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IMMAF CEO commented on new recommendations on martial arts and martial arts by the Council of Europe – MMA Sports

International Martial Arts Federation CEO Densign White MBE, OLY is new to the Council of Europe Recommendation To member countries about “extreme martial arts and combat activities” including MMA.

In the latest recommendation, the Council of Europe positively recognizes the physical, mental and social interests of participants in promoting martial arts and combat activities when practiced within the “appropriate framework”. .. It is recommended that practices in these areas should be “in line with the requirements of existing norms regarding the value of sports”.

The council has identified key stakeholders responsible for the participant’s safety framework as “government”, (recognized) sports organizations, national platforms, authorities, working groups and other extreme martial arts and combat activities. It is cited as including a temporary agency for regulation. As a commercial organization “and call for their cooperation.

This recommendation replaces the previous 1999 Recommendation R (99) 11 on “Prohibition of Free Fighting Contests such as Cage Fighting”.

IMMAF Representative Densain White CEO and Communications Director Isobel Khanwas testified in a working group hearing on a review of the Council of Europe’s recommendations held in Paris on April 26, 2017.

Densain White commented:

“We are pleased with the results of this study, and to improve the safety of MMA participants, the government should further cooperate between relevant sports organizations and public institutions, as well as the international sports movement. I agree with the recommendation to take responsibility. I welcome the observation that participants in physical activity should have the right to practice in a safe and well-managed manner, regardless of the cognitive status of the sport.

“”IMMAF Has long campaigned to formally approve MMA from the international sports movement. This strengthens the authority to govern in a non-governed landscape to share the Board’s concerns about the health and safety of practitioners, including children. IMMAF It has well-developed policies on executive and coach education, youth development programs, human resource development pathways, anti-doping, medical and concussion policies, and community programs, adopted by all UN federations in 114 countries around the world. Forty-eight of them are domestic. Approved by the Olympic Committee or sports authorities. We are proud to have contributed to the research that led to this report and are pleased to work with you to facilitate the implementation of these recommendations in Europe. “


– MMA Sports

IMMAF CEO commented on new recommendations on martial arts and martial arts by the Council of Europe

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