The Old School Way
Old School Muay Thai was founded in 2004 by Kru James Hines, the first student of Canada’s Thai champion, Ajahn Suchart. Old School is one of the original Muay Thai gyms in Toronto and stays true to its roots by delivering no frills, high quality, traditional Muay Thai training to students.
Beginners are welcomed into a friendly environment, while experienced Muay Thai students will have access to skilled instructors. Our members have the added benefit of knowing their fees support our community youth-at-risk program.
What to Expect
Our classes are designed to offer you a complete workout while learning and practicing traditional Muay Thai techniques using shadow boxing, bag work and body weight conditioning.
As any of our students can attest, the therapeutic benefits of punching and kicking out a day’s frustration are noticeable.
During the pandemic, we are not able to allow students to use the change rooms. lockers and showers, so please arrive ready to work out, with water and your own hand wraps and gloves. (We sell these at the gym, so don't worry if you do not yet have a pair.)
"OSMT has knowledgeable and passionate instructors who truly care about powerful and beautiful Muay Thai. The community of students is very diverse, welcoming, and tight knit which really helps keep you motivated! The vibe is very positive and will push you to improve your level of fitness and technical ability, regardless of your experience!"
-David, joined May 2019
Come dressed ready to sweat in athletic shorts and shirt. Bring a bottle of water. If you have these items on hand — a skipping rope, hand wraps and bag gloves — it is helpful. If you don’t, we have equipment on sale at the gym.
Meet the Team
These are some of our dedicated instructors 🙏🏼