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Matador Mixed Martial Arts Academy

7500 Highway 27, Vaughan, ON L4H 0P8 7500 Highway 27, Vaughan Directions
+19056057276

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Report | 5 years ago
I had a really good time at Matador MMA. I went to Bootcamp and Muay Thai, and they were both really good, intense work-outs. The instructor was really nice and patient, but at the same time pushed and challenged you. He also took the time after class to answer all our questions. Very nice first experience at an MMA academy :)
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Its an intimate facility that I would recommend to anyone and I did.
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Wish it could be used within more than use 60 days.
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I've tried a few other kickboxing, cardio-kickboxing, and muai thai classes, and this has been the most professional and rewarding of them all so far. My goal is to tone up, not lose weight, and I'm very happy with the results only a few short weeks since starting. The only thing that could improve the bootcamp class is a short guided stretch after class.
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a little intimidating for a "first timer"... but lots of fun!
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Report | 6 years ago
Really enjoyed my first class. small and friendly environment, great for someone who is just starting to learn about MMA
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Small gym with big plans. Lots of different disciplines. Great personal instruction
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Amazing instructor, friendly, knowledgeable, takes time to show you and dedicates his time.
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Great place!
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Talented instructors + Excellent facility = Amazing Workout!!!!
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Jesse Richardson and Steve Bettencourt's nearly five decades in martial-arts training began at a young age. Jesses started when he was just 11 years old, according to an interview with the Ontario Grappling Alliance. "When I started to get involved in martial arts, I really did find a camaraderie and a type of brotherhood, if you will, with the people that I trained with," he told OGA. "And a certain mentoring through my instructors, somebody to look up to and guide me in a positive direction in order to get through some very serious hardships in my life." Jesse overcame those hardships, eventually going on to train beneath top professional fighters and earn four black belts. Today, he wants to help his own students do the same. He and his team offer an enriching environment in which to learn not only brazilian ju-jitsu—a grappling-focused style free of strikes, punches, and kicks that Jesse studied while living in Brazil—but also muay thai, boxing, and mixed martial arts, among other styles. Steve has used his passion for martial arts to help teach students his favorite techniques, specializing in Muay Thai and strength conditioning.

In addition to fighting-focused classes, the instructors strive to help students lose weight and tone trouble spots during boot-camp conditioning classes, which blend aerobics, boxing, and, just like real military boot camps, martial arts moves set to energizing techno songs played on a bugle. During private training sessions, they calibrate tailored programs for each client, taking the time to truly educate them for long-term health as they challenge them with each workout.

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