Jean-Yves Theriault – “Champions do what others think is boring or hard … And they do it everyday.


As the middleweight, super middleweight and light heavy weight champion of the world in icemanthe Professional Kickboxing Association (PKA), Professional Karate Council (PKC) and the International Sport Kickboxing Association (ISKA), Jean-Yves had a phenomenal fight record of sixty-nine wins, six losses and a draw. Sixty of his wins were by knock out! The fact that he knocked so many opponents out cold, and his icy stare in the ring, earned him the nickname “The Iceman.” Outside of the ring Jean-Yves is just as determined to achieve his best, and spends much of his time helping others reach their goals too.

Since his professional kickboxing career, Jean-Yves has remained in the industry as a trainer, guest instructor and dedicated supporter to the sport. He developed a structured program for kickboxing enthusiasts and instructors called ProKick. And he has remained involved with Hanshi John, the Therien Jiu-Jitsu & Kickboxing schools and the Iceman Kickboxing Gala events.

Partnering with Hanshi John to open Therien Jiu-Jitsu & Kickboxing Ottawa South is an exciting challenge, and Jean-Yves is dedicating himself full-time to teaching and training students at the Ottawa South dojo. His love for the sport and belief that goals (inside the ring and out) are earned with hard work motivate him to push himself and others to succeed.

“The Iceman” Jean-Yves Theriault’s achievements include:

  • 1995 I.S.K.A. Full Contact Light Heavyweight World Champion
  • 1992 I.S.K.A. Full Contact Super Middleweight World
  • 1988 I.S.K.A. Full Contact Light Heavyweight World Champion
  • I.S.K.A. Full Contact Super Middleweight World Champion
  • P.K.C. Super Middleweight Full Contact World Champion
  • 1980-1995 P.K.A. Full Contact Middleweight World Champion
  • 1978 Canadian Full Contact Middleweight Kickboxing Champion
  • Inducted into the Professional Sports Hall of Fame
  • Black Belt Hall of Fame
  • Fighter of the Year
  • Athlete of the Decade in New Brunswick