Final Medal Design Released

July 11, RICHMOND, BC– The Association for International Sport for All (TAFISA) and the Richmond Olympic Oval Corporation are pleased to release the medal design for the 1st TAFISA World Martial Arts Games. The medals were designed by Corrine Hunt, medal designer for the 2010 Olympic Games. A world-renowned First Nations artist, Ms. Hunt created the design […]

IOC GRANTS PATRONAGE TO TAFISA WORLD MARTIAL ARTS GAMES

May 21, 2014 Frankfurt, Germany – The momentum is building for the 1st TAFISA World Martial Arts Games, to be held September 3-7, 2014 in Richmond, Canada.    With less than four months to go, we are pleased to provide the following updates: The International Olympic Committee has officially granted Patronage for the 2014 TAFISA World […]

OLYMPIC MEDAL DESIGNER COMMISSIONED FOR WORLD MARTIAL ARTS GAMES MEDALS

February 24, 2014 Frankfurt, Germany – The Association for International Sport for All (TAFISA) and the Richmond Olympic Oval Corporation are pleased to announce that Corrine Hunt, medal designer for the 2010 Olympic Games has been officially commissioned to design the Medals for the 1st TAFISA World Martial Arts Games being held in Richmond, Canada […]

OPPORTUNITIES GROW FOR CANADIAN MARTIAL ARTS ATHLETES

February 18, 2014 Victoria, BC Canada – The Canadian National Martial Arts Association (CNMAA) is pleased to announce that the following tournaments have been designated as Qualifiers for Team Canada 2014 and the opportunity to compete at the 1st TAFISA World Martial Arts Games – September 3 to 7:  March 15/16, 2014 – Tiger Balm […]

Canada Scores Big at World Games

September 9, 2013 Bregenz, Austria – The Canadian National Martial Arts Association is pleased to announce that Team Canada 2013 represented by members from BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan accumulated a total of 37 medals comprised of 15 Gold, 18 Silver and 4 Bronze at the 7th World Martial Arts Games in Bregenz, Austria.   Leading Canada […]

MARCHTALER GROUP JOINS DESIGNED TO MOVE CHAMPIONS

“This year, 5.3 million deaths will be attributed to physical inactivity. Smoking is responsible for 5 million deaths per year” DesignedToMove.Org June 3, 2013 VICTORIA, BC CANADA – The Marchtaler Group is pleased to announce that they have been awarded the status of CHAMPION of the Designed to Move initiative spearheaded by NIKE. They will […]

RICHMOND, BC, CANADA WILL HOST THE 1ST TAFISA WORLD MARTIAL ARTS GAMES

April 22, 2013 Frankfurt, Germany – The Association for International Sport for All (TAFISA) and the Richmond Olympic Oval Corporation are pleased to announce that the Richmond Olympic Oval located in the city of Richmond, Canada, will be home to the 1st TAFISA World Martial Arts Games.   The games will be held in September 2014, […]

CNMAA BECOMES TAFISA NATIONAL MEMBER

January 15, 2013 Victoria, BC Canada – The Canadian National Martial Arts Association is pleased to announce that they have been approved as a National Member for TAFISA, an International Olympic Committee Recognized Multi-Sport Organization.   The approval by the TAFISA Board of Directors at an event held in Amravati, India followed CNMAA President Ken Marchtaler’s […]

KEN MARCHTALER APPOINTED MARTIAL ARTS COMMISSIONER

December 19, 2012 Frankfurt, Germany – The Association For International Sport for All (TAFISA) is pleased to announce that on November 15, 2012 in Tokyo, Japan, the TAFISA Board of Directors appointed Mr. Kenneth Marchtaler to the newly created position of Commissioner for Martial Arts. Ken was born in Vancouver, Canada. He has studied and […]

2013 WORLD MARTIAL ARTS GAMES RETURN TO BREGENZ, AUSTRIA

AUSTRIA WILL HOST THE TRANSITIONAL GAMES August 13, 2012 Bregenz, Austria  – The 2012 World Martial Arts Games will return to Bregenz, Austria.  The the games will be held at the Bregenz Schendlingerhalle, September 5 to 8, 2013. Austrian National WMAG Director Harald Falladori will oversee this year’s games.  “We are very proud that Austria has […]

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