OUR TRAINERS

BAO “BAOY” LUU

Experience

  • CASK (Canadian Association Sport Kickboxing) Level 1 Coach

  • WKF (World Kickboxing Federation) Certified Official

  • Certified Instructor – TKO Fighting Arts (under Steve Witter and Chris Greig)

  • Poo Choi Kru – IFMA (International Federation Muay Thai Amateur, Ajahn Suchart)

  • Lived, trained, and competed in Thailand 

  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Purple Belt

  • NextGen 2017 Gold Medalist, white

  • Grappling Industries 2017 Gold Medalist, white 

  • NU Inhouse 2017 Bronze Medalist, white

  • Provincials 2018 Bronze Medalist, blue

  • Alma Luta 2019 Silver Medalist, blue

  • Ascension 2019 Gold Medalist, blue

  • Fight 2 Unite 2019 Gold Medalist, blue

  • Grappling Industries Buffalo 2019 Gold Medalist, blue

  • Ontario Open 2021 Gold Medalist, purple

  • AJP Tour Bronze Medalist, purple

 

 

 

 

 

 

I started Muay Thai in 2006 under the watchful eyes of Kru Steve Witter and Kru Chris “Woodcutter” Greig of TKO Fighting Arts, Kitchener. A young ambitious kid who thought that he could take on the world.

 

With only 3 months of  training, I decided to have my first fight.  My opponent came from the renowned SIAM #1 and held a total of 15 fights and many more training years experience.  3 rounds into the fight my corner threw in the towel as I was completely outclassed and proudly humbled. This began my journey down a path of self discovery and knowledge. With a solid team behind me, I went on an 8 fight winning streak soon after.

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Fighting isn’t just about brute strength, it’s about personal development. To understand combat really means to understand oneself.  When you honestly express yourself in that ring, success will follow. The journey towards continuous and never-ending growth begins now.

CHRIS VORANO

Experience

  • MMA licensed pro fighter 

  • National Strength and Conditioning licensed coach

  • Advanced Physiotherapy Education Institute

  • Can-Fit Pro Certified 

  • Grapplers Quest Gold Medalist Gi & No-gi

  • 2013 Super Fight Champion vs. Mike Briers

  • 2014 Grappling Industries Gold Medalist Gi

  • 2014 provincial Grappling Gold Medalist Gi & No-gi

I started strength and conditioning to compliment my athletic development in sports in my early teens. It did not take long to realize how crucial it made a difference in achieving optimal performance, injury prevention, and overall wellness. I become the athlete of the year in my school and was able to be a part of great hockey, football, baseball teams.

How I fell into martial arts came from cross-training throughout the sports seasons. Martial Arts was the answer for me in developing a humbling confidence. My abilities of control were challenged in a completely different way using my entire body. The typical body building workouts in isolating muscles do not function in sports and throughout studying in school realized vanity muscles even though may seem large, powerful, developed, healthy, and able to crush somebody on the field have the opposite effect and state of reality. They are inefficient unfit, unbalanced, and create a total incomplete athlete. I urge you to come train your various energy systems, work along various planes of movement, and lift loads in various unique ways.

Then there is mastering the punch, the clinch, the elbow, the kick and the battle. My life is devoted towards working hard, taking instruction, and understanding how the body moves, breathe, and what would it takes to fuel it.

 You set the pace and time is limited, you eat the way you do and there is limited energy. This training that is offered is going to take discipline, dedication, heart, and courage. Be willing to take this journey. I alongside our team will help you get through it. 

In applying both art and science to the body through strength and martial arts training you’re developing physically, mentally, and spiritually.