The ethos behind our martial arts school is: Empowering The People. Richmond Hill Muay Thai is a community of people that are focused on improving themselves and others, all while having fun and working hard. Since opening in 2015, Richmond Hill Muay Thai has continued to build students mentally and physically while developing their skills and technique in the traditional art of Muay Thai.
Richmond Hill Muay Thai is led by founder Kru Ryan James, Canadian National Champion and world competitor with over 10 years of Muay Thai experience. Kru Ryan has been mentored and taught by Ajahn Suchart and brings forth the traditional teachings of Siam No. 1.
Our school offers classes for all fitness levels in a safe and positive environment. Whether you are looking to lose weight, increase strength and stamina, or just get the body moving, our community of students work together to help each other achieve their goals in a fun and interactive setting.
Richmond Hill Muay Thai is focused around one simple thing. Building The Tribe.


Kru Ryan James is a certified Kru under Ajahn Suchart, as well as through the Sport Authority of Thailand and the Nai Khanom Tom association. He also is an avid competitor in Muay Thai, and had the honour of competing for the 2017 Canadian National Muay Thai team in Belarus and in Mexico City.

With an educational background in Philosophy and an avid passion for human development, his approach to teaching and training are geared towards improving not just the physical, but the human behind the technique. 

More than just a Muay Thai instructor, Kru Ryan believes in giving back to the community and is involved in various programs within Richmond Hill and the GTA that are geared towards building self-esteem and physical health. 


  • Over 10 Years Muay Thai Experience 

  • Certified Kru under the Sport Authority of Thailand

  • LINEAGE: Ajahn Suchart, Kru Yai Nick Bautista

  • Trainer of All Levels 

  • 2016 - Gold Medalist at Canadian National Muay Thai Championships

  • 2017 - Canadian National Muay Thai Team Member 

  • 2017 - Bronze Medalist at The Pan American Games, Mexico

  • 2017 - Silver Medalist at the Canadian National Championships

There is nothing impossible to him who will try










132 King Road, Richmond Hill, ON

info@richmondhillmuaythai.com  /  Tel. (905) 237-9655

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