From an early age, Yan had an interest in martial arts. Having Brule Lee and Chuck Norris as idols, his parents enrolled him in a karate school where he immediately fell in love with combat sports and competition. After having practiced several other sports, it was around the age of 18 that he returned to martial arts. He started Boxing, Kickboxing and Taewwondo ITF.
Having finished 3rd at the ITF Canadian Taekwondo Championship in Edmonton in 2008, followed a training camp at Sinbi Muay Thai in Phuket, Thailand and completed his level 1 and 2 coaching certification (Boxing Canada), Yan believes that his determination and his rigor will help you achieve your goals. With about fifteen fights to his credit, Yan became a coach at the Frontenac Academy in 2019. He is both the coach who will allow you to let off steam and give your maximum and the one who will put a smile on your face!