Kapawe’no First Nation – Buffalo Bay Academy at Kapawe’no Nêhiyawak School is making strides in greatness with academics and athletics as a winning combination by integrating Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) into its already flourishing Boxing Academy. This expansion broadens the scope of athletic training available to our students but also enriches the curriculum with a deeper layer of complexity and skill development.
Students can now transition seamlessly from the art of boxing to the diverse disciplines encompassed by MMA, including Muay Thai and Jiu-Jitsu. This holistic approach allows students to garner a broad spectrum of skills, from striking and grappling to self-defense and discipline. The overarching goal is to provide a comprehensive athletic experience that complements the school’s very strong academic offerings under the auspices of Principal Mr Jorden Thiessen and Athletic Director Mr Brian Thomas.
Coach Sam Kachuk, who spearheads the MMA initiative, works in synergy with boxing to develop programs that are both distinct yet interconnected. The result is a dynamic environment where students can explore multiple pathways to physical and mental growth, all while engaging in activities that instill both fun and a deep sense of personal accomplishment.
By expanding its Boxing Academy to include MMA, Buffalo Bay Academy sets a new standard for academic institutions, one that promotes a well-rounded, versatile approach to student development. This initiative further establishes Kapawe’no School as a pioneering where Nêhiyawak learning and modern athleticism coalesce into an extraordinary educational life long learning experience.
Last modified: October 2, 2023