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Chad Sawyer - Muay Thai Kickboxing Instructor

  • 25 years of experience in Muay Thai & Self Defense to pass along to students of all levels
  • Cornered fighters for MMA, MuayThai / Kickboxing & Boxing
  • Has created his own renowned striking fight system for self defense & competition
  • Most accomplished Muay Thai fighter from the first generation of competitors in Alberta

When you come to train Muay Thai at Champion’s Creed, you will receive the highest level of instruction from an extremely experienced coach such as Chad Sawyer. Whether you are looking to get in shape, learn the best striking style in the world or test yourself and compete, Chad can help you to achieve those goals.

Chad Sawyer has been involved in Martial Arts his entire life. He began training Muay Thai in 1991 and actively competed in Kickboxing, Muay Thai, K-1 and Boxing till 2003. His Amateur fight record was 47 – 10 -1 with 23 of those wins by KO. He retired from fighting in 2003 and since then has been focused on passing his knowledge and passion to his students.

Below you will see a list of his Muay Thai Titles he earned and Awards he was given due to his skill and experience. You will be learning from the best Calgary has to offer when you train with Chad.

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Chad’s Martial Arts Background

I first got into martial arts when I was very young (10) for the typical reasons that kids get into it.  Build confidence, coordination, etc.  However, I did not have the attention span or drive to stay in it and dropped out after several months.  When I was 16, I tried kickboxing for self-defense and it turned out that I had a knack for it.  I started placing in tournaments and felt a sense of pride in something.  I eventually ended up seeking Mike Miles out as a coach as he was considered the best and the rest is history.  I ended up doing Muay Thai basically to challenge myself as it was considered the most realistic ring/fighting sport and therefore the hardest to excel at.  I didn't want to be the best point fighter, I wanted to be the best fighter.  I believe fighting Muay Thai is the ultimate competition because you are being challenged physically, mentally and emotionally. 

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What Muay Thai can offer you that a gym membership cannot!!

Muay thai is better than going to a regular gym for a number of reasons.

  • You are learning something so it exercises your brain as well.
  • You are building coordination along with fitness.
  • You are using and developing your entire body and not just isolated muscle groups. It gives you a strong core workout.
  • You build self-confidence and a sense of empowerment.
  • It is interactive with other people so you get to meet others with similar interests/goals.
  • There is always more to learn so you don't get bored of the same routines.
  • Opportunities to test your ability in competitions year round from beginner to advanced levels.
  • It is a HUGE stress release.  Nothing feels better than punching something after a stressful day at work or school.

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How Chad transitioned from competitor to Coach

I started coaching while still competing.  Coaching is an effective way to see things from a different perspective and improve your own technique.  I recommend all intermediate to advanced students implement 'student coaching' into their training routine (as long as they are competent to do so).

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Chad’s Ring Fighting Experience

I have competed across Canada and US, as well as in China, Japan, Mexico, Thailand, and Hungary.  I have fought national champions from all over the world at these competitions (Germany, Korea, Russia, Belarus, Australia, Morocco, England, Japan, Thailand, China, Hungary, etc.) My biggest opportunity was when I fought for a World Title in Bangkok, Thailand. I was the first North American to have done this.

Titles
1992 - WKA Western Canadian Superwelterweight Kickboxing Champion
1992 - WKA Canadian Middleweight MuayThai Champion
1992 - USKBA World Middleweight MuayThai Champion
1993 - WKA North American Middleweight Kickboxing Champion
1993 - WKA North American Middleweight MuayThai Champion
1994 - WKA World Middleweight MuayThai Champion
1995 - NAMTC North American Middleweight MuayThai Champion
1995 - IAMTF Canadian Middleweight MuayThai Champion
1995 - IAMTF Best MuayThai Technique - Prime Minister Of Thailand
1995 - IAMTF Silver Medal World MuayThai Championships
1996 - IAMTF Canadian Middleweight MuayThai Champion
1996 - IAMTF Bronze Medal World MuayThai Championships
1996 - IMTO North American Supermiddleweight MuayThai Title
1997 - IAMTF Canadian Middleweight MuayThai Champion
1997 - IKF North American Lightheavyweight MuayThai Title
1999 - IKKC North American Lightheavyweight Kickboxing Title

Awards
1994 - WKA Canadian Kickboxer Of The Year
1994 - Roy Lilley Memorial Award
1997 - IKF Pro Fighter Of The Year

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