The Armoury is dedicated to training elite athletes including those with professional careers, Olympics bound or looking to gain a scholarship in the US or Canada. Here are some of the athletes we are developing.
Patrick R. Pytlik
I am an active professional MMA Welterweight and a former Professional Muay Thai fighter.
I have been competing since I was 16 years old. I came to understand the meaning of hard word and discipline by example of my father. When I was a teenager I started with mixed martial arts. I became humble very quickly. As time and training went by so did my ego.
I began to learn how to orientate myself as a athlete but even more importantly as a man. I decided to spend time in south east Asia learning from the best in the world and eventually fighting professionally in Northern Thailand.
When I got back to Canada I decided the type of qualities I possessed would be beneficial as a fireman so I pursued my studies and graduated a few years later.
I still had a hunger for the martial arts and walked into Hayabusa Training Centre. I spent 5 years in total honing the art of MMA as well as coaching the striking aspect of combat. It’s taken me all over North America and as far as the Chechen capitol of Grozny.
I won all my fights and put myself in position to fight for the Unified Welterweight title September 28 and I’m hoping that after this win I’ll get signed by the worlds top promotion the UFC.”
Bradley ‘B smooth’ Hamil
Bradley ‘B Smooth’ Hamil is a Professional Heavyweight Boxer, currently ranked 9th in Canada.
As a naturally athletic individual, he began participating in a variety sports from an early age including basketball, football and track and field. However, his passion for boxing became his focus. Devoting himself to the science of boxing, studying the great ones; Mohammad Ali, Mike Tyson, and Kitchener’s own Lennox Lewis. He dedicated all of his time to training and implementing the skills learned through his studies.
During Bradley’s Amateur Boxing career, he maintained an impressive record of 18-1. Successfully winning Ontario Golden Gloves 2014, Ontario Golden Gloves 2015, and the Total Man Show 2014. In 2014 he travelled to Kansas City where he won the Ringside World Championship in 2014. Bradley ‘B Smooth’ Hamil debuted his professional boxing career September 3, 2016, with a TKO victory in the 2nd round.
Bradley has mastered the art of being a devoted husband, loving father and skilled athlete. As a father of three, working full time and maintaining an extensive training schedule. He prides himself in being a leader for not only his own children but the youth that surrounds him, proving by action that dreams are attainable. With eye’s set on a World Title nothing will come in his way!
Jahsemar Olembe was born in Toronto but raised in Kitchener Waterloo. He was introduced to organized sports at an early age and excelled in both football and soccer. As a 7 year old he was invited to a basketball tryout for the KW Vipers and the rest was history. He immediately developed an unwavering love for the game and went on to lead his team to the league championship that year. From that season till now his accomplishments have been exceptional.
2013 ABS League scoring leader and league MVP
2014 OBA Champions
2015 CYBL Champions
2016 OBA scoring leader and Allstar Game MVP
2017 CYBL and OBA Allstar
2017 and 2018 County Champions for Margaret Avenue
2018 U15 National Champions for Team Ontario (only 14 yr old member)
Whether it’s scoring 61 points against Scarborough Blues, as a 12 year old, or getting his first in game dunk the following year, Jahsemar is destined for greatness. He has his sights set on playing in the NBA and one day representing his country in the Olympics.
Erika was born and raised in Kitchener-Waterloo. She has had a passion for sports from an early age and loves to lead an active lifestyle.
Throughout high school she was on the swimming, alpine ski, and track and field varsity teams, attending Cameron Heights for the International Baccalaureate program. While pursuing her engineering undergraduate and master’s degree at the University of Guelph, she competed on the track and field varsity team. She had the privilege and honour of being captain of the national winning women’s track and field team in 2013.
Her proudest collegiate career moments were competing for her team and bringing home multiple CIS (now U Sports) and OUA individual medals in the pole vault as well as being the provincial OUA champion in 2012. She also competed and won a silver medal at the Canada Summer Games in 2013.
Her favourite aspect about training for pole vault is the variety and the constant technique work necessary to improve.
Currently, she is training and working full time, and had a new personal best of 4.11 m this year. Her favourite experience pole vaulting to date was competing in Europe this past summer with some of the best athletes in world. She is training hard to make national teams in the upcoming years and working towards the ultimate goal of the 2020 Olympic games.
“Whatever you love doing, do your best and do it with passion”
Sara Haghighat-joo is an amateur boxer from British Columbia, Canada. She moved over to Guelph, Ontario in June of 2014 to train with Stephen Bailey-Head Competitive Team Coach at TNT Boxing Academ -full time and hasn’t left since. She is now a 2x National Champion. In 2017 she won at the 54kg divison and was awarded Best Female Boxer of the Tournament. She is the current 51kg National Champion which also happens to be one of few Olympic Weight Categories. So far she has a total of 95 fights under her belt with fewer than 15 losses. Some of her accomplishments to date include: