On October 17, 2018 the Government of Canada legalized the recreational use of Cannabis. It’s important to know that while cannabis is legal in Canada, it does not affect the status of cannabis as a prohibited substance in sport. A positive test can still result in a sanction. Cannabis continues to be listed as “Prohibited…

By Ryan McKinnon Zubair Khan’s road to the Pan Ams is quite storied by comparison to his nine Canadian teammates; after all, he began competing before many of them were even born. That’s quite a thing to consider, and it isn’t something the 38 year-old had disregarded before flying to Buenos Aires. Outside of the…

By Ryan McKinnon Sarah Carter represented Team Canada in the 75 kg Elite Female division in December at the 2018 Pan American Championship in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Hailing out of Nak Muay Gym in Winnipeg under the tutelage of Dave Zuniga, a famous Canadian nak muay in his day, Sarah either has to fly or…

By Ryan McKinnon Sara Buzcek of Kitchener represented Canada at the 2018 Pan American Championship in Argentina last December in the 63.5 kg Female Elite division. Competing alongside Dan Sopa, her stablemate from TKO Fighting Arts, Sara qualified for the national team at the Muaythai Canada National Championship in October. She received solid financial support…

By Ryan McKinnon Dan Sopa of TKO Fighting Arts in Kitchener, Ontario represented Canada in the 60kg male elite division at this past December’s Pan American Championship in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Prior to his trip, Daniel competed in his home town of Kitchener at the Tri-City Fighting Series on December 8th 2018, winning an open…

By Ryan McKinnon Warwick Fulke of N-1 Thaiboxing in Ottawa represented Canada last December in the 67kg male Elite division at the Muaythai Pan Am Championship in Buenos Aires. Just a couple weeks prior in Ottawa he earned Fight of The Night honours due to his outstanding performance against Joey Dubeau at the Live at…

By Ryan McKinnon Vic Costa is the owner of K1 Kickboxing Academy in Burlington, Ontario, where he coaches one of Canada’s young standouts, Evan Gonsalves who competed in this year’s Pan Ams. Costa took on the role of head coach going into Argentina this year. His experience in international events made him an extremely valuable…

By Ryan McKinnon Nathan Boulet represented Canada at the 2018 Pan American Championship in the Male Elite 63.5 kg division. Hailing from Timmins, Ontario, Nathan is used to travelling long distances to test his skills against top competition wherever they might be. However for this competition, a 10 hour flight would supplant the typical 10…

By Ryan McKinnon Evan Gonsalves was Canada’s only youth athlete to represent at the 2018 Pan American Championships in Buenos Aires. Although he didn’t capture gold, the event was a great learning opportunity for one of Canada’s top prospects. He earned some valuable experience, and made memories that will stay with him for life. Below…

By Ryan McKinnon Scott MacKenzie’s year can be summarized nicely in one word. ‘Golden’. He ended the year with a flawless record of 9-0, captured a pair of titles along the way, and capped off his outstanding achievements by sweeping the 75 kg division at the Pan American Championships in Argentina, earning a gold medal…

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