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TKMT Academy

Posted by Staff / Posted on April 3, 2011

TKMT AcademyThe Toronto Kickboxing and Muay Thai Academy prides itself on its friendliness. As its mandate states, "The traditional 'meathead' and 'thug' attitudes that characterize other gyms are not welcomed here." Take that, meatheads. Still, its classes are quite rigorous, offering various levels of kickboxing, competitive fighting, and Muay Boran.

Photo from the TKMT Academy Facebook Group



Richard / July 6, 2012 at 07:04 pm
Excellent place. Should be number #1. This is the most comfortable place and atmosphere I have ever been too.

Sadly I am 6'6" tall and hit the ceilings when I do the jump rope(almost blew a sprinkler head once >.< so I stopped going to Uptown.

The price is great and you get what you pay for, One serious workout. I am out of shape and sporting a few extra pounds on the tummy. I was outta breath for sure. But never felt out of place. Everyone is really great here, no attitudes, noone talking crap or laughing at you. Professional people and fun to be around for sure.
JT / August 24, 2012 at 07:29 pm
I stumbled across TKMT when I searched for a regular boxing club in May. Their "no meathead" philosophy was exactly what I was looking for and they practise what they preach. A no-frills club with friendly instructors and everyone is there just to learn and get a good workout. There is the odd person who REALLY gets into it, but that's really the exception. Prices are quite reasonable and absolutely NO sales pressure. You determine how much you want to use the facilities and you pay accordingly with a variety of options.

Highly recommended.
Bernice / September 19, 2012 at 07:40 am
I've been training at TKMT (uptown) for about 4-5 months now and so far I love it! Excellent instructors, decent sized classes (most of the time.. weekends can get a little crowded.) The best part about this gym is their no-nonsense approach to membership sales. Prices are listed on the website, no trickery or pressure involved at all which is rare these days when it comes to martial arts gyms. Love the class schedules as well, always at least 2-3 class times available per day for each level so there are always options. The classes are killer workouts that will seriously make you sweat. Great friendly environment, no meatheads and tons of women most of the time. Overall, I love tkmt and I highly recommend it!
juan arcila / January 4, 2013 at 12:02 pm
how much does the membership cost, i was doing taekwondo for 5 years and i wanna try something new
Anon / July 1, 2013 at 06:01 pm
TKMT pretty much sticks to its no attitude philosophy and kudos to Warren for going this route. You're not going to build a commercially successful Muay Thai gym by taking it too seriously. We all have jobs and families and this is a way to get in shape. Believe me, we all have more important things to put front and center in our lives. Anyway there's always one or two TKMT instructors who just need to lighten up and stop taking themselves too seriously.

So Warren make sure your instructors know where you're coming from because its clear some don't. Like the teenage girl instructor who told one of the paying older students not to disrespect her when he didn't do the situp the way she wanted. I believe he was dumbfounded. She was serious. Lol.
Anontoo / August 31, 2013 at 03:11 pm
I hear you Anon. Not sure what location u r at I used to go to the TKMT uptown location n found SOME of the staff r too rigid, serious. I cudnt always find the time to avoid those instructors so I switched to downtown & so far so good, fingers crossed i get what they advertise.
Carl Malone / April 11, 2015 at 03:05 am
Questionable business, most of the classes are taught by students who have trained for sometimes less than a year. The workouts are cardio based and have very little to do with kickboxing or muay thai. The head instructor also has shady questionable history and credentials in the sport. Google his name for results, Amnat Yodkwain, or click below.

TKMT head instructor Amnat Yodkwain is fraud:;page=1

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