"The Quality Of Any Kickboxing or Boxing School Begins With The Quality Of The Instructors..."


Some of the best Kickboxing & Boxing coaches, that have ever walked the earth, have never laced up a pair of gloves and stepped into the ring. If they've never fought...how could they possibly be one of the best coaches?? The answer is simple, the best coaches in the world are the best communicators, not necessarily the best fighters. Ultimately, when you're looking for your coach... are you more interested in their fight record, or in their ability to help you achieve your ultimate goal? While most of the coaches at Nomad have some kind of fight experience, that is not what we focus on as an instructor team. Our aim is to listen to our members and be the best communicators that we can.

Some of our instructors are available for kickboxing & boxing personal training, click for details.

If you have any questions for our instructors please feel free to contact them directly.

John McMahon - Black Belt - Karate - Head Instructor
Certified National Level Boxing Coach - Level 2
Certified National Level Kickboxing Coach - Level 1
Certified CASK Kickboxing Official - Level 2
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John McMahon - Kickboxing & Boxing Instructor

 

  • Former Coach for Canadian National Team (WKA and WPKA federations)

  • Coach for Team Canada WAKO Junior World Championships - Naples Italy 2008

  • Head Coach for Team Canada WPKA World Championships– Corfu Greece 2004

  • WKA World Champion - Continuous Kickboxing - Light-Heavyweight - Prague 2000

  • WPKA World Champion - Continuous Kickboxing - Light-Heavyweight - Orlando 2000

  • WKA World Bronze Medalist - Continuous Kickboxing - Light-Heavyweight - Malta 1999

  • 3x WAKO Intercontinental Champion - Continuous Kickboxing - Light-Heavyweight - Johannesburg SA 1998

  • 3x WKA Canadian National Champion - Continuous Kickboxing - Light-Heavyweight

  • 1x WKA Canadian National Champion - Continuous Kickboxing - Heavyweight
  • Peak Performance/Mental Management Specialist
John is the founder of Nomad Kickboxing & Boxing and focuses on teaching his students to get good first, then worry about getting fast second. His principal aim, when creating Nomad Kickboxing & Boxing, was to ensure that students receive the highest level of instruction available. In order to do this, each of his instructors is certified as a national level boxing coach and must have national level fighting experience. The aim is not to have the best fighters in the world teaching the classes, but rather the best coaches. John's passion for the sport is easily recognizable from the energy levels of the class. It's a whirlwind from start to finish.


"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream."    - Mark Twain


 

Aaron Cope - Black Belt - Karate - Instructor
Certified National Level Boxing Coach - Level 1
Certified National Level Kickboxing Coach - Level 1
Certified CASK Kickboxing Official - Level 2

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Aaron Cope - - Kickboxing & Boxing Instructor  
  • WKA World Kickboxing Championships - Bronze Medalist - Continuous Kickboxing - Austria 2001 
  • Aaron has 11 years martial arts experience - Jiu-Jitsu & Karate. 
  • Aaron's immediate goal is to perfect his coaching abilities.
Aaron comes to Nomad Kickboxing & Boxing with a lot of valuable experience. His workouts are challenging, to say the least, and will give participants the conditioning that they've always dreamed of. Aaron is an energetic force with quick hands and great movement. If you get a chance to spar him...watch out.

"The winning general won before engaging in warfare.

The losing general engaged in warfare trying to win."

- Sun Tzu


 

Angelo Chan - Instructor
Certified National Level Boxing Coach - Level 1
Certified National Level Kickboxing Coach - Level 1
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Angelo Chan - Kickboxing & Boxing Instructor  
  • WPKA National Gold Medalist - Continuous Kickboxing - Middleweight - Mississauga 2004 
  • Member of the WPKA Canadian National Team - 2003. 
  • WPKA National Silver Medalist - Continuous Kickboxing - Middleweight - Oakville 2001
Angelo has made an excellent impact with the Nomad team helping many individuals to reach their goals. He is a slippery fighter who has excellent all round abilities. In particular, watch out for the mean set of kicks!! Angelo is an excellent communicator who can break down the most difficult technique so that anyone can learn it.

 

"Beware the fury of a patient man."

- John Dryden


 

Victor Provost -  Instructor
Certified National Level Boxing Coach - Level 1
Certified National Level Kickboxing Coach - Level 1
Certified CASK Kickboxing Official - Level 2

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Victor Provost - Kickboxing & Boxing Instructor  
  • South African Intercontinental Championship - Gold Medalist – Cape Town SA 2005 
  • WPKA World Bronze Medalist - Continuous Kickboxing - Middleweight - Greece 2004
Victor has been a valuable addition to the Nomad team regarding all aspects of the organization. While Victor didn't get an early start in the sport of Kickboxing, he has certainly made an impact. He demonstrates to many people that it's never too late to make a valuable change in your life. Victor has excellent technical abilities and is a great help to anyone looking to improve their fundamental skills.


"Our lives are not determined by what happens to us but by how we react to what happens, not by what life brings to us, but by the attitude we bring to life. A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events, and outcomes."

 

Marie-Helene Pichette - Instructor
Certified National Level Boxing Coach - Level 1
Certified CASK Kickboxing Official - Level 2
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Marie-Helene - Kickboxing & Boxing Instructor  
  • Canadian National Team WPKA - World Championships - Greece 2002 
  • WPKA Gold Medalist - Intercontinental Championships - South Africa 2003 
  • Canadian National Gold Medalist - Continuous Kickboxing - Oakville 2005 - CASK 
  •  Juding Kickboxing matches since 2005

Since Marie-Helene has returned from her first World championships in Greece, she has been concentrating on perfecting her full-contact fighting. Marie-Helene loves teaching at Nomad and runs one of the most popular classes. Anyone who has participated in one of her classes knows that she means business! 



"Le courage, c'est pouvoir abandonner ce qui nous est familier."

 


Steve Lozanski - Black Belt Tae Kwon Do - Instructor
Certified National Level Kickboxing Coach - 1
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Steve Lozanski - - Kickboxing & Boxing Assistant Instructor  
  • Head Instructor - Astral Fitness Kickboxing & Boxing program
  • CASK Canadian National Gold Medalist - Continuous Kickboxing - Middleweight - Oakville 2005 
  • CASK Canadian Provincial Gold Medalist - Continuous Kickboxing - Middleweight - Oakville 2005 
  • Assistant Team Leader - Canadian National TKD Demo Team - Pan Am Games 
  • Head Instructor for 4 Tae Kwon Do - Satelitte Schools 
  • Class 2 Referee - WTF Tae Kwon Do
Steve "Lightning Legs" Lozanski came to Nomad Kickboxing & Boxing by storm and has provided its members with some outstanding skills. As a former Tae Kwon Do Instructor, Steve has brought to the table a lot of teaching experience. If you're looking to improve kicking flexibility, learn jumping flying kicks, or simply want to work on lightning quick speed...Steve is your man.
 
"I firmly believe that any man's finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle." 
- Vince Lombardi

 

 

Kevin Conroy -  Black Belts in Tae Kwon Do & Karate -  Instructor
Certified National Level Kickboxing Coach - 1
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Kevin Conroy - Kickboxing & Boxing Assistant Instructor
·1999 Gold Medal, International ITF Competition – Oakville, Canada.

· 2001 Silver Medal, National ITF Competition, Ottawa, Canada.
 
· 2002 Gold Medal, International ITF Competition in Oakville.
 
· Certified ITF Referee.
 
· Over 20 fights in local continuous sparring tournaments.
 
· 3 Years teaching experience in Taekwon Do as assistant instructor. 
 
Kevin Conroy has brought Nomad Kickboxing & Boxing a wealth of knowledge from his past martial arts experience which includes Tae Kwon Do, Karate, and Muay Thai Kickboxing. His open minded approach helps him to work with both beginner and advanced atheletes with ease. His main interest in martial arts, kickboxing, and boxing is for everyone to enjoy a healthier lifestyle.  He also has a strong passion for learning and teaching. Right now Kevin leads our beginner Muay Thai Kickboxing program.

"I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times."
 
- Bruce Lee

 Assistant Instructors:

William Houtart -  Assitant Instructor
Certified National Level Kickboxing Coach - 1
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William Houtart - Kickboxing & Boxing Assistant Instructor  
  • Completed all 6 levels of the Nomad Junior 'Smart Kicks' kickboxing program
  • Competes in Amateur boxing
  • Available for Personal Training
William is one of the first people to ever complete the first 6 levels of the Junior program for kids 13 to 15 years old. William has become quite the athelete and leads dynamic and challenging classes. He has also completed the Mindset of a Champion workshop on multiple times and demonstrates his mental toughness every time he steps into the ring. Best of all, William is loads of fun. Based on his positive and light-hearted attitude you would never believe he is a tough boxing competitor.

"Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them -- a desire, a dream, a vision."
-Muhammad Ali


Steve Bedard-  Assitant Instructor
Completing National Level Boxing & Kickboxing Coaching Certification
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Steve Bedard - Kickboxing & Boxing Class Leader

 
  • Black Belt in Jiu Jitsu

Steve Bedard comes to Nomad Kickboxing & Boxing with teaching experience in the Jiu-Jitsu world. He has quickly adapted his style to become a helpful hand when it comes to running a class. He's always ready to help new students pick up the basics when they first come to class.  

 


"The key to developing people is to catch them doing something right."
- Ken Blanchard


Nomad Kickboxing & Boxing's Office Staff:
 

If you need to get a hold of someone in the office the best time to call is from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, monday to friday and from 9:00am to 2:00pm on saturdays.

Carianne McMahon - Office Manager
Certified National Level Kickboxing Coach - Level 1
Certified CASK Kickboxing Official - Level 1
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Carianne McMahon - Nomad Kickboxing & Boxing's Office Manager
  • Completing her Degree in Business Administration
  • Instructs advanced aqua safety courses: NLS, CPR, and Aqualeader
  • Certified First Aid Instructor
    Facilitates boat safety certification workshops
  • Participates in Nomad Kickboxing Classes since 2003
Carianne is an important part of the organizational body that keeps the administrative aspects of Nomad Kickboxing running smoothly. Carianne has also brought a lot of great ideas forward concerning programs, promotions, and events. Best of all, Carianne brings her high energy and high kicks to class.

 

Sarah Boucaud - Office Assistant
Certified National Level Kickboxing Coach - Level 1
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Sarah Boucaud - Nomad Kickboxing & Boxing's Office Assistant
  • Competed at the CASK Kickboxing Nationals
  • Trains hard in both kickboxing & boxing
Sarah is a big help to the smooth running of the Nomad office. Most times, if you need something office related, you'll end up dealing with Sarah. Sarah brings a lot of energy, enthusiam and a positive attitude to our team. 


 The team of instructors at Nomad Kickboxing & Boxing hope to see you in class soon!

 

 





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