The World Kickboxing Association is the oldest and largest organization of its kind, with over 90 countries in its membership. It is the mission of the WKA USA to promote U.S. fighters and gain prestige within the WKA, and to support and promote US fighters competing for world titles, both at home in the USA and abroad. We encourage you to join the ranks of great WKA champions like Benny "The Jet" Urquidez, Howard Jackson, Robert Kaman, Don "The Dragon" Wilson, Brandon Vera, Duane “Bang” Ludwig, Din Thomas, Sean Sherk, and Ernesto Hoost, and show the rest of the world the true standard of US fighters and gyms.
It is the mission of the WKA USA to restore U.S. fighters to their rightful place and prestige within the WKA, and support and promote US fighters competing for world titles, both at home and abroad. So we encourage you to join the ranks of great WKA champions like Benny "The Jet" Urquidez, Howard Jackson, Robert Kaman, Don "The Dragon" Wilson, Ernesto Hoost, Chris Ngimbi, Brandon Vera, and Sean Sherk and show the rest of the world the true standard of US fighters.
If you are interested in registering as a licensed WKA amateur or professional fighter, please complete and submit the following form (you may submit the online version or download a printable version to mail in to the WKA USA Home Office (10454 Ridgefield Pkwy., Richmond, VA 23233 USA)
Download Fighter registration Form(PDF) or
Fill Out Online Version
The WKA’s goal for amateur athletes is to provide safe and competitive events that allow amateur athletes a track to test and develop their skills. By providing both a novice and an open class, fighters are able to compete at their own level and measure their skills against like opponents.
A novice class amateur fighter is any fighter who has attained three or fewer wins. An open class class fighter is any amateur fighter who has attained more than three wins.
An amateur competitor is any competitor who:
1. Is not, and has never been, under professional contract
2. Has never participated in a Thaiboxing match with three-minute rounds
3. Has never competed in a match of more than five rounds
4.Does not receive monetary compensation for competition
The WKA’s goal for professional athletes is to develop professional fighters who aspire to the highest level of competition by providing both domestic and international opportunities for competition and exposure.
A professional competitor is defined as any competitor who receives, or has ever received, monetary compensation for competing. A professional fighter is typically one who has built up a substantial amateur record and whose experience in the ring has prepared him or her to move up to the next level.