The best gym in Toronto. As an avid practitioner of various martial arts, I chose Balance MMA as my academy. Balance MMA truly lives up to its name: this is true for both their grappling and striking curriculum. The grappling program is taught by 7 instructors, with professor Peter Lee overseeing the program. Each instructor has his/her way of teaching and each lesson is catered towards the students’ needs. No mater what your learning style is, it will be covered. As someone who has trained in numerous gyms, I had high expectations. Within a minute of training with professor Peter Lee, I knew I was at the right gym and never looked elsewhere since. Balance MMA’s BJJ curriculum will take your skills to another level. The Striking program is run by Peter Montrait, a very skilled and multifaceted instructor. He is open minded and will also cater to your needs as a student. Peter does one of the best jobs I’ve ever seen of balancing the physical aspect of martial arts training and coaching the skillsets of the martial art. His sessions abide by principles of sports science. He takes a methodical approach to progressing the intensity and difficulty of his classes. As a current trainer myself, I appreciate the thoughtful and purposeful approach that is missing from most sports coaches. Where Balance MMA shines the most is in its hospitality towards its members. I can confidently say that it is the most open minded and friendly gym I have ever trained at. I believe a gyms atmosphere is set via a trickle down effect from its owner/coaches. Chris Bell, the owner, along with all the coaches, make it comfortable to train and make you want to come back with a smile. Whether it’s your first time learning a martial art or you are an experienced martial artist, you will not find a more suitable place to train than Balance MMA. It continues to maintain the perfect balance between competency and camaraderie.