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This Montreal gym owner uses kickboxing to promote kindness

Herby Whyne was on the lookout for a Montreal neighbourhood to match his character.
After condo developments put an end to the professional kickboxer's plan to open a gym in Villeray, he set his sights on the Sud-Ouest borough.
Seventeen years later, Hard Knox Gym has become a Saint-Henri institution, drawing curious fitness novices and veteran boxers from all over the island to its modest facilities. And most of them are women.

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This Montreal gym owner uses kickboxing to promote kindness

Herby Whyne opened the Hard Knox Gym in Montreal, Canada, 17 years ago. Beyond offering a space for kids and adults to build their muscles and their self-confidence, he gives back to the neighborhood that embraced him by organizing food drives, acting as a referee for Knock Out Cancer -- a boxing gala for amateur fighters to raise funds for a cure -- and engaging in everyday acts of kindness.

Montreal Gazette

self-defence.self-defence.

Herby Whyne, the owner of HardKnox, came to the aid of a mugging victim in St-Henri last week.

Herby Whyne, the owner of HardKnox, a boxing gym on Notre Dame St. W., was about to mount his motorcycle to head home last Monday night when he heard the victim screaming for help.