Essentially, yes. They treat it as a varsity sport, and that is in fact exactly what they are trying to make it. They created OUTCL, the Ontario University Taekwondo Championship League, for the sole purpose of getting the OUA, Ontario University Association, to recognize it as a varsity sport. I competed at OUTCL at the end of October and there is certainly a long way to go before it is up to the par of the organizational standards for varsity athletics.