Clubs – be they standalone facilities dedicated to Muaythai, large multi-discipline gyms dedicated to many martial arts, or small programs run in a community centre – are a place where people are transformed. Skills are learned, obstacles are overcome, friendships are made, and successes are celebrated. Each Club is its own unique community, and membership with Muaythai Ontario will provide your Club with:
MTO’s goal is to unite the community and give owners access to the vendors and service providers. Often it is difficult for a single club to secure pricing with limited resources. We want vendors and providers eager to see us as a community of like-minded people. In addition, your club will be listed among other MTO-registered clubs on the Club Directory.
We are eager to help the Muaythai community in Ontario grow. The goal is to position the club owners as leaders in the Martial Arts throughout all of Ontario. Seminars will be delivered throughout the year ranging in topics. Examples are: business leadership, securing credit, and club management techniques, and skill-specific training for coaches and instructors.
Muaythai is forged in battle and tested regularly in the ring. There will be at least one (1) tournament per year and weekly or monthly competitions held by club owners like you, sanctioned by Muaythai Ontario. Muaythai Ontario enables access to National and International Championships through direct affiliations with: the National Organization, Muaythai Canada (MTC), and the International Federation of Muaythai Amateur (IFMA).
What You Need to Complete the Registration Form
- The club’s address and contact information;
- A primary contact for the Club; and
- *A credit card to complete the annual membership payment.
*If this is your club’s first time participating in MTO competition the membership fee is deferred until your second event. Please proceed with the application as normal. (Does not apply to Championship competition.)
Annual Muaythai Ontario Memberships are based on the calendar year. Active memberships end on December 31st of the year of registration. This is true no matter when a club has registered. There are no refunds for the yearly membership if already processed and used.
Example 1: A club registers with Muaythai Ontario on September 1st, 2019. Their membership expires on December 31st, 2019.
Example 2: A club registers with Muaythai Ontario on February 1st, 2019. Their membership expires on December 31st, 2019.
New in 2020
With the introduction of myMTOaccount, Athletes, Coaches, and Officials will be able to make changes to the information that is shown on their Online Passport. This means that a Club representative will also be able to access your listing in the Club Directory to make changes to photos, address, or contact information for your Club.
With the smarter membership system, Muaythai Ontario is now able to track Club renewals and provide Clubs that renew a 10% discount on their membership if they were full (not trial) members in the previous year.
Reopening During Ontario’s Emergency Orders for COVID-19
According to Ontario Regulation 82/20 (as of June 16th, 2020), facilities for indoor sports and recreational fitness activities may open if they are a member club of a provincial sport organization (such as Muaythai Ontario) recognized by the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries. (Schedule 2, Section 13.5, under Sports and Fitness). You can read more about this here.