Chalking this one up to the ‘no surprises here‘ category, the City of Weyburn has pulled the plug on their planned Athletic Commission to regulate MMA in the City, After it was announced that the City has plans to regulate MMA the Province stepped in saying such a law would exceed the City’s authority. The … More City of Weyburn Pulls the Plug on Planned Combative Sports Bylaw
As predicted earlier this month, Saskatchewan has now legalized amateur MMA. The Provincial Government passed Order in Council 479/2013 which orders that the Saskatchewan Martial Arts Association is specified as the body responsible for the sanctioning and oversight of amateur combative sports, including mixed martial arts, kickboxing, modified muay thai, and full contact karate. A summary of … More Saskatchewan Legalizes Amateur MMA, Law To Legalize Pro MMA To Be Introduced in the Fall
Update August 14, 2013 – the plans discussed below have gone through and will apparently also include pro MMA. You can click here for details ______________________________________________________________________ As previously discussed, Canadian federal law designates amateur combat sports ”in the programme of the International Olympic Committee” legal by default. These include Boxing, Wrestling, Judo and Tae Kwon Do. … More Saskatchewan To Legalize Amateur MMA and Other Combat Sports?
Earlier this month I discussed the combat sports athletic commission rumored to be coming to Weyburn, Sakatchewan concluding that if Cities in Saskatchewan have the authority to regulate MMA under the Cities Act and there is “no interference from the Provincial legislature” then the path may be clear for municipal commissions. I have just been … More Saskatchewan Plays the Trump Card over Municipal MMA Regulation