Pro KB and MT Illegal in Canada

Discussion in 'Muay Thai and Kickboxing' started by math2tor, Sep 26, 2013.

  1. math2tor

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  2. 4n4L53x

    4n4L53x Orange Belt

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    In BC, not all of Canada.
     
  3. bleaK

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    Well that's silly.
     
  4. Rollermanskunk

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    Only British Columbia or other states as well?

    Weird
     
  5. DhakaMMA

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    I wonder if there was lobbying done from local Boxing/MMA promoters to have it amended in such a way? Established groups often have the clout to lobby against competition from foreign/new-comers. Regulations have always been used to do the opposite of what they're advertised as, its the "Revolving door" and cronyism at work here.
     
  6. CaulderBorn

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    other provinces its legal.

    Quebec has been legal for awhile and toronto had an on off stages of trial periods with amateur for years.
     
  7. Heikki Mustola

    Heikki Mustola Slightly Psychotic

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    Illegal? Ridiculous. Even if its only in BC.
     
  8. shin_shinobi

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    Very true.

    Here in Ontario waaaay back in the day (late 80's/early 90's) the established sport of kickboxing (lead by Twin Dragon Kickboxing) fought very hard to keep Muay Thai Illegal. "Amateur" fights were held in backyards and garages because there were no places sanctioned to have competitions.
     
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    WTF? I live in BC and go to amateur MT events all the time. Please don't tell me those are gunna be banned too

    Edit: OK it looks like only pro events are banned. That's just retarded
     
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    Terrible news, I can only hope that A class amateur events will remain legal to keep Canadian fighters in tip top shape for pro fights in other regions.
     
  11. Zuni

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    Couldn't they just have a muay thai rules fight inside of a cage and call it MMA?
     
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    Tankeray The Progeny of Beast of Woe

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    Mma okay but no muay thai? WTF logic
     
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    Yep looks like I am going across the border for my first fight. Shame...really hope this gets worked out.
     
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    I believe pro MT is still illegal in Ontario but amateur MT is legal. Just looked it up and pro Boxing, Kickboxing and MMA are legal in Ontario. MT is amateur but has a list of techniques which are not allowed essentially making it kickboxing.
     
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    A promotion in Quebec esstially tried that and the commision said that you have to adhere to policies and rules of existing approved sports and cannot pick and choose. I believe they tried to use all the weight classes and equipment of mma but not allow for ground game and it got shut down so they changed it to a mma event.
     

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