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Message from Rohit Seth, President of the Canadian Combat Alliance, regarding the first IMMAF Pan American Championships that was held in Toronto, Canada from April 25 to 26 and hosted by his organisation:
The first ever IMMAF Pan American Championships of Amateur MMA took placeon 25-26 April and it was an amazing experience. In the face of adversity, and against many odds and obstacles placed in our way by those who cannot, we did it. We came out victorious in weaving another thread into the fabric of MMA history. It is with the allegiance and dedication of Canadian Combat Alliance and the Ontario Grappling Association board and members, and the unwavering support of IMMAF, that we were able to offer the opportunities afforded by international competition to youth and adult athletes from the Americas who aspire to be the best. It is to the athletes, along with their parents, families, and instructors, that I would like to express my gratitude as for without them there would be no motivation for us to do what we do. So, thank you first and foremost to the athletes, instructors, parents, and family members who every day participate in helping to build our sport. We would like to thank the USA Athletes from the Chicago area and their coach, Master Bob Schirmer, for taking part in the 2015 IMMAF Pan American Championships. In addition, our thanks goes to the Chief Executive Officer of IMMAF, Mr. Densign White, for attending and supporting the event. A very deep gratitude goes out to a gym that has been a friend to our sport without bias, in helping anyone and everyone when they need it. They generously made their facilities available to host our event. To “Xtreme Couture MMA Toronto”, a big thank you for your support in making first IMMAF PanAm Championships happen.