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The ECSC held its 38th annual combative sports awards dinner Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at the Chateau Nova Hotel (Yellowhead Trail and St. Albert Trail) in Edmonton. The event featured recognition of Edmonton’s most outstanding combative sport athletes of the year for 2014 in professional wrestling, mixed martial arts and boxing as well as lifetime achievement awards for two Edmontonians who each have made extensive contributions to their sport. Awards were presented by Chairman Ron Goltz and Vice Chair Vang Ioannides.READ FULL STORY
Initiated by Jelena Mrdjenovich and Nick Lees, and organized with the able assistance of Mel Lubovac of KO Boxing and the ownership and staff at the Chateau Lacombe Hotel, an evening of combative sports skits was held in the ballroom of the Chateau Lacombe Hotel as a fund-raiser for two charities, the CHED radio “Santa Anonymous” charity and for the Salvation Army. The charities split $60,000. The funds were generated through ticket sales for the evening and a silent auction that was outstanding!READ FULL STORY
Edmonton Combative Sports Commission (ECSC) member Bryan Hogeveen, achieved his black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu earlier this summer. His head instructors/professors, both from Chicago, were Ms. Hannette Staack (8 time Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion and 3 time ADCC champion) and Andre Terencio (one of the main international refs for the IBJJF) conferred the honor on Dr. Hogeveen, who is an associate professor in the sociology department at the University of Alberta. Bryan's home group was Brazil 021.READ FULL STORY
The Edmonton Combative Sports Commission (ECSC) held its 37th annual awards dinner Wednesday night, March 26 at the Chateau NOVA Hotel and Suites. “It was our most successful awards dinner in recent memory,” said Executive Director Pat Reid. The event had its largest turnout with participants present from most of Edmonton’s amateur boxing, wrestling and mixed martial arts clubs, as well as a number of professional athletes and administrators involved in the same sports.
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The Nevada State Athletic Commission on Thursday set a new course for the controversy over therapeutic use exemptions for testosterone replacement therapy for mixed martial artists.
The NSAC voted unanimously to ban applications for TUEs for testosterone replacement therapy, effective immediately. READ FULL STORY