Based in Verdun, just a few blocks from the metro station of the same name, Angry Monkey MMA is one of those special “je ne sais quoi” gyms. Its founder and head striking coach Justin Etheridge, is also the president of the World Kickboxing Federation of Quebec. Etheridge managed to create a safe space where hardcore training is perfectly balanced with a sense of community. The gym has produced multiple champions in K-1 Kickboxing and many fierce competitors in Muay Thai, Boxing, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
The key element of the gym is the submission grappling coach Alexandre Brock Arteau who is probably the nicest scary guy you will ever meet. His BJJ crew, which meets 6 days/week, feels more like a friendly gathering than a class.
If you looking to lose weight, the boxing coach, restless Coney Reyes, won’t let you leave her class unless you are drenched in sweat and a bit overwhelmed but still wanting to come back for more. The Gym also has close ties with World Champions like Liam Harrison , Jean Charles Skarbowsky and Bas Rutten
Address: 5139 Rue de Verdun, Verdun, QC H4G 1N6
Phone: (514) 543-6107