Instructors at Elite Martial Arts Academy – Calgary
Manager at Elite
Meet Betty, the go-to-gal for all your inquiries, needs and general information. She’s also here to offer that pick me up boost to make your day and training session a bit better. This kind and geeky chick will help you customize your membership to best suit your needs and is always more than happy to help get you on right track for better health and fitness. Don’t let her small stature and bubbly personality fool you though – her Muay Thai skills are legit and tough as nails!
Meet Francois, the Owner and Founder of Elite Martial Arts Academy. Having trained and competed in Thailand for many years, his expertise in all aspects of Muay Thai technique and knowledge of Thai customs and culture shine through in his teaching. He knows the value of hard work, consistency and commitment and is always willing to answer any questions to help you build upon your skills. In Francois’ class, you can always be assured that you will receive top notch instruction all while developing your cardio, conditioning and becoming the true martial artist you’ve always wanted to be.
Head Muay Thai Coach – Braeside
A bona fide warrior in the striking sports of Muay Thai and Dutch Style K1 Kickboxing. With an infinitely long list of personal accomplishments in the ring and the corners of his fighters, Kieran is ready to show you all that you can be in this furiously fun fight sport. Coming all the way from the United Kingdom he is ready to take on all the challenges of making you a stronger and more resilient person.
Muay Thai Coach
Meet Kyle, this down to earth, confident and daring instructor is ready to help guide you on your Muay Thai journey. Deeply immersed in the sport, Kyle is a real gem. He has taken on the role of head instructor for the Teens Muay Thai program, helps coach the competitive team, all the while he himself competing and teaching Adult Muay Thai classes. Whether you are a beginner or competitor, this guy will be there with a smile on his face and open arms, ready to help you in any way he can!
Meet Tina, the organized and and meticulous wonder woman who manages to keep the Elite machine running smooth. Tina believes that everyone can benefit by joining a martial art, training in an atmosphere of inclusion and kindness to your fellow warrior, and building your friends into becoming better individuals through your actions. She is always there to answer questions, be a friend, and aid you in your journey to becoming the best person you can be.
This happy-go-lucky guy is both a joy to be around, and a pain for his opponents! With Muay Thai being a catalyst for his own personal growth and development, Dylan will stop at nothing to make you smile and fall in love with this sport.
You may have to look up when talking to this mountain man, but I promise he will make you feel right at home. With a serious love of Muay Thai, he will have your head spinning with all the fantastical combinations you can do. Secretly, he’s also a StarWars geek, so bring up Yoda to crack a smile.
Beau is the definition of a Martial Artist. Starting at 4 years old, he holds a tremendous amount of knowledge in both striking and grappling. With black belts in both Karate and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, training abroad and both experience in the ring and cage, he is ready to give you a well rounded approach to your training and competitive edge. Come roll with him, pick his brain, and learn to become a more balanced Martial Artist yourself!
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Head Coach
The calm, cool and courageous Brazilian Jiu Jitsu coach. Craig Meeks has been an active member in the martial art community for most of his life. His laid-back and easy going energy make him a center stone to the team, giving instructional classes that will leave you feeling empowered and ready to take on more.