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WORLD CLASS MUAY THAI, JIU-JITSU, AND FITNESS FACILITY FOR EVERYONE

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THE MARTIAL ARTS

WAY OF LIFE

ON YOUR PATH TO BECOMING YOUR BEST SELF.

 

About Us

EXPERIENCE IS OUR HOME, OUR STUDENTS ARE FAMILY.

Welcome to Experience MMA & Fitness - a martial arts facility like no other. 

Family owned and operated since 2010, Experience is a trusted and revered brand in martial arts. Creating the best possible experience for our guests is the essence of what we do. At the heart of Experience will always be excellent instruction and exceptional service.

Perfected over 25 years of teaching experience, and 40 years of training in martial arts, our teaching methodology allows students to learn the arts of Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at their own pace, without feeling intimidated, overwhelmed or left behind.

Health, fitness, mental fortitude, self-defence skills, performance enhancement and stress relief are just a few of the benefits you will experience when you join our Experience family. 

Experience's Head Instructor is both a Kru Yai (asst. Master) in Muay Thai and a first degree black belt Professor in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, making Experience the only martial arts school in the region with the highest certified Head Instructor in both disciplines.

Furthermore, our group classes are conducted with utmost concern for safety and all students are required to treat each other respectfully regardless of skill level, age, gender or race.

Aside from the unparalleled structure of our learning curriculum and the extensive expertise of our Head Instructor, what makes Experience unique is our incredible team of students that help create such an inclusive and conducive learning environment. 

 

Martial arts training builds character and improves confidence. Not only will you learn the best forms of self-defense but the benefits or our martial arts go way beyond the scope of learning how to fight.  

 

 Join the Experience family and maximize your full potential.

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MUAY THAI

Commonly known as the science of the 8 limbs, Muay Thai (aka Thai Boxing) is a stand-up combat sport which uses punches, kicks, elbows, and knees as its main offensive weapons, along with a variety of clinching techniques. Muay Thai is one of the most efficient and notorious striking martial arts in the world and its effectiveness is why it's the most common striking art in the vastly popular, fastest growing sport of mixed martial arts (MMA). The beauty of Muay Thai is that, although it is primarily a fighting sport, we've come to recognize its effectiveness for both fitness and self-defense.

 

To this day, one of the biggest misinterpretations of Muay Thai is that it's just a combat sport but it also cultivates important values that are rooted in rich tradition. It has the power to humble, discipline and inspire, which is arguably the most important aspect of any martial art. It instills in its practitioners many great attributes including confidence, humility and a warrior spirit. The art of Muay Thai strengthens your mind and body, builds confidence and promotes discipline. These qualities will no doubt help you unleash your greatest potential in all areas of life. 

                                                   

 
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JIU-JITSU

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a grappling-based martial art which focuses primarily on controlling a resisting opponent in ways to force him to submit. Incorporating the Gi (Kimono), BJJ involves taking down the opponent, and using techniques centered around the skill of potentially submitting them through the application of joint locks and chokes. It is also one of the fastest-growing martial arts, because of its great success in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). Due to the fact that control is generally easier on the ground than in a standing position, the BJJ practitioner will generally focus his intentions on getting into a position which will force his opponent or attacker to submit via submission, rendering a finish to a fight or altercation, rather quickly.

 

MOST EFFECTIVE SELF-DEFENSE IN EXISTENCE

BJJ has proven to be the most practical and effective self-defense system in the world as it relies on leverage and technique, rather than size and strength. This allows a person to defend themselves against much larger and stronger attackers. As a result, BJJ is a great sport for everyone – most importantly for women and children. One in four women will be a victim of sexual assault in their lifetime. What makes jiu-jitsu perfect for women is that it effectively addressed what to do when a fight goes to the ground and if there's one thing we know for sure is that the attacker will do everything in his power to get you there. At the end of the day, we know that victory is getting home safely. Our program teaches you how to neutralize the assault, escape if possible and if an escape isn't possible, how to incapacitate the attacker with a choke or a joint lock. Self-defense begins with the belief that you are worth defending and the techniques you'll learn at Experience can one day save your life.

                                                   

 
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KIDS

A CONFIDENT CHILD IS A BULLYPROOF CHILD.

 64% of children become victims of bullying - often suffering in silence. 

Our Experience Kids Program helps children develop skills to enhance their confidence, learn self-control and better identify and respond to bullying by teaching them effective, non-violent self-defense techniques so they can stay safe. It is also a great way for them to stay active, make new friends, and have fun while they learn invaluable life skills. We teach kids how to persevere on the mats so they can persevere in life by instilling a hard work ethic, a positive attitude, and a love of martial arts. Classes provide character development and confidence building in a safe, inclusive and conducive learning environment for kids 5-13.

 

The focus of each class is to improve your child's overall health and fitness, and help them develop self-confidence, focus, discipline, problem-solving skills, critical thinking, , patience, social skills and dedication. At Experience​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​, the principles of hard work and perseverance is always reinforced.

The physical fitness aspects of our program also prevent kids from lapsing into the sedentary lifestyles associated with the incessant watching of YouTube, Netflix and playing video games. Classes include physical drills, games, techniques, and live training, which enables children to elevate their muscle memory and reflex development. Practice makes progress and every situation is a learning opportunity.

SUCCESS STORIES 

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WHAT PEOPLE SAY

''Great gym, clean, lots of space. Awesome Coach with a lot of knowledge and a great team to train with. I LOST 60 LBS IN LESS THAN A YEAR by showing up to class and training hard. 

Every class is well structured, from fundamentals to advanced. Experience is one big family, leave your ego at the door and come train with us!'' 

 

Jean-Mathieu B.

 
 

MEET THE COACH

A Good Coach Can Change a Game,

A Great Coach Can Change a Life.

Owner and Head Instructor Danny Fung has been teaching martial arts for over 25 years. His main credentials are in the arts of Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He holds black belts in three respective disciplines. In 1996, Danny received official Muay Thai instructorship “KRU” status at the very young age of 21, by the World Muay Thai Council, under Ajahn (Master) Suchart Yodkerepauprai, an honor very few have accomplished. On November 30th, 2013, he received the prestigious rank promotion of "KRU YAI" (Assistant Master) by his Ajahn. On April 13th, 2019, Kru Yai Danny had the honor of receiving the Sports Authority and the Nai Khanom Tom Association Top 10 Best Kru Award! 

 

Danny also obtained a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) instructor certification from Japan in 2000 and is one of few who has ever acquired the official rank of 1st Degree Black Belt in the art of Pancrase, signed and stamped by Bas Rutten, King of Pancrase and UFC Heavyweight Champion, and Masami Ozaki, President of the World Pancrase Association in Tokyo, Japan. Danny is an official first degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt under Masters Romero “Jacaré” Cavalcanti and Fabio Gurgel, the founders of the world recognized Alliance BJJ Association. 

 

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MEET THE PRODIGY

AKA The Hardest Worker In The Room.

Alex is a Junior Owner, Asst. Instructor of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Poo Choi Kru in Muay Thai. He's been practicing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai since he was 4 years old, under the tutelage of his Coach and father - Professor/Kru Yai Danny Fung. 

 

A Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitor for the last 6 years, Alex has represented Team Experience in a few dozen tournaments, over 100 matches, acquiring dozens of gold medals and trophies.

 

He beat the odds as the doctors had told us he may never be able to walk, due to a Neuromuscular condition. Also born with a rare blood disorder that would give anyone reason to rest, Alex uses that as a driving force to train harder. This is where his nickname “The Prodigy” stems from. 

 

The beginning of his quest for gold began at the age of 4, when he put on his first tiny Gi. Years of hard work and determination enabled his progression and before we knew it, he was finishing strong in tournaments, winning gold medals in both Gi and NoGi.

In December 2019, Alex earned his Orange belt from his dad, Professor Danny Fung.

On September 29th, 2018, Alex earned the honorable rank of Poo Choi Kru (Assistant Instructor), directly from the Muay Thai Officials of the Sports Authority of Thailand. At age 10, he’s the youngest in the world to ever have received this honor.

 

MEET JULIE

Julie is the face of Experience's exceptional customer service. Her friendly smile and warm personality greets all members as they set foot inside the facility. Owner and VP of Operations, she handles all of the day-to-day operations, and manages all accounts. 

She's inspired by her husband, Coach and mentor Danny Fung and their son Alex ♡Together, as a family, they take pride in helping others achieve their goals.

 

Her background in customer service served her well in her venture as VP of Operations within Experience. She has come to appreciate the delicate balance between client experience, product design, contract management, daily operations and her most important role of taking care of her family.

 

Julie can also be found on the mats every time there's a Kid's class, helping Professor Danny and Asst. Instructor Alex. Being alongside Danny for the past 22 years, she's traveled with him all over and has witnessed the training and competition aspects of Mixed Martial Arts. Watching her husband and little boy live their martial arts passion, is her greatest pleasure.

Along with her roles at Experience, Julie is passionate about her family and their feline furbabies Molly and Mizuki.

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Contact us for your FREE Trial class!

388 St-Louis, Gatineau, Quebec J8P 8B3

info@experiencemma.com /  Tel. 819-643-8444

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