MEET THE TEAM

At TKMT Academy, all of our instructors are carefully selected based on good character, and are required to maintain the highest level of standards and professionalism.

WARREN LEE

Warren Lee has been training in Muay Thai for over 2 decades. Originally under the banner of Siam No. 1 and a student of Ajahn Suchart, Warren was working as a High School Teacher. He quit his job to branch out and pursue his dream to open up his own Muay Thai School. With a background in Taekwondo, a practitioner of Muay Thai and Brazilian Jujitsu, Warren is now the Owner of Toronto’s most successful Muay Thai School since 2004. Formerly Lee’s Ultimate Thai Kickboxing, Toronto Kickboxing & Muay Thai Academy (TKMT) now has 3 locations across Toronto and has been the home and starting ground for many amateur and pro fighters. Warren is the Founder and President of TKMT.

Cristian Alexis Reyes – Senior Instructor

Cristian has always been a Martial Artist. His passion began at the early age of 10 when he took his first Karate class back in Chile. He later transitioned into Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do and Systema (Russian Martial Arts). In 2006 Cristian began his Journey into Muay Thai under Kru Mel at Lanna MMA. It was this path that led him to take Muay Boran classes here at TKMT. He has not left since. He started teaching at TKMT in 2010 and has quickly become one of our top Instructors with a multitude of experiences. Cristian exemplifies a true Martial Artist in his every approach. I’ve always believed that to reach your full potential you must concede to always being a student. As experienced as he is, Cristian continues his knowledge with boxing, Eskrima (Filipino stick fighting) and Jujitsu. TKMT is proud and lucky to have an Instructor like Cristian.

Kru Clifton Brown

(born August 29, 1976) is a retired Canadian Light Heavyweight Muay Thai Kickboxer of Jamaican descent, who fought out of Toronto, Ontario. Clifton is the President/CEO of Warrior Caste Productions Inc. A production company which focuses on Martial Arts through athlete documentaries, and day-to-day operations of MuayThai Premier League (The MPL). He is the first Canadian in History to achieve the level of World Champion in the sport of MuayThai. Clifton is also the first ever Canadian National team head coach. During his competitive career, Clifton became World Champion five times holding titles with the IMTF(1x), WMC(3x), and IKKC(1x).[1]

During Clifton’s competitive career, he trained exclusively at Siam No.1 Muay Thai Academy, under the tutelage of Ajahn Suchart Yodkerepauprai. Clifton also trained with Professor, and Muay Thai Grandmaster, Kru Yodtong Senanan, at Sityodtong Muay Thai Camp in Chonburi, Thailand.

He is the former host, and one of the recurring fighters, on Champions of Champions Elite on G4TV, and was to also appear as a team coach in season two of Mark Burnett’s The Contender Asia “The Challenger” which stopped production after its pilot episode was completed in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia in 2009. Clifton is also the creator, producer, and co-writer of the TV series, Into the Fire.

At present Clifton continues his dedication to Muay Thai, by passing on what he has learned at his martial arts and fitness academy, 5 Elements.

In November of 2016, MuayThai became a provisionally recognized sport by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). In April of 2017, MuayThai Canada with its mandate to prepare and support Canadian athletes in their endeavors to become successful on the world stage, nominated Clifton Brown as Canada’s first National team head coach.

Source Wikipedia: Clifton Brown

Fight Record : 43 Wins, 11 Losses, 0 Draws

YUKO SHIMODA

Yuko is a Muaythai instructor and fighter at the #TKMTDanforth location. Yuko has been training and instructing with TKMT for over 5 years and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her students.

 

 

Fight Record: 2 Wins, 1 Losses, 0 Draws

Dylan Benitez

Dylan started his Muay Thai journey after his time in the Canadian Armed Forces. In 1999 he started training at MAFA under Kru Gerald then later at Milton Muay Thai with Kru Rommel. A certified Personal Trainer, Dylan also teaches both the kids and adults Muay Thai at TKMT and currently working with Muaythai Ontario as an official

Kru DANIEL RODRIGUES

Daniel Rodrigues is Level 1 NCCP National Coaching Certified, Level 2 Certified Ontario Boxing Coach and a Certified CASK Council of Amateur Sports Kickboxing Coach and Cornerman.

Since 2007 to present one of the senior instructors at Toronto Kickboxing and Muay Thai Academy where he teaches both Muay Thai and Fitness Training at a class level and in private sessions.

After a couple of years of American Kickboxing in the late 80’s Daniel was introduced to Thai Boxing in 1993, he was immediately impressed by his discovery. After 3 years of training Muay Thai he moved his personal focus more to weight training, nutrition, and other lifestyle choices. Several years later, during an introspection and inventory of his life, felt that something was missing in his training regimen and that led back to his passion for combat sports. Starting back up at Thai Boxing again in 2004, he has not looked back and after training at a number of different gyms in both Toronto and Montreal finally made his permanent home TKMT.

Daniel also incorporates weight training and nutrition for fat loss and muscle gain into his individualized and specific programs. Specializing with beginners that desire a healthier, fit lifestyle with one on one home training and meal planning, he has written out personalized workouts, eating strategies, and supplementation programs for numerous clients and associates for over 20 years, addressing personal goals and limitations for each one. With a focus on mind and body health and well-being he has and is also currently authoring, several ebooks on the topics of home fitness training, and nutrition for recovery.

Daniel continues to train in Muay Thai with technical advisement under Ajahn Amnat Yodkwain of TKMT, Boxing technical advisement under Carlos Verela Jr of Ring Fit Boxing, Cabbagetown Boxing club under Carlos Verela Sr., and Johnny Kalbhenn, Florida Jacks (Tiger) Boxing under Eric Advincula and Ed Advincula, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Nova Uniao’s Team Budokan Professor Cesar Rezek.

CANDICE K MITCHELL

I’m an amateur Muay Thai / Kickboxer and also an instructor at TKMT
academy. Originally from Trinidad, I’ve been athletic my whole life and
involved in a variety of competitive sports such as Track & Field, tennis,
swimming, soccer, and cricket. However, I found my true passion when I took
my first martial arts class. In addition to being a great workout and a
discipline, I’ve discovered that it was also a great venue for relieving
stress and improving mood. I’ve trained in Capoeira, boxing, MMA and Muay
Thai. I’ve been a member at TKMT since October 2012. When I’m not teaching
or assisting in the gym, I train 5-6 days a week, averaging 4 hours per
day.

My aspirations are to become a professional fighter and to remain a
lifelong student of the martial arts. As of July 2015, my competitive
record includes five North American championship titles:
• 2014 WKA (World Kickboxing Association) Ladies Novice Bantamweight Champion
• 2014 MTC/TBA (Muay Thai Classic/Thai Boxing Authority) North American
Ladies Featherweight Champion
• 2014 StriKing Ladies Bantamweight Champion
• 2015 MTC/TBA (Muay Thai Classic/Thai Boxing Authority) North American
Ladies Welterweight Champion
• 2015 WKF (World Kickboxing Federation) K1-Kickboxing Provincial
(Ontario) Ladies Lightweight Champion

I credit my coaches and team at TKMT for my success. I’m continuously
learning and improving, thus bettering myself as a person every day. My
focus is to become a successful role model for women, by demonstrating
that goals can be achieved through focus, hard work and having a strong
support network.

Fight Record: 10 Wins, 3 Losses, 0 Draws