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Welcome to the ARP

Affiliated with the American College of Sports Medicine

For Physicians


Welcome to the web site of the Association of Ringside Physicians; an international, non-profit organization dedicated to the health and safety of the boxer and mixed martial arts athlete.  View our Mission Statement here.

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Updated 07/2015

Dr. Rick Weinstein Interviewed for Medscape about Ringside Medicine


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After several years of planning the efforts of dozens of ARP Ringside Physicians from 5 countries and the contributed expertise of the American College of Sports Medicine have culminated in the availability of this premiere certification process.  The ARP has drafted Certification Criteria and the ACSM has hugely assisted in the creation of the only academically validated and psychometrically sound Ringside Medicine Certification Exam.  Hundreds of computer-based and proctored exam sites are available worldwide for international participation in elevating education and safety standards for all associated with Combat Arts.  Click here for more information.

New Consensus Statements

The ARP has released new statements on Down Syndrome, Blood Borne Infections, Weight Management, Medical Clearance of the Older Fighter,  and the use of Headgear in Amateur Boxing.

2015 ARP Convention


The Annual ARP Meeting and CME conference will be held in New Orleans the weekend of September 25th and 26th, 2015.  Subjects to be covered include Women’s Issues in Combat Arts, Blood-Borne Infectious Disease, M & M Rounds, and more!

New Fighter Handout on Dangers of Improper Weight Loss


At the request of the CSAC, the ARP has developed a handout derived from our consensus statements and other materials, geared specifically for the combat arts athlete, available for use by any commission or jurisdiction.  Click here to download.