Earlier this year Manitoba passed an Order in Council setting out how amateur ‘prize fights’ are to be regulated in the Province. Oversight of all karate prize fights was handed to Karate Manitoba.
Today Karate Manitoba sent the below e-mail setting out their regulatory framework for the sport. I should note that the e-mail is somewhat overly broad. It is not accurate to say that “all amateur karate competitions in Manitoba must be approved by Karate Manitoba” This statement is only true to such karate competitions that can be deemed as ‘prize fights’ under s. 83 of the Criminal Code. A karate competition that does not include ‘prize fighting’ is not caught by Karate Manitoba’s regulatory powers. In any event, here is their e-mail with links to their policy and application forms.
Hello Karate Clubs Recent changes to both the Federal and Provincial legislation have impacted the entire karate community in Manitoba. One of the key impacts of the Provincial Order-In-Council is that all amateur karate competitions in Manitoba must be approved by Karate Manitoba prior to implementation. To read more please click on link OIC Letter to Karate Clubs
If you have any questions and or concerns please feel free to contact the office.