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 recent appointment as TAFISA Martial Arts Commissioner.

"CNMAA has been a part of the TAFISA Family through our affiliation with the World Martial Arts Games Committee since 2007", said Ken Marchtaler, CNMAA President, "The movement from WMAGC to TAFISA directly shows the effect our ideals have had on other Sport Organizations such as TAFISA.  This marks the beginning of a new future for global martial arts!"

CNMAA is an Active National Member of TAFISA ( ), an IOC recognized Multi-Sport Organisation. Further information about CNMAA can be found by visiting the CNMAA website at .