Wherever there is too much government, there is too little fun. In hyper-regulated Canadian, you can’t even hold a Brazilian jiu-jitsu championship.
Canada National Pro Jiu-Jitsu has held an annual championship for years, but this time it was abruptly postponed when police threatened to arrest the 240 registered participants.
The reason: Canada’s Criminal Code states only combat sports recognized by the International Olympic Committee are allowed in the country. Jiu-jitsu is not in the IOC’s program.
However, event organizers say Brazilian jiu-jitsu isn’t a combat sport at all according to the Criminal Code definition of “an encounter or fight with fists, hands, or feet.” While punching and kicking is allowed in Japanese jiu-jitsu, Brazilian jiu-jitsu involves grappling, an organizer explains.
Once you let bureaucrats tell you what sports you can participate in, you are at their mercy regarding definitions.
If progressives keep progressing, one day all sports will be banned so that no one gets hurt.
On a tip from TheChaoticStorm.