Department of Regulation and Licensing Executive Assistant Hector Colon says his agency has four months to work out the details of a law that requires martial artists who teach kids to get licensed by the state. Applicants who’ve been convicted of sex crimes or murder will be turned down.
Colon says they will be researching other states which have similar requirements and getting input from the industry, before deciding on the best course in Wisconsin.
The bill was introduced by State Representative Marlin Schneider (D-Wisconsin Rapids) who says there have been incidents nationwide, including in Wisconsin, where martial artists have taken sexual advantage of their child students.
Brian Moon reports (:55)