Absolutely. Expect nothing less.
No. We will easily find another person for you to pair up with in class.
Absolutely not. This is a huge misconception that prevents many people from even trying kickboxing. Most people in the classes are there for fitness and self-defence purposes only. They end up holding Thai pads when training with a partner, but do not strike each other. Fighters that choose to spar and compete have a chance to sustain some injuries, but most members of our gym are not interested in that type of participation, which is why we have separate classes and trainers for fighters.
About 50/50. We pride ourselves on having one of the highest female ratios for a Toronto Muay Thai kickboxing / combat fitness gym, which is largely attributed to the excellent workout, friendly/comfortable nature and cleanliness of our gym.
Not to worry. We are a non-judgmental, non-intimidating and attitude-free gym. We are a friendly and encouraging group, and our members come from all walks of life: high school/college/university students, lawyers, managers, bankers, IT, accountants, consultants, financers, hedge fund traders, insurance and stockbrokers, skilled labourers, construction workers, nurses, musicians, dancers, actors/actresses, artists, and many more. They are all there to share common goals: to get fit and learn self-defence, and competition for those that desire it. You’ll get to meet some of these great people while you’re here.
We are an authentic and specialized Muay Thai kickboxing gym. The other classes described above normally have the participants kicking and punching the air without any proper equipment or coaching. They are essentially aerobics classes that incorporate some basic kickboxing moves. Most of the people teaching those classes are aerobics instructors that have very little formal training in kickboxing, if any. In fact, several have already been to our gym looking to learn more. Our classes, on the other hand, will teach you proper Muay Thai kickboxing with all the appropriate training equipment and give you a workout you will most likely not experience anywhere else.
Warren Lee is extremely passionate about Thai boxing and martial arts in general and would love to share his skills and knowledge with others. As an educator by profession, he has the skills necessary to motivate people, watch them grow and to make a positive difference in their lives. And finally, all TKMT instructors are continuously researching, learning, competing and improving to better deliver exceptional training to all of our members.
It depends on you and your desire to achieve your fitness goals. The key here is consistency. The harder you train, the greater the results. It is also important to live a healthy lifestyle outside of the gym. Check out the WELLNESS link in the banner above for our guide on wellness, nutrition and a healthy lifestyle.
Not to worry. Our program is designed to build fundamentals, and gradually improve your performance. Throughout the training sessions our instructors will work patiently to develop your skills and athletic ability. We are very particular about teaching proper techniques, and will be constantly looking to eradicate all mistakes and bad habits. And the best part is that we are all here to encourage and motivate you.
Thai kickboxing has been gaining in popularity among women. Not only does it provide an excellent workout, it is also a very practical self-defense method.