Professional martial arts participant

Due to facility issues, this licensing program has limited operations. There may be delays in responding to requests. We apologize for the inconvenience. We’re working toward resuming all business operations as soon as possible.

Licensing requirements

You must be at least 18 years old to be licensed.

How to apply for a license

  1. Mail us:
  2. Mail to:
    Department of Licensing
    PO Box 3856
    Seattle, WA 98124-3856

What is professional martial arts?

It’s a type of full-contact boxing without weapons. Participants use kicks, punches, blows, or other techniques to defeat an opponent or win by decision, knockout, technical knockout, or submission; not to injure or disable them.

Martial arts includes:

  • Sumo
  • Judo
  • Karate
  • Kung fu
  • Taekwondo
  • Pankration
  • Muay Thai
  • Other forms of full-contact martial arts or self-defense.
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