Instructors at Elite Martial Arts Academy – Calgary

becky devries

Betty Devries

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becky devries

Betty Devries

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!

francois duval

Francois Duval

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francois duval

Francois Duval

Head Coach

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.

kieran keddle

Kieran Keddle

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kieran keddle

Kieran Keddle

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.

Kyle Messenger

Kyle Messenger

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Kyle Messenger

Kyle Messenger

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!

Tina Foster

Tina Foster

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Tina Foster

Tina Foster

Head Coordinator

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.

Jordan Naylor

Jordan Naylor

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Jordan Naylor

Jordan Naylor

Head Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Coach

Meet Jordan, the submission specialist. With over 11 years experience in the ground sport of Jiu Jitsu, this black belt will challenge you in ways you never before thought possible, strengthening both your body and mind to take on life as a warrior would. His ego-less teaching style promotes classes that are fun, engaging and perfect for anyone wanting to learn more about the chess game we call Jiu Jitsu.

Craig Meeks

Craig Meeks

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Craig Meeks

Craig Meeks

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 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. His involvement in the Youth classes lends a solid core to the program and he is sure to bring out the best in all our emerging talent.