Monday, August 21, 2017


   

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York Muay Thai at the Mabuhay Philippines Festival Sat Aug 26!


Come check us out at Nathan Phillips Square for the Mabuhay Philippines Festival, from 3:10- 3:30!  We will be doing a stage performance to show our techniques, training and more!  Stick around after if you have any questions about YMT or Muay Thai :)



Shots from our Chinatown demo






Here are some great shots of us giving our demonstration at the #chinatownfestival2017 !! We had a great time during showing the crowd our techniques and having all the volunteers come up and learn some basic #muaythai 



YMT at Ajahn's Birthday!


Shout outs to Praveen, Misha and Norman for stepping in the ring for Ajahn's birthday this past weekend:








Friday, August 18, 2017

YMT at the Toronto Chinatown Festival 2017




York Muay Thai continues its tradition of spreading Muay Thai to the public, as we return to the Toronto Chinatown festival! Check us out on Sunday (August 20), demonstrating different aspects of our martial art, as well as giving anyone from the crowd a free beginner lesson on the spot!


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Ajahn Suchart's 58th Birthday!




Happy 58th birthday Ajahn Suchart!

Come out and celebrate on Saturday at Siam no1!  We have Misha, Norman and Praveen getting their feet wet in the ring for some demo fights!

Cover includes Thai food.

Click here for more info/Facebook RSVP


Monday, August 14, 2017

Rafa at IFMA results



What a ride! Thank you to everyone who supported Rafa in his run for Gold at the IFMA Youth World Championships in Bangkok!  Unfortunately, Rafa lossed a hard and closely fought match with the Turkish athlete. However, he proved he had the maturity and drive to compete at this level and represented his country with pride. 

A short recap:

The championships were an amazing time to get to know fellow Canadian athletes and coaches. Thank you to Kalsamrit, Siam No 1 Quebec and Redemption for raising such a great group of kids and fighters. The bonds that they built were heart warming to witness. 




Other highlights include training with and meeting Attachai Fairtex (who paid special attention to Rafa), Jean Charles Skarbowsky, Saenchai, Sudsakorn Sor Klinmee, Sangtiennoi Sor Rungrot and seeing Buakaw and Superbon on stage.





We got to go on a river cruise around Bangkok and see a live stage show as well.
 



 Rafa adhered to a B-Elite diet as instructed by Ken Sylvan, in order to maximize his energy and minimize his weight.   This brought Rafa down from a registered weight class of 46 kg to 44 kg. In fact, the diet almost dropped him to 42 kg.  We ended up keeping him at 44kg where he was comfortable. 


Rafa first drew Nigeria. We showed up ready to fight, but Nigeria was a no show and so Rafa "won" by walk over. He was frustrated that he did not get to fight. 


Rafa was matched against Turkey on the following day, who had stopped his previous opponent with ease. Rafa did not let this phase him, and fought with confidence. He started slow and lossed the first round. With a growing pace, he was able to draw the second round in the eyes of most judges (a fifth pushed it towards Turkey). Finally, Rafa came alive in round 3 and dominated. Unfortunately, the shift in momentum came too late and he lossed a decision. 


We are beyond proud of his growth and performance this tournament, and can't wait to see him bounce back even stronger.