About the founder

FREDIE BUEN, LMA FOUNDER

Born in Firenze Italy, raised in Canada and Australia with Filipino parents, Fredie Buen has quite the story suitable for such an inspirational gym. Raised in a single parent household in one of Toronto’s notorious neighbourhood’s - Jane and Finch – Fredie struggled through his adolescence just like many young boys in that area.
This challenging season contributed to a series of poor choices in Fredie’s young adulthood which ultimately led to a lifestyle of reckless living, substance abuse, incarceration, and gang affiliation. “This was the lowest point in life and just like the prodigal son when looking at his situation amongst the pigs he ate with I prayed there would more for me”.
And there definitely was... 

In the summer of 2008, Fredie got connected with a community that would forever change his life.

The Gateway Christian Life Centre had a unique establishment that used recreational services such as sports and performing arts as a means to build community and to reach young men like Fredie so that they would meet with them where they are, at whatever life stage, so that they can empower them with the life-giving message of the Gospel; and that’s exactly what Fredie found. It was through the Gateway Centre and the mentorship of key leaders such as Ron Orcajada, Maricar Tolentino, Ron Pagcaliwagan, and Julius & Bunny Tiangson.

Together they used the tools of Urban hip hop, martial arts, group counseling, and countless hours of praying and engagement to bring Fredie from a place of brokenness to success and even a lifestyle of community service.

“It was through these people I understood the value of community and compassion which is the landmark of Limitless… through them, I learned more than entrepreneurship, which helped me build Limitless, I learned that our gifts can be used as a vehicle for positive change”.

precisely what Limitless Martial Arts aspires to be!

Since this season Fredie has trained hundreds of students in taekwondo and kickboxing, raised dozens of young leaders, personally competed and ranked in three World Championships, and has built a tremendous reputation in the Mississauga Centre area for running a martial arts gym that “strives to build character along with muscles”!  

Fredie has now been married to Melissa Buen with three beautiful girls Trinity, Lilian and Ellie.
They both serve as associate pastors in Mississauga’s community church God’s Kingdom Fellowship and seek to share the life-transforming message of Jesus in and through their gym.