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Sam and Martin F.

Muay Thai and Kickboxing


Certifications Achieved:

  • Pre & Postnatal Coaching Instructor (Sam)
  • Kettlebell Certified Instructor (Sam)
  • Aerials and Trapeze Coach (Sam)
  • Muay Thai Ontario Registered Coaches
  • 20+ Years of Combined Martial Arts Experience
  • Numerous Medals and Competition Victories

About Sam and Martin:

What Classes do you teach?

During the Pandemic we have been teaching the Kickboxing & Muay Thai online every Tuesday. During the rest of the year you will find us teaching Self-Defense, Ballistic Boxing and of course Kickboxing and Muay Thai.

What equipment is needed to attend your online classes?

Martial Arts is great to learn because it requires nothing but your body. However, if you have gloves and a punching bag at home you can do every exercise with your equipment that we are doing in the air.

What is your training philosophy?

We believe that absolutely everyone can learn Martial Arts and get something out of it. Whether that is to learn new skills, get in shape or just to get together and socialize, there is room in Martial Arts for you. Physical Fitness is great regardless of what age you are and it has been likened to “Human Chess.” No matter how long you have trained, there is always a new layer to unravel and a new puzzle to work through. Martial Arts is as much about external goals as it is about internal goals. The great thing is you get to decide both.

What is your fitness background?

We have been involved in a ton different activities over the years. We have been in Obstacle Course Racing and regular runs like the Army Run and Glow Run. Martial Arts has taken us all over North America and beyond. Whether that was a cruise to learn from some of the best Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or Detroit for boxing lessons. You will also find us on the Circus scene performing Aerials for events like Winterlude and Nature Nocturne.

What type of person is best suited for your style of class?

Everyone. Martial arts is wonderful because it caters to all personalities and people. Are you looking for a fast-paced, sweat filled worked out with a competitive edge? Come to our Muay Thai and Kickboxing class or Ballistic Boxing Classes. Interested in learning a Martial Art but you are a little shier and not sure what side of Martial Arts you will enjoy? Come to our Self-Defense Class. Because we are online, we are pushing the fitness side, but don’t let that stop you from pursuing Martial Arts the way you love it.

What advice would you give to someone new to training?

Don’t compare yourself to others. Compare yourself to you. One of the best things that someone can do is to film themselves on day 1 of starting Martial Arts and then again at the end of the semester. You would be amazed at the progress you made!

Tell me one unique fact about you

This husband and wife team got married as pirates on their wedding day and celebrated 5 years by camping out of a truck in the Kalahari Desert.

If you would like, share a personal picture of yourself

Samantha after a dominant performance in a 2019 Muay Thai Match. Martin was the Coach and Corner for the fight. Our Carleton Ravens students are gathered around in support.