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Arkansas State Athletic Commission

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The Arkansas State Athletic Commission's rules and regulations, law-definitions, and forms can be downloaded from this location. If there are any features you feel would enhance this site, please contact us by email or by phone at the numbers at the bottom of this page. 

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Mission Statement

The Arkansas State Athletic Commission is committed to maintaining the health, safety and welfare of the participants and the public as they are involved in the combative sports regulated by the Commission. The Commission remains committed to fair and even application of the governing statutes and the Rules and Regulations.
 

Preface

The Arkansas State Athletic Commission was formed by the Arkansas Legislature in 1927 and has evolved to cover not only professional wrestling and boxing, but elimination tournament boxing, mixed martial arts, and other forms of competition that fall under the class of "combative sports." The goal of the seven-member Commission is the enhancement of the sports' safety and to insure the public welfare, and that of the participants, be protected. 

The Arkansas State Athletic Commission is a member in good standing of the ABC (Association of Boxing Commissions) and uses their national policies, safety studies, and resources to stay abreast of trends in the combative sports industry. At the 2013 ABC Conference, Arkansas' Program Manager Brandon Dawson was elected as Chair of the Social Media Committee for the ABC, and ASAC's Chair Lydia Robertson was appointed as Director of the Association of Boxing Commission's Region 2. Robertson was also elected Chair of the 2015 ABC site selection Committee. 

In furtherance of the Commission's goal, the Arkansas State Athletic Commission held over 40 hours of instruction during the calendar year of 2013. Utilizing monies collected through the State's regulation of the combative sports to fund the classes, the hours were offered to those interested at either free or for a nominal $50 per day charge, approximately 50-75% lower than courses offered elsewhere around the nation. It is also worth noting the trainers (Duane Ford, Jay Nady, and "Big" John McCarthy) are considered the best in their respective fields all over the world. Please visit the site's photo gallery.

The Commission welcomes comments, suggestions and complaints from its licensed public. Those should be in writing to asac.arkansas.gov or to the address at the bottom of the website.

 

Event Calendar : Arkansas Athletic Commission

Click here to see list of events.

 

Commissioners

Brittany Dilworth - Commissioner
Daniel Dring - Commissioner Co-Chair
Bobby Edmonds - Commissioner Chair
John Erwin, M.D - Commissioner
Diana Hampo - Commissioner
Danielle Hoefer - Commissioner
Jennifer Sommer - Commissioner

 

Rules & Regulations 

The forms below require Adobe Reader to view or print. 

Statute Full 2014 - PDF 

Statutory Definitions

NOTE: Chapter 1 applies to all events regulated by the Arkansas State Athletic Commission. In addition to Chapter 1 and the chapter on a specific sport, please review the immediately preceding chapter as there may be rules that also apply to your event. For example, many of the boxing rules also apply to the kickboxing section. Questions are always welcome at 501-687-1038 or email to Patrisha.Blackstock@arkansas.gov.

Rules & Regulations - PDF | Effective: 4/30/14

 

Forms 

The forms below require Adobe Reader to view or print. 

Wrestler's Physical - PDF 
Combative Sports Bout Card Application - PDF 
Combative Sports Event Permit Application - PDF
Federal Professional Boxing ID Application - PDF
Combative Sports Gross Receipts Tax Report - PDF 
National ID MMA Card Application - PDF 
Combative Sports Parental Consent Release - PDF
Combative Sports License Application - PDF
Combative Sports Medical Report (Pre/Post Bout) - PDF
Combative Sports Surety Bond - PDF
Combative Sports Weigh In & Inspection Report - PDF

 

Reports & Resources 

2011 Sports Concussion Fact Sheet - PDF
2011 WADA - World Anti-Doping Agency - Full Prohibited Substances List - PDF
Anthony Jones - Preliminary Investigation Report - PDF
Concussion Fact Sheet for Young Athletes - PDF
Concussion Information for Young Athletes - PDF
Concussions - NFL Player Fact Sheet - PDF
Concussions - NFL Sideline Baseline Standardized Test - PDF
Concussions - NFL Sideline Post Injury Standardized Test - PDF
Rhabdomyolysis - University of Iowa Board of Regents Report - PDF

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