Muaythai Canada has opened the call for young Nak Muay across the country to attend the Youth World Championship in Antalya, Turkey! The IFMA Youth World Championship has established itself as the pinnacle of Muaythai competition for young athletes. From 2016 to 2018 the Youth World Championship was hosted in Thailand, under the careful guidance…

By Ryan McKinnon With a record of 16-5, Cole “Big Mac’ MacInnis of OAMA not only has the requisite experience to medal at the World Youth Championships, he has the pedigree. Cole’s mother trained in Jiu-Jitsu, and his father was a student of Ajahn Bob Carver in Ottawa. Here is one young man from a…

By Ryan McKinnon At 17 years of age, Ethan ‘Da Chef’ Cook is one of 5 athletes from the well-known Kalmsamrit Gym in Bowmanville who will be representing Canada at the Youth World Championships in August. With a record of 14-12, Ethan brings a wealth of experience to the 60kg division, and with his teammates…

By Ryan McKinnon In Canada’s Muaythai community, the word ‘family’ is used often to describe the community that we are all part of. There is something special about the way muaythai brings people together, especially people who wouldn’t likely get to know one another in any other circumstance. In the case of Riley and Savannah…

By Ryan McKinnon When you first meet ‘Rafa’ Arteaga you immediately notice a sincere focus in his eyes, which isn’t common with every 13-year-old. At the same time there is a sweetness to Rafa that’s equally apparent in his demeanour. He embodies the characteristics of IFMA’s vision for our younger generation of competitors. He recently…

By Ryan McKinnon At 10 years of age, Emily ‘Boom Boom’ Vigneault is the youngest athlete in your Youth National Team, but represents one of our biggest hopefuls in the championships. She is also the team’s lightest competitor. She may be small in stature, but don’t let that deceive you. Emily is more explosive inside…

By Ryan McKinnon & Peyton Corrigan Our first featured athlete in Muaythai Canada’s “2017 Youth Team Spotlight” campaign is Peyton ‘Princess’ Corrigan. Don’t let his nickname fool you. He is no damsel in distress. Rather, Peyton is a serious athlete who just returned home from the Thai Boxing Association’s World Muaythai Expo in Iowa, placing…

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