Competition Requirements

Competition Requirements

The following requirements are set forth by the North Carolina Boxing Commission which regulates Kickboxing, Boxing, and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) in the State of North Carolina. These requirements are in place to insure the health and safety of all competitors.

You cannot compete in the State of North Carolina, in any Kickboxing, Boxing, or MMA contests unless you have current information on file with the NC Boxing Commission.

Required Exams

(REQUIRED) Blood Work: $79 every six (6) months. Go to – or call (888) 340-4644 to get blood work done. They will complete all of the required blood work panels, including the required , HIV Panel, Hepatitis B Surface Antigens, and Hepatitis C Antibody. Be sure to fax the correct and completed blood work results to (919) 715-7077. If you do not get these exact tests, your blood work will not be accepted and you cannot compete. If you do not use our recommended lab for your tests, please make sure you provide your doctor with proper authorization to fax the results to the NC Boxing Commission. Results must be approved a minimum of 2 weeks prior to an event in order to be selected for competition. Please make sure you get the correct tests completed, and then sent to, and approved by, the NC Boxing Commission in a timely manner.

(REQUIRED) Dilated Eye Exam: required every one (1) Year. Can be done at Target or Walmart. The NC Boxing Commission requires a specific form to be complete by your eye doctor. You can download and print the form here – NCBCEyeForm. Once completed, be sure to fax the form to (919) 715-7077.

(NOT REQUIRED UNLESS TOLD OTHERWISE) Physical: $25 + per year. Please use NC Boxing Forms. This can be done through your regular doctor or you can visit an approved minute clinic in your area.

It is the responsibility of the competitor to make sure you have current exam information on file with the NC Boxing Commission. If you believe you already have this information on file with them, it is your responsibility to make sure it is still valid for the date of the event for which you intend to participate.

Competitors 45 or older – Triangle Kickboxing Promotions encourages people of all ages to compete in the sport of kickboxing. If you are a competitor that is 45 or older, the State of North Carolina may require additional medical tests to be performed in order to qualify for competition. These tests are directed on a case-by-case basis by the NC Boxing Commission (NCBC). Once your information is submitted to the NCBC, they will inform us if and which tests need to be performed in order to qualify for competition. If you have any questions about this matter, please contact the NCBC at 919-662-4500.

Required Licenses

Amateur and Professional Fighters and Coaches are required to have the following:

(REQUIRED) NC State Boxing Authority State License: $50.00 per year

(REQUIRED) Federal License: $25.00 every 5 years

(REQUIRED) Coaches: $50 per year

Competitors can purchase their licenses through the NC State Boxing Authority on the day of the event. Licenses are required for all competitors, coaches, and corner persons. If you do not have a valid license issued from NC State Boxing Authority, you cannot be admitted as a competitor, manager, or corner person.

Required Amateur Equipment

All amateur competitors are required to bring their own approved head gear, shin guards w/foot guard, mouth pieces (any color other than red or pink), and a cup. Only approved gear is allowed (see below). Female competitors must wear breast protection – see rules for more info. An abdominal guard which provides sufficient protection to withstand a low blow is allowed but not required. Female competitors may wear a protective pelvic girdle to cover the pubic area, ovaries, coccyx and sides of the hips.


All kickboxing Competitors should wear Thai Boxing shorts. No shirts required. All competitors shall be clean and present a neat appearance.


Amateur competitors will wear 12oz gloves provided by TKP. Professional competitors will wear 10oz gloves. No laces.

Shin Guards

Shin Guards must be Velcro fastened with no heavy buckles. Foot guard must have a fastened foot strap.

Head Gear

Head gear must be 10-12 oz in total weight. No jaw bar or excessive ear padding is allowed.


Approved equipment can be purchased through or by calling 919-477-1999.

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