Chinatown Festival

York Muay Thai proudly supported the TD 15th Annual Toronto Chinatown festival for the Forbidden City today! A demonstration of tradition (wai kru), physical conditioning, technique and sparring! What an incredible event! 

Thank you to everyone who participated and educated the crowd on the art :)

Summer Fight Night Success!

From Kru Jen, to all participants of Summer Fight Night:
"Thank you for all the love and support you all showed tonight. I did not give birth.. So that's good I guess.
I often get told that the energy at the YMT events feel so positive and good. That is because of you guys, the community, the schools who come out, the Kru's who lead, the volunteers happy to help, the vendors eager to share their innovation and passion, the staff welcoming everyone and of course the fighters who expose their hearts in the ring.
This is not MY doing, but yours for all your effort. Thank you for always bringing the good vibes and choosing to spend your free Saturday night together at my school.
I may be slightly MIA for the next little while enjoying my son and husband (when he decides to fire himself out of there) but I will be back to return the support, help and love that you all showed me and my team.
A huge thank you goes out to my love Derrick Henriques. You work long hours then help out at the gym or home. I could not have pulled this off without your help and patience. You truly are the most important person to me. thank you.
My volunteers rocked it again tonight, thank you all for all your hard work.
Kru Cam Tang Poy, Poo Choi Constantine Kalsatos, Poo Choi Patrick Wallace, Poo Choi David Kim. I dont have words for how fantastic you have been. Running classes, keeping the gym going, training the fighters and man, they did fantastic. Im very proud of you all as you should be.
Nick Lopetegui, Sexy Alexei, Vlad and Mike Bonello. All of you were amazing. I could not be more proud of you all.
To all the schools, I humbly say thank you for coming and supporting. I hope you had fun. Brampton Muay Thai, Siam No.1, Training Ground Muay Thai, TKMT, Southside Muay Thai, Hamilton Muay Thai, TKO FA, Headrush Training Centre, Redemption Muay Thai, Old School Muay Thai.
My MTO peeps: Kru Brian Edwards and Michael Reid I owe you so much.Thank you for all your hard work.
Thank you Poo Choi Rolando Nuez /Nak Muay Key Chains and Rob Backstrom/ Ring Royalty for setting up shop and for donating the great prize packs as well as Singha Beer's Joann for sponsoring our event!
Much Love Respect and Believe"

Here are some snap shots from John and Terry:

Thursday, August 20, 2015

$10 cuts at YMT during Fight Night!

Rounding out a show that will deliver the action smoothly, feature Toronto's top musical talent and have the sickest merchandise you want on sale...

$10 haircuts will be available by 3 of the top barbers in the city, all of which learned the art of Muay Thai at YMT :)   Hailing from Throne barbershop and Empire barbershop, these guys will make sure you look sharp, no matter what the style.   

Be sure to check out Khris, Alvin and Mac to keep you looking fresh in and outside of the gym. 

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

DJ Soundclash at YMT this Saturday

Summer Fight Night is almost here! YMT only throws 2 shows a year, and we try to make them the best events possible!  In addition to delivering the action on time and smooth, we aim to round out the experience with plenty of merchandise, entertainment and services!

Let's introduce some of the local talent that will be filling our intermission with sick vibes, in the DJ Sound clash!

A swiss army knife got nothing on DJ Visuth! He's also an avid mathematician, dance instructor, martial arts connoisseur and has expert knowledge in Thai ring music. Nothing but the best on out.

Watch out for Jhade Credo (aka. florianvibes), repping the Jane & Finch Boys and Girls Club of Toronto! You can check out a teaser here:

A special thanks to all our sponsors and volunteers for your support!

Friday, August 14, 2015

Summer Fight Night 1 week away! August 22nd...

Here we go, the official details for the best end of summer party in the city! 

  • 14-15 matches READY and SET to go from 12 of the GTA's best Muay Thai Schools!
  • $10 hair cuts: get a sick line up, fade or whatever your head desires. 3 top barbers on site!
  • At our intermission we will feature a DJ Battle! Winner gets CASH prize! This event will be off the hook.

We are happy to announce we are sponsored by Singha beer! Thailand's BEST beer will be on sale at this event!  Please drink responsibly. 

We never disappoint! 
Prizes and raffle giveaways! BBQ and treats.

Doors open at 5pm
First match starts at 6pm
20$ cover at the door
153 Limestone Crescent, Toronto ON

Friday, August 7, 2015

Don't forget, NEW Kali Classes and FREE family/friends day on Aug 15!

The new weapons defense program at York Muay Thai is officially 3 days a week! Detailed instruction on defending against knives and stick attacks, and using your opponent's weapon against them makes for an excellent way to round out your martial arts training!

Don't forget, you can bring your friends and family to try York Muay Thai for FREE on August 15. There will be a kids class, Kali and a Muay Thai class all available for your loved ones to try.


Student of the Month (July 2015): Alexei

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

NEW Schedule!

Since our beloved Coach Grant has left, we shifted the schedule around a bit and added different classes.
This schedule takes effect Wednesday August 5th!
The 5pm Muay Thai classes on Monday and Wednesday have moved to 6pm and we have added additional Kali Escrima times

Sundays are now closed for the time being.

Click on the schedule to enlarge:

With the countdown toward the Summer Fight Night  (Saturday August 22, doors open at 5pm, bouts at 6, $20 cover), Keep yourself in the mindset of preparation:

But also rest resting and recharging properly!

This month's writing on the wall

Drawing inspiration and studying the game is important, but true motivation and strength must come from within. While there may be many influences in our training, we must remember that the fight is ultimately our own.