With over 150 fights and 30 years of teaching and mastering many martial arts - Muay Thai, Hapkido, Judo - Albert has 'the chops' to run his own Muay Thai gym. As exceptional as this is, his credentials are not what draws people (greenies to seasoned trainers) to our cheerful playground. Albert is our ever-present motivator and conscience. When he’s not on the floor sharing his knowledge, he's often the first person who greets you at as you walk in... "where the heck have you been?", and the last one who sends you off... "see you tomorrow RIGHT??".
30 Years Teaching Martial Arts
17 Years Personal Training Experience
15 Years Muay Thai Certified Kru
7th Dan Kickboxing
5th Dan Hapkido Black Belt
5th Dan Kuk Moo WTM
2nd Dan Tae Kwon Do Black Belt
2nd Dan Judo Black Belt
Competed in 150 Tournament’s
He may be the youngest trainer of the bunch, but Ethan's age does not come close to catching up with his training and experience:
Current (2019) CMTA Western Canadian Champion
Lived & trained in Thailand for eight months
Competed for Team Canada/IFMA three times & won a Silver Medal
Competed in IKF twice and won first place
Current amateur record is 12-8
Started training at six years old
We are so fortunate to have Sohkim take time out of his already-busy schedule to make time for our members and fighters.
He has a keen eye for clean technique & efficiency, and is known for his love of the traditional Muay Thai style... deliberate single/short combinations laid with intense power & speed.
1998 - WKA Canadian Golden Gloves Super Welterweight Kickboxing Champion
1998 - IKF North American Welterweight MuayThai Champion
Professional Record2-2-0 : 1 KO
Amateur Record12-4-0 : 10 KOs - 1 NC
PETER ARBEAU - HEAD TRAINER
We are thrilled to have Peter as our Head Trainer. The consummate gentlemen, Peter's soft-spoken, kind-hearted teaching style is the polar opposite of his passion for Muay Thai and the energy and commitment he devotes his Fighters and students of all levels.
Oh...and Peter's humble nature means he'd never brag about his success in the ring... so we'll do if for him... ;) hehe:
2008 TBA World Classic Super Middleweight
2008 MTC-ACMTC-A Team Canada Trials Champion Western Canada
2009 Super Light Heavyweight Champion
2009 IKF Intercontinental Light Middleweight
2009 IFMA World Championships - Bronze 71 kg
2010 WCA Western Canadian Light Heavyweight
2010 WKA North American Light Middleweight
2011 IFMA European Cup - Bronze Medal 71 kg
2011 WKL World Light Middleweight
2011 IKF World Classic - Silver Medal 71 kg
2012 PAMU Light Middleweight
And stay tuned as Peter plans to rekindle his competitive streak as a Pro.
Even when he first began training 13 yrs ago, Kevin demonstrated a discerning eye for Muay Thai technique, style, and perspective. This propensity toward the more subtle, skillful aspects of the art gave him an edge as a competitive athlete and now affords him keen insight in his role as a Combat Sport Official/Referee.
As a trainer, he is a firm believer in developing a solid foundation of Muay Thai basics because when things get tough in competition, you can always rely on two things: ingrained basics & tenacious heart.
“I always bring my love, energy and enthusiasm for the sport when I step into the gym. And if you come in eager to learn and willing to participate, we're all going to have a good time!”
Muay Thai Assoc. of the Philippines Athlete/Assistant Coach 2009
Yawyan Philippine Kickboxing Athlete 2006
Yves has over 29 years of experience in Muay Thai coaching, training, and fighting. A former competitive amateur & professional fighter, Yves fought all over the world, winning Canadian, intercontinental, and World titles.
He represented Canada in the first-ever world amateur Muay Thai tournament in Thailand. Having trained and fought in Thailand, Yves brings an extensive technical knowledge of Muay Thai. He's also an amazing boxing coach with phenomenal pad-holding skills. Prepare to sweat!
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Always with an infectious smile, and an easy-going attitude, Reo has been training with WTM since... well... forever.
As his client, even on those days when you drag yourself in with little motivation, the moment Reo greets you, stopwatch in one hand and high-five ready on the other, you are ready to work!
He's an amazing pad holder and a creative trainer when it comes to functional full-body conditioning.
Reo's resume is also long and accomplished:
3rd Dan Hapkido
3rd Dan Kuk Moo WTM
3rd Dan Kickboxing
1st Dan Tae Kwon Do Black Belt
10 years Muay Thai
20 Years Martial Arts Experience
Trained in Korean Army
Always active and adventurous, Yohan's trajectory towards physical, mental & spiritual development was inevitable... and this journey started with Muay-Thai! Within 8 years, he had trained in Thailand, competed internationally, fought 36 times (earning a few titles along the way), and began teaching... before succumbing to a number of injuries.
"This is where I learned the importance of a proper training program. The injuries not only left me unable to compete, I was truly afraid for my ability to lead an active, happy life."
So Yohan dove into strength & conditioning and, after experiencing its benefits first hand, became a certified strength & conditioning coach while continuing to teach Muay Thai.
Still feeling like something was missing, he then looked into yoga, which proved to be another life-changing endeavour. His local practice inspired his travel to India for more intensive study. His injuries now far behind him, a new fire was lit, which led to further study in India with Ashtanga & Pranavashya, and an intensive back-bending program.
And oh!! During his full-on dive into all things yoga, he I was also learning learn the art of boxing!
"Not only did strength/conditioning and yoga help me be physically, mentally & spiritually able to compete again, I surpassed my previous fitness level. "
Although no longer competing, Yohan still enjoys practising and, most of all, sharing all of the things he has learned to stay sharp.
Denise has over twenty years of martial arts experience and over ten years of experience teaching group fitness classes. In 2005, she received her Black Belt in Hapkido at the time when WTM was transitioning from Hapkido to Muay Thai.
After ten years of training Muay Thai, Denise earned her blackbelt in Kickboxing in 2015, the same year she won her first Smoker fight. Since then, she competed in three amateur bouts - all three were unanimous wins against opponents 20+ years younger. Her most recent fight was in Nov 2019 at the National Championships where, at 49 years old, she won a gold medal... proving that age is just a number and Muay Thai is for everyone.