Meet Our Team
Kru Yai Jenypher Lanthier
Program Director & Head Instructor
My experience in martial arts and Muay Thai has been an adventurous one. I began with Boxing, Kali Escrima, Jeet Kune Do, and Savate. However, once I began Muay Thai, I instantly fell in love and decided that this was the art for me. I had the pleasure of training with many talented people across the GTA and eventually made Siam No.1 (Ajahn Suchart) my home.
My mission to each and every student is to help them develop as students, martial artists, and as people. I pledge to support each and every student and also to support and help grow Muay Thai in Ontario and Canada.
Kru Cameron Tang Poy
Instructor & Head of Children's Program
Kru Cam Tang Poy began training Muay Thai in 2007 under Kru Yai Jenypher Lanthier (Head instructor of York Muay Thai). Since then, he has competed in over a dozen bouts as an amateur fighter both in Canada and the United States, and now focuses on developing the students and competitive athletes at York Muay Thai.
Today, he has the privilege of living his passions 24/7: Working in Toronto schools during the day and training Muay Thai students by night has kept him busy, pushing him to continually grow and expand. He loves every moment of it.
Kru David Kim
I began training in Muay Thai in 2005 with my cousin at a gym in Woodbridge. Later on in 2008 I joined Xtreme Couture in Toronto and this is where I met Kru Yai Jenypher Lanthier. In 2010 I joined her at York Muay Thai and didn't look back.
To me Muay Thai is beyond a martial art, it is a way of life. It balances me and brings me focus in everything I do. Muay Thai has given me so much that now I want to give back and this is why I wanted to teach and help others. Being an Assistant Instructor (Poo Choi Kru) means a lot to me, and I was an honoured to be chosen to help others and begin to teach other about Muay Thai.
I started Muay Thai with Ajahn Suchart at Siam No. 1. when I was 17. I trained for many years before I started teaching there. I have since been invited to teach at other martial art schools which has given me good experience passing on knowledge to different demographics with different backgrounds. I have developed a passion for it.
I have a strong respect for the art and embrace a martial art mentality. I have seen many transformations in myself and others and that progress is what keeps me motivated to continue to pass on Muay Thai to the next generations. Love. Respect. Believe.
Poo Choi Ilir Serbo
My journey with Muay Thai started when I was 16. During high school I became obsessed with fitness, I’d run to school in the mornings, spend most lunches lifting weights and after school I’d be on the mats. I came to York Muay Thai while studying Kinesiology at York University and was instantly hooked on the attention to detail, the community atmosphere made it easy to go from training partners to friends and eventually after graduating and joining the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario, I found a home to practice and put to use what I learned in my degree.
After competing for a short while, I found other passions in Rock Climbing and Cycling, which ultimately led me to find a new opportunity to learn Muay Thai through the role of instructor and give back to the community that gave me so much through the years.
Poo Choi Kru Anje
Children's Program Instructor
Anje creates a nurturing and empowering environment for young fighters. Her experience in Muay Thai shines through as she imparts essential skills while instilling discipline and respect. Anje effortlessly connects with children, ensuring they have a blast while honing their techniques. Safety is her top priority, and she tailors every session to suit each child's abilities. Whether it's learning the basics or honing advanced moves, Poo Choi Kru Anje motivates her students to embrace the warrior within and conquer any challenge with grit and determination.
With a strong focus on fostering teamwork and sportsmanship, students trained by Anje have not only become skilled martial artists but also compassionate and well-rounded individuals, prepared to face life's obstacles with resilience.
Poo Choi Kru Jennifer Love
Children's Program Instructor
Jennifer brings unparalleled expertise and passion to every class. Her calm demeanor and patient approach instantly put children at ease, making them eager to learn. Jennifer understands that each child is unique, tailoring her coaching to their specific needs, strengths, and challenges. Alongside honing their fighting techniques, she nurtures crucial life skills like perseverance and self-confidence. Beyond the ring, she fosters a tight-knit community, inspiring her students to uplift and support each other. Under Coach Jennifer's guidance, every child evolves into a well-rounded and confident young champion, ready to conquer the world.
Jennifer instills in her students the importance of giving back, nurturing a generation of young leaders with a heart for positive change.