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!

Our Story

The Bloody Ballet podcast is hosted by Ryan & Tyler McKinnon, and produced by Mark Manoharan. All 3 are martial arts junkies. Ryan & Tyler are Muay Thai instructors and spend most of their time talking about Muay Thai and fighting. We want to share incredible stories of martial arts from the perspective of the people in Ontario who are embedded in the martial arts community. We hope that the podcast will be a hub for fighters, coaches, athletes, sponsors, promoters, and fans. The podcast is entertaining, enlightening, and an indepth investigation into some of the deeper concepts of Muay Thai and martial arts in general.

The Blog

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.

Meet The Team

Ryan McKinnon

Ryan McKinnon

Founder, Podcast Host and Writer

Ryan graduated from York University in 2006. He studied Philosophy like one of his heroes, Bruce Lee. He splits his time teaching and training in Muay Thai at Lanna MMA and Milton Muay Thai. Ryan is also the lead content contributor to Muaythai Ontario. His free time is spent writing, watching the Joe Rogan Experience, and with his family in North York.

Tyler McKinnon

Tyler McKinnon

Podcast Co-Host

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.

Mark Manoharan

Mark Manoharan

Podcast Engineer

Mark is a future Humber College graduate in Radio & Broadcasting. He is the technical brain behind the podcast. His services are available for those interested in starting their own podcast.