Welcome to Ten-Eight Performance 

Make every round, a ten-eight round

Optimal Coach to Client Ratio

Our main focus, besides  performing at your best, is to make sure we are teaching along the way. We offer one-on-one instructional sessions, partner sessions and semi-private sessions (up to 3 people) to ensure you get the coaching you need, and deserve. All of our clients have  24-7 access to their coach to answer any questions they may have 

Performance Excellence

Through systematic training, nutrition, and  mobility work, we taylor each plan to your competition schedule or personal goals. Not everyone needs to be a competitor, BUT YOU CAN  train like one! There is no room for failure if you put in the work. Dominate, that’s what Ten-Eight is all about

Education and Injury Prevention

Condition your body, and mind for the long haul. Let’s face it, you can’t be with your coach all the time, but what you learn from your coach will last a lifetime, and keep you performing at your best for years to come 

Services and Programs

Boxing Packages

Get Ring ready, or get fit learning the sport!
with Coach Kyle


Pay as you go (single private sessions)
1x/week, monthly membership – One-on-One/Partner/Semi-Private 
2x/week, monthly membership – One-on-One/Partner/Semi-Private 
3x/week, monthly membership – One-on-One/Partner/Semi-Private 

Strength and Conditioning Packages

Get Competition ready, or get fit/train like an athlete!

with Coach Kajeel


Pay as you go (single private sessions)
1x/week, monthly membership – One-on-One/Partner/Semi-Private
2x/week, monthly membership – One-on-One/Partner/Semi-Private
3x/week, monthly membership – One-on-One/Partner/Semi-Private 

Fight Club – Boxing AND Conditioning

This 12-week package has you training with up to 2 other people every Mon/Wed/Friday. Boxing is every Mon/Friday and Conditioning is on Wednesday. We guarantee you will be heading out of the 12 weeks a different person!

Current openings are 5:00 – 6:00 PM (private groups can be arranged)

Nutrition Plans

Available as an add-on package to any training plan at Ten-Eight that works hand in hand with your training to ensure your goals are met, while keeping with your personal preferences and kitchen skills

Client Testimonials

Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our clients say:

“The boxing program was an excellent fit for me. Not only is it a great workout, but It’s a skill that I can strive to get better at every day. I feel more confident in my fitness level and technique each and every week, and that’s an incredible feeling. I also can’t say enough nice things about the instructor Kyle”


I’ve been boxing with Kyle for 7 months and have truly enjoyed the experience. I came to him with no boxing experience. He expertly balances pushing you towards your fitness goals with patience and understanding. He is always motivated, flexible and willing to work around your hectic schedule!


I started working with Coach Kyle about 5 months ago and I’ve already noticed a huge improvement in my skills and my confidence. I have always been interested in boxing and learning to box has been on my bucket list for years, but because I was never particularly athletic, I was too intimidated to try. I am so glad that I took a chance and started to work with Kyle. In addition to being super knowledgeable and a great coach, he is also approachable and encouraging. He breaks down the movements so that I can understand the reasons behind why I need to position my body in certain ways and how I can generate the most power. He’s also great at motivating me to give just a little bit more every time I think I’ve completely run out of steam. I come away from every session with a huge smile on my face and an amazing sense of accomplishment. I’ve learned so much from Coach Kyle already and am excited to continue my boxing journey with him!


“I was introduced to boxing first time in my life by Kyle. After one of the TRX training sessions, Kyle spent a few minutes with me, showing how the boxing class would look like. That had a huge impact on me, as I felt like this was something very new and challenging, and I immediately got very excited.
I’ve been taking boxing classes with Kyle for 3 months, and I could definitely see progression in foundational skills, as well as overall health and fitness improvements.
Kyle’s passion to boxing is charging, making the classes fun and filled with lots of positive energy. As a professional coach, Kyle is very attentive to details and able to delicately correct the flaws in a technique, which I personally very appreciate! Another important aspect for me is safe environment, where I have no concerns over being injured at all.
I like boxing not only because of its health and fitness benefits, but it also keeps my brain in tonus. It definitely became part of my life for a while now (since there’s still lots to learn ).”


Learning to box continues to be a unique and challenging experience in all the best ways! It is a full body and mind workout and as soon as one session has finished, I’m already looking forward to the next! Thanks to Kyle’s enthusiasm and expertise I’ve found a new lifelong passion!


My sister and I started boxing as beginners with Kyle about 4 months ago. We had no boxing skills at all and have both learned so much! Kyle really is a great coach, he is very knowledgeable, laid back, and fun to work with, but definitely makes you work hard too!! It’s always a great workout and learning technical boxing skills has been a really cool way to get my exercise in. 100% recommended to all!”


Before I started training with Kajeel, I had issues with my right hamstring. In the summer of 2019 I pulled my hamstring by landing incorrectly inside the long-jump pit. Previous poor training habits had led me to have to rehab my hamstring instead of the running on the track where I could show my improvements I had worked on the entire summer. Kajeel and I trained 2-3 times a week; everything revolved around reducing injury risk and improving as an athlete by developing better body control.
Initially I could neither sprint nor jog, yet within a month I’d gained the right amount of strength I needed to be back on the track.
He taught me about the importance of properly working my hamstring so I could heal faster among many other things.
Throughout my journey working out with Kajeel we had done many drills in the weight room and on the track to enhance my strength, mobility, speed and reflex abilities. I’ve trained with Kajeel for over two years, and seen an unbelievable amount of progress in that time. Looking forward to being better next season thanks to Kajeel.

Rakeme, 24M
Ottawa Lions Track & Field (Long Jump & Sprint)

I met Kajeel when he started working with our Shooting Stars basketball team back in 2019. He has brought our team improvement as individuals and as a unit. My time with Kajeel, personally, over the last couple of years has helped me improve in multiple areas like strength, hand eye coordination, mobility, speed and much more. Through Kajeel’s training I have gained more confidence on the court as I know the mechanics to change direction effectively, jump higher, and much more that all transfer in game situations. Not only does Kajeel develop my game in the weight room, court, or field but is always available to answer my questions/ concerns anytime, even off the court, helping me to be the best player I can.

Hadassah, 16F
Ottawa Shooting Stars Basketball (Guard)

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Our Team

Get to know our Grade-A team at Ten-Eight!

Kyle Smith

Head Boxing Coach

Kyle doesn’t remember being introduced to boxing, it’s always been a part of his life. He spent years learning from watching fight tapes religiously and sparring with his father. In 2010 he started competing. In 2012 he became a Boxing Ontario certified coach  and began training younger fighters and teaching classes with the National Capital Boxing Club. 

Kyle has competed in both club shows and medaled in provincial tournaments. His main passion is teaching boxers to be a thinker in the ring, breaking down the sometimes barbaric actions of boxing, and showing the intelligent defence behind it all.  This is done in a step by step progression starting with footwork, positioning, and a “one tool at a time” approach to learning defensive perfection.

Everyone should have a chance to learn, understand and train like they are going to the Olympics, even if they aren’t planning to compete. Building mastery in the sport of boxing takes a special mix of mental and physical control. His goal is to have his boxers understand boxing and it’s different styles, when to employ different strategies, ring IQ, judging, footwork, and most of all, how to wear a smile while making opponents miss.

Kajeel Grant

Head Strength and Conditioning Coach

Through years of experience as an athlete, coach, and sports scientist, he’s developed a system for training athletes based on mobility, injury prevention, speed and strength development which has successfully gotten multiple athletes post-secondary recruitment. He’s worked with and developed athletes of all ages at the youth, high school, college/university and professional level in sports such as basketball, football, rugby and track & field. He also applies these same scientific principles to help personal training clients of all ages/backgrounds meet their goals whether it be weight gain, fat loss, performance, returning from injury, looking and feeling better etc.

Education: Diploma in Fitness & Health, Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science Certifications: Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist – NSCA, Athletic Performance Specialist – EXOS, Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist – FRS Favourite Sport: Basketball Favourite Exercise: Trap Bar Deadlift and Power Cleans

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