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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  1. Every striker I have ever spoken to repeats “you hit with your hips”. Despite this mantra no one considers what is responsible for snapping the hips forward. Enlightenment only occurs after a fighter suffers an injury to either a calf or hamstring. Pain at the back of the leg completely inhibits hip drive and punches as well as kicks become anemic. Fighters often lament how increased muscular bodyweight makes them feel slow and sluggish. This perception won’t occur with appropriate ankle training. Powerful, well conditioned calves will make you feel light on your feet.

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