In What USA States Are
Kickboxing, Muay Thai and or MMA Legal?


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  • As Of August 2012...

    • In the Following States
      AMATEUR MMA Is Legal and Is Regulated by a
      State Boxing or Athletic Commission:
      1. Arizona
      2. Arkansas
      3. California
      4. Hawaii
      5. Iowa
      6. Kansas
      7. Kentucky
      8. Louisiana
      9. Minnesota
      10. Nebraska
      11. New Jersey
      12. New Mexico
      13. North Carolina
      14. Ohio
      15. Oklahoma
      16. Oregon
      17. Pennsylvania
      18. South Carolina
      19. Utah
      20. Wisconsin
      21. Wyoming

    • In the Following States
      AMATEUR MMA Is Legal but is Not Regulated by a
      State Boxing or Athletic Commission:
      1. Alaska
      2. Delaware
      3. Illinois
      4. Maine
      5. Montana
      6. Michigan
      7. New Hampshire
      8. New York
      9. Vermont
      10. Virginia


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  • As Of August 2012...

    • In the Following States
      AMATEUR MMA Is Legal and Is Regulated by an
      Approved MMA Sanctioning Body:
      1. Alabama
      2. Florida
      3. Georgia
      4. *Idaho
      5. Indiana
      6. Maryland
      7. Missouri
      8. Nevada
      9. New York
      10. Tennessee
      11. *Texas
      12. *Washington
        • (*) Actually, run by the State Commission.

    • In the Following States
      AMATEUR MMA Is ILLEGAL:
      1. Colorado
      2. Connecticut
      3. North Dakota
      4. West Virginia


STATES WHERE PRO MMA IS NOT REGULATED
Alaska - Legal
Connecticut - Illegal
New York - Illegal


Association of Boxing Commissions, "ABC" - List Of States In Regards To AMATEUR MMA - Click HERE.

Association of Boxing Commissions, "ABC" - List Of States In Regards To PRO MMA - Click HERE.



STATE


Is Amateur
Kickboxing/Muay Thai
Legal In This State?



Is Pro
Kickboxing/Muay Thai
Legal In This State?



Is Amateur
MMA Legal
Legal In This State?



Is Pro
MMA Legal
Legal In This State?


Alabama

-YES-

-YES-

-YES-
According To The ABC
-Regulated By State Commission.-

-YES-
According To The ABC
-Regulated By State Commission.-


  • UPDATED: 8-29-12
    • 8-29-12
      • Pro Kickboxing & Pro MMA: The Alabama State Boxing Commission oversees both Pro Kickboxing & Pro MMA in Alabama.

      • Amateur MMA
        The Alabama State Boxing Commission requires sanctioning bodies to pay a $1,000.00 Fee to sanction Amateur MMA in their state.
        Unfortinatly, the $1,000 fee has proven to be more important than the required Safety Rules & Regulations as well as the Credibility of the approved sanctioning body.
        Although there are a couple of sanctioning bodies that paid the $1,000 fee, the ISCF (MMA). has taken a stance that SAFETY and CREDIBILITY is more important than paying $1,000 into the States bank account.


    • Amateur Kickboxing & MMA:
      AGAIN... The Alabama State Boxing Commission requires sanctioning bodies to pay a $1,000.00 Fee to sanction Amateur Kickboxing in their state.
      Unfortinatly, the $1,000 fee has proven to be more important than the required Safety Rules & Regulations as well as the Credibility of the approved sanctioning body.
      Although there are a couple of sanctioning bodies that paid the $1,000 fee, the IKF (Kickboxing & Muay Thai) has taken a stance that SAFETY and CREDIBILITY is more important than paying $1,000 into the States bank account.


  • Alabama Boxing Commission
    610 South McDonough Street, Montgomery, AL, 36104
    Phone: (334) 269 9990, Fax: (334) 263-6115
    Keith Warren, Executive Director
    Casey Sears, Vice Chairman, Commissioner
    Alabama Boxing Commission Web Site


Alaska

-YES-
-No Regulations Required.-

-YES-
-No Regulations Required.-

-YES-
According To The ABC
-No Regulations Required.-

-YES-
According To The ABC
-No Regulations Required.-


  • No Boxing Commission
    2002 letter announcing Alaska's discontinuation of regulating professional boxing;
    CLICK HERE.


Arizona

-YES-

-YES-

-YES-
According To The ABC
-Regulated By State Commission.-

-YES-
According To The ABC
-Regulated By State Commission.-


  • Pro & Amateur Kickboxing & Pro & Amateur Muay Thai:
    Regulated By The Arizona State Boxing Commission.
    • Like in Pro Boxing, Kickboxing Promoters can still sanction along with the State Commission for IKF (Kickboxing & Muay Thai) Title Fights.

  • 6-12-06
    • Pro MMA: Regulated By The Arizona State Boxing Commission.
      • Like in Pro Boxing, MMA Promoters can still sanction along with the State Commission for ISCF Title Fights.

    • Amateur MMA: Regulated By The Arizona State Boxing Commission.
      • Like in Pro Boxing, MMA Promoters can still sanction along with the State Commission for ISCF Title Fights.

  • Arizona State Boxing & MMA Commission
    1110 West Washington Street, Suite 260, Phoenix, AZ, 85007
    Phone: (602) 364-1721, Fax: (602) 364-1703
    Dennis R. O'Connell, ESQ, Executive Director
    Matthew Valenzuela, Boxing & MMA Assistant
    State Boxing Web Site


Arkansas

-YES-

-YES-

-YES-
According To The ABC
-Regulated By State Commission.-

-YES-
According To The ABC
-Regulated By State Commission.-


  • Pro & Amateur MMA
    1-6-10: Regulated By The Arkansas State Athletic Commission.
    • Like in Pro Boxing, MMA Promoters can still sanction along with the State Commission for ISCF Title Fights.

  • Pro Kickboxing & Muay Thai
    • Unknown if Regulated by the State Commission.
      A Nationally Recognized Sanctioning Body for the State of Arkansas is the IKF (Kickboxing & Muay Thai)


  • Amateur Kickboxing & Muay Thai
    • 2012
      Can be regulated by an Amateur Sanctioning Body That:
      • (A) A federally recognized sanctioning body; or
      • (B) A national oversight body with 501(c)(3) status under the Internal Revenue Code operating in at least six (6) states.
        • Again, here we see the requirement of a "Non Profit" business status which has if anything, proved to be a RIDICULOUS requirement that has never proven an organization to be better or save promoters any money.
          In California, their approved NON PROFIT status organization there is over "12 TIMES" more expensive and appoints FAR LESS experienced and or qualified officials than experienced worldwide sanctioning bodies such as the IKF or ISKA.
  • Arkansas Athletic Commission
    P O Box 193666, Little Rock, AR, 72219
    (501) 687-1038
    FAX: (501) 568-0731
    Johnny Mattingly, Secretary
    Boxing Web Site


California

-YES-
-Regulated By State Commission.-

-YES-
-Regulated By State Commission.-

-YES-

-YES-
According To The ABC
-Regulated By State Commission.-


  • Pro & Amateur Kickboxing & Muay Thai
    3-17-05: Promoters seeking to do Pro & Amateur Kickboxing in California must sanction their events with the California State Athletic Commission.
  • Pro MMA
    12-28-05: Promoters seeking to do Pro MMA in California must sanction their events with the California State Athletic Commission.
    • Like in other fight sports, Pro MMA can still be sanctioned along with the State Commission for legit title Fights.
      For info go to ISCFMMA.com


  • Amateur MMA
    May, 2011: Promoters seeking to do Amateur MMA in California can sanction their events with the California State Athletic Commission.
    • In late 2009 the California State Athletic Commission was searching for a "Non Profit" company to regulate Amateur MMA. An organization known as CAMO was created to fill this void. Everyone had positive expectations of them as a "Non Profit" organization. However, camo instead took advantage of their "Monopoly" status and in doing so, frustrated and angered many amateur MMA Promoters. Complaints arose from outrageous fees, unethical conduct, poor officials etc. etc. Although they are still allowed to sanction amateur mma events in California, due to these complaints, they are no longer being recommend to do so. Promoters now are being directed to the California State Athletic Commission to sanction their amateur mma events. To read about just some of the many complaints and negative issues related to camo, click HERE.
      • Like in other fight sports, Amateur MMA can still be sanctioned along with the State Commission for legit title Fights with the ISCF.
  • California State Athletic Commission
    2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 2010, Sacramento, CA, 95815
    Phone: (916) 263-2195
    Fax: (916) 263-2197
    State Boxing Web Site


Colorado

-YES-

-YES-

-YES-
According To The ABC
-Amateur MMA Is ILLEGAL Here-

-YES-


  • Pro Kickboxing & Pro Muay Thai
    11-6-07: Regulated By The Boxing Commission.


  • Pro MMA
    Regulated By The Boxing Commission.


  • Amateur Events must be approved and regulated by a nationally recognized sanctioning organization recognized by the Executive Director of DORA.
    Pursuant to §12-10-107.5(13), C.R.S., DORA has recognized the following national sanctioning bodies to approve events in Colorado:


    • Amateur Kickboxing & Amateur Muay Thai: Must be sanctioned by the IKF (Kickboxing & Muay Thai) or other approved sanctioning body.
      Headgear is mandatory by the State.


    • Amateur MMA: NOT LEGAL

  • Like in Pro Boxing, Pro and Amateur Kickboxing and Pro MMA can still be sanctioned along with the State Commission for legit title Fights.
    Two Nationally Recognized Sanctioning Bodies are the IKF (Kickboxing & Muay Thai) and ISCF (MMA).
  • Colorado State Boxing Commission
    1560 Broadway, Suite 1500 Denver, CO, 80202
    (303) 894-7844
    (303) 869-0259
    Josef Mason, Director
    State Boxing Web Site


Connecticut

UNKNOWN

UNKNOWN

NO

NO


Of course, such competitions would be legal on the native reserves
of Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun Indian Reservations.



  • Pro Kickboxing & Muay Thai
    UNKNOWN Regulation Requirements if any.


  • Pro MMA
    ILLEGAL Regulation Requirements if any.
    • MAY 2012:
      • TALK ABOUT POLITICS: mixedmartialarts.com: Senate President Donald Williams, D-Brooklyn, and Majority Leader Martin Looney, D-New Haven, who must bring the measure up for a vote and pass it on to the House of Representatives before Wednesday's adjournment, effectively KO'd the proposal. "We aren't convinced it makes good policy for the state right at this time," Looney said. "The bill is problematic." He did not provide details but acknowledged his concerns about violence, the industry and union opposition.
        Dowd said UFC rivals Stamford-based World Wrestling Entertainment in popularity. Whereas WWE owners Vince and Linda McMahon in the 1980s successfully convinced states, including Connecticut, to deregulate their industry on the grounds it is staged, UFC has embraced regulation to legitimize mixed martial arts. Other legislators said they are turned off by mixed martial arts, but that is not justification for killing the bill. "It is very violent. It's not something I'd recruit to bring into the state," said Rep. Patricia Widlitz, D-Guilford, who voted for the mixed martial arts legislation as a Finance Committee chairwoman. But Widlitz said she recognized the economic value of the events, and they are already being held at the casinos. House Majority Leader Brendan Sharkey, D-Hamden, said if the bill survived a Senate vote, he would support it. "In a session where we are doing away with 'blue laws' (by allowing Sunday liquor sales) and shredding our Puritan past, it seems inconsistent to have some objection to mixed martial arts, any more than we'd have a problem with WWE," Sharkey said. In testimony submitted to legislators by the Connecticut AFL-CIO, union secretary Lori Pelletier said that because the Nevada AFL-CIO has had problems at Las Vegas hotels with industry ties, their peers in Connecticut "cannot in good conscience condone their actions by supporting this bill."


  • Amateur Kickboxing & Muay Thai
    UNKNOWN Regulation Requirements if any.


  • Amateur MMA
    UNKNOWN Regulation Requirements if any.


  • December 8, 2008: Because the current boxing regulations prohibit the fighting techniques used in MMA, and there is no statutory authority for MMA, MMA events cannot take place in Connecticut without a legislative change.
    Richard Blumenthal, Attorney General
  • Connecticut Dept. Of Public Safety / Boxing Regulation
    1111 Country Club Road, Middletown, CT, 06457
    (860) 685-8458
    Fax: (860) 685-8644
    Mark Langlais, or Jeanette Zaleski
    State Boxing Web Site


District of Columbia
-Washington DC-


-YES-

-YES-

-YES-

-YES-


  • Pro MMA
    1-5-08: Pro Mixed Marital Arts was made legal in Washington DC in January 2008.
    • PRO Promoters
      • They would have to complete a promoters package here in the city, get the package and date approved by the Commission.
      • Once everything is approved they would have to pay all fees tired to the promotion.
        • Alfredo Grant, Deputy Commissioner, DC. Boxing and Wrestling Commission

  • AMATEUR Mixed Marital Arts
    9-08: The ISCF is the ONLY MMA Sanctioning body allowed to Sanction Amateur MMA Events in Washington DC. - The State STILL oversees Pro MMA as noted above.


  • 4-6-05: Kickboxing is legal in the District of Columbia.
    • AMATEUR KICKBOXING & MUAY THAI
      • They would have to contact the Amateur Association.
    • PRO KICKBOXING & MUAY THAI
      • They would have to complete a promoters package here in the city, get the package and date approved by the Commission.
      • Once everything is approved they would have to pay all fees tired to the promotion.

  • Like in Pro Boxing, Pro and Amateur Kickboxing and Pro MMA can still be sanctioned along with the State Commission for legit title Fights. Two Nationally Recognized Sanctioning Bodies are the IKF (Kickboxing & Muay Thai) and ISCF (MMA).

  • Alfredo Grant, Deputy Commissioner, DC. Boxing and Wrestling Commission
  • District Of Columbia Boxing And Wrestling Commission
    1100 4th Street, SW, Suite E500, Washington, DC, 20024
    (202) 442-4343
    Fax: (202) 442-9445
    Alfred O. Grant or Sheldon J. Brown
    State Boxing Web Site


Delaware

-YES-

-YES-

-YES-
-Regulated By State Commission.-

-YES-
-Regulated By State Commission.-


  • 1-6-10
    • Pro Kickboxing, Muay Thai & MMA: Regulated By The Delaware State Boxing Commission.
    • Amateur Kickboxing, Muay Thai & MMA: Regulated By Approved Amateur Sanctioning Bodies.

  • Department of State: Division of Professional Regulation: Combative Sports
    Cannon Building, Suite 203, 861 Silver Lake Blvd. Dover, DE, 19904
    (302) 744-4500
    Fax: (302) 739-2711
    Jean Betley
    State Boxing Web Site
    • Professional Boxing And Professional Mixed Martial Arts Information
      Gregory P. Sirb: (717) 787-5720


Florida

-YES-
Regulated By An
Approved Sanctioning Body

-YES-

-YES-
Regulated By An
Approved Sanctioning Body

-YES-


  • Amateur Kickboxing & Muay Thai
    UPDATE: 11-7-07: The State of Florida does not regulate amateur kickboxing.
    According to Chapter 548 of Florida Statutes 548.008 Prohibited Competitions.
    1. No match involving amateurs which utilizes, but is not necessarily limited to, strikes or blows to the head may be held in this state unless it is sanctioned and supervised by an Amateur Sanctioning Organization Approved by the Commission as required by this chapter 30.
      The IKF (International Kickboxing Federation - Kickboxing & Muay Thai) "is" an Amateur Sanctioning Organization Approved by the Commission.


  • Pro Kickboxing & Pro Muay Thai
    The Florida State Boxing Commission regulates all Pro Kickboxing.
    • If desired, Promoters may sanction their event along with the State (As in Boxing). Sanctioning Bodies for the State of Florida is the IKF (Kickboxing & Muay Thai)
  • 1-6-10
    • Pro MMA
      Regulated By The Florida State Boxing Commission.
      • Like in Pro Boxing, MMA Promoters can still sanction along with the State Commission for ISCF Title Fights.
  • 7-13-10
    • Amateur MMA
      The ISCF, International Sport Combat Federation - www.ISCFMMA.com, is an approved Amateur Mixed Martial Arts sanctioning body by the Florida State Boxing Commission.
      As with most every state, Florida has some special rules as requirements of Amateur MMA Sanctioning.
      To see all these rules, please refer to the ISCF Florida Rules page by clicking HERE.
  • Florida State Boxing Commission
    1940 North Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL, 32399-1016
    (850) 488-8500
    Fax: (850) 922-2249
    State Boxing Web Site


Georgia


-YES-


-YES-

-YES-
Regulated By An
Approved Sanctioning Body.


-YES-


  • Pro Kickboxing, Muay Thai & MMA
    7-31-07: The Georgia Athletic and Entertainment Commission oversees and regulates ALL Pro MMA and Boxing, however, they do not oversee or regulate Professional or Amateur Kickboxing.
    • HOWEVER: Any Professional or Amateur Kickboxing event needs to be sanctioned by an approved and Licensed Kickboxing Sanctioning Body.

  • Like in Pro Boxing, Pro Kickboxing and Pro MMA can still be sanctioned along with the State Commission for legit title Fights. Two Nationally Recognized Sanctioning Bodies are the IKF (Kickboxing & Muay Thai) and ISCF (MMA).
  • 1-6-10
    • Pro MMA: Regulated By The Georgia State Boxing Commission.
      • Like in Pro Boxing, MMA Promoters can still sanction along with the State Commission for ISCF Title Fights.

    • Amateur MMA: Can be sanctioned by a Nationally Recognized Sanctioning Body, without the State Commission involvement. ISCF is an approved Amateur MMA Sanctioning body in the state of Georgia.
  • Georgia Boxing Commission
    #2 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Suite 802, West Tower, Atlanta, GA, 30334
    (404) 656-2868
    Fax: (770) 408-3793
    State Boxing Web Site


Hawaii

-YES-

-YES-

-YES-
According To The ABC
-Regulated By State Commission.-

-YES-
- Regulated By State Commission -


  • 6-8-11
    • Pro MMA
      • Overseen by the Hawaii MMA Program.
      • Like in other fight sports, Promoters can still sanction along with the Hawaii MMA Program ISCF MMA Title Fights.

    • Amateur MMA
      • Overseen by the Hawaii MMA Program.
      • Like in other fight sports, Promoters can still sanction along with the Hawaii MMA Program ISCF MMA Title Fights.
  • 3-18-05
    • Pro & Amateur Kickboxing / Muay Thai
      Hawaii State Boxing Commission does not regulate Amateur or Pro Kickboxing.
      Alan Taniguchi, Executive Officer, Hawaii State Boxing Commission.
    • A Sanctioning Body to use for Kickboxing in the State of Hawaii is IKF (Kickboxing)
  • Hawaii Boxing Commission
    Post Office Box 3469, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96801
    (808) 586-2701
    Fax: (808) 586-2874
    Alan Taniguchi, Executive Officer
    State Boxing Web Site


Idaho

-YES-
See Below

-YES-
Regulated
By The
Boxing Commission

-YES-
Regulated By The
State Commission Or
Approved Sanctioning Body

-YES-
Regulated
By The
Boxing Commission


  • 4-23-07: The State of Idaho welcomes IKF (Kickboxing & Muay Thai) & ISCF (MMA) to Idaho as a Kickboxing, Mixed Martial Arts Sanctioning Body.
  • All organization in the State of Idaho must be regulated by the statutes and rules.

  • AMATEUR MMA
    Must be sanctioned by a State Athletic Commission Approved Sanctioning Body.
    12-10-09: The International Sport Combat Federation (ISCF) has been approved in the State of Idaho to sanction Amateur MMA.
  • IDAHO STATE ATHLETIC COMMISSION BUREAU OF OCCUPATIONAL LICENSES
    700 West State Street, PO Box 83720 BOISE, ID 83720-0063
    (208) 334-3233
    Fax: (208) 334-3945
    Carrie Gilstrap, Tom Katsilometes, Commissioner, or Tana Cory, Bureau Chief
    State Boxing Web Site


Illinois

-YES-

-YES-

-YES-
According To The ABC
-No Regulations Required.-

-YES-


AS OF APRIL 1st, 2013
AMATEUR PROMOTERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO SANCTION THEIR EVENTS WITH AN
APPROVED ILLINOIS COMMISSION SANCTIONING BODY.
The List Of These Organizations Will Be Announced In March, 2013.

  • 1-6-10
    • PRO MMA: Overseen by the Illinois State Boxing Commission.
      • Like in Pro Boxing, MMA Promoters can still sanction along with the State Commission for ISCF Title Fights.

    • AMATEUR MMA: 5-26-14: Regulated by State commission Approved Sanctioning bodies.
      • The commission has no public list of what sanctioning bodies are approved in the state...
  • PRO Kickboxing & Pro Muay Thai
    2-1-09: Regulated by the State boxing Commission
    • Like in Pro Boxing, Pro Kickboxing can still be sanctioned along with the State Commission for title Fights. Sanctioning Bodies is the IKF (Kickboxing & Muay Thai)

  • AMATEUR KICKBOXING / MUAY THAI:
    • 5-26-14: Regulated by State commission Approved Sanctioning bodies.
      • The commission has no public list of what sanctioning bodies are approved in the state...
  • Illinois Boxing Commission Fax Attn: (312) 814-2729
    100 West Randolph, Suite 9-158 Chicago, IL, 60601
    (312) 814 2721
    Fax: (217) 557 8480
    State Boxing Web Site


Indiana

-YES-
Not Regulated By The
State Commission

-YES-
Not Regulated By The
State Commission

-YES-
Regulated By an
Approved Sanctioning Body

-YES-
Regulated By The
State Commission


  • Pro & Amateur Kickboxing & Muay Thai
    10-31-05: The State Boxing Commission of Indiana does not regulate Kickboxing.
  • Pro MMA
    On September 16, 2010, the Indiana Gaming Commission approved a new version of emergency rules for professional boxing and professional unarmed combat. This new version included several technical changes and a handful of substantive changes. Below you will find the new rules that will go into effect upon filing with the Indiana Register on September 27, 2010 and a list of some of the changes that were made
    • NEW RULES
    • Also see this page HERE
    • Like in Pro Boxing, MMA Promoters can still sanction along with the State Commission for ISCF Title Fights.
  • Amateur MMA
    10-19-10
    The amateur unarmed combat rules have approved with the Indiana Register and are now in effect. All amateur unarmed combat in Indiana (whether it be an all amateur event or a pro-am event) must be conducted by a licensed promoter, overseen by a licensed amateur sanctioning body, and adhere to all of the rules laid out in the rule package. See the 'Statutes & Rules' below to review the newly adopted rules that were passed by the Commission. Please contact the Athletic Division at (317) 234-7164 or iac@igc.in.gov with any questions or concerns.
    • Approved Amateur MMA Sanctioning Body For Indiana:
      • 2012: Sadly, Indiana has no "REAL" Sanctioning bodies approved to sanction events there. HOWEVER, they had no problem taking a $500 application fee from a couple of "PROMOTERS" who made up their own sanctioning bodies JUST to sanction their own events. Regulation on these events often receive mixed reviews from inexperienced and/or bad referees, unfair as well as just bad judging, no fighter medical insurance and the list goes on and on. Unfortunately, the Indiana Boxing Commission could basically care less WHO are behind or what their actual experience is of these 2 "PAID FOR" Approvals, only the money they have paid.
  • Indiana State Athletic Commission Indiana Gaming Commission
    Athletic Division 101 W. Washington Street, East Tower, Suite 1600, Indianapolis, IN, 46204
    (317) 234-7164
    Fax: (317) 233-0047
    Andy Means, Director, Justin Armstrong, Assistant Director, Joanna Holland, Administrative Assistant
    State Boxing Web Site


Iowa

-YES-

-YES-

-YES-

-YES-


  • PRO MMA:
    • 1-6-10 Overseen by the Iowa State Boxing Commission.
      • Like in Pro Boxing, MMA Promoters can still sanction along with the State Commission for ISCF Title Fights.

  • AMATEUR MMA:
    • 7-1-10: The Iowa State Boxing Commission now regulates Amateur MMA.
      • ISCF is a Nationally Recognized MMA Sanctioning body.

  • PRO KICKBOXING & MUAY THAI
    • 3-18-05: Pro events need to be licensed by the Athletic Commission.

  • AMATEUR KICKBOXING & MUAY THAI
    • The Iowa Athletic Commission has no jurisdiction over amateur events. However promoters must have a nationally recognized sanctioning body sanctioning the event not owned or operated by the promoter.
  • Iowa Athletic Commission
    1000 East Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA, 50319-02209
    (515) 281-8067
    Fax: (515) 281-4698
    Dave Neil, Commissioner, Joe Walsh, Assistant Deputy Director, Linda J Moravec, Secretary
    State Boxing Web Site


Kansas

-YES-
NOT Regulated by The
Boxing Commission

-YES-
Regulated by The
Boxing Commission

-YES-
Regulated By The
State Commission Or
Approved Sanctioning Body

-YES-
Regulated by The
Boxing Commission


  • PRO KICKBOXING & MUAY THAI
    • 12-22-08: Pro Kickboxing is Legal in Kansas.
      • The State of Kansas oversees Professional Kickboxing but NOT Amateur Kickboxing.
      • Like in Pro Boxing, Pro Kickboxing can still be sanctioned along with the State Commission for legit title Fights.
        A World Recognized Sanctioning Body is the IKF (Kickboxing & Muay Thai)


  • PRO MMA
    • 12-22-08: Pro MMA is Legal in Kansas.
      • The State of Kansas oversees Professional MMA
      • Like in Pro Boxing, Pro MMA can still be sanctioned along with the State Commission for legit title Fights.
        A World Recognized Sanctioning Body is the ISCF (MMA).


  • AMATEUR KICKBOXING & MUAY THAI
  • AMATEUR MMA
    • 7-2010: Regulated by the Kansas State Boxing Commission OR an APPROVED Nationally Recognized sanctioning body sanctioning the event not owned or operated by the promoter.
      The ISCF is a Nationally Recognized MMA Sanctioning body APPROVED by the State of Kansas.
  • Kansas Athletic Commission Department Of Commerce
    1000 Sw Jackson Street, Suite 1000 Topeka, KS, 66612-1354
    (785) 296-6321
    Fax: (785) 296-1913
    Troye Blackmon
    State Boxing Web Site


Kentucky

-YES-
Regulated by The
Boxing Commission

-YES-

-YES-
According To The ABC
-Regulated By State Commission.-

-YES-
Regulated by The
Boxing Commission


  • PRO KICKBOXING & MUAY THAI
    • 3-21-05: Kentucky regulates Professional Kickboxing.
  • AMATEUR KICKBOXING & MUAY THAI
    • 8-15-14: Amateur KICKBOXING is NOT REGULATED by the Commission in Kentucky but MUST BE SANCTIONED by a State approved Sanctioning Body.
      • RULE STYLES ALLOWED
        • Above the waist "Full Contact Rules" (CLICK HERE.)
        • International Rules (Leg Kicks - CLICK HERE. )
        • NO Knees or Clinch Allowed.
    • 8-15-14: Amateur MUAY THAI is NOT ALLOWED by the Kentucky State Commission.
  • PRO MMA:
    • 1-6-10: Overseen by the Kentucky State Boxing Commission.
      • Like in Pro Boxing, MMA Promoters can still sanction along with the State Commission for ISCF Title Fights.

  • AMATEUR MMA
    • 1-6-10: Overseen by the Kentucky State Boxing Commission.
      • Like in Pro Boxing, MMA Promoters can still sanction along with the State Commission for ISCF Title Fights.

  • Kentucky Boxing And Wrestling Authority
    500 Mero Street Capitol Plaza Tower, 6th Floor, Office 601 Frankfort, KY, 40601
    (502) 564-0085
    Fax: (502) 564-3969
    Angela Robertson, Board Administrator
    State Boxing Web Site


Louisiana

-YES-
-Regulated By State Commission.-

-YES-
-Regulated By State Commission.-

-YES-
-Regulated By State Commission.-

-YES-
-Regulated By State Commission.-


  • PRO KICKBOXING & MUAY THAI
    • 11-29-12: Buddy Embanato of the Louisiana State Athletic/Boxing Commission confirmed today that the state commission regulates all PRO Kickboxing and or Muay Thai events.
  • AMATEUR KICKBOXING & MUAY THAI
    • 11-29-12: Buddy Embanato of the Louisiana State Athletic/Boxing Commission confirmed today that the state DOES NOT ALLOW AMATEUR ONLY Kickboxing and or Muay Thai events. However, Amateur bouts can be a part of a PRO event, in which case, the Commission will oversee the entire event.
  • PRO MMA
    • 12-08: Louisiana State Athletic/Boxing Commission Regulates ALL PRO MMA.
      • Like in Pro Boxing, MMA Promoters can still sanction along with the State Commission for ISCF MMA Title Fights.

  • AMATEUR MMA
    • 12-08: Louisiana State Athletic/Boxing Commission Regulates ALL AMATEUR MMA.
      • Like in Pro Boxing, MMA Promoters can still sanction along with the State Commission for ISCF MMA Title Fights.

  • Louisiana Boxing & Wrestling Commission
    Post Office Box 13126, Monroe, LA, 71213
    (318) 362-4529
    Fax: (318) 362-4628
    Alvin J Topham, Wrestling/MMA Events, Buddy Embanato, Boxing Events
    State Boxing Web Site


Maine

-YES-
-Regulated By State Commission.-

-YES-
-Regulated By State Commission.-

-YES-
-Regulated By State Commission.-

ALMOST


  • PRO KICKBOXING & MUAY THAI
    • 11-7-07: The State of Maine oversees PROFESSIONAL Kickboxing Only, not Amateur.
      • Like in Pro Boxing, Pro Kickboxing, can still be sanctioned along with the State Commission for title Fight(s) with a Sanctioning Bodies such as the IKF (Kickboxing & Muay Thai)

  • MMA
    • 9-2009: MMA was made legal in Main In September of 2009 (When Governor Baldacci of Maine signs the bill that opens the state to mixed martial arts.)
      However, the State has not established it's rules and regulations as of yet.


  • Mixed Martial Arts Authority Of Maine
    P.O. Box 10525, Portland, ME, 04104
    (207) 712-4395
    Bill Bouffard, Chair, Paul Fenton, Treasurer , Malinda McKinnon, Secretary, Jonathan Cross
    Sorry, No Web Site


Maryland

-YES-
Regulated by The
Boxing Commission

-YES-
Regulated by The
Boxing Commission

-YES-
SEE BELOW

-YES-
SEE BELOW


  • PRO KICKBOXING & MUAY THAI
  • AMATEUR KICKBOXING & MUAY THAI
    • 12-10: Amateur KICKBOXING can be regulated by the Maryland State Athletic/Boxing Commission OR an APPROVED, NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED KICKBOXING Sanctioning Body, with the use of a the Maryland State Athletic/Boxing Commission Regulations.

  • PRO MMA
    • 12-10: Maryland State Athletic/Boxing Commission Regulates ALL PRO MMA.
      • Like in Pro Boxing, MMA Promoters can still sanction along with the State Commission for ISCF Title Fights.

  • AMATEUR MMA
    • 12-10: Amateur MMA can be regulated by the Maryland State Athletic/Boxing Commission OR an APPROVED MMA Sanctioning Body, with the use of a the Maryland State Athletic/Boxing Commission Regulations.
  • Maryland State Athletic Commission
    500 North Calvert Street, Room 304 Baltimore, MD, 21202
    (410) 230-6223
    Fax: (410) 333-6314
    Patrick Pannella, Executive Director, Bruce Spizler, Ag, Dave Norman, Chairman
    State Boxing Web Site


Massachusetts

-YES-
Regulated by The
Boxing Commission

-YES-
Regulated by The
Boxing Commission

YES
Regulated by The
Boxing Commission

-YES-
Not Regulated by The
Boxing Commission


  • 11-7-07
    • BOXING
      • The State Boxing Commission regulates Professional and Amateur Boxing in Massachusetts

  • 12-11-10
    • AMATEUR MMA
      • The Commission recently voted to assume direct oversight of amateur mixed martial arts. Accordingly, effective immediately, regulation of amateur MMA events will run through the Commission, not KICK International. All applications for licensure must be submitted to the Commission.
        • OFFICIALS FEES FOR PROMOTERS:
          • REFEREE $250 & $15 FEE PER EVERY FIGHT OVER 16.
          • JUDGE $150 & $10 FEE PER EVERY FIGHT OVER 16.
          • TIMEKEEPER $150 & $10 FEE PER EVERY FIGHT OVER 16.
          • RINGSIDE PHYSICIAN $500 & $25 FEE PER EVERY FIGHT OVER 16.
      • FIGHTER REGISTRATION
        • $75.00 Per Year.
        • Passport style photo.
        • Copy of a government issued photo identification.
        • Copy of birth certificate.
        • Record of Medical Examination form completed by examining physician within 30 days of date of submission of this application. The medical records reviewed by physician must be attached to the form and submitted with this application. The medical records must include evidence of the following examinations: physical, HIV, Hepatitis BsAG, Hepatitis Cab, EKG, dilated eye exam, and (for renewals of a professional license) CT, MRI or neurological exam performed by a neurologist or neurosurgeon. All exams must have been performed within 30 days of the date of the review by the physician completing the Record of Medical Examination form.
        • For fighters who have never been licensed in Massachusetts) pro-debut form or amateur debut form.
        • Once licensed, no fighter may compete unless the date of the fighter's blood test results is within 6 months of the date of the scheduled event.
          • Like in Pro Boxing, MMA Promoters can still sanction along with the State Commission for ISCF Title Fights.

  • 11-7-07
    • KICKBOXING & MUAY THAI
      • The State Boxing Commission regulates Professional and Amateur Kickboxing in Massachusetts.
        • Like in Pro Boxing, Kickboxing Promoters can still sanction along with the State Commission for IKF (Kickboxing & Muay Thai) Title Fights.
  • Massachusetts State Athletic Commission
    1 Ashburton Place, Room 1301, Boston, MA, 02108
    (617) 727-3200 Ext 25230
    (617) 727-5732
    Ronnie Drimer
    State Boxing Web Site


Michigan

-YES-
Not
Regulated by The
Boxing Commission

-YES-
Not
Regulated by The
Boxing Commission

-YES-
According To The ABC
-No Regulations Required.-

-YES-
Regulated by The
Boxing Commission


  • 5-8-07: Kickboxing, both Amateur and Pro, is not regulated or licensed in the state of Michigan. The only sport that is licensed and regulated in Michigan is professional boxing. Kickboxing and other forms of martial arts are not unlike all other sports (baseball, football, basketball, etc.); there is no state involvement whatsoever.
    • Like in Pro Boxing, Pro Kickboxing and Pro MMA can still be sanctioned along with the State Commission for legit title Fights. Two Nationally Recognized Sanctioning Bodies are the IKF (Kickboxing & Muay Thai) and ISCF (MMA).

  • 1-6-10
    • Pro MMA: Overseen by the Michigan State Boxing Commission.
      • Like in Pro Boxing, MMA Promoters can still sanction along with the State Commission for ISCF Title Fights.

    • Amateur MMA: Promoters must be approved by the Michigan State Boxing Commission. This is not to say that the state has sanctioned MMA or set rules under which it may compete. There are otherwise, current legislative efforts to bring Amateur MMA under regulations.
      • Like in Pro Boxing, MMA Promoters can still sanction along with the State Commission for ISCF Title Fights.

  • Michigan Unarmed Combat Commission
    Post Office Box 30018, Lansing, MI, 48909
    (517) 241-9209
    (517) 241-9296
    Linda Douglas, Athletic Coordinator, James Weber, Md, Chairman
    State Boxing Web Site


Minnesota

-YES-

-YES-

UNKNOWN

-YES-


  • 1-6-10
    • Pro MMA: Overseen by the Minnesota State Boxing Commission.
      • $400 Promoter License, 10,000 Surety Bond, 10,000 Insurance For Death and Medical.
        • Mr. Scott Ledoux
      • Like in Pro Boxing, MMA Promoters can still sanction along with the State Commission for ISCF Title Fights.

    • Amateur MMA: UNKNOWN
      • Appears from their website that the Minnesota Combative Sports Commission oversees these events.
      • Like in Pro Boxing, MMA Promoters can still sanction along with the State Commission for ISCF Title Fights.
  • Pro & Amateur Kickboxing & Muay Thai: Not Regulated by any State Commission.
    • Like in Pro Boxing, Pro Kickboxing can still be sanctioned along with the State Commission for title Fights with the IKF (Kickboxing & Muay Thai)


Mississippi

-YES-

-YES-

-YES-
According To The ABC
-Regulated By State Commission.-

-YES-


  • 3-23-05: We sanction all Amateur and Pro MMA & Kickboxing. Mississippi law makes it a crime to do so without commission sanction.
    • Jon Lewis, Mississippi Athletic Commission.

  • Two of the approved Nationally Recognized Sanctioning Bodies for the State of Mississippi are the IKF (Kickboxing & Muay Thai) and ISCF (MMA).

  • Mississippi Athletic Commission
    Post Office Box, 720820 Byram, MS, 39272
    (601) 373-9361
    Fax: (601) 373-9467
    Patrick Turner, Director
    State Boxing Web Site


Missouri

-YES-

-YES-

-YES-
Regulated By An
Approved Sanctioning Body

-YES-


  • Pro Kickboxing & Muay Thai
    • 3-17-05: Regulated By The Boxing Commission.
  • Amateur Kickboxing & Muay Thai
    • 11-7-07: Not regulated by the boxing commission but must have an APPROVED, nationally recognized sanctioning body sanctioning the event not owned or operated by the promoter.
  • Pro MMA
    • 11-7-07: Regulated By The Boxing Commission.
      • Like in Pro Boxing, Pro MMA can still be sanctioned along with the State Commission for ISCF (MMA). Title Bouts.

  • Amateur MMA
    • 11-7-07: Not regulated by the boxing commission but must have an APPROVED, nationally recognized sanctioning body sanctioning the event not owned or operated by the promoter.
      • A Nationally Recognized Sanctioning Bodies for the State of Missouri is the ISCF (MMA).

  • Missouri Office Of Athletics
    Post Office Box 1335, Jefferson City, MO, 65102
    (573) 751-0243
    Fax: (573) 751-5649
    Tim Lueckenhoff, State of Missouri.
    State Boxing Web Site


Montana

-YES-
-No Regulations Required.-

-YES-
-No Regulations Required.-

-YES-
According To The ABC
-No Regulations Required.-

-YES-


  • PRO & AMATEUR KICKBOXING, MUAY THAI & MMA
    • 3-17-05: ALL Legal - No Regulations required.
      Montana ONLY regulates Pro Boxing.
  • Promoters may sanction their events as well as title fights with Worldwide sanctioning bodies such as the IKF (Kickboxing & Muay Thai) and ISCF (MMA).
  • Montana Board Of Athletics
    301 S. Park Ave. Helena, MT, 59620-0513
    (406) 841-2302
    Fax: (406) 841-2309
    Jeannie Worsech, Program Manager
    State Boxing Web Site


Nebraska

-YES-

-YES-

-YES-
According To The ABC
-Regulated By State Commission.-

-YES-


  • AMATEUR & PRO MMA
    • February 23, 2008: By State Statute, the Nebraska Athletic Commission now regulates both amateur and professional MMA as a result of the passage of LB471 during the 2007 Legislative session. For a complete review of the rules and regulations, the NAC website is www.athcomm.state.ne.us
      Wally Jernigan, Director Nebraska State Athletic Commission, (402) 471-2009 or (402) 669-0312.
      • Like in Pro Boxing, MMA Promoters can still sanction along with the State Commission for ISCF Title Fights.
  • AMATEUR & PRO KICKBOXING / MUAY THAI
    • The commission does not regulate Pro or Amateur Kickboxing.
  • Nebraska Athletic Commission
    Nebraska State Office Building, Omaha 1313 Farnum Street, Second Floor, Southeast Corner Omaha, NE, 68102
    (402) 595-1624
    Fax: (402) 595-1631
    Wally M. Jernigan, Director
    State Boxing Web Site


Nevada

-YES-
Regulated By An
Approved Sanctioning Body

-YES-

-YES-
Regulated By An
Approved Sanctioning Body

-YES-


  • PRO KICKBOXING / MUAY THAI
  • AMATEUR KICKBOXING / MUAY THAI
    • 10-21-10: Although not regulated by the State Commission, any promoter seeking to do an Amateur Kickboxing event must send in a written proposal to the State Commission for approval. The State will tax the event 6% of the gate and all safety regulations in accordance with the rules must be followed. This includes at least one licensed MD or DO in attendance and Ambulance present for event. The event MUST be sanctioned by a State approved Amateur Kickboxing Sanctioning Body such as the IKF - International Kickboxing Federation (Kickboxing & Muay Thai)

  • PRO MMA
  • AMATEUR MMA
    • 10-26-05: Although not Regulated by the State Commission, any promoter seeking to do an Amateur MMA event must send in a written proposal to the State Commission for approval. The State will still tax the event 4% of the gate and all safety regulations in accordance with the unified rules must be followed. This included MD in attendance and Ambulance present for event. The event MUST be sanctioned by a State approved Amateur MMA Sanctioning Body: ISCF - International Sport Combat Federation (MMA).


New Hampshire

UNKNOWN

UNKNOWN

-YES-
According To The ABC
-No Regulations Required.-

-YES-


  • 1-7-10
    • PRO MMA
      • Overseen by the New Hampshire State Boxing Commission.
      • Like in Pro Boxing, MMA Promoters can still sanction along with the State Commission for ISCF Title Fights.
    • AMATEUR MMA
      • Overseen by the New Hampshire State Boxing Commission.
      • Like in Pro Boxing, MMA Promoters can still sanction along with the State Commission for ISCF Title Fights.
  • PRO & AMATEUR KICKBOXING / MUAY THAI
  • New Hampshire Boxing/Wrestling Commission
    234 Webster Street, Manchester, NH, 03109
    (603) 860-2315
    Fax: (603) 271-6784
    Bobby Stephen, Chairman
    State Boxing Web Site


New Jersey

-YES-

-YES-

-YES-
Regulated By An
Approved Sanctioning Body

-YES-


  • PRO KICKBOXING / MUAY THAI
    • 4-21-09: Regulated By The Boxing Commission.
  • AMATEUR KICKBOXING / MUAY THAI
    • 4-21-09: The IKF (Kickboxing & Muay Thai) is an approved amateur sanctioning body for the State of New Jersey. All rules and regulations required by the New Jersey Athletic Control Board must be followed.
  • PRO MMA
    • 4-21-09: Regulated By The Boxing Commission.
      • Like in Pro Boxing, Pro MMA can still be sanctioned along with the State Commission for ISCF (MMA). Title Bouts.
  • AMATEUR MMA
    • 4-21-09: The ISCF is an approved amateur sanctioning body for the State of New Jersey. All rules and regulations required by the New Jersey Athletic Control Board must be followed.
  • New Jersey Athletic Control Board
    25 Market St., 6th Floor West Wing, Trenton, NJ, 08625
    (609) 292-0317
    Fax: (609) 292-3756
    Aaron Davis, Commissioner
    State Boxing Web Site


New Mexico

-YES-

-YES-

-YES-
According To The ABC
-Regulated By State Commission.-

-YES-


  • PRO KICKBOXING / MUAY THAI
    • 3-18-05: Regulated By The Boxing Commission.
  • AMATEUR KICKBOXING / MUAY THAI
    • 3-18-05: Legal and not regulated by the Boxing Commission. The IKF (Kickboxing & Muay Thai) is an amateur sanctioning body for the State of New Mexico.
  • PRO MMA
    • 3-18-05: Regulated By The Boxing Commission.
      • Like in Pro Boxing, Pro MMA can still be sanctioned along with the State Commission for ISCF (MMA). Title Bouts.
  • AMATEUR MMA
    • 3-18-05: Regulated By The Boxing Commission.
  • New Mexico Athletic Commission
    5200 Oakland Ave, Ne Suite C Albuquerque, NM, 87113
    (505) 222-9860
    Fax: (505) 222-9865
    Laron Lewis, Director, Albeto Leon, Chairman
    State Boxing Web Site


New York

-YES-

-YES-

-YES-
NO REGULATION REQUIRED

NO


  • PRO KICKBOXING & PRO MUAY THAI
    • 3-17-05: NOT Regulated By The Boxing Commission. However, according to a "VERY OLD" list of accepted "Karate" organizations for the state of New York, only one Kickboxing and Muay Thai sanctioning body has been allowed to sanction Pro Kickboxing or Pro Muay Thai in the State of New York.
      • CLICK HERE FOR SINGLE PAGE STORY
        • UPDATE - 6-13-11: It's sad when "Politics" control the growth of Kickboxing & Muay Thai or ANY Fight Sport for that matter in any State. In New York, the fate of Pro Kickboxing & Muay Thai and it's growth have been held back for years now due to various "Politics" associated with the New York State Athletic Commission and the sanctioning body, WKA, World Karate Association (Pre 1998) and the WKA, World Kickboxing Association (Post 1999). The politics relate to what has been well known and well documented as "The List" of approved Kickboxing & Muay Thai Sanctioning Bodies. This "LIST" is a list from "YEARS" ago that was a list of Approved "KARATE" organizations, "NOT" Kickboxing or Muay Thai organizations or sanctioning bodies. Due to some "Political" maneuvering, WKA was able to make claim that their "Kickboxing & Muay Thai" organization was the "Approved" WKA on this "List", when in reality, it was the World KARATE Association, which "At the time" did "NOT" include Kickboxing or Muay Thai. The New York State Boxing/Athletic Commission has been requested "MANY" times to either update the list with other "Credible" Kickboxing and Muay Thai Sanctioning Bodies such as the IKF, ISKA and some others, or simply take over Pro Kickboxing & Pro Muay Thai themselves. However, for "Suspicious" reasons, these requests seem to mysteriously disappear when any new law comes up for recognition. It's no mystery why "The List" has never been updated or dissolved, and it doesn't take a brain surgeon to figure out who is behind the work to keep the WKA "Monopoly" for Pro Kickboxing & Pro Muay Thai Sanctioning in the State of New York. It's sad when great fighters as well as the many New York Promoters who have contacted other sanctioning bodies to sanction their title fights and events are out right forced to sanction their events, and more so, their "PRO TITLE FIGHTS" with just one organization recognized only in the North Eastern region of the USA rather than other "WORLDWIDE" recognized organizations for their Pro Title Bouts.
          • (*) 9-28-10: Glenn Alleyne of the New York State Athletic Commission informed other sanctioning bodies that this list is being updated/changed to allow other kickboxing sanctioning bodies to sanction Pro Kickboxing in New York, however, as usual, and as expected, no such change or update took place...
  • PRO MMA
    • 11-29-12: Glen Alleyne of the NY State Athletic Commission (He is the Community Coordinator) confirmed today that ONLY PRO MMA is ILLEGAL in New York.
  • AMATEUR MMA
    • 11-29-12: Glen Alleyne of the NY State Athletic Commission (He is the Community Coordinator) confirmed today that AMATEUR MMA is ALLOWED In New York and there are NO REGULATION REQUIREMENTS! In other words, Amateur MMA Events DO NOT need to be sanctioned and or regulated by any sanctioning body. The events regulation falls under the oversight of the event promoter... Who will Police Themselves... Lets see how that works out...
  • New York State Athletic Commission
    123 William Street, 20th Floor New York, NY, 10038
    (212) 417-5700
    Fax: (212) 417-4987
    Melvina Lathan, Commissioner
    Glen Alleyne, (DOS) (212) 417-2055, Glen.Alleyne@dos.ny.gov
    State Boxing Web Site


North Carolina

-YES-
Must be Sanctioned by a
Nationally Recognized
Sanctioning Body
Approved By the State

-YES-
Must be Sanctioned by a
Nationally Recognized
Sanctioning Body
Approved By the State

-YES-
According To The ABC
-Regulated By State Commission.-

-YES-


  • AMATEUR KICKBOXING / MUAY THAI
    • Must be sanctioned by a State Approved Sanctioning Body, approved by the State Boxing Commission of North Carolina. Our state does require a sanctioning body whose rules have been approved by our office to supervise amateur boxing and amateur kickboxing such as the IKF (International Kickboxing Federation - Kickboxing & Muay Thai)
  • PRO MMA
    • 9-12-05: Regulated By The Boxing Commission. Titles and additional sanctioning can only be done by State Approved Sanctioning Bodies. Approved by the State Boxing Commission of North Carolina is the ISCF MMA
  • AMATEUR MMA
    • March 1st, 2008: MMA is now LEGAL in North Carolina.
      ISCF MMA
  • North Carolina Boxing Authority
    430 North Salisbury Street (Physical) 4704 Mail Service Center (Mailing) Raleigh, NC, 27699-4704
    (919) 733-3925
    Fax: (919) 715-7077
    Terrance L. Merriweather
    State Boxing Web Site


North Dakota

-YES-

-YES-

-YES-
According To The ABC
-Amateur MMA Is ILLEGAL Here-

-YES-


  • PRO KICKBOXING / MUAY THAI
    • March 1st, 2008: Professional Kickboxing is regulated by the Boxing Commission.
      A Recognized Kickboxing Sanctioning Body for the State of North Dakota is the IKF (Kickboxing & Muay Thai)
  • AMATEUR KICKBOXING / MUAY THAI
  • PRO MMA
    • Overseen by the North Dakota State Boxing Commission.
      Like in Pro Boxing, MMA Promoters can still sanction along with the State Commission for ISCF Title Fights.
  • AMATEUR MMA
    • Not legal in North Dakota.
  • North Dakota Mixed Fighting Styles Advisory Committee
    North Dakota Boxing Commission

    600 East Boulevard Avenue, Dept 108 Bismarck, ND, 58505
    (701) 328-2900
    Fax: (701) 328-1690
    Mary Feist
    State Boxing Web Site


Ohio

-YES-
-Regulated By State Commission.-

-YES-
-Regulated By State Commission.-

-YES-
-Regulated By State Commission.-

-YES-
-Regulated By State Commission.-


  • PRO KICKBOXING / MUAY THAI
    • 12-29-06: The Ohio commission regulates all Kickboxing events - Amateur and Professional.
      • Like in Pro Boxing, Pro Kickboxing Promotion can sanction a TITLE fight with the rules of the Sanctioning body on an event sanctioned along with the State Commission. As an example, an IKF (Kickboxing & Muay Thai) Title Bout.
  • AMATEUR KICKBOXING / MUAY THAI
    • 1--25-2013: Regulated By The State Athletic Commission.
      3773-1-04: E Any person conducting any amateur competition in the sports of boxing, kick boxing, tough person, karate, wrestling or any other form of boxing or martial arts not included in the exemption rules must: (1) Have met all the requirements of obtaining a promoter's license (2) Have the required insurance and medical protection prescribed under the rules bearing agency level designation 3773 of the administrative code(3) Approval by the executive director or athletic commission of the amateur rules submitted by the amateur body hosting the event
      • Like in Pro Boxing, Amateur Kickboxing Promotion can sanction a TITLE fight with the rules of the Sanctioning body on an event sanctioned along with the State Commission. As an example, an IKF (Kickboxing & Muay Thai) Title Bout.
  • PRO MMA
    • 3-18-05: Regulated By The Boxing Commission.
      • Like in Pro Boxing, Pro MMA can still be sanctioned along with the State Commission for ISCF (MMA). Title Bouts.
  • AMATEUR MMA
    • 3-18-05: Regulated By The State Athletic Commission.
      • Like in Pro Boxing, Pro MMA can still be sanctioned along with the State Commission for ISCF (MMA). Title Bouts.
  • Ohio Athletic Commission
    242 Federal Plaza West, Suite 405 Youngstown, OH, 44503
    (330) 797-2556
    Fax: (330) 797-2559
    Bernie Profato
    State Boxing Web Site


Oklahoma

-YES-
Must be Sanctioned by a
Nationally Recognized
Sanctioning Body

-YES-
Regulated
By The
Boxing Commission

-YES-
According To The ABC
-Regulated By State Commission.-

-YES-
Regulated
By The
Boxing Commission


  • AMATEUR KICKBOXING / MUAY THAI
    • 9-12-05: Amateur Kickboxing is legal in Oklahoma as long as it is regulated by a Nationally recognized sanctioning body approved by the Oklahoma Professional Boxing Commission. The IKF (Kickboxing & Muay Thai) has been approved by the Oklahoma Commission as an Approved amateur kickboxing Sanctioning Body.
  • PRO KICKBOXING / MUAY THAI
    • 9-12-05: Pro Kickboxing is legal in Oklahoma and is regulated by the Oklahoma Professional Boxing Commission.
  • AMATEUR MMA
    • 9-12-05: Although Amateur MMA is legal in Oklahoma as long as it is regulated by a Nationally recognized sanctioning body approved by the Oklahoma Professional Boxing Commission.
    • 5-21-07: The ISCF has been approved by the State of Oklahoma as an Amateur MMA Sanctioning Body
    • However please be aware of the following Amateur MMA Rule changes & additions for Oklahoma by clicking HERE
  • PRO MMA
    • Pro MMA is legal in Oklahoma and is regulated by the Oklahoma Professional Boxing Commission.
      • Like in Pro Boxing, Pro MMA can still be sanctioned along with the State Commission for ISCF (MMA). Title Fights.
  • Oklahoma State Athletic Commission
    1000 Northeast 10th Street, Rm. 1213 Oklahoma City, OK, 73117-1299
    (405) 271-9444 Ext 57992
    Fax: (405) 271-1695
    Joe Miller, Executive Director
    State Boxing Web Site


Oregon

-YES-

-YES-

-YES-
According To The ABC
-Regulated By State Commission.-

-YES-


  • PRO & AMATEUR KICKBOXING / MUAY THAI: Not Overseen by the Commission but there are certain requirements of the State Boxing Commission.
    • Like in Pro Boxing, Kickboxing can still be sanctioned along with the State Commission for title Fights by a Recognized Sanctioning Body such as the IKF (Kickboxing & Muay Thai)
  • 1-8-10
    • PRO MMA: Overseen by the Oregon State Boxing Commission.
      • Like in Pro Boxing, MMA Promoters can still sanction along with the State Commission for ISCF Title Fights.
    • AMATEUR MMA: Overseen by the Oregon State Boxing Commission.
  • State Boxing Web Site


Pennsylvania

-YES-
Regulated
By The
Boxing Commission

-YES-
Regulated
By The
Boxing Commission

-YES-
According To The ABC
-Regulated By State Commission.-

-YES-
Regulated
By The
Boxing Commission


  • March 2009: The State of Pennsylvania has approved MMA as of Feb 27, 2009. The State Commission oversees both Pro and Amateur events as they do with Kickboxing.
  • Like in Pro Boxing, these Kickboxing and MMA can still be sanctioned along with the State Commission for title Fights by Recognized Sanctioning Bodies such as the IKF (Kickboxing & Muay Thai) and ISCF (MMA).
  • State Boxing Web Site


Rhode Island

UNKNOWN

UNKNOWN

UNKNOWN

UNKNOWN



South Carolina

-YES-

-YES-

-YES-
According To The ABC
-Regulated By State Commission.-

-YES-
- Regulated By State Commission -


  • Pro Kickboxing / Muay Thai
    3-17-05: Regulated By The Boxing Commission.
  • Amateur Kickboxing / Muay Thai
    3-17-05: Not regulated by the boxing commission.
  • Pro MMA
    1-27-10Overseen by A State Approved Sanctioning Body.
    • The ISCF is an approved Professional MMA Sanctioning Body For South Carolina. Some additional requirements are regulated by the South Carolina State Boxing Commission.
  • Amateur MMA
    1-27-10Overseen by A State Approved Sanctioning Body.
    • The ISCF is an approved Amateur MMA Sanctioning Body For South Carolina. Some additional requirements are regulated by the South Carolina State Boxing Commission.


South Dakota

-YES-

-YES-

-YES-
According To The ABC
-No Regulations Required.-

-YES-



Tennessee

-YES-

-YES-

-YES-
Regulated By An
Approved Sanctioning Body

-YES-


  • PRO MMA & PRO Kickboxing / Muay Thai
    • September, 2008:
      • The Tennessee State Boxing Commission oversees all PRO MMA & Kickboxing in Tennessee.
  • AMATEUR MMA & Kickboxing / Muay Thai
  • AMATEUR MMA: 9-16-09
    • All amateur fighters must have negative results from tests for HIV, Hep B, and Hep C for all fights on or after October 1, 2009.
  • FOR TENNESSEE AMATEUR RULES CLICK HERE.


Texas

-UNKNOWN-

-YES-

-YES-
According To The ABC
-Regulated By The State Commission.-

-YES-


  • PRO MMA
    2008: Pro MMA is legal in Texas and regulated by the State boxing commission.


  • PRO KICKBOXING / MUAY THAI
    Pro Kickboxing & Muay Thai are legal in Texas and regulated by the State boxing commission.


  • AMATEUR MMA & KICKBOXING / MUAY THAI
    2012: Regulated By The Boxing Commission.


  • State Boxing Web Site

  • Like in Pro Boxing, Pro Kickboxing and Pro MMA can still be sanctioned along with the State Commission for legit title Fights. Two Nationally Recognized Sanctioning Bodies are the IKF (Kickboxing & Muay Thai) and ISCF (MMA).


Utah

-YES-

-YES-

-YES-
According To The ABC
-Regulated By State Commission.-

HOWEVER According To The Utah
There is No Such Thing As AMATEUR MMA
So ALL Events Are PROFESSIONAL

-YES-


  • 3-20-07: According to the new Director of the Pete Swazo Utah Athletic Commission (PSUAC - (801) 530-6491), Mr. Mike (Willard) Zollinger, it is OK for a PRO MMA Fighter to fight an AMATEUR Kickboxer in Utah and the bout be called an Amateur bout. Often the PSUAC calls these bouts "Exhibitions"
    • However, the fighters fight FULL CONTACT, there are decisions made and knockouts are even allowed.
    • However again, Mr. Zollinger informed us today that they do not count these as "Real Bouts" and they are not recorded anywhere...
    • In addition, since the PSUAC Sanctions ALL Events (Amateur & Pro), no other sanctioning bodies are needed unless the Promoter wants to hold Title Fights. Even then, the PSUAC allow Promoters to create their own Sanctioning Bodies just for this purpose and do not require the sanctioning body to be Nationally Recognized or be independent from the promoter.
  • Like in Pro Boxing, Pro Kickboxing and Pro MMA can still be sanctioned along with the State Commission for legit title Fights. Two Nationally Recognized Sanctioning Bodies are the IKF (Kickboxing & Muay Thai) and ISCF (MMA).
  • State Boxing Web Site


Vermont

UNKNOWN

UNKNOWN

-YES-
According To The ABC
-No Regulations Required.-

-YES-
Regulated By The
State Athletic Commission


  • 5-4-2012: Pro MMA has been approved by the Vermont Boxing Commission Office Of Professional Regulation.
    • However the Vermont Boxing Commission's website is VERY POOR in information and it is unclear exactly what they Regulate from MMA to Kickboxing.
      No Additional Details about their Regulation Process has been made available to us here.


    • AMATEUR MMA
      • Information in regards to AMATEUR MMA has been made available to us here.

  • KICKBOXING
    • The Vermont Boxing Commission's website is VERY POOR in information and it is unclear exactly what they Regulate in regards to Kickboxing and or Muay Thai.
      No Additional Details about their Regulation Process has been made available to us here.



Virginia

-YES-

-YES-

-YES-
According To The ABC
-No Regulations Required.-

-YES-


  • PRO MMA
    2008: Pro MMA is legal in Virginia and regulated by the State boxing commission.


  • PRO KICKBOXING / MUAY THAI
    Pro Kickboxing & Muay Thai are legal in Virginia and regulated by the State Boxing Commission.


  • AMATEUR MMA & KICKBOXING / MUAY THAI
    AS OF 2012
    Amateur Kickboxing and Amateur MMA are a "WILD WEST SHOW" in Virginia!!
    As of 208 it was clear that ANYONE could fill out a few papers and attain a license as a sanctioning body for Kickboxing, as well as MMA in Virginia with NO PROVEN EXPERIENCE of how to properly "REGULATE" the sports. Many of the Virginia Promoters for both fight sports simply made up their own sanctioning bodies just to sanction their own events and avoid regulation of an actual regulatory body. Regulation on these events often receive mixed reviews from inexperienced and/or bad referees, unfair as well as just bad judging, no fighter medical insurance and the list goes on and on. Unfortunately, the Virginia Boxing Commission could basically care less who are behind or what their actual experience is of these sanctioning bodies... Instead, they choose not to watch and allow the "Wild West - Do as we Please" shows to keep going.


  • However, if a promoters is truly looking for fair and experienced regulations of their event, two of such sanctioning bodies do sanction in Virginia, the IKF (For Kickboxing & Muay Thai) and ISCF (For MMA).

  • State Boxing Web Site

  • Like in Pro Boxing, Pro Kickboxing and Pro MMA can still be sanctioned along with the State Commission for legit title Fights. Two Nationally Recognized Sanctioning Bodies are the IKF (Kickboxing & Muay Thai) and ISCF (MMA).


Washington
DC

District of
Columbia


-YES-
SEE BELOW

-YES-
SEE BELOW

-YES-
Regulated By The ISCF

-YES-
SEE BELOW


  • Pro MMA
    1-5-08: Legal and regulated by the DC Boxing and Wrestling Commission.


  • AMATEUR MMA
    FROM 2008 TO PRESENT
    The ISCF is the ONLY MMA Sanctioning body allowed to Sanction Amateur MMA Events in Washington DC.
    The DC Boxing and Wrestling Commission STILL oversees Pro MMA as noted above.


  • AMATEUR KICKBOXING / MUAY THAI
    • 4-6-05: Kickboxing is legal in the District of Columbia. They would have to contact the Amateur Association.

  • PRO KICKBOXING / MUAY THAI
    • 4-6-05: Legal and regulated by the DC Boxing and Wrestling Commission.

  • State Boxing Web Site

  • Like in Pro Boxing, Pro Kickboxing and Pro MMA can still be sanctioned along with the State Commission for legit title Fights. Two Nationally Recognized Sanctioning Bodies are the IKF (Kickboxing & Muay Thai) and ISCF (MMA).


Washington
State


-YES-
SEE BELOW

-YES-
Regulated
By The
State Department of Licensing

-YES-
SEE BELOW

-YES-
Regulated
By The
State Department of Licensing


  • 9-26-2008: The Washington State Department of Licensing regulates Professional Boxing, Mixed Martial Arts and Wrestling.
    The only licensing required for the amateur promoter is a master business license and proof of their non-profit status.


  • Please refer to our website: http://www.dol.wa.gov/business/professionals.html with questions regarding regulation, forms, fees, etc. Contact: Professional Athletics, Business and Professions Division – (360) 664-6644.
    • Bryan D McAllister, Professional Licensing Manager, Department of Licensing, Professional Athletics Department.

  • Like in Pro Boxing, Pro Kickboxing and Pro MMA can still be sanctioned along with the State Commission for legit title Fights. Two Nationally Recognized Sanctioning Bodies are the IKF (Kickboxing & Muay Thai) and ISCF (MMA).

  • Washington State Boxing Commission Web Site


West Virginia

FCR & IR: Allowed
Muay Thai is NOT

-YES-

NO

-YES-


  • PRO MMA
    • 4-5-12: Legal and overseen by the State Athletic Commission.
  • AMATEUR MMA
    • 4-5-12: NOT Legal - Steven A. Allred, Chairman West Virginia Athletic Commission made it clear they have no plan or desire to make it legal in West Virginia.
  • PRO KICKBOXING & MUAY THAI
    • 4-5-12: Legal and overseen by the State Athletic Commission.
  • AMATEUR KICKBOXING
    • 4-5-12: Legal and overseen by the State Athletic Commission.
  • AMATEUR MUAY THAI
    • 4-4-14: NOT Allowed: - Steven A. Allred, Chairman West Virginia Athletic Commission made it clear they have no plan or desire to make it legal in West Virginia.
  • State Boxing Web Site
    Steven A. Allred, Chairman, CELL: (304) 389-1511, HOME: (304) 369-1387, stevenallred@yahoo.com
  • 318 Camp Creek Road, Julian, West Virginia 25529
    (304) 346-1331, FAX: (304) 345-9005
    Brian Simpson, Commissioner briansimpson87@hotmail.com
    Doctor Julian E. Bailes, Jr., Commissioner
  • Like in Pro Boxing, Pro Kickboxing and Pro MMA can still be sanctioned along with the State Commission for legit title Fights. Two Nationally Recognized Sanctioning Bodies are the IKF (Kickboxing & Muay Thai) and ISCF (MMA).


Wisconsin

-YES-

-YES-

-YES-
Regulated By The
State Commission

-YES-
Regulated By The
State Commission


  • PRO KICKBOXING / MUAY THAI
    • 3-17-05
      • Allowed.
        The state of Wisconsin does not regulate Kickboxing, Muay Thai on either the amateur or professional level.
        In addition, these events are not required to be regulated by the state commission or any sanctioning body.
        However, if desired, Promoters may use a worldwide sanctioning body such as the
        IKF - International Kickboxing Federation (Kickboxing & Muay Thai)


  • PRO & AMATEUR MMA
    • 2-5-10
      • The Wisconsin State Athletic Commission now regulates Pro & Amateur MMA - For Law on this - CLICK HERE.
        • MMA Title fights can also be sanctioned by a Worldwide MMA Sanctioning body such as the ISCF.


Wyoming

-YES-

-YES-

-YES-
According To The ABC
-No Regulations Required.-

-YES-


  • UPDATED: 8-29-12
    • 8-29-12
      • Pro MMA
        The Wyoming State Board Of Mixed Martial Arts oversees Pro MMA.


      • Amateur MMA
        The Wyoming State Board Of Mixed Martial Arts oversees Amateur MMA.


    • Pro & Amateur Kickboxing
      The Wyoming State Board Of Mixed Martial Arts oversees Pro & Amateur Kickboxing.
      HOWEVER... Here is where it gets sad....
      • After a review of the Rules (CLICK HERE FOR RULES) created by the newly formed Wyoming State Board Of Mixed Martial Arts, it's clear they have NO IDEA what Kickboxing and or Muay Thai TRULY is.
        Chapter 5 of their Rules and Regulations is focused on REQUIREMENTS FOR KICKBOXING.
        After reading them, it's clear they have NO IDEA what Muay Thai is because ALL their rules focus ONLY on American Style, (Full Contact Rules) Above the waist Kickboxing. Requirements of things such as "Boots" and a minimum of "8 Kicks" per rounds point out what rules are the only rules allowed.
        Adding to this, they do not allow any type of throw, leg checking and leg catching which rules out Muay Thai.
        The requirement of a "Standard Karate Uniform" drills home our point even more here.


    • Wyoming State Board Of Mixed Martial Arts Website: mma.wyo.gov







Tribal Commissions


Like in Pro Boxing, Pro Kickboxing and Pro MMA can still be sanctioned along with the Tribal Commission for legit title Fights.
Two Nationally Recognized Sanctioning Bodies are the IKF(Kickboxing) and ISCF (MMA).


STATE

Is Amateur
Kickboxing Legal

Is Pro
Kickboxing Legal

Is Amateur
MMA Legal

Is Pro
MMA Legal

Mashantucket
Pequot
Tribal Nation
Athletic Commission
Mashantucket, CT, USA

Unknown As of 3-18-05
If You Have Information
Please e-mail To
Commission Rule Update

Unknown As of 3-18-05
If You Have Information
Please e-mail To
Commission Rule Update

Unknown As of 3-18-05
If You Have Information
Please e-mail To
Commission Rule Update

Unknown As of 3-18-05
If You Have Information
Please e-mail To
Commission Rule Update

Miccosukee
Athletic Commission
Miami, Florida
USA

Unknown As of 3-18-05
If You Have Information
Please e-mail To
Commission Rule Update

Unknown As of 3-18-05
If You Have Information
Please e-mail To
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Unknown As of 3-18-05
If You Have Information
Please e-mail To
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Unknown As of 3-18-05
If You Have Information
Please e-mail To
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Mississippi
Band Of Choctaw
Indians - Choctaw
Boxing Commission
Choctaw
Mississippi, USA

Unknown As of 3-18-05
If You Have Information
Please e-mail To
Commission Rule Update

Unknown As of 3-18-05
If You Have Information
Please e-mail To
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Unknown As of 3-18-05
If You Have Information
Please e-mail To
Commission Rule Update

Unknown As of 3-18-05
If You Have Information
Please e-mail To
Commission Rule Update

Mohegan Tribe
Department Of
Athletic Regulation
Uncasville, CT
USA

Unknown As of 3-18-05
If You Have Information
Please e-mail To
Commission Rule Update

-YES-

Unknown As of 3-18-05
If You Have Information
Please e-mail To
Commission Rule Update

-YES-

Oneida
Indian Nation
Athletic Commission
Verona, New York
USA

Unknown As of 3-18-05
If You Have Information
Please e-mail To
Commission Rule Update

Unknown As of 3-18-05
If You Have Information
Please e-mail To
Commission Rule Update

Unknown As of 3-18-05
If You Have Information
Please e-mail To
Commission Rule Update

Unknown As of 3-18-05
If You Have Information
Please e-mail To
Commission Rule Update

Pueblo Of
Santa Ana
Athletic Commission
Santa Ana
New Mexico, USA

Unknown As of 3-18-05
If You Have Information
Please e-mail To
Commission Rule Update

Unknown As of 3-18-05
If You Have Information
Please e-mail To
Commission Rule Update

Unknown As of 3-18-05
If You Have Information
Please e-mail To
Commission Rule Update

Unknown As of 3-18-05
If You Have Information
Please e-mail To
Commission Rule Update

Siletz Tribal
Athletic Commission
Siletz
Oregon, USA

Unknown As of 3-18-05
If You Have Information
Please e-mail To
Commission Rule Update

Unknown As of 3-18-05
If You Have Information
Please e-mail To
Commission Rule Update

Unknown As of 3-18-05
If You Have Information
Please e-mail To
Commission Rule Update

Unknown As of 3-18-05
If You Have Information
Please e-mail To
Commission Rule Update

Southern
Ute Indian
Boxing Commission
Ignacio
Colorado, USA

Unknown As of 3-18-05
If You Have Information
Please e-mail To
Commission Rule Update

Unknown As of 3-18-05
If You Have Information
Please e-mail To
Commission Rule Update

Unknown As of 3-18-05
If You Have Information
Please e-mail To
Commission Rule Update

Unknown As of 3-18-05
If You Have Information
Please e-mail To
Commission Rule Update

Yakama Nation
Athletic Commission
Wilsonville
Oregon, USA


  • 10-31-05: Neither Kickboxing or MMA are currently permitted within the jurisdiction of the above referenced Commission.
    Bruce Anderson, Director Yakama Nation Athletic Comm.







CANADA


Like in Pro Boxing, Pro Kickboxing and Pro MMA can still be sanctioned along with the Tribal Commission for legit title Fights.
Two Nationally Recognized Sanctioning Bodies are the IKF(Kickboxing) and ISCF (MMA).


STATE

Is Amateur
Kickboxing Legal

Is Pro
Kickboxing Legal

Is Amateur
MMA Legal

Is Pro
MMA Legal

Alberta

Varies In Each City

Varies In Each City

Varies In Each City

Varies In Each City


  • 5-30-06: Edmonton Boxing & Wrestling Commission
    • The Edmonton Boxing & Wrestling Commission was one of the first commissions in Canada to recognize the sport of MMA and before sanctioning it's first show 4 years ago, educated it's referees and judges by holding clinics with established MMA officials. We are at the forefront of MMA in Canada and are helping other commissions in setting up rules and matchmaking guidelines as the sport progresses in Canada. All MMA shows are considered professional as there is no amateur governing body in MMA (Olympic recognized such as Judo, Tae Kwondo, Boxing, Wrestling) All MMA fighters have to conform to the same medical guidelines as do boxers. Our commission requires Hep B & C, HIV bloodwork, ECG, Catscan or MRI, Full Medical including eye exam.
    • Edmonton is a municipal commission. There is no Provincial Commission in the province of Alberta, therefore most major centres have their own commissions following for the most part the rules of the Canadian Boxing Federation for medicals etc and a version of the Nevada State Rules for MMA. All combative sports using hands or feet in Canada must be overseen by a duly struck commission otherwise it contravenes Section 83 of the Criminal Code of Canada and all participants, attendees etc are subject to arrest and prosecution. I hope this answers some of your questions. Please feel free to contact me with any other inquiries.
    • Orest Zmyndak Executive Director Edmonton Boxing & Wrestling Commission
  • Like in Pro Boxing, Pro and Amateur Kickboxing and Pro MMA can still be sanctioned along with the State Commission for legit title Fights. Two Nationally Recognized Sanctioning Bodies are the IKF (Kickboxing & Muay Thai) and ISCF (MMA).


British Columbia

-YES-

Unknown As of 9-15-06
If You Have Information
Please e-mail To
Commission Rule Update

-YES-
Not regulated by any Commission

-YES-
Regulated by The Commission


  • 5-30-06
    • MMA is permitted in our jurisdiction providing the fighters are licensed and medicalled.
    • There are sanction fees and financial requirements for the Pros.
    • Amateurs do not fall under our aegis and are not prohibited from fighting as long as there is some parent organization.
      • Yours Truly, George Angelomatis, British Columbia Boxing Commission
      • Two of the Parent Organizations (Sanctioning Bodies) for British Columbia are the IKF (Kickboxing & Muay Thai) and ISCF (MMA).



Manitoba


Unknown As of 9-15-06
If You Have Information
Please e-mail To
Commission Rule Update

Unknown As of 9-15-06
If You Have Information
Please e-mail To
Commission Rule Update

Unknown As of 9-15-06
If You Have Information
Please e-mail To
Commission Rule Update

Unknown As of 9-15-06
If You Have Information
Please e-mail To
Commission Rule Update


New Brunswick


Unknown As of 9-15-06
If You Have Information
Please e-mail To
Commission Rule Update

Unknown As of 9-15-06
If You Have Information
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Unknown As of 9-15-06
If You Have Information
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Unknown As of 9-15-06
If You Have Information
Please e-mail To
Commission Rule Update

Newfoundland

YES

Unknown As of 9-15-06
If You Have Information
Please e-mail To
Commission Rule Update

Unknown As of 9-15-06
If You Have Information
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Commission Rule Update

Unknown As of 9-15-06
If You Have Information
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  • 10-22-08 - AMATEUR KICKBOXING
    • Amateur kickboxing/thai boxing is legal under the authority of the Council of Sport Amateur Kickboxing (CASK) which is the National Sporting Organization (NSO) for the sport. If people wish to contact the NSO for information on sanctioning legal amateur events they can e-mail: nhq@kickboxingcanada.org as well as go to: www.kickboxingcanada.org


Nova Scotia

YES

Unknown As of 9-15-06
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Unknown As of 9-15-06
If You Have Information
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Commission Rule Update

Unknown As of 9-15-06
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Commission Rule Update


  • 10-22-08 - AMATEUR KICKBOXING
    • Amateur kickboxing/thai boxing is legal under the authority of the Council of Sport Amateur Kickboxing (CASK) which is the National Sporting Organization (NSO) for the sport. If people wish to contact the NSO for information on sanctioning legal amateur events they can e-mail: nhq@kickboxingcanada.org as well as go to: www.kickboxingcanada.org


Ontario

YES

YES

NO

NO


  • 2009: - PRO KICKBOXING
    • Professional Kickboxing is legal and overseen by the Ontario Commission.
  • 10-22-08 - AMATEUR KICKBOXING
    • Amateur Kickboxing is legal under the authority of the Council of Sport Amateur Kickboxing (CASK)
  • 6-1-06: MMA events both amateur and professional are not legal in Ontario.
    Ken Hiyashi: Ontario Commission


Prince Edward
Island


YES

Unknown As of 9-15-06
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Unknown As of 9-15-06
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Commission Rule Update

Unknown As of 9-15-06
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Commission Rule Update


  • 10-22-08 - AMATEUR KICKBOXING
    • Amateur kickboxing/thai boxing is legal under the authority of the Council of Sport Amateur Kickboxing (CASK) which is the National Sporting Organization (NSO) for the sport. If people wish to contact the NSO for information on sanctioning legal amateur events they can e-mail: nhq@kickboxingcanada.org as well as go to: www.kickboxingcanada.org



Quebec


Unknown As of 9-15-06
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Please e-mail To
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Unknown As of 9-15-06
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Commission Rule Update

Unknown As of 9-15-06
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Commission Rule Update

-YES-


Saskatchewan


Unknown As of 9-15-06
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Unknown As of 9-15-06
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Unknown As of 9-15-06
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Unknown As of 9-15-06
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  • 2005: The following questions were sent to all the Commissions above (That we had e-mail addresses to and what regions/states have Athletic/Boxing Commissions) so that we could have an updated list of what States or Regions allow Kickboxing and or Mixed Martial Arts and what regulations are required for these areas for event Promoters. The Questions were:
    1. What State are you from?
    2. Is Pro Kickboxing legal in your state?
    3. If yes, do you as the States AC oversee/regulate it?
    4. If you do not oversee Pro Kickboxing, do you require a sanctioning body to oversee it?
    5. Are you looking to approve a Pro Kickboxing Sanctioning Body in your state?
    6. Is Amateur Kickboxing legal in your state?
    7. If yes, do you as the States AC oversee/regulate it?
    8. If you do not oversee Amateur Kickboxing, do you require a sanctioning body to oversee it?
    9. Are you looking to approve a Amateur Kickboxing Sanctioning Body in your state?
    10. Is Pro Mixed Martial Arts legal in your state?
    11. If yes, do you as the States AC oversee/regulate it?
    12. If you do not oversee Pro Mixed Martial Arts, do you require a sanctioning body to oversee it?
    13. Are you looking to approve a Pro Mixed Martial Arts Sanctioning Body in your state?
    14. Is Amateur Mixed Martial Arts legal in your state?
    15. If yes, do you as the States AC oversee/regulate it?
    16. If you do not oversee Amateur Mixed Martial Arts, do you require a sanctioning body such to oversee it?
    17. Are you looking to approve a Amateur Mixed Martial Arts Sanctioning Body in your state?
  • If there is no information listed from a state below, it means that stats did not feel it important to reply to assure the accuracy of this list.
  • Like in Pro Boxing, Pro Kickboxing and Pro MMA can still be sanctioned along with the Tribal Commission for legit title Fights. Two Nationally Recognized Sanctioning Bodies are the IKF (Kickboxing & Muay Thai) and ISCF (MMA).



This is a Working List and is updated as we receive information. If you have any information about any of the above states please e-mail such info to us at CommissionRules@ikfkickboxing.com
Information attained on this page has been assisted by many State Athletic and Boxing Commissions along with the President of the *Association of Boxing Commissions, (ABC) Mr. Tim Lueckenhoff.

On March 18th, 2005 Mr. Lueckenhoff wrote:
Would you mind adding the tribal commissions which are members of the ABC to your list. Contact numbers and email address for the tribes can be located at www.abcboxing.com I have encourage the membership to provide you with information to help you fill in the chart. Keep me updated on those state and tribes who do not respond. This can be a great tool for all of us.

Mr. Lueckenhoff was correct. This page has been tremendously helpful to potential promoters and fighters. It is with the encouragement of Mr. Lueckenhoff and many others that we have kept this page as up to date as possible. This page is here to assist potential promoters and fighters in knowing what forms of ring fighting are legal in the below listed states and which are not. ANYONE assuming ANYTHING differently as to the creation of this site or reasons for it are simply unprofessional in their misinterpreted the meaning of its creation and use.

(*) This page is not associated with the Association of Boxing Commissions. Although ALL below information has been verified by the various states listed, the Association of Boxing Commissions were not asked to "Double" verify any of the below information. This is because it was done so by the State Commissions listed below unless the information was listed as Unknown. When it is noted that there is "No Commission" in a certain State, we have inquired to the State Office itself as well as event promoters in these States to be able to show the legality of Kickboxing and or MMA in these States. ALL information listed is 100% accurate as to the best of our knowledge. IF any such information is inaccurate we ask that those inquiring send us an e-mail (CommissionRules@ikfkickboxing.com) with proof of your legality issues as they pertain to laws and regulations regarding "Ring Fighting Sports" for the State you are inquiring about.




THIS PAGE IS ENDORSED BY THE FOLLOWING WORLDWIDE SANCTIONING - REGULATORY BODIES



IKF
International
Kickboxing Federation

Sanctioning Body For
Pro & Amateur Kickboxing
And Muay Thai
www.IKFKickboxing.com

_____


ISCF
International
Sport Combat Federation

Sanctioning Body For Pro &
Amateur Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)
And Grappling
www.ISCFMMA.com

_____


IAB
International
Association of Boxing
International Amateur Boxing

Sanctioning Body For
Pro & Amateur Boxing
www.IABBoxing.com



USA Muay Thai
Sanctioning Body For
Amateur Muay Thai
www.USAMuayThai.org





USA Kickboxing
Sanctioning Body For
Amateur Kickboxing
www.USAKickboxing.org



USA MMA
Sanctioning Body For
USA Amateur Mixed Martial Arts
www.USAMMA.com




USA Fight Sports
www.USAFightSports.org

Non Profit Regulatory Organization For Fight Sports