The Bloody Ballet was born and raised in Toronto, Canada by Ryan McKinnon, a writer and devoted lover of the beautiful ‘Art of  Eight Limbs’.

Our mission is to document and preserve the rich history of Muaythai in Canada through our podcast, website, and brand, and share these stories with a larger audience who have yet to discover the art, culture, and sport of Muay Thai.

We believe that Muaythai is for everyone!


The Bloody Ballet podcast is produced and hosted by Ryan McKinnon and engineered by Mark Manoharan.

We hope that the podcast will be a hub for fighters, coaches, athletes, sponsors, promoters, and fans. The podcast is entertaining, enlightening, educational and an in depth investigation into the rich stories found in the Canadian Muay Thai scene.


Ryan McKinnon is the lead contributor to the blog. He has spent over 13 years practicing various martial arts. He has a deep passion for Muay Thai, and spent 5 weeks in Thailand in 2011 training all over the country.

The blog was created to share news and events in the GTA, fight predictions and breakdowns, and Ryan’s reflections on martial arts techniques and principles.



Ryan graduated from York University in 2006. He studied Philosophy like one of his heroes, Bruce Lee. He splits his time between Lanna MMA & Milton Muaythai, where he teaches and trains. He is also the lead content contributor to Muaythai Ontario. Any spare time is spent with his family in North York.


Ryan McKinnon

Founder, Podcast Host & Blog Writer
Tyler McKinnon

Tyler has been practicing Muay Thai since 2009. He is currently coaching at Lanna MMA in Toronto. His passion and dedication to the sport he loves is felt by everyone who has the chance to talk Muay Thai with him.

Tyler McKinnon

Podcast Co-Host
Mark Manoharan

Mark is a future Humber College graduate in Radio & Broadcasting. He is the technical brain behind the podcast and a big combat sports fan. You can catch some of his work with Canada’s top MMA analyst, Robin Black.

Mark Manoharan

Podcast Engineer