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74-50,182. Definitions. As used in the Kansas professional regulated sports act:

(a) "Amateur mixed martial arts" means any form of martial arts or self-defense conducted on a full-contact basis in a contest without weapons and in which the contestants compete without valuable consideration.

(b) "Bout" means one match involving a regulated sport.

(c) "Commission" means the athletic commission or the commission's designee.

(d) "Contest" means a bout or a group of bouts involving licensed contestants competing in a regulated sport.

(e) "Contestant" means a person who is licensed by the commission to compete in a regulated sport.

(f) "Fund" means the athletic fee fund.

(g) "Grappling arts" means any form of grappling including, but not limited to, Brazilian jiujitsu, catch wrestling, judo, luta livre esportiva, sambo, shoot wrestling, shooto and shuai Jiao conducted on a full-contact basis in a bout or contest without weapons or striking and where contestants may compete for valuable consideration.

(h) "Noncompetitive sparring" means boxing, kickboxing or mixed martial arts where a decision is not rendered.

(i)"Pankration" means a martial art system which includes elements of karate, tae-kwon-do, jujitsu, kempo, kung-fu, wrestling, and submission grappling.

(j) "Professional boxing" means the sport of attack and defense which uses the fists and where contestants compete for valuable consideration.

(k) "Professional full-contact karate" means any form of full-contact martial arts including but not limited to full-contact kung fu, full-contact tae-kwon-do or any form of martial arts or self-defense conducted on a full-contact basis in a bout or contest without weapons and where contestants may compete for valuable consideration.

(l) "Professional kickboxing" means any form of kickboxing in which blows are delivered with any part of the arm below the shoulder, including the hand, and any part of the leg below the hip, including the foot, and where contestants compete for valuable consideration.

(m) "Professional mixed martial arts" means any form of martial arts or self-defense conducted on a full-contact basis in a bout or contest without weapons and where contestants compete for valuable consideration.

(n) "Professional wrestling" means any performance of wrestling skills and techniques by two or more professional wrestlers, to which any admission is charged. Participating wrestlers may not be required to use their best efforts in order to win. The winner may have been selected before the performance commences and contestants compete for valuable consideration.

(o) "Regulated sports" means professional boxing, sparring, professional kickboxing, professional and amateur mixed martial arts, grappling arts, pankration, professional wrestling and professional full-contact karate.

(p) "Sparring" means boxing, kickboxing, professional and amateur mixed martial arts, grappling arts, pankration, or full-contact karate for practice or as an exhibition.

History: L. 2004, ch. 88, § 2; L. 2011, ch. 40, § 3; Apr. 14.



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