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Tuesday, Jul 11, 2006

The Northern Touch: News And Notes From Canadian Mma

The Northern Touch: News and Notes from Canadian MMA
Team Toshido:
Kelowna Fight Team Is Starting To Turn Heads

By Kelsey Mowatt

Kelowna, British Columbia’s Team Toshido is quickly gaining notoriety throughout Canada’s MMA scene, as one of the countries best up and coming fight teams. Headed up by instructor’s David Lea and Vince Ross, Toshido’s roster boasts an impressive winning percentage, and although the majority of the team is still relatively inexperienced, MMA insiders have begun to take notice of Toshido’s fighters. Most recently the team came back from Rumble in the Cage 17 in Lethbridge, Alberta, with nothing but good news to report, as members Tim Jenson, Rory Macdonald and Gary Wright all walked away with victories.

"I think we are one of the most underestimated teams in Canada," says Toshido head instructor David Lea. "We have one of the highest winning percentages in the world. At the last Rumble in the Cage Tim Jenson totally overwhelmed Jason Tatlow and he’s considered one of the top guys at that weight. (lightweight) In Gary Wright’s last fight he felt gypped and disappointed because the fight didn’t go long enough. We’ve got five guys competing regularly now, and people are starting to notice. We’ve had to say no to a lot of fights because so many promoters are calling us after seeing our guys fight."

Indeed the team’s winning percentage is quite impressive, regardless of the fact that most of Toshido’s fighters have yet to eclipse the five fight mark. The aforementioned Tim Jenson and Gary Wright have 4-0 and 3-0 records respectively; Mike Adams also is undefeated at 4-0, while 16 year old stand out Rory Macdonald has gone 3-0 to begin his MMA career. The teams overall pro-am record according to the FCF database is an impressive 19-5. Macdonald, who turns 17 next month, is already drawing comparisons to Team Tompkins prot

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