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 unarmed combat. Mr. Leishman hosts several websites and has been writing martial art articles since 1995.