Our Team

Our Mission

To honour our community with a relentless commitment to inspire, enrich, and journey alongside

Our Story

Durham Muay Thai & Kickboxing’s foundation was created by passion, heart and soul combined with a lifelong commitment to learning. The Team at Durham Muay Thai & Kickboxing is a family. We’re a family that’s dedicated to the growth and well-being of one another, and our community.


Chris Martin – Owner, Head Instructor

Chris Martin has been involved in Martial Arts (Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Boxing, and Karate) for over 27 years. His passion to share knowledge, inspire students, clients and teams towards reaching not only their fitness goals, but life goals cannot be matched.

Prior to opening Durham Muay Thai & Kickboxing, Chris trained and coached at several gyms across the province. As a competitor, Chris has competed in over 80 sanctioned events. As a coach, Chris has prepared athletes for over 200 events producing both Provincial and National champions in several disciplines. As well as being a lifetime student of the famous Twin Dragon Kickboxing Family, Chris is also recognized by the Sports Authority of Thailand as a Certified Kru of Muay Thai.


Jonathan Steyn – Kru of Muay Thai / WAKO Certified

Shawn Chadwick – Pro Choi Kru Sr of Muay Thai / WAKO Certified

Melissa Chadwick – NCCP Certified Coach / WAKO Certified

Benton Morden – Assistant Instructor

Jasper Mitchell – Assistant Instructor

Alli Johaadien – Assistant Instructor

Chantelle Adair – Assistant Instructor

Parker Adair – Assistant Instructor

Jodi Cresswell – WAKO Certified