Sunday, February 26, 2017
Saturday, February 25, 2017
CLOSED FEB 26
We are CLOSED on Sunday Feb 26 ALL DAY!
Instructors will be training with Ajahn Suchart to refine their skills.
Sorry for the inconvenience and see you Monday!
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Sunday, February 19, 2017
CLOSED ON FAMILY DAY MONDAY FEB 20
Another Saturday in the books!
NOTE: we are OPEN Sunday Feb 19 but
CLOSED MONDAY FEB 20 FOR FAMILY DAY
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Never Hesitate to Try
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Every Day is a Step
March 4th marks our next grading opportunity. As always, having your name on the board is not a guarantee that you will even be going to grade. It is recognition that you are taking steps on a path. Continue your hard work and remember to use every day, every repetition, and even every rest period as a step towards your goals.
A better question would be, "what makes a good blue short student, after the test is said and done?"
The answer lies in the question itself. It is not about reaching a destination, but following a direction... How do I can continue to improve and be a better student every day? This is the question that every TRUE champion, and even every Kru must ask themselves as well. Attaining a title belt, or certification as an instructor is an opportunity, not an end game. The Blue shorts test is no different. It's an opportunity to learn deeper.
Learning at the Blue short level comes from being taught new techniques, refining/optimizing old ones (more often than not), and stronger emphasis on self discovery. Become the best you can be, not just for one test, but every day for the rest of your life.
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Friday, February 17, 2017
Please Note we are CLOSED on Family Day (Monday Feb 20, 2017). Enjoy your day!
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Tickets for Sahila's SHEfight at the gym!
Come to York Muay Thai to grab your tickets for Sahila's fight on March 11th for SHEfights: #beboldforchange !!
$30 Cash only.
Proceeds go toward the SHEfights Youth Training Grant, to support the development of female youths aged 17 and younger.
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We have spoken about how "when we open up, we are at once the most vulnerable we can possibly be... But also the most powerful." This is most fitting for our studies during swing kick month. Our focus is on opening up our body weight into our kicks, landing THROUGH the target...Not just "at" the target. While there are many variations and styles of kicking, we believe its most important to learn a strong base swing kick.
But as we mentioned before, maximum power means vulnerability- being on one leg and commiting your body weight can leave you open. Our offense/set up weeks will focus on how to decrease this vulnerability through combinations and timing... allowing us to open up with the least amount of risk.
That said, we want to touch on something matching this theme of vulnerability and power. You'll notice at YMT, the gym etiquette is to Wai (bow) to those we see at the gym. Instructors, students and staff alike will bow to each other regardless of level. As far as gestures go, one of the most vulnerable and submissive things you can do is bow to someone. In fact, in most other arts, students or juniors must bow first to instructors or seniors. But at YMT, our instructors and seniors alike will often bow first either because they are physically able to, or to share our gym's culture with someone new. It's a symbolic way of not only saying "I respect you", but also "I'm not above you. You are a part of my journey. I can learn from you. Let's grow together".
The next time you see a new face at the gym, put yourself out there. Be vulnerable and give them a Wai. If they aren't yet acquainted with our traditions, then you've got yourself a conversation starter :)
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Saturday, February 11, 2017
Kru Jen at SHEspars
Thank you to SHEspars for having Kru Jen out to tell her story at Milton Muay Thai. It is her hope that she can help inspire and empower women to do the great things they are capable of.
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Israel and YMT at Lanna MMA demos
The #YMTeam turned up in last night's snow storm to support Israel for his demo bout at Lanna MMA! Great job Israel. Let's keep building and improving!
#yorkmuaythai #ymt #muaythai #muaythaiontario #muaythaicanada #torontomuaythai #torontofitness #torontomartialarts #torontolife #lannamma
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Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Sparring cancelled on Feb 10
Please note that FRIDAY SPARRING ON FEB 10 IS CANCELLED.
Please come out and support Israel in his demo bout at Lanna MMA at 7pm!
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Saturday, February 4, 2017
Watch Israel at Lanna MMA's Demos! Friday Feb 10th
Come out this Friday Feb 10th and support Israel "One Punch" in his first demo bout fighting out of YMT!
Click for Facebook RSVP
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Red Shorts Test Graduates
Fantastic job by the young martial artists in our kids program who tested for their red shorts. #yorkmuaythai
uses a coloured shorts grading system for their kids. Red shorts is the
second level in this system. Students must show a basic level of
physical conditioning and technique, respect for the culture in our
school, as well as an overall dedication to excellence. Thank you to all
of our instructors and volunteers as well!
#yorkmuaythai #ymt #ymteam #muaythai #muaythaiontario #muaythaicanada #toronto #torontomuaythai #torontolife #torontofitness #torontomartialarts #kidsmuaythai #kidsmartialarts #tomorrowsheroes
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