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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 07/2014

ARP Discussion Forum Automatic Registration

If you are a member of the ARP, you should have received an e-mail welcoming you to the Discussion Forum.  Please log on and participate in the discussions, and post questions or comments!


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ARP Fighter

Medical Data Bank


Coming Soon!  Will be applicable to weight management, weight class certification, physical exams, licensure tests, etc.

The 2013 meeting in Las Vegas was such a success we are

doing it again!  The 2014 ARP Annual Meeting will be held

October 30 through November 1, 2014 at the VDARA Hotel

and Spa in Las Vegas, Nevada!  Click here for more info.

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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 Position Statements

The ARP has released new position statements on Weight Management, Medical Clearance of the Older Fighter, Testosterone Therapeutic Use Exemptions, Mouth Guards, and the use of Headgear in Amateur Boxing.