WKO - AMATEUR RULES

WORLD KICKBOXING ORGANISATION - Caters for Amateur K-1 Rules, Kickboxing, Sport-Boxing, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Jujitsu & Thaiboxing athletes. Working with some of the largest promoters around the world, to sanction all levels of galas and events.

 

WKO was founded as the sports have evolved, we are firm to keep to the rules but flexible to move with the times and offer our athletes the best opportunities around both nationally and internationally.

Amateur K-1 Rules

  • Amateur K-1 Rules is from 7-8yrs upwards.

  • Gala bouts are three or five rounds in duration, with each round lasting Two minutes. 

  • Open Tournaments will be two rounds of one minute rounds. With Finals being three rounds of one minute rounds.

  • Head shots are only allowed for 15yrs+

  • The match can end by Knockout, Technical Knockout, Decision, Disqualification, Draw or No Contest.

  • In bouts consisting of children a level of control is expected and NO child where can be avoided shall be inflicted with blows to the head, which result in KO or potential KO.

  • Both the referee and the ring doctor have full authority to stop the fight.

  • The fight is scored by three judges on a ten-point must system (The winner of each round receives ten points, and the loser receives nine or less. If the round is even, both competitors receive ten points).

  • If there is a draw after three rounds, the judges’ scores are thrown out and one or two rounds are contested. The judges’ decision will then come from the scoring of each extra round only. If, after the extra round(s), there is still a draw, the judges will decide a winner based on the flow of the entire match, considering even the slightest difference. A fight can only end in a draw if both fighters go down at the same time and cannot get up, or in the case of accidental injury in the late stages of the contest.

  • The three-knockdown rule is in effect (three knockdowns in a round results in a technical knockout).

  • The mandatory eight count is in effect (the referee must count to at least “eight” on all knockdowns).

  • The standing eight count is in effect (the referee has the right to declare a knockdown on a fighter who appears to be in a dangerous condition to continue in the match).

  • A fighter can be saved by the bell only in the last round.

In K-1 single elimination tournament matches:

  • Each match is three rounds in duration.

  • The three-knockdown rule becomes a two-knockdown rule for all matches except the final.

  • One or two reserve fights are held prior to the single elimination matches. If for any reason a fighter who wins and advances through the brackets is unable to continue, a reserve match competitor, or the fighter’s opponent from the most recent match, takes his place. There are certain exceptions to this rule (i.e. a fighter who lost a match by knockout might not be eligible to replace another fighter).

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT

The following equipment is mandatory:

HEAD-GEAR All amateurs must where HEAD-GEAR. Only Adults may opt out of wearing head gear and both sides must either wear or not wear head gear. Top Ten Head-guards aren't mandatory but are the recommend brand to wear.

GUM-SHIELDS are required at all levels.

BODY-SHIELDS are required for all juniors under the age of 15yrs.

BREAST PROTECTORS are optional but recommended for all ladies.

GLOVES: 10oz Gloves are required

WRAPS Hands may only be wrapped with bandage or cotton handwraps. And only taped with Zinc Oxide tape and must not cover the knuckles. Use of GAFFA style tapes is NOT ALLOWED.

SHORTS Thai shorts or MMA style shorts are allowed.

GROIN-GUARD for males is mandatory. Females is optional

SHIN-INSTEP protectors are also required but must not be ones with metal inserts within them.

ANKLE-SUPPORTS are optional

AUTHORISED FIGHTING TECHNIQUES


The following techniques are authorised:


Punches: Straight punches, hooks, uppercuts.


Kicks: Front kicks, low kicks, middle kicks, high kicks, side kicks, back kicks, inner thigh kicks, jumping kicks, and knee kicks.


The following restrictions apply to the usage of the backspin blow.
When it is evident that the attack was made by an elbow, forearm or glove, the attack is considered as a foul In case the referee cannot determine whether the backspin blow was made by the any  none authorized area or not, the match shall be stopped, and the rules director, supervisor, supervisory staff, and the referee and the judges shall review the fight by reviewing the Video Replay, if necessary. When it is determined that the attack was made by the unauthorized blow, the backspin blow is considered as a foul, and the fighter shall be penalized or disqualified at referee discretion.

FOUL TECHNIQUES
1. A fighter who executes a foul technique shall be penalized with a “caution”, “warning”, or a “point deduction”. The referee announces a “caution” and “warning” verbally. (2) cautions shall lead to one (1) warning; any warning then on shall be given instead of cautions thereafter. Two (2) warnings shall lead to a one (1) point deduction, and three (3) point deductions in one (1) round shall be grounds for disqualification.

 

However, this clause shall not apply in cases where the referee rules that the foul technique as unintentional. If the referee judges that the foul technique is malicious or causes significant damages on the opponent, the fighter might be given point reduction immediately, skipping order of foul calls.

 

The following behavior is considered as foul techniques.

1. Using the head to deliver a blow.
2. Using the elbow to deliver a blow.
3. Attacking the opponent in the groin (knee kicking or punching the opponent in the area under the navel shall be considered as low-blows and will be ruled as fouls).
4. Delivering wrestling or judo throwing or submission techniques.
5. Thumbing the opponent
6. Choking and punching the throat of the opponent.
7. Biting the opponent.
8. Attacking the opponent while he is down or in the process of getting up.
9. Attacking the opponent after the referee calling a break.
10. Holding the ropes to whether offensively or defensively.
11. Using offensive or insulting language to the referee.
12. Attacking the back of the head with a punch (the side of the head and the area around the ears are not considered as the back of the head and are valid target areas).
13. Attempting to cause the opponent to fall out of the ring.
14. Voluntarily exiting the ring during the course of a match.
15. Attacking the opponent who turned around and showed his back. However, the referee may give a caution, warning or point reduction to the fighter who showed his back as loosing his will to fight.
16. Delivering a backspin blow with elbows, forearms or glove.


A point reduction may be given immediately to a fighter if the referee finds that the foul technique was inflicted with malicious intent.

 

A caution shall be given to a fighter who repeatedly charges inside the opponent’s arms, with his head held low (i.e. to avoid attack). This shall be considered as inducing a head-butt. In case that either of the fighters gets a cut from a head-butt and is bleeding, the fighter who has caused the cut shall receive a one (1) point deduction. However, if the referee finds the head-butt to have been obviously intentional or malicious, a deduction of two (2) points shall be given. If the referee judges the head-butt as accidental, there may not be any point reduction.

 

A caution, warning, and a point reduction shall be given to a fighter who repeatedly uses holding and clinches that are not accompanied by attacks, and are judged as being defensive/passive in nature (ie. to avoid attack). Two (2) cautions will sum up to one (1) warning, and the next caution shall be a deduction of one (1) point. Furthermore, the same applies to when grasping and holding the opponent immediately after launching an attack (ie. to avoid a counter-attack.), or falling on the matt intentionally.

 

A caution, warning, and a reduction of point may be given to the fighter when a fighter is only waiting for a counter blow and is delivering few attacks, and is considered to be passive.

 

Holding the kicking leg of an opponent is not a foul, but only a single attack, whether a punch or a kick while holding the leg is authorized. Continuous attack while holding a leg is a foul. If a fighter does not take any action while holding the kicking leg, the referee shall call a break. Holding the kicking leg and using a throwing technique is also a foul.

 

When a fighter is holding a neck of his opponent with both hands, the fighter is limited to kick or knee kick his opponent to only one time. Therefore, continuous attack is judged as a foul. Attacking the opponent continuously while holding the neck with one hand is authorized. However, referee may call a break if judges the attack does not give any damage to the opponent.

 

Passive holding or clinching is prohibited. However, the referee can permit it only when it is accompanied by an authorized attack. A fighter can be penalized if he resorts to holding or clinching after an authorized attack or in order to avoid attacks.

Amateur Kickboxing

 

  • Amateur Kickboxing Rules is only for 11yrs old upwards.

  • Each match is three or five rounds in duration, with each round lasting two minutes.

  • Open Tournaments will be two rounds of one minute rounds. With Finals being three rounds of one minute rounds.

  • Kickboxing is only allowed for 11yrs+

  • The match can end by Knockout, Technical Knockout, Decision, Disqualification, Draw or No Contest.

  • In bouts consisting of children a level of control is expected and NO child where can be avoided shall be inflicted with blows to the head, which result in KO or potential KO.

  • Both the referee and the ring doctor have full authority to stop the fight.

  • The fight is scored by three judges on a ten-point must system (The winner of each round receives ten points, and the loser receives nine or less. If the round is even, both competitors receive ten points).

  • If there is a draw after three rounds, the judges’ scores are thrown out and one or two extra three-minute rounds are contested. The judges’ decision will then come from the scoring of each extra round only. If, after the extra round(s), there is still a draw, the judges will decide a winner based on the flow of the entire match, considering even the slightest difference. A fight can only end in a draw if both fighters go down at the same time and cannot get up, or in the case of accidental injury in the late stages of the contest.

  • The three-knockdown rule is in effect (three knockdowns in a round results in a technical knockout).

  • The mandatory eight count is in effect (the referee must count to at least “eight” on all knockdowns).

  • The standing eight count is in effect (the referee has the right to declare a knockdown on a fighter who appears to be in a dangerous condition to continue in the match).

  • A fighter can be saved by the bell only in the last round.

  • Each match can be two, three or five rounds in duration.

  • The three-knockdown rule becomes a two-knockdown rule for all matches except the final.

  • One or two reserve fights are held prior to the single elimination matches. If for any reason a fighter who wins and advances through the brackets is unable to continue, a reserve match competitor, or the fighter’s opponent from the most recent match, takes his place. There are certain exceptions to this rule (i.e. a fighter who lost a match by knockout might not be eligible to replace another fighter).

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT

The following equipment is mandatory:

HEAD-GEAR All amateurs must where HEAD-GEAR. Only Adults may opt out of wearing head gear and both sides must either wear or not wear head gear. Top Ten Head-guards aren't mandatory but are the recommend brand to wear.

GUM-SHIELDS are required at all levels.

TOPS All children under 12yrs old must wear either a tshirt or vest.

BREAST PROTECTORS are optional but recommended for all ladies.

GLOVES: 10oz Gloves are required

WRAPS Hands may only be wrapped with bandage or cotton handwraps. And only taped with Zinc Oxide tape and must not cover the knuckles. Use of GAFFA style tapes is NOT ALLOWED.

TROUSERS Long Kickboxing trousers must be worn.

GROIN-GUARD for males is mandatory. Females is optional

SHIN-Guards are also required but must not be ones with metal inserts within them.

FOOT-PADS are mandatory

ANKLE-SUPPORTS are optional

AUTHORISED FIGHTING TECHNIQUES


The following techniques are authorised:


Punches: Straight punches, hooks, uppercuts.


Above Waist Kicks: Front kicks, middle kicks, high kicks, side kicks, back kicks, jumping kicks and spinning kicks.


The following restrictions apply to the usage of the backspin blow.
When it is evident that the attack was made by an elbow, forearm or glove, the attack is considered as a foul.

 

In case the referee cannot determine whether the backspin blow was made by the any  none authorized area or not, the match shall be stopped, and the rules director, supervisor, supervisory staff, and the referee and the judges shall review the fight by reviewing the Video Replay, if necessary.

 

When it is determined that the attack was made by the unauthorized blow, the backspin blow is considered as a foul, and the fighter shall be penalized or disqualified at referees discretion.

FOUL TECHNIQUES
1. A fighter who executes a foul technique shall be penalized with a “caution”, “warning”, or a “point deduction”. The referee announces a “caution” and “warning” verbally. (2) cautions shall lead to one (1) warning; any warning then on shall be given instead of cautions thereafter. Two (2) warnings shall lead to a one (1) point deduction, and three (3) point deductions in one (1) round shall be grounds for disqualification.

 

However, this clause shall not apply in cases where the referee rules that the foul technique as unintentional. If the referee judges that the foul technique is malicious or causes significant damages on the opponent, the fighter might be given point reduction immediately, skipping order of foul calls.

 

The following behavior is considered as foul techniques.

ANY LOW KICK OR USE OF KNEE WILL BE DEEMED A FOUL

1. Using the head to deliver a blow.
2. Using the elbow to deliver a blow.
3. Attacking the opponent in the groin (knee kicking or punching the opponent in the area under the navel shall be considered as low-blows and will be ruled as fouls).
4. Delivering wrestling or judo throwing or submission techniques.
5. Thumbing the opponent
6. Choking and punching the throat of the opponent.
7. Biting the opponent.
8. Attacking the opponent while he is down or in the process of getting up.
9. Attacking the opponent after the referee calling a break.
10. Holding the ropes to whether offensively or defensively.
11. Using offensive or insulting language to the referee.
12. Attacking the back of the head with a punch (the side of the head and the area around the ears are not considered as the back of the head and are valid target areas).
13. Attempting to cause the opponent to fall out of the ring.
14. Voluntarily exiting the ring during the course of a match.
15. Attacking the opponent who turned around and showed his back. However, the referee may give a caution, warning or point reduction to the fighter who showed his back as loosing his will to fight.
16. Delivering a backspin blow with elbows, forearmsor glove and giving damage to the opponent.


A point reduction may be given immediately to a fighter if the referee finds that the foul technique was inflicted with malicious intent.

 

A caution shall be given to a fighter who repeatedly charges inside the opponent’s arms, with his head held low (i.e. to avoid attack). This shall be considered as inducing a head-butt. In case that either of the fighters gets a cut from a head-butt and is bleeding, the fighter who has caused the cut shall receive a one (1) point deduction. However, if the referee finds the head-butt to have been obviously intentional or malicious, a deduction of two (2) points shall be given. If the referee judges the head-butt as accidental, there may not be any point reduction.

 

A caution, warning, and a point reduction shall be given to a fighter who repeatedly uses holding that is not accompanied by attacks, and are judged as being defensive/passive in nature (ie. to avoid attack). Two (2) cautions will sum up to one (1) warning, and the next caution shall be a deduction of one (1) point. Furthermore, the same applies to when grasping and holding the opponent immediately after launching an attack (ie. to avoid a counter-attack.), or falling on the canvas intentionally.

 

A caution, warning, and a reduction of point may be given to the fighter when a fighter is only waiting for a counter blow and is delivering few attacks, and is considered to be passive.

 

Holding the kicking leg of an opponent is a foul,  Holding the kicking leg and using a throwing technique is also a foul.

 

Passive holding or clinching is prohibited. However, the referee can permit it only when it is accompanied by an authorized attack. A fighter can be penalized if he resorts to holding or clinching after an authorized attack or in order to avoid attacks.

K-1 Light

 

  • Gala bouts are three or five rounds in duration, with each round lasting 1.5 minutes. 

  • Open Tournaments will be two rounds of  on minute rounds. (Volume of entries and running times will dictate at organisors discretion. But only at approval of WKO Chief Official in Attendance)

  • Head shots are only allowed for all ages

  • The match can only end by ref stoppage due to No Contest.

  • Both the referee and the ring doctor have full authority to stop the fight.

  • The fight is scored by three judges on a ten-point must system (The winner of each round receives ten points, and the loser receives nine or less. If the round is even, both competitors receive ten points).

  • If there is a draw after three rounds, the judges’ scores are thrown out and one or two rounds are contested. The judges’ decision will then come from the scoring of each extra round only. If, after the extra round(s), there is still a draw, the judges will decide a winner based on the flow of the entire match, considering even the slightest difference. A fight can only end in a draw if both fighters go down at the same time and cannot get up, or in the case of accidental injury in the late stages of the contest.

  • There is NO KNOCKDOWN rule in effect due to the nature being light contact. Ref may step in and give a count should a fighter need to compose themselves.

  • The standing eight count is in effect (the referee has the right to declare a knockdown on a fighter who appears to be in a dangerous condition to continue in the match).

  • A fighter can be saved by the bell only in the last round.
     

In Gala K-1 Light single elimination tournament matches:

  • Each match is two rounds in duration.

  • One or two reserve fights are held prior to the single elimination matches. If for any reason a fighter who wins and advances through the brackets is unable to continue, a reserve match competitor, or the fighter’s opponent from the most recent match, takes his place. There are certain exceptions to this rule (i.e. a fighter who lost a match by knockout might not be eligible to replace another fighter).

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT

The following equipment is mandatory:

HEAD-GEAR All amateurs must where HEAD-GEAR. Only Adults may opt out of wearing head gear and both sides must either wear or not wear head gear. Top Ten Head-guards aren't mandatory but are the recommend brand to wear.

GUM-SHIELDS are required at all levels.

BODY-SHIELDS are required for all juniors under the age of 15yrs.

TOPS All  must wear either a t-shirt or vest as this is one of the fundamental differences between K-1 and K-1 Light.

BREAST PROTECTORS are optional but recommended for all ladies.

GLOVES: 10oz Gloves are required

WRAPS Hands may only be wrapped with bandage or cotton handwraps. And only taped with Zinc Oxide tape and must not cover the knuckles. Use of GAFFA style tapes is NOT ALLOWED.

SHORTS Thai shorts or MMA style shorts are allowed.

GROIN-GUARD for males is mandatory. Females is optional

SHIN-INSTEP protectors are also required but must not be ones with metal inserts within them.

ANKLE-SUPPORTS are optional

AUTHORISED FIGHTING TECHNIQUES


The following CONTROLLED techniques are authorsed:


Punches: Straight punches, hooks, uppercuts.


Kicks: Front kicks, low kicks, middle kicks, high kicks, side kicks, back kicks, inner thigh kicks, jumping kicks, and knee kicks.


The following restrictions apply to the usage of the backspin blow.
When it is evident that the attack was made by an elbow, forearm or glove, the attack is considered as a foul In case the referee cannot determine whether the backspin blow was made by the any  none authorized area or not, the match shall be stopped, and the rules director, supervisor, supervisory staff, and the referee and the judges shall review the fight by reviewing the Video Replay, if necessary. When it is determined that the attack was made by the unauthorized blow, the backspin blow is considered as a foul, and the fighter shall be penalized or disqualified at referee discretion.

FOUL TECHNIQUES

ANY EXCESSIVE TECHNIQUE USED WITHOUT THE LEVEL OF CONTROL AGREED AND EXPECTED. CAN AND WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION AT THE REFEREES DISCRETION.

REFEREES DECISION IS FINAL.


1. A fighter who executes a foul technique shall be penalized with a “caution”, “warning”, or a “point deduction”. The referee announces a “caution” and “warning” verbally. (2) cautions shall lead to one (1) warning; any warning then on shall be given instead of cautions thereafter. Two (2) warnings shall lead to a one (1) point deduction, and three (3) point deductions in one (1) round shall be grounds for disqualification.

 

However, this clause shall not apply in cases where the referee rules that the foul technique as unintentional. If the referee judges that the foul technique is malicious or causes significant damages on the opponent, the fighter might be given point reduction immediately, skipping order of foul calls.

 

The following behavior is considered as foul techniques.

1. Using the head to deliver a blow.
2. Using the elbow to deliver a blow.
3. Attacking the opponent in the groin (knee kicking or punching the opponent in the area under the navel shall be considered as low-blows and will be ruled as fouls).
4. Delivering wrestling or judo throwing or submission techniques.
5. Thumbing the opponent
6. Choking and punching the throat of the opponent.
7. Biting the opponent.
8. Attacking the opponent while he is down or in the process of getting up.
9. Attacking the opponent after the referee calling a break.
10. Holding the ropes to whether offensively or defensively.
11. Using offensive or insulting language to the referee.
12. Attacking the back of the head with a punch (the side of the head and the area around the ears are not considered as the back of the head and are valid target areas).
13. Attempting to cause the opponent to fall out of the ring.
14. Voluntarily exiting the ring during the course of a match.
15. Attacking the opponent who turned around and showed his back. However, the referee may give a caution, warning or point reduction to the fighter who showed his back as loosing his will to fight.
16. Delivering a backspin blow with elbows, forearms or glove and giving damage to the opponent.


A point reduction may be given immediately to a fighter if the referee finds that the foul technique was inflicted with malicious intent.

 

A caution shall be given to a fighter who repeatedly charges inside the opponent’s arms, with his head held low (i.e. to avoid attack). This shall be considered as inducing a head-butt. In case that either of the fighters gets a cut from a head-butt and is bleeding, the fighter who has caused the cut shall receive a one (1) point deduction. However, if the referee finds the head-butt to have been obviously intentional or malicious, a deduction of two (2) points shall be given. If the referee judges the head-butt as accidental, there may not be any point reduction.

 

A caution, warning, and a point reduction shall be given to a fighter who repeatedly uses holding and clinches that are not accompanied by attacks, and are judged as being defensive/passive in nature (ie. to avoid attack). Two (2) cautions will sum up to one (1) warning, and the next caution shall be a deduction of one (1) point. Furthermore, the same applies to when grasping and holding the opponent immediately after launching an attack (ie. to avoid a counter-attack.), or falling on the matt intentionally.

 

A caution, warning, and a reduction of point may be given to the fighter when a fighter is only waiting for a counter blow and is delivering few attacks, and is considered to be passive.

 

Holding the kicking leg of an opponent is a foul, but only a single attack, whether a punch or a kick while holding the leg is authorized. Continuous attack while holding a leg is a foul. If a fighter does not take any action while holding the kicking leg, the referee shall call a break. Holding the kicking leg and using a throwing technique is also a foul.

 

When a fighter is holding a neck of his opponent with both hands, the fighter is limited to kick or knee kick his opponent to only one time. Therefore, continuous attack is judged as a foul. Attacking the opponent continuously while holding the neck with one hand is authorized. However, referee may call a break if judges the attack does not give any damage to the opponent.

 

Passive holding or clinching is prohibited. However, the referee can permit it only when it is accompanied by an authorized attack. A fighter can be penalized if he resorts to holding or clinching after an authorized attack or in order to avoid attacks.

Light Contact Kickboxing

 

  • Gala bouts are three or five rounds in duration, with each round lasting 1.5 minutes. 

  • Open Tournaments will be two rounds of  one minute rounds. (Volume of entries and running times will dictate at organisers discretion. But only at approval of WKO Chief Official in Attendance)

  • Head shots are only allowed for all ages

  • The match can only end by ref stoppage due to No Contest.

  • Both the referee and the ring doctor have full authority to stop the fight.

  • The fight is scored by three judges on a ten-point must system (The winner of each round receives ten points, and the loser receives nine or less. If the round is even, both competitors receive ten points).

  • If there is a draw after three rounds, the judges’ scores are thrown out and one or two rounds are contested. The judges’ decision will then come from the scoring of each extra round only. If, after the extra round(s), there is still a draw, the judges will decide a winner based on the flow of the entire match, considering even the slightest difference. A fight can only end in a draw if both fighters go down at the same time and cannot get up, or in the case of accidental injury in the late stages of the contest.

  • There is NO KNOCKDOWN rule in effect due to the nature being light contact. Ref may step in and give a count should a fighter need to compose themselves.

  • The standing eight count is in effect (the referee has the right to declare a knockdown on a fighter who appears to be in a dangerous condition to continue in the match).

  • A fighter can be saved by the bell only in the last round.
     

In Gala Light Contact Kickboxing single elimination tournament matches:

  • Each match is two rounds in duration.

  • One or two reserve fights are held prior to the single elimination matches. If for any reason a fighter who wins and advances through the brackets is unable to continue, a reserve match competitor, or the fighter’s opponent from the most recent match, takes his place. There are certain exceptions to this rule (i.e. a fighter who lost a match by knockout might not be eligible to replace another fighter).

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT

The following equipment is mandatory:

HEAD-GEAR All amateurs must where HEAD-GEAR. Only Adults may opt out of wearing head gear and both sides must either wear or not wear head gear. Top Ten Head-guards aren't mandatory but are the recommend brand to wear.

GUM-SHIELDS are required at all levels.

TOPS All  must wear either a t-shirt or vest as this is one of the fundamental differences between Kickboxing and Light Contact Kickboxing.

BREAST PROTECTORS are optional but recommended for all ladies.

GLOVES: 10oz Gloves are required

WRAPS Hands may only be wrapped with bandage or cotton handwraps. And only taped with Zinc Oxide tape and must not cover the knuckles. Use of GAFFA style tapes is NOT ALLOWED.

TROUSERS Long Kickboxing trousers must be worn.

GROIN-GUARD for males is mandatory. Females is optional

SHIN-GUARDS are also required but must not be ones with metal inserts within them.

FOOT-PADS are mandatory

ANKLE-SUPPORTS are optional

AUTHORISED FIGHTING TECHNIQUES


The following techniques are authorised:


Punches: Straight punches, hooks, uppercuts.


Above Waist Kicks: Front kicks, middle kicks, high kicks, side kicks, back kicks, jumping kicks and spinning kicks.


The following restrictions apply to the usage of the backspin blow.
When it is evident that the attack was made by an elbow, forearm or glove, the attack is considered as a foul In case the referee cannot determine whether the backspin blow was made by the any  none authorized area or not, the match shall be stopped, and the rules director, supervisor, supervisory staff, and the referee and the judges shall review the fight by reviewing the Video Replay, if necessary. When it is determined that the attack was made by the unauthorized blow, the backspin blow is considered as a foul, and the fighter shall be penalized or disqualified at referee discretion.

FOUL TECHNIQUES

 

ANY EXCESSIVE TECHNIQUE USED WITHOUT THE LEVEL OF CONTROL AGREED AND EXPECTED. CAN AND WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION AT THE REFEREES DISCRETION.

REFEREES DECISION IS FINAL.


1. A fighter who executes a foul technique shall be penalized with a “caution”, “warning”, or a “point deduction”. The referee announces a “caution” and “warning” verbally. (2) cautions shall lead to one (1) warning; any warning then on shall be given instead of cautions thereafter. Two (2) warnings shall lead to a one (1) point deduction, and three (3) point deductions in one (1) round shall be grounds for disqualification.

 

However, this clause shall not apply in cases where the referee rules that the foul technique as unintentional. If the referee judges that the foul technique is malicious or causes significant damages on the opponent, the fighter might be given point reduction immediately, skipping order of foul calls.

 

The following behavior is considered as foul techniques.

ANY LOW KICK OR USE OF KNEE WILL BE DEEMED A FOUL

1. Using the head to deliver a blow.
2. Using the elbow to deliver a blow.
3. Attacking the opponent in the groin (knee kicking or punching the opponent in the area under the navel shall be considered as low-blows and will be ruled as fouls).
4. Delivering wrestling or judo throwing or submission techniques.
5. Thumbing the opponent
6. Choking and punching the throat of the opponent.
7. Biting the opponent.
8. Attacking the opponent while he is down or in the process of getting up.
9. Attacking the opponent after the referee calling a break.
10. Holding the ropes to whether offensively or defensively.
11. Using offensive or insulting language to the referee.
12. Attacking the back of the head with a punch (the side of the head and the area around the ears are not considered as the back of the head and are valid target areas).
13. Attempting to cause the opponent to fall out of the ring.
14. Voluntarily exiting the ring during the course of a match.
15. Attacking the opponent who turned around and showed his back. However, the referee may give a caution, warning or point reduction to the fighter who showed his back as loosing his will to fight.
16. Delivering a backspin blow with elbows, forearms or glove and giving damage to the opponent.


A point reduction may be given immediately to a fighter if the referee finds that the foul technique was inflicted with malicious intent.

 

A caution shall be given to a fighter who repeatedly charges inside the opponent’s arms, with his head held low (i.e. to avoid attack). This shall be considered as inducing a head-butt. In case that either of the fighters gets a cut from a head-butt and is bleeding, the fighter who has caused the cut shall receive a one (1) point deduction. However, if the referee finds the head-butt to have been obviously intentional or malicious, a deduction of two (2) points shall be given. If the referee judges the head-butt as accidental, there may not be any point reduction.

 

A caution, warning, and a point reduction shall be given to a fighter who repeatedly uses holding that is not accompanied by attacks, and are judged as being defensive/passive in nature (ie. to avoid attack). Two (2) cautions will sum up to one (1) warning, and the next caution shall be a deduction of one (1) point. Furthermore, the same applies to when grasping and holding the opponent immediately after launching an attack (ie. to avoid a counter-attack.), or falling on the canvas intentionally.

 

A caution, warning, and a reduction of point may be given to the fighter when a fighter is only waiting for a counter blow and is delivering few attacks, and is considered to be passive.

 

Holding the kicking leg of an opponent is a foul,  Holding the kicking leg and using a throwing technique is also a foul.

 

Passive holding or clinching is prohibited. However, the referee can permit it only when it is accompanied by an authorized attack. A fighter can be penalized if he resorts to holding or clinching after an authorized attack or in order to avoid attacks.

Amateur Muay Thai Rules

  • Amateur Muay Thai Rules is from 7-8yrs upwards.

  • Gala bouts are three or five rounds in duration, with each round lasting Two minutes. 

  • Open Tournaments will be two rounds of one minute rounds. With Finals being three rounds of one minute rounds.

  • Head shots are only allowed for 15yrs+

  • The match can end by Knockout, Technical Knockout, Decision, Disqualification, Draw or No Contest.

  • In bouts consisting of children a level of control is expected and NO child where can be avoided shall be inflicted with blows to the head, which result in KO or potential KO.

  • Both the referee and the ring doctor have full authority to stop the fight.

  • The fight is scored by three judges on a ten-point must system (The winner of each round receives ten points, and the loser receives nine or less. If the round is even, both competitors receive ten points).

  • If there is a draw after three rounds, the judges’ scores are thrown out and one or two rounds are contested. The judges’ decision will then come from the scoring of each extra round only. If, after the extra round(s), there is still a draw, the judges will decide a winner based on the flow of the entire match, considering even the slightest difference. A fight can only end in a draw if both fighters go down at the same time and cannot get up, or in the case of accidental injury in the late stages of the contest.

  • The three-knockdown rule is in effect (three knockdowns in a round results in a technical knockout).

  • The mandatory eight count is in effect (the referee must count to at least “eight” on all knockdowns).

  • The standing eight count is in effect (the referee has the right to declare a knockdown on a fighter who appears to be in a dangerous condition to continue in the match).

  • A fighter can be saved by the bell only in the last round.

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT

The following equipment is mandatory:

Clothing:

 

The boxer must wear boxing shorts.

 

They must wear the sacred headband (Mong-Kon) for praying homage before the bout. A Krueng-Wrang (arm band) with an amulet or charm may be put on around the upper arm, biceps or waist but must be neatly covered.

HEAD-GEAR All amateurs must wear HEAD-GEAR. Only Adults may opt out of wearing head gear and both sides must either wear or not wear head gear.

 

Top Ten Head-guards aren't mandatory but are the recommend brand to wear.

GUM-SHIELDS are required at all levels.

BODY-SHIELDS are required for all juniors under the age of 15yrs.

BREAST PROTECTORS are optional but recommended for all ladies.

GLOVES: 10oz Gloves are required

WRAPS Hands may only be wrapped with bandage or cotton handwraps. And only taped with Zinc Oxide tape and must not cover the knuckles. Use of GAFFA style tapes is NOT ALLOWED.

SHORTS Thai shorts or MMA style shorts are allowed.

GROIN-GUARD for males is mandatory. Females is optional

SHIN-INSTEP protectors are also required but must not be ones with metal inserts within them.

ANKLE-SUPPORTS are optional

AUTHORISED FIGHTING TECHNIQUES


The following techniques are authorised:


Punches: Straight punches, hooks, uppercuts.


Kicks: Front kicks, low kicks, middle kicks, high kicks, side kicks, back kicks, inner thigh kicks, jumping kicks.

 

Knee strikes are only permitted to the body.

Continual clinch while striking is also allowed, if neither fighter is attempting to strike in the clinch they shall be instructed to break.


The following restrictions apply to the usage of the backspin blow.
When it is evident that the attack was made by an elbow, forearm or glove, the attack is considered as a foul In case the referee cannot determine whether the backspin blow was made by the any  none authorized area or not, the match shall be stopped, and the rules director, supervisor, supervisory staff, and the referee and the judges shall review the fight by reviewing the Video Replay, if necessary. When it is determined that the attack was made by the unauthorized blow, the backspin blow is considered as a foul, and the fighter shall be penalized or disqualified at referee discretion.

FOUL TECHNIQUES
1. A fighter who executes a foul technique shall be penalized with a “caution”, “warning”, or a “point deduction”. The referee announces a “caution” and “warning” verbally. (2) cautions shall lead to one (1) warning; any warning then on shall be given instead of cautions thereafter. Two (2) warnings shall lead to a one (1) point deduction, and three (3) point deductions in one (1) round shall be grounds for disqualification.

 

However, this clause shall not apply in cases where the referee rules that the foul technique as unintentional. If the referee judges that the foul technique is malicious or causes significant damages on the opponent, the fighter might be given point reduction immediately, skipping order of foul calls.

 

The following behavior is considered as foul techniques.

1. Using the head to deliver a blow.
2. Using the elbow to deliver a blow.
3. Attacking the opponent in the groin (knee kicking or punching the opponent in the area under the navel shall be considered as low-blows and will be ruled as fouls).
4. Delivering wrestling or judo throwing or submission techniques.
5. Thumbing the opponent
6. Choking and punching the throat of the opponent.
7. Biting the opponent.
8. Attacking the opponent while he is down or in the process of getting up.
9. Attacking the opponent after the referee calling a break.
10. Holding the ropes to whether offensively or defensively.
11. Using offensive or insulting language to the referee.
12. Attacking the back of the head with a punch (the side of the head and the area around the ears are not considered as the back of the head and are valid target areas).
13. Attempting to cause the opponent to fall out of the ring.
14. Voluntarily exiting the ring during the course of a match.
15. Attacking the opponent who turned around and showed his back. However, the referee may give a caution, warning or point reduction to the fighter who showed his back as loosing his will to fight.
16. Delivering a backspin blow with elbows, forearms or glove.

17, Knee strikes to the head.


A point reduction may be given immediately to a fighter if the referee finds that the foul technique was inflicted with malicious intent.

 

A caution shall be given to a fighter who repeatedly charges inside the opponent’s arms, with his head held low (i.e. to avoid attack). This shall be considered as inducing a head-butt. In case that either of the fighters gets a cut from a head-butt and is bleeding, the fighter who has caused the cut shall receive a one (1) point deduction. However, if the referee finds the head-butt to have been obviously intentional or malicious, a deduction of two (2) points shall be given. If the referee judges the head-butt as accidental, there may not be any point reduction.

 

A caution, warning, and a point reduction shall be given to a fighter who repeatedly uses holding and clinches that are not accompanied by attacks, and are judged as being defensive/passive in nature (ie. to avoid attack). Two (2) cautions will sum up to one (1) warning, and the next caution shall be a deduction of one (1) point. Furthermore, the same applies to when grasping and holding the opponent immediately after launching an attack (ie. to avoid a counter-attack.), or falling on the matt intentionally.

 

A caution, warning, and a reduction of point may be given to the fighter when a fighter is only waiting for a counter blow and is delivering few attacks, and is considered to be passive.

 

Holding the kicking leg of an opponent is not a foul, but only a single attack, whether a punch or a kick while holding the leg is authorized. Continuous attack while holding a leg is a foul. If a fighter does not take any action while holding the kicking leg, the referee shall call a break. Holding the kicking leg and using a throwing technique is also a foul.

 

When a fighter is holding a neck of his opponent with both hands, the fighter is limited to kick or knee kick his opponent to only one time. Therefore, continuous attack is judged as a foul. Attacking the opponent continuously while holding the neck with one hand is authorized. However, referee may call a break if judges the attack does not give any damage to the opponent.

 

Passive holding or clinching is prohibited. However, the referee can permit it only when it is accompanied by an authorized attack. A fighter can be penalized if he resorts to holding or clinching after an authorized attack or in order to avoid attacks.

WKO/ABF Sport-Boxing Rules & Code of Conduct

Matching and Venue requirements.

  1. To be a fair stand-up boxing match in a 16-24-foot ring, or as near that size as practicable.

  2. All contact to be light contact, a KO can and may result in disqualification if seen to be excessive force of intent

  3. MAXIMUM age difference between minors Is 2 years

  4. MAXIMUM weight difference for Title bouts under 18 Is 3kg

  5. For open tournaments weight difference is 3k

  6. All Fighters must pass the fit to fight medical before allowed to fight (Title Fights)

  7. 28 day medical suspensions will be issued where appropriate

  8. All fighters must hand in their up to date license before each fight so it can be updated accurately BY An WKO OFFICIAL Only

Rules & Requirements of Sport-Boxing

Legal Strikes:

 

Jabs, Straights, Crosses, Hooks and Uppercuts.

 

Along with Bolo Punches, Ridge Hand strikes, Back Knuckle Strikes and Jumping reverse punches (Superman punch) 

All punches must be light controlled strikes!

  1. All Fighters must wear head gear approved by the referee

  2. Gum Shields and Groin, breast protectors must be worn

  3. All fighters must wear a suitable vest/tshirt, boxing shorts. Boxing Boots are optional but recommended, trainers of bare foot is also allowed. 

  4. Wrapping of hands, electrical tape is NOT allowed, and no tape will be allowed over the knuckles, in between knuckles is allowed and tape to 1” up to BACK OF knuckles is allowed.

  5. Tops are mandatory for all Boxers Under 12yrs of age.

  6. No Fighter will be allowed to fight unless in possession of up to date UK license.

  7. All Punches to the head must be controlled light contact.

  8. Punches to the body are allowed to be heavier.

Foul Techniques:

  1. No punches to the back of the head allowed

  2. No kidney punches allowed

  3. No Punches below the belt allowed

  4. Fighters must protect themselves at all times!

  5. No hitting after the bell

  6. No Head butts, Elbows, Knees or kicks allowed

  7. Illegal blows may result in disqualification, which is at the referees discretion

  8. No wrestling or hugging allowed.

Contest rounds and length:

  1. Open Tournament rounds will be 2 x 1 min rounds with 30 sec rest for preliminary rounds, then 3 x 1 min rounds with 30 sec rest for Final.

  2. None Title rounds to be of 1.5 minutes duration, and one minute’s time between rounds.

  3. Title rounds to be of 5 x 2 minutes duration, with one minute’s rest time between rounds.

  4. TITLE fights, Boxers will only be allowed to wear provided gloves

 

WKO Sanction requirements:

  1. An event that is not sanctioned by WKO and does not have WKO officials present will not be recognised nor insured through WKO

  2. All WKO events must have, Event insurance, WKO Chief official/REP, WKO recognised qualified Referee, WKO recognised and qualified judges

  3. All WKO events must have registered and qualified medical supervision

Scoring System:

  1. All bouts shall be scored on a 10 point must system.

  2. 8 counts may be given to allow a fighter to compose themselves at the referees discretion. But shall not be scored as an automatic 10-8 round.

  3. Each round shall be scored individually based on skill NOT force

  4. Scoring on skill shall be over clean shots landed, effective defence and ring craft.

  5. Effective defence will be classed as evading shots and successfully countering shots

  6. If a boxer purposely and continues to over power their opponent the referee may disqualify the offending boxer

 

Rules of Conduct:

  1. If either Boxer falls through weakness or otherwise, he must get up unassisted, 10 seconds to be allowed him to do so, the other man meanwhile to return to a neutral corner, and when the fallen man is on his legs the round is to be resumed and continued until the three minutes have expired. If one man fails to come to the scratch in the 10 seconds allowed, it shall be in the power of the referee to give the win in favor of the other fighter.

  2. A fighter hanging on the ropes in a helpless state, with his toes off the ground, shall be considered down.

  3. No seconds or any other person to be allowed in the ring during the rounds.

  4. Should the contest be stopped by any unavoidable interference, the referee to name the time and place as soon as possible for finishing the contest; so that the match must be won and lost?

  5. The gloves to be fair-sized boxing gloves of the best quality and new:
    8yrs and Under 80z Gloves Halo Rules
    9yrs and over 10oz Gloves

  6. Should a glove burst, or come off, it must be replaced to the referee’s satisfaction.

  7. A man on one knee is considered down and if struck is entitled to the win.

  8. No shoes or boots with spikes be allowed.

  9. The contest in all other respects to be governed by WKO

  10. Sport-Boxing is strictly an amateur fighting sport, no purses are to be paid other than agreed ticket commission agreed between event Organiser and Boxer.

  11. Sport-Boxing events are for martial arts based clubs to gain experience of the art of boxing. Under a strict controlled and safe environment. And is not to be measured alongside the ABA or BBBoC

ALL RULES MUST BE ADHERED TO DISCIPLINARY ACTION WILL BE TAKEN IF NOT!!!

WKO LOW KICK RULES​

  • None title bouts are three rounds in duration, with each round lasting 1 minutes, 1.5 minute or 2 minutes. 

  • Title bouts shall be:
    3 rounds Regional
    5 rounds National & above
    Juniors shall be 1.5 min rounds Adults 2 min rounds

  • Open Tournaments will be two rounds of  one minute rounds. (Volume of entries and running times will dictate at organisers discretion. But only at approval of WKO Chief Official in Attendance)

  • Head shots are only allowed for all ages

  • The match can only end by ref stoppage due to No Contest.

  • Both the referee and the ring doctor have full authority to stop the fight.

  • The fight is scored by three judges on a ten-point must system (The winner of each round receives ten points, and the loser receives nine or less. If the round is even, both competitors receive ten points).

  • If there is a draw after three rounds, the judges’ scores are thrown out and one or two rounds are contested. The judges’ decision will then come from the scoring of each extra round only. If, after the extra round(s), there is still a draw, the judges will decide a winner based on the flow of the entire match, considering even the slightest difference. A fight can only end in a draw if both fighters go down at the same time and cannot get up, or in the case of accidental injury in the late stages of the contest.

  • Knock down rule is 3 knockdowns in a single round will end the fight or 4 knockdowns in the total fight will stop the fight.

  • The standing eight count is in effect (the referee has the right to declare a knockdown on a fighter who appears to be in a dangerous condition to continue in the match).

  • A fighter can be saved by the bell only in the last round.
     

In Gala LOW KICK Kickboxing single elimination tournament matches:

  • Each match is two rounds in duration.

  • One or two reserve fights are held prior to the single elimination matches. If for any reason a fighter who wins and advances through the brackets is unable to continue, a reserve match competitor, or the fighter’s opponent from the most recent match, takes his place. There are certain exceptions to this rule (i.e. a fighter who lost a match by knockout might not be eligible to replace another fighter).

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT

The following equipment is mandatory:

HEAD-GEAR All amateurs must where HEAD-GEAR. Only Adults may opt out of wearing head gear and both sides must either wear or not wear head gear. Top Ten Head-guards aren't mandatory but are the recommend brand to wear.

GUM-SHIELDS are required at all levels.

TOPS All juniors under the age of 12yrs must wear either a t-shirt or vest. 

BREAST PROTECTORS are optional but recommended for all ladies.

GLOVES: 

8oz Gloves 8yrs and under

10oz Gloves are required 9yrs and above

WRAPS Hands may only be wrapped with bandage or cotton handwraps. And only taped with Zinc Oxide tape and must not cover the knuckles. Use of GAFFA style tapes is NOT ALLOWED.

Thai or MMA style shorts must be worn.

GROIN-GUARD for males is mandatory. Females is optional

SHIN & INSTEP are also required but must not be ones with metal inserts within them.

 

ANKLE-SUPPORTS are optional

 

AUTHORISED FIGHTING TECHNIQUES

 

The following techniques are authorised:

 

Punches: Straight punches, hooks, uppercuts.

 

Above Waist Kicks: Front kicks, middle kicks, high kicks, side kicks, back kicks, jumping kicks and spinning kicks.

Thigh kicks are also allowed to the inside and the outside of the thighs.


The following restrictions apply to the usage of the backspin blow.
When it is evident that the attack was made by an elbow, forearm or glove, the attack is considered as a foul In case the referee cannot determine whether the backspin blow was made by the any  none authorized area or not, the match shall be stopped, and the rules director, supervisor, supervisory staff, and the referee and the judges shall review the fight by reviewing the Video Replay, if necessary. When it is determined that the attack was made by the unauthorized blow, the backspin blow is considered as a foul, and the fighter shall be penalized or disqualified at referee discretion.

FOUL TECHNIQUES:


1. A fighter who executes a foul technique shall be penalized with a “caution”, “warning”, or a “point deduction”. The referee announces a “caution” and “warning” verbally. (2) cautions shall lead to one (1) warning; any warning then on shall be given instead of cautions thereafter. Two (2) warnings shall lead to a one (1) point deduction, and three (3) point deductions in one (1) round shall be grounds for disqualification.

 

However, this clause shall not apply in cases where the referee rules that the foul technique as unintentional. If the referee judges that the foul technique is malicious or causes significant damages on the opponent, the fighter might be given point reduction immediately, skipping order of foul calls.

 

The following behavior is considered as foul techniques.

ANY USE OF KNEE WILL BE DEEMED A FOUL

1. Using the head to deliver a blow.
2. Using the elbow to deliver a blow.
3. Attacking the opponent in the groin (knee kicking or punching the opponent in the area under the navel shall be considered as low-blows and will be ruled as fouls).
4. Delivering wrestling or judo throwing or submission techniques.
5. Thumbing the opponent
6. Choking and punching the throat of the opponent.
7. Biting the opponent.
8. Attacking the opponent while he is down or in the process of getting up.
9. Attacking the opponent after the referee calling a break.
10. Holding the ropes to whether offensively or defensively.
11. Using offensive or insulting language to the referee.
12. Attacking the back of the head with a punch (the side of the head and the area around the ears are not considered as the back of the head and are valid target areas).
13. Attempting to cause the opponent to fall out of the ring.
14. Voluntarily exiting the ring during the course of a match.
15. Attacking the opponent who turned around and showed his back. However, the referee may give a caution, warning or point reduction to the fighter who showed his back as loosing his will to fight.
16. Delivering a backspin blow with elbows, forearms or glove and giving damage to the opponent.


A point reduction may be given immediately to a fighter if the referee finds that the foul technique was inflicted with malicious intent.

 

A caution shall be given to a fighter who repeatedly charges inside the opponent’s arms, with his head held low (i.e. to avoid attack). This shall be considered as inducing a head-butt. In case that either of the fighters gets a cut from a head-butt and is bleeding, the fighter who has caused the cut shall receive a one (1) point deduction. However, if the referee finds the head-butt to have been obviously intentional or malicious, a deduction of two (2) points shall be given. If the referee judges the head-butt as accidental, there may not be any point reduction.

 

A caution, warning, and a point reduction shall be given to a fighter who repeatedly uses holding that is not accompanied by attacks, and are judged as being defensive/passive in nature (ie. to avoid attack). Two (2) cautions will sum up to one (1) warning, and the next caution shall be a deduction of one (1) point. Furthermore, the same applies to when grasping and holding the opponent immediately after launching an attack (ie. to avoid a counter-attack.), or falling on the canvas intentionally.

 

A caution, warning, and a reduction of point may be given to the fighter when a fighter is only waiting for a counter blow and is delivering few attacks, and is considered to be passive.

 

Holding the kicking leg of an opponent is a foul,  Holding the kicking leg and using a throwing technique is also a foul.

 

Passive holding or clinching is prohibited. However, the referee can permit it only when it is accompanied by an authorized attack. A fighter can be penalized if he resorts to holding or clinching after an authorized attack or in order to avoid attacks.

SPORT-JUJITSU
Light Contact Sport Strikes and Grappling

Scoring based on overall performance, unless victory by submission

Contest between opposite sex not permitted.

NO Competitor will compete against anyone in an older age group.

This is because rules for age groups are different.

Ages + Weight Divisions:
5/6 Years -25KG. -30KG.-35KG.-40KG. -45KG.+45KG (GIRLS)
5/6 Years -25KG. -30KG.-35KG.-40KG. -45KG.+45KG (BOYS)
7/8/9 Years -25KG. -30KG.-35KG.-40KG. -45KG.+45KG (GIRLS)
7/8/9 Years -25KG. -30KG.-35KG.-40KG. -45KG.+45KG (BOYS
10/11 Years -25KG . -30KG.-35KG.-40KG. -45KG.+45KG (GIRLS)
10/11 Years-25KG. -30KG.-35KG.-40KG. -45KG.+45KG (BOYS)
12/13Years-30KG. -35KG. -40KG. -45KG. +45KG (GIRLS)
12/13 Years -30KG. -35KG. -40KG. -45KG. -50KG +50KG(BOYS)
14/15/16/17 Years -50KG. -55KG. -60KG. -65KG. -70KG . +70KG (GIRLS)
14/15/16/17 Years -50KG. -55KG. -60KG. -65KG. -70KG . -75KG. +75KG (BOYS)

18 Years +. -55KG. -60KG. -65KG. +65KG (FEMALES)
18 Years +. -55KG. -60KG. – 65KG. 70KG. -75KG. -80KG. -85KG. -90KG. +90KG

 

(MALES)

Time for rounds at National and Worlds

5/6/7/8/9/10/11 1 x 4 Minute (Eliminations+ FINALS)

12/13/14/15/16/17 Years 1 x 4 Minute (Eliminations)
12/13/14/15/16/17 Years 1 x 5 Minute (FINALS)
18+ Years 1 x 4 Minutes (Eliminations)
18+ Years 1 x 5 Minute (FINAL)

 

NOTE

All competitors under 18 years NO HEAD STRIKES.

SEE ILLEGAL TECHNIQUES

If a draw then 1 minute to be contested until a winner is found ILLEGAL (SEE ALSO ILLEGAL TECHNIQUES SHEET)
1. NO GRABBING OR USE OF OPPONENTS CLOTHING
2. NO GRABBING GLOVES
3. NO GRABBING SMALL JOINTS (FINGERS AND TOES)
4. NO HEEL HOOKS
5. NO ACHILLES LOCK
6. NO THROWING OF OPPONENT ON THEIR HEAD (SPIKING)
7. NO PINCHING OF FLESH OR GOUGING OF EYES
8. NO SPINE LOCKS OF ANY KIND
9. NO AGGRESSIVE OR UN-SPORTS PERSON LIKE BEHAVIOUR
10. NO ABUSIVE LANGUAGE
11. NO DISRESPECTFUL BEHAVIOUR TOWARDS THE REFEREE

 

ANY OF THE ABOVE OR OTHER OFFENCE HIGHLIGHTED BY THE
REFEREE WILL LEAD TO INSTANT DISQUALIFICATION PASSIVITY
FIGHTERS SHOULD BE DEEMED PASSIVE IF NOT ENGAGING IN
CONTEST.

Ages 5/6/7/8/9/10/11

NO LOCKS NO CHOKES OR STRANGLE NO KNEE LOCKS PLUS ALL MENTIONED IN OLDER AGE GROUPS ARE ALSO NOT PERMITTED

THIS AGE GROUP SHOULD BE DEVELOPING THE SKILLS IN

GROUND CONTROL FOR COMPETITIONS.

AGES 12/13

1. No striking with the knees in any fashion
2. No grounded striking of any fashion
3. No bicep or calf crush
4. No wristlocks

5. No leg submissions of any description
6. No omoplata submission

7. No suplex, elevated/shoulder throws or slams
8. No guillotine chokes of any description
9. No linear kicks to the knee
10. No up-kick from a grounded position

11. No foot stomps
12. No elbows

Any throw by a hip or hip toss variation must have both head and arm

control.


AGES 14/15/16/17

1. No striking with the knees in any fashion
2. No grounded striking of any fashion
3. No bicep or calf crush
4. No wristlocks

5. No knee-bar [legal leg attacks are straight Achilles lock and figure

four ankle lock with straight leg only]
6. No omoplata submission

7. No suplex, elevated/shoulder throws or slams

8. No standing guillotine chokes
9. No linear kicks to the knee
10. No up-kick from a grounded position

11. No foot stomps
12. No elbows

Figure four ankle locks are to be applied to a straight leg only, no bending of the knee whilst applying the submission allowed. Guillotine chokes must be of “arm-in” type and finished from a grounded position.

18yrs+

CAN USE ALL LEGAL TECHNIQUES

The competitors must attempt all aspects of SPORT JUJITSU to attain a win.
Striking, Take Downs / Throws, Ground Work.

Referee will intervene if only seeing one aspect.
Using this system keeps the power at bay.

Victory by 10/9 is given to the fighter showing skill across the discipline.

Tap out ends the fight.

RESPECT AT ALL TIMES WARNINGS AND DISQUALIFICATIONS

REFEREE CAN GIVE A WARNING FOR ANY OFFENCE AND DECIDE ON THE LEVEL REFEREE WILL INFORM WHICH COMPETITOR HAS BEEN
WARNED, THIS CAN BE STANDING OR ON THE GROUND REFEREE MAY JUMP TO ANY LEVEL DEPENDANT ON NATURE OF OFFENSE.

Definitions:

Striking/LIGHT NO excessive force.
LOCKING JOINTS WHILST DOING Throws, trips or take downs. IS A SEVERE FOUL

CONTROLLING ON THE GROUND. MEANS BOTH COMPETITORS ARE IN A GROUNDED POSITION TIME IN CLINCH/GRIPPING BEFORE THROW OR TAKE DOWN.

10 SECONDS TIME ON THE GROUND
20 SECONDS, REFEREE DECIDE NOTHING HAPPENING TIME CAN BE CUT SHORT

NO STRIKING WHILST IN CLINCH/GRIPPING

NO KNEES
NO ELBOWS
NO GROUND STRIKES

NO UPWARD STRIKES FROM THE GROUND

Contest Dress Code +Protection

Male/Female
ALL Ages
Rash Guard or T shirt MMA /Kickboxing/Thai type shorts or Football shorts, Mouth Guard, Groin Guard ,Elasticated Shin/Instep ONLY

Females can wear Chest and Groin Guard ( Optional )


LEG-INS CAN BE WORN UNDER THE SHORTS.
6oz or 7oz MMA gloves

ELBOW AND KNEE PADS MAY BE WORN (ELASTICATED ONLY NO STRAPS)

NO JEWELLERY OR PIERCINGS
CLOTHING MUST BE CLEAN AND PRESENTABLE
TOE AND FINGER NAILS MUST BE CLEAN AND TRIMMED
HAND RAPS NOT PERMITTED

ILLEGAL TECHNIQUES
SPIKING OR SLAMMING OPPONENT
THROWING AGAINST LOCKED JOINTS
OUTSTRETCHED FINGERS TOWARDS OPPONENTS FACE
LOCKS OF ANY KIND FOR UNDER 11 YEARS
SUPLEX OF ANY KIND
MANIPULATION OF SMALL JOINTS

HEEL HOOKS NECK CRANKS SPINE LOCKS
STRIKING THE THROAT STRIKING THE GROIN

STRIKING THE BACK AND BACK OF HEAD
SPINNING BACK FIST AND BACK FIST

AXE KICK AND SPINNING KICK WITH THE HEEL (SOLE OF FOOT ONLY)
GOUGING, BITING, PINCHING, CLAWING OF THE FLESH
HEAVY SITTING LOW KICKS CUTTING LOW KICKS
KNEE STRIKE OF ANY KIND ELBOW STRIKE OF ANY KIND

ATTACKS WITH STRIKES TO JOINTS IN STAND UP

PULLING HAIR

DELIBERATE HEAVY STRIKING OF ANY KIND
STRIKING OF ANY KIND WHILST ON THE GROUND
KICKING THE FRONT OF THE LEG
GRABBING OF SHORTS OR USE OF CLOTHING
STRIKES TO THE HEAD FOR UNDER 18 YEARS.

LIFTING THE OPPONENT FROM THE GROUND THEN SLAMMING BACK DOWN
CHOKES AND STRANGLES OF ANY TYPE FOR THE FOLLOWING AGE GROUPS

5/6/7/8/9/10/11/12/13
USING THE HANDS TO STRANGLE OR CHOKE
STRIKING WHILST IN CLINCH/GRIPPING

APPLING JOINT LOCKS WHILST DOING THROWS OR TAKE DOWNS

NO TWISTING KNEE LOCKS

NO HAND RAPS (NO BANDAGE)

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