Many Martial Arts will be ‘Illegal’ to Practice

Given that there aren’t designated Provincial Sport Organizations (PSO) for many martial arts and combat sports in Ontario, the practice and competition of such arts will be considered illegal under Federal law.  This includes the following martial arts, that you might not normally think of, but without a designated PSO and related federal and international organized body, the following martial arts are just a few examples of what would be considered illegal to practice…

  • Aikido
  • Aikijujitsu
  • Grappling
  • Jiu Jitsu (Brazilian and Traditional)
  • Kendo
  • Kenjutsu
  • Kung Fu
  • Kobudo
  • Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)

…And many others.  A great article to explain this in more detail can be found here:

Ontario Set to Criminalize Amateur BJJ and Grappling as of July 1, 2017

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