When we founded the ECL in 2017, our goal was to promote and grow the martial arts in Edmonton, Alberta, and Western Canada. We are here to give martial artists a platform to unlock their true potential while developing their minds and bodies. The martial arts provide a way to focus your energy positively. They also provide a safe and controlled environment to practice and perform, while synonymously developing important life skills like focus, commitment and dedication. It is with these skills that martial artists are able to achieve success life.
The first step was to create a show where the athletes could show up and compete in front of a live audience, and really give them the first hand experience of life in the ring, and the feeling of achievement that comes with giving it your all. Five shows in, and we have had the pleasure of having been featured on the Fight Network, and hosting a Canada vs USA Muay Thai Gala that pit the very best from Canada and the USA in what was an unforgettable night of fights.
We definitely have some serious Muay Thai and kickboxing talent, but the unfortunate truth is that they suffer from a lack of exposure. The regional scene is busy, but it’s hardly enough to achieve the goal, to have a wealth of competent martial artists representing Canada in and out the ring. It’s this realization that prompted us to negotiate a Canadian National event with the