http://new.wtaq.com/news/articles/2010/feb/21/bill-cracks-down-martial-arts-instructors-sex-crim/ "MADISON, Wis. (WTAQ) - A new law is aimed to prevent sex crimes in the dojo. State Representative Marlin Schneider says by and large martial arts instructors are good people, however... "There have been a number of cases across the country - including Wisconsin - where martial arts instructors have taken sexual advantage of the children under their charge," Schneider said. Governor Jim Doyle has signed Schneider's bill which requires martial artists teaching children to be licensed by the state. "They have to submit to the Department of Regulation and Licensing so you can determine whether or not they're eligible to have a license," Schneider said. Applicants convicted of sex crimes or murder will not be granted licensing." I wonder if they have the same requirments for little league, scouts, piano instructors, gymnastics coaches, dance teachers, etc. It`s well meant, but in my opinion it`s discriminatory legislation because it singles out one group. Anyone know for sure if it`s just a police background check, or has someone finally come up with a way to monopolize what MA is taught in their area by determining who does and doesn`t get a lisence to teach? As bad as MA polotics was before, this could theoreticly get way out of hand. What do you think?