Dynamite Boxing is a grass roots boxing gym. We believe in hard work, determination, positivity and the mentality to achieve greatness. Through the power of multi-sport training, we support athletes of all ages to push their boundaries and become champions in the ring, on the ice, and in their lives.
Dynamite Boxing Club is located in Calgary’s North East and features a classic boxing ring, group class room, weight room, showers and locker rooms. We have over 5000 square feet of space and can accommodate all groups, individual athletes and teams no matter what the goal is.
Shane Thompson Owner/Operator
Coach Shane began his journey and dream of coaching boxing in 2001 while he was teaching construction at Van Horne High School in Calgary. He started by recruiting a few students that showed a particular interest in the sport and started training them during spares, lunch and any breaks. From there he built himself a gym in his garage and started them training them there. Some of the kids went on to win Golden Gloves in Calgary and Shane realized his true passion of coaching. Since then he has been involved in many aspects of competitive sports ranging from competitor to coach and mentor in boxing, having experience in coaching amateur and professional fighters. Dynamite Boxing Club has come a long way from training fighters while he was a teacher, opening a gym in his garage to now having his own beautiful 5000 square foot facility that he calls home. His passion for the sport has allowed him to grow and engage in the community, creating a place for all ages and levels of experience to step out of their comfort zones and learn the art of boxing.
Along with boxing, Shane specializes in on and off-ice training for hockey players. He has an extensive hockey background as a player, a coach and a trainer. Dynamite Boxing Club believes that multi sport training is the best training for all athletes to become multi-dimensional well-rounded players. Boxing creates good habits, discipline and self driven work ethic which is beneficial to all athletes. DBC has been home to many hockey teams throughout the years including the entire Calgary Saints organization for the past 4 seasons, Quadrant levels including AA and AAA Bantam and Midget teams, over 25 Simons Valley community teams plus various Soccer, Lacrosse, Football and Ringette teams. Shane not only pushes to get the most out of the athletes that he trains but he maintains personal relationships, coaching and mentoring and offering guidance to them through-out their athletic careers. Shane has empowered hundreds of people to reach their goals. His presence is infectious. When he teaches, he knows how to make you feel like you are capable of doing anything.
OG has been coaching along side Coach Shane since 2010. But prior to coaching with Shane, OG and Shane have known each other since childhood. He joined the gym to learn to box and maintain his fitness. From there he fell in love with the sport of boxing and realized his passion for coaching and training. He has since become known as one of Dynamite’s most hard nosed and well-respected coaches. OG has his Level 1 Boxing Alberta Coaching certificate and specializes in “old school” circuit conditioning, pyramid training and puts his own “OG” spin on Yoga training. If you know, you know. Neal also has an extensive background in hockey as he started playing hockey at a young age and played all the way to junior in the SJHL. He has been assisting Shane coach on and off the ice, mirroring his values and techniques. Together, they are a force to be reckoned with. As a father of 5 (that’s right, 5), Neal’s personal experiences and the love for his children is what grounds him, and inspires him to be in the best shape his life, motivating others to do the same #trainlikeafighterlooklikealover
Raj is no stranger to the sport of boxing. As an amateur boxer for the past 10+ years Raj has an extensive background in the sport. He has been coaching the fighters and kid’s class with Dynamite for over 2 years now. He loves to hold pads and teach footwork. His knowledge of boxing brings a different perspective and he enjoys sharing that with the kids. Raj not only spends his time at the gym but is also a successful entrepreneur. He owns various businesses including his newest venture of Canelos Ice Cream YYC. When he is not at the gym or at work Raj enjoys watching anime, reading and spending time at home with his family.
Leo has been coaching with Team Dynamite since 2016. Leo has his Level 1 Boxing Alberta Coaching certificate and specializes in Upper and Lower body mobility, strength and conditioning and sport specific training. Leo also has an extensive background as a Life Coach and Mentor. He has been a mentor, volunteering his time with the Big Brothers and Sisters organization since 2013 and is still actively involved. Prior to coaching with Dynamite Boxing Club, Leo used to train with Coach Shane while competing in Judo (competitive 2016-2018) and Kickboxing (competitive 1998-2004). Outside of training and coaching Leo is currently enrolled in Bow Valley College. He is also a huge Bruce Lee fan.
Saroya comes to Dynamite from Yale University where she played defence for the University Team. She then signed a professional contract with the WNHL Riveters for the 2020 season. As of 2021 she is signed to play for the Toronto Six. She comes with great knowledge and passion for the sport.
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