Twin Dragon North Instructors


Rick Maresch started training with Twin Dragon over 30 years ago, in 1988. In 2010 he received his red sash from Mick and Martin McNamara, the pioneers of Kickboxing in Canada. In the summer of 2012, he became owner of Twin Dragon North. Rick received his Muay Thai Kru certification in 2018 from Ajahn Suchart, considered by many to be the godfather of Muay Thai in Canada, and the Sports Authority of Thailand.  Rick is a professional referee of Kickboxing and Muay Thai fights, having been involved in that part of the sport for over 10 years, and currently works with Muay Thai Ontario, a provincially sanctioned organization.  At 53 years old, he trains 6 to 7 days a week and is having the time of his life doing so. When not at Twin Dragon North, you will often find him at other gyms in the greater Toronto area, either training, getting in sparring rounds with friends, or working as a referee.

 

Frank Sasso has been with Twin Dragon for well over 30 years and teaches Kickboxing and self defense classes during the week.

For more information, check out the class schedule. Call (905) 305-1280 or email Rick to set up a trial class.

 

Vince, Frank, Rick, Crystal, Melandra and Yance.
Vince and Frank teach traditional Kickboxing and self defense, Crystal and Melandra are both Poo Choi Krus in Muay Thai, and Yance, with her yoga background helps keep everyone’s abs burning when she helps with our warmup.

Hanging out with Gary Goodrich, another early UFC (and Pride) fighter
Hanging out with Gary Goodrich, an early UFC (and Pride) fighter
With Harold Howard (UFC3) and Steve ebenham of Effective Kickboxing
With Harold Howard (UFC3) and Steve Debenham of Effective Kickboxing
Training with Henri Hooft, Striking coach of the Blackzillions
Training with Henri Hooft, Striking coach of the Blackzillions
A seminar at our old gym with Jean-yves theriault
A seminar at our old gym with Jean-yves Theriault
A seminar at our gym with Simon "the One" Marcus
A seminar at our gym with Simon “the One” Marcus
Training with Ajahn Suchart
Training with Ajahn Suchart