MEET THE CREW
ALBERT HAN - OWNER
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
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!”
2-0 Pro Kickboxing, 6-2 Am Muay Thai
CCSC licensed Judge & Referee 2019
WAKO Canada certified KickboxingJudge & Referee 2018
Ring Sports Officials Assoc. 2017
Philippine Thaiboxing Assoc. Certified Kru 2017
Muay Thai Assoc. of the Philippines Athlete/Assistant Coach 2009
Yawyan Philippine Kickboxing Athlete 2006
Drawing inspiration from watching great fighters such as Yodsanklai, Buakaw, Saenchai, and old masters like Bruce Lee, Fawzi was motivated to pursue martial arts. Currently with 6 fights under his belt the sky is the limit with Fawzul. Very enthusiastic and engaging, if you're looking for an intense workout and you're ready to sweat, Fawzul is the man for the job!
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 Record 2-2-0 : 1 KO
Amateur Record 12-4-0 : 10 KOs - 1 NC
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.
Originally from Edmonton, Tristan is a full-time military man, part-time Muay Thai instructor and currently active fighter. Having trained and fought in Thailand in the past, he combines traditional Muay Thai techniques with his Military Police background and know-how.
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
Sean Shijiree Chukaa
Sean is a enthusiastic trainer with a clear love for the sport. He's perfect if you want to get the techniques down perfectly. Sean started with Kickboxing in 2005. He competed in his first fight in 2008. By 2009 he had received the gold medal at the Mongolian National Championship, he went on to partake in the Mongolian National kickboxing team. In 2009 he went to Thailand for the very first time and participated in Muay Thai training for 3 months. Upon returning home to Mongolia, he competed and won gold in the 2010 Mongolian Muay Thai National Championship! Sean has competed in various locations such as, China, Hong Kong and Shanghai, gaining valuable experience along the way.
Having practiced Muay Thai for eight years, Jason is currently an active fighter as well as a personal trainer. With an amateur record of 5-1-0, he is an up and coming local champ with tons of potential. He can often be heard yelling "More sound, more power!!!" and is the motivation powerhouse of the gym.