CMAA Founder

The Canadian Martial Arts Association (CMAA) was founded by Brian K Leishman. He was born in North Bay, Ontario, Canada on April 14th, 1954. Mr. Leishman has spent many years indulging his curiosity about education, eastern philosophy, martial arts, and more. He is a martial art master who focuses on self-development and the science of…

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The Martial Art Community

In Canada, the martial art community is comprised of a diverse group of martial art styles, systems, schools, instructors, and students. You can usually find a martial art instructor in communities with a population of ten thousand or more. Depending on your interest, it may prove challenging to find exactly what you’re looking for in…

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Quality of Instruction

“Student Beware” There are no academic standards in the Canadian martial art industry. Unlike the medical community, there are no standards enforced by the Canadian government. This means that anyone can call themselves a martial art instructor, master, or grand-master. These terms can be, and have been, adopted by some individuals who possess limited knowledge…

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Safety

Will you be in a safe learning environment? As a consumer, here are some things to consider. Warm Up Exercises Over the years, some martial art practitioners have injured themselves performing warm up exercises. As an example, an injury can occur because the “warm up exercise” was created by an instructor who didn’t understand the…

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