Amateur mixed martial arts participant

What is amateur mixed martial arts?

It’s a combative sporting contest in which 2 competitors try to achieve dominance over one another using a variety of techniques including, but not limited to, striking, grappling, and submission holds.

Amateur mixed martial arts doesn’t include:

  • Tae kwon do
  • Karate
  • Judo
  • Sumo
  • Jujitsu
  • Kung fu
  • Muay thai
  • Kickboxing

Licensing requirements

You must be at least 18 years old to be licensed as an amateur mixed martial arts participant.

How to apply for a license

  1. Send us all of the following:
    • A completed Combative Sports License Application.
    • A small photo of yourself (no more than 2 years old).
    • A completed Physical Examination for Amateur Mixed Martial Arts Participant (page 2 only) or standard sports physical. The completed form or sports physical must:
      • Be signed by a medical doctor, osteopath, or naturopath.
      • State you’re “cleared for all sports without restriction.”
      • and
      • Be dated within 1 year of your application.
    • A check or money order for the fee (payable to the Department of Licensing)
  2. Mail all your application materials to:
    Department of Licensing
    PO Box 3856
    Seattle, WA 98124-3856
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