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LAST UPDATE - DECEMBER, 2016


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BEST
HEADGEAR!

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HEADGEAR!

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NOT ALLOWED

  • HEADGEAR
    MANDATORY FOR ALL FIGHTERS UNDER 18 YEARS OLD.
    MANDATORY FOR ALL FIGHTERS WITH LESS THAN 3 BOUTS


    • ALL HEADGEAR MUST BE PRE APPROVED BY IKF AT THE EVENT WEIGH-INS

      • If there is a Fighter with less than three bouts VS another with three or more bouts both must wear IKF Approved Headgear.
        DETERMINED IN MATCHMAKING: If one OPEN CLASS fighter chooses to wear Headgear both must wear Headgear.
        • Training Headgear range between 16 - 18 ounces depending on the size.
        • Official IKF Competition Headgear should range from 10 to 12 ounces in weight
          with or without cheek protectors To Accommodate Small Through XL Sizes.
        • Headgear that are sold with the word "Training" in there title are not legal "Competition" headgear for IKF Amateur Kickboxing.
          (Just like they are not allowed in USA Amateur Boxing)
        • The issue with "TRAINING" Headgears is that they usually have the large ear padding or the jaw bars.
        • When you look at the LEGAL Competition Headgear you will notice there is no Jaw Bar and the Ears are far less padded.
        • Don't Get Disqualified! HAVE YOUR HEADGEAR CHECKED AT WEIGH-INS!



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  • CSAC / IKF - NO HEADGEAR OPTION RULE
    ONLY FOR FIGHTERS OVER THE AGE OF 18


    1. Must have a MINIMUM of 3 fights.
    2. Must have a WINNING Record.
    3. If not a winning record, must have OVER 3 Fights.
    4. If not a winning record over 3 fights, the total number of wins x 2 must be equal to or greater than the total number of loses.
    5. If there is a Fighter with less than three bouts VS another with three or more bouts both must wear IKF Approved Headgear.
    6. DETERMINED IN MATCHMAKING: If one OPEN CLASS fighter chooses to wear Headgear both must wear Headgear.


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  • GLOVES
    IKF APPROVED GLOVES ONLY!
    PROMOTER MUST REQUEST APPROVAL TO IKF PRIOR TO EVENT.
    • Promoter shall supply all Fight Gloves for their event.
      • Promoter must have a minimum of 5 sets of 10 Ounce Fight Gloves.
        • 5 Pair of 10 Ounce **BLUE (Or Approved OPPOSITE Color By The IKF) Fight Gloves
        • 5 Pair of 10 Ounce **RED (Or Approved OPPOSITE Color By The IKF) Fight Gloves.
          • (**) Promoter may request IKF to use different color gloves a minimum of 5 days prior to event day.
        • Event FIGHT GLOVES should have "LACES" to secure their fit.
        • "Competition" Gloves with Velcro style closers will be allowed upon IKF approval.
        • Sparring or Training Gloves will NOT be allowed.
        • ALL Event Fight Gloves must be approved by the IKF "PRIOR" to the event.
        • Gloves MUST BE Clean with no rips or tears.
        • Laces must be Clean with NO Shredding.
        • 10 Ounce Gloves will be Provided By The Promoter.

      • FOR WORLD TITLE BOUTS
        • Gloves will be NEW and Still Sealed in their packaging and given to the IKF Representative at Weigh-Ins.


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  • SHIN PADS
    • IKF APPROVED SHIN PADS ARE:
      1. JANUARY, 2017: ONLY IKF SHIN PADS ARE APPROVED FOR USE IN CALIFORNIA!
        SEE AT RIGHT OR Click HERE.
    • HARD STYLE VELCRO CLOSURE: No longer allowed as of June 1st, 2105.
    • Pads with ANY METAL ANYWHERE on the Pad are NOT ALLOWED!
    • TO SEE A NON APPROVED SHIN PAD CLICK HERE.
    • Shin Guards must cover the Shin and Instep of the Foot.

    • MANDATOR FOR ALL FIGHTERS UNDER 18 YEARS OLD.

      • IKF Approved Shin Pads and Insteps ARE MANDATORY for fighter's with 3 bouts or less as well as JUNIORS UNDER 18 YEARS OLD.
      • IKF Approved Shin Pads and Insteps ARE MANDATORY for ALL Fighter's UNDER THE AGE OF 18.
      • MUST BE PRE APPROVED AT WEIGH-INS BY IKF
      • If there is an athlete with three or less bouts VS another with four or over both must wear IKF Approved Shin Pads and Insteps.


    • QUALIFIED FIGHTERS WITH 3 OR MORE FIGHTS:

      • ADULTS OVER 18 YEARS OLD: Shin Pads and Insteps are NOT MANDATORY for fighter's fighting in their
        "4th" MUAY THAI RULES Bout or More.
      • HOWEVER: To be approved not to be required to wear them, you must prove your bout History
        "A MINIMUM 7 DAYS PRIOR TO YOUR SCHEDULED BOUT" by submitting a BOUT HISTORY FORM.
      • PAST BOUT HISTORY FORM - CLICK HERE.


    • MIXED DECISIONS - DECIDED IN MATCHMAKING
      • If one "ADULT" fighter chooses to wear Shin Pads and/or Insteps both must wear Shin Pads and Insteps.
      • If one "ADULT" fighter chooses to wear Headgear both must wear Headgear.


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  • EXPERIENCE & SKILL LEVEL

    • NOVICE AMATEUR CLASS
      • A Fighter with 3 bouts OR LESS.
        • A Fighter with only 3 bouts yet has a LOSING record such as 1-2 can only fight in "NOVICE" Class with Shin Guards & Head Gear.
      • A Fighter who has fought 3 bouts but has a losing record such as 0-3, 1-2.


    • OPEN AMATEUR CLASS
      • A Fighter who has fought 3 bouts and has a Winning record such as: 3-0 or 2-1.
      • A Fighter fighting in their "4th" Bout who does not have a LOSING Record
        • Acceptable records would be such as 3-0, 2-1 or 2-2, etc. etc.
        • A Fighter fighting in their "5th" Bout or More, may have a losing record due to the number of bouts they have.


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  • ADULT BOUT ROUND TIMES & LENGTHS

    • The maximum number of rounds allowed for any fighter in the "NOVICE AMATEUR CLASS" shall not exceed three two-minute rounds with a one-minute rest period between rounds.

    • The maximum number of rounds allowed for any contestant in the "OPEN AMATEUR CLASS" shall not exceed five two-minute rounds with a one-minute rest period between rounds.


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  • JUNIORS (8-17) BOUT ROUND TIMES & LENGTHS

    • Ages 8 to 15: 1:30 Minute Rounds - 1 Minute Rests.
    • Ages 16 & 17: 2:00 Minute Rounds - 1 Minute Rests.


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  • BODY RUBS - SOLUTIONS - LINIMENTS
    • FACE
      • As in boxing and mixed martial arts, the application of limited Vaseline to the face (Mask area of the eyes and lower forehead to cheek bones) is permissible.
      • The use of Monsel's Solution for the stopping of hemorrhage in the ring is prohibited.

    • NOT ALLOWED ANYWHERE ON A FIGHTERS BODY
      • NOVEMBER, 2016: Sadly, after all the work the IKF did to get Thai Liniment Approved, NO THAI LINIMENT OF ANY KIND IS ALLOWED ANYWHERE ON THE BODY.
      • NO Abilene, Baby Oil, Ben Gay, Icy Hot, and any other comparison sports cremes.
      • The use of Oils, Greases, Liniments, Balms or Butters such as Tiger Balm, IcyHot, BenGay, or Cocoa Butter and other such sports cremes is NOT permitted at all.
      • No "Smelling Salts" or related medicines are allowed in the corner. The use of shall result in immediate disqualification and a $500.00 fine.


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  • MEDICINES - LIQUIDS - DRUGS
    • The use of Monsel's Solution for the stopping of hemorrhage in the ring is prohibited.
    • No "Smelling Salts" or related medicines are allowed in the corner. The use of shall result in immediate disqualification and a $500.00 fine.
    • Once checked into the locker rooms, fighters can only have Water, Gatorade and fresh fruit. NO energy drinks (Coffee, Redbull, etc.) NO Food.

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  • CORNERMEN
    1. ALL Cornerman/Second/Trainer working an IKF California Sanctioned event must be LICENSED and APPROVED by the IKF.
    2. LOCKER ROOM
      • Once checked into the locker rooms, fighters can only have Water, Gatorade and fresh fruit.
      • NO ALCOHOL
      • NO DRUGS (Including Marijuana)
      • NO ENERGY DRINKS (Coffee, Redbull, etc.)
      • No FOOD Allowed - ONLY Fresh Fruit.
    3. Please place ALL ICE in a Plastic Bag.
    4. All fighters are allowed a maximum of *3 Cornerman/Second/Trainer at ringside while bout is in progress.
      • (*) Some Promoters may only allow 2 Cornermen which the IKF allows them to do.
      • (*) Title bouts, if allowed by the event promoter, may have up to 5 cornermen/women.
    5. Cornerman/Second/Trainer must STAY in their fighter's corner (outside the ring) while the match is in progress IN THEIR CORNER AREA.
      • For the SAFETY of the Ringside Officials and Fans:
        • IF a fighter's Cornerman/Second/Trainer leaves his/her corner area to coach their fighter, the referee shall stop the bout and make one of the following determinations:
          • Warn the Coaching Cornerman/Second/Trainer to Stay in his/her Corner.
          • Deduct one (1) point from the fighter whose cornerman left their corner.
          • End the round, awarding the entire round to the opposite fighter.
          • End the bout, awarding the entire bout to the opposite fighter.
    6. ALCOHOL / DRUGS
      • Any Cornerman/Second/Trainer caught with ALCOHOL or even with ALCOHOL on their breath or under the influence of ANY illegal drug (Including Marijuana),
        PRIOR, DURING OR AFTER the bout (In the locker room) the bout they are working, will be automatically fined a "Minimum" of $500.00 and be BANNED from the event until the IKF
        has determined their disciplinary suspension. This includes any cornerman who may have the "SMELL" of Marijuana on their breath or clothes.
    7. MANDATORY Cornerman/Second EQUIPMENT DURING A FIGHT:
      • EMPTY SPIT BUCKET - NOT A SHARED EQUIPMENT BUCKET.
      • White Towel
      • Water for Fighter
      • Icepack
      • WHITE Medical Tape
      • Vaseline
      • Scissors.
      • All other items are at the decision of the Cornerman.
    8. Cornerman/Second shall keep ALL PARTS OF THEIR BODY OFF the ring canvas while bout is in progress.
      • NO LEANING ON THE RING!
      • NO SLAPPING RING MAT!
      • NO FOUL LANGUAGE!
      • DO NOT GRAB THE ROPES!
      • DO NOT SIT UP ON THE RING STAIRS!
    9. During the round breaks, only one Cornerman/Second/Trainer is allowed in the ring.
      • 1 can stand outside the ring ropes on the ring apron.
      • If a 3rd, he/she must stand on the floor of the arena/venue.
    10. Cornerman/Second/Trainer must obey ALL IKF OFFICIALS at all times during the event.
    11. Cornerman/Second/Trainer must conduct themselves with appropriate & proper sportsmanship at all times!
    12. Cornerman/Second/Trainer may spray (not pour) water and apply ice to a fighter between rounds.
      • No other substances may be applied except for Vaseline.
      • Cornerman/Second/Trainer must keep their corner dry at all times.
    13. After your bout – PLEASE DO NOT CUT THE GLOVE STRINGS! You cut them, YOU BUY THEM!
    14. Violation of "ANY" rules can result in warnings, point deductions, disqualification of corner's fighter, suspension or fines
    15. FINES & SUSPENSIONS
      • ANY AND ALL Cornermen working an IKF Sanctioned event must conduct themselves with appropriate and proper respect to ALL IKF Ring Officials.
        Any "Unacceptable and Unjustified" rude or disrespectful behavior of ANY kind by a Cornerman working an IKF Sanctioned event will result in a minimum fine of $250.0 up to $2,500.00.
    16. UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ILLEGAL DRUGS AND OR ALCOHOL
      • Any Cornerman/women /Second/Trainer caught in the fighters locker-room / changing area Under The Influence of any Illegal Drugs (Including Marijuana)
        And Or Alcohol will be demanded to leave immediately and could face a fine beginning at $500.00 and a minimum suspension of 6 months.
      • Any Cornerman/women /Second/Trainer caught working ANY fighters corner Under The Influence of any Illegal Drugs (Including Marijuana)
        And Or Alcohol during a bout (Real as well as a Training Event) will be demanded to leave the corner IMMEDIATELY and
        WILL BE FINED A MINIMUM OF $500.00 and will be given a MINIMUM SUSPENSION of 6 Months.
    17. CONDUCT
      • "Unacceptable and Unjustified" rude or disrespectful behavior of ANY kind by a Cornerman working an IKF Sanctioned event will result in a
        Minimum fine of $250.0 up to $2,500.00 and a minimum Suspension of 3 Months up to INDEFINITELY!
    18. REACH OF SUSPENSION
      • In addition, if such a violation occurs, the IKF has the right to suspend the Cornerman from working as a cornerman for up to 12 months in ANY FIGHT SPORT event worldwide.
        If such a suspension is given and the Cornerman continues to work a fighters corner while under suspension, they will be banned from any role on any future IKF Event INDEFINITELY as a Cornerman as well as a fighter.







IKF CALIFORNIA RULE STYLES


  • "MODIFIED" MUAY THAI RULES

    1. SHORTS
      • If Fighting in a MUAY THAI bout:
        • IT IS MANDATORY for you to WEAR "MUAY THAI SHORTS"
          • No MMA Shorts! No Boxing Shorts! No Swim Shorts, etc. etc.
      • SHORTS cannot extend lower than 3 inches from the TOP of the knee.


    2. SHIN PADS
      • IKF APPROVED SHIN PADS ARE:
        1. JANUARY, 2017: ONLY IKF SHIN PADS ARE APPROVED FOR USE IN CALIFORNIA!
          SEE AT RIGHT OR Click HERE.
      • HARD STYLE VELCRO CLOSURE: No longer allowed as of June 1st, 2105.
      • Pads with ANY METAL ANYWHERE on the Pad are NOT ALLOWED!
      • TO SEE A NON APPROVED SHIN PAD CLICK HERE.
      • Shin Guards must cover the Shin and Instep of the Foot.

      • MANDATOR FOR ALL FIGHTERS UNDER 18 YEARS OLD.
        • JANUARY 1st, 2017, ONLY IKF SHIN PADS ARE APPROVED FOR USE IN CALIFORNIA!
        • IKF Approved Shin Pads and Insteps ARE MANDATORY for fighter's with 3 bouts or less as well as JUNIORS UNDER 18 YEARS OLD.
        • IKF Approved Shin Pads and Insteps ARE MANDATORY for ALL Fighter's UNDER THE AGE OF 18.
        • MUST BE PRE APPROVED AT WEIGH-INS BY IKF
        • If there is an athlete with three or less bouts VS another with four or over both must wear IKF Approved Shin Pads and Insteps.


      • NO PAD APPROVAL
        • ADULTS OVER 18 YEARS OLD: Shin Pads and Insteps are NOT MANDATORY for fighter's fighting in their
          "4th" MUAY THAI RULES Bout or More (OPEN AMATEUR CLASS).
        • HOWEVER: To be approved not to be required to wear them, you must prove your bout History
          "A MINIMUM 7 DAYS PRIOR TO YOUR SCHEDULED BOUT" by submitting a BOUT HISTORY FORM.
        • PAST BOUT HISTORY FORM - CLICK HERE.


      • MIXED DECISIONS - DECIDED IN MATCHMAKING
        • If one "ADULT" fighter chooses to wear Shin Pads and/or Insteps both must wear Shin Pads and Insteps.
        • If one "ADULT" fighter chooses to wear Headgear both must wear Headgear.


    3. MUAY THAI ACCESSORIES
      • Arm Bands (Pra Jiad) - Defined
        • Arm bands (Pra Jiad) may be worn by fighters.
        • However, they cannot "Hang-Reach" down past the elbow.
        • If the bands slip down, you will be asked to take them off.
      • Ankle Wraps/Supports: Fighters may wear athletic style ankle supports.


    4. WAI KHRU RAM MUAY
      • Wai Khre
        • Allowed
        • Defined in this context as the *1 Time walk around the ring - Sealing the Ring.
        • (*) In performing a FULL Wai Khru Ram Muay, The fighter performs the Wai Khru by circling the ring three times before kneeling and bowing three times as a sign of respect to God and man.



      • Wai Khru Ram Muay:
        • Allowed IF Promoter has confirmed there is enough time AND has coordinated with the event DJ to play the appropriate music.
          • The fighter performs the Wai Khru by circling the ring three times before kneeling and bowing three times as a sign of respect to God and man.
          • He also bows to Buddha (traditionally) to ask for protection for himself and his opponent and for an honorable fight.
          • The fighter then performs the Ram Muay, whose simple movements demonstrate a fighter's control and style.
          • Each fighter has the option to performs the Ram Muay on each side of the ring to demonstrate his/her prowess to the audience.
          • The Ram Muay is a personal ritual, ranging from the very complex to the very simple, and often contains clues about who trained the fighter and where the fighter is from.
          • The practitioner may wear a headband called a Mongkhon and armbands known as Pra Jiad during the ceremony, and the Ram Muay may be accompanied by music.
          • The Mongkhon is unique to Thai boxing and not be worn in Cambodia or Burma.


    5. THAI MUSIC
      • Allowed During the fight.
        • IF Promoter has coordinated with the event DJ to play the correct music.
        • Music is an integral part of Muay Thai.


    6. DIRECT SIDE / THRUST KICKS
      • Direct (Side Kick or Thrust Kick Style) kicks to the front of a fighters legs (Mainly 6 inches above to 6 inches below the knee) are NOT ALLOWED.



    7. FLASH KNOCKDOWNS
      • Flash Knockdown Rule is in effect for all bouts.
      • In TRUE Muay Thai as with these rules, FLASH KNOCKDOWNS, where the knocked down fighter rises up immediately after being knocked down are usually not counted as knockdowns with a standing 8 count.
      • HOWEVER, if the fighter is "ROCKED" by the shot taken, the referee can make the decision to give an 8 count if he/she feels necessary, no matter how fast the fighter rises after the fall.


    8. KNEES
      • Knees are Only Allowed Below the Shoulder Line - Body and Legs. (No Groin of course)
        • No strikes are allowed to the groin or joints -Knees- of the leg.


    9. ELBOWS
      • ALL Fighters wanting to do FULL Muay Thai Rules must qualify with the same qualifications required to not wear headgear as noted above.
      • MUST BE "REQUESTED" IN MATCHMAKING AND NOTED ON THE SUBMITTED FIGHT CARD TO THE IKF.
      • ELBOWS are NOT allowed in Modified Muay Thai Rules bouts.


    10. CLINCHING
      • Clinching is allowed as long as 1 fighter is ACTIVE WITHIN the clinch.
      • If there is inactivity for a period of 3 seconds, the referee will break the fighters.


    11. NO HIP THROWS
      • Over the hip throws such as in Japanese arts like Judo, Jutitsu, Karate, Sambo, or San Shou are illegal.
      • You can NOT use the hip or shoulder to throw an opponent in any kind of judo throw or reap.
      • No stepping across, or in front of, your opponents leg with your leg and bringing your opponent over your hip.


    12. Taking an opponent around the waist with both arms and twisting them off balance so they will fall is legal.


    13. NECK WRESTLING
      • If in a clinch with arms around each others shoulder, as to deliver or defend from an elbow strike, twisting the opponent using the upper body in such a way that you will fall to the ground is allowed.
      • By using neck and shoulder manipulation, you can spin and throw/dump an opponent to the canvas without using any part of your body as a barrier. This is fully legal.


    14. PLOWING
      • Fighters are allowed to catch their opponents leg and take 1 step forward.
      • After 1 step, the fighter holding the leg must STRIKE before taking a second step or more or let go!
      • You can not hold a leg and charge an opponent to the ropes.
      • You can "dump" a person if you catch their leg and throw it back towards them causing them to fall backwards but must do so within 2 steps (see previous).
      • You can also catch under their knee while they are doing a swing knee and topple them over backwards but must do so within 2 steps (see previous).


    15. Stepping on a fallen opponent is illegal. Commonly one sees an athlete twist and pull an opponent over the side of their body (and then land on top), this is illegal.


    16. It is considered an Intentional foul is when a fighter plans, with the sole intention, of falling on top of their opponent to either strike with their knee or to intentionally hurt their opponent, by making it look like an accident.


    17. ILLEGAL TRIP
      • If you position your foot next to your opponent and twist them over your foot you must clear the leg as your opponent falls or it is an illegal trip.
      • An athlete CAN spin or pull an opponent over the inside or outside of the leg and dump him on the ground.
      • However the leg being used to manipulate and dump the opponent to the ground can NOT stay in that position as the opponent goes to the floor.
      • If it is set and stays in that position, that too is an illegal throw (tripping). In other words, the leg must clear immediately after the opponent is pulled or tripped over the knee.
      • Clear means that the leg must be moved out of the way BEFORE the opponent hits the canvas.
      • This means skipping the leg or slightly jumping to the side (as long as it is moved from the original position).
      • Strangely, this means an athlete can trip over a leg but must move the tripping leg while the opponent falls to the ground, or it will be deemed illegal and called a trip.


    18. SWEEPING
      • Sweeps (With instep of foot) are not allowed but a fighter may "KICK" his/her opponents supporting leg with the top of their foot or shin, NOT the instep as in a karate style sweep.
      • You can not grab an opponent in the clinch and then sweep their legs out.
      • Common example is to kick the back of the supporting leg out of the opponent using the back of one's own leg or calf, this is illegal.
      • All you can do is KICK (roundhouse or using the top of your foot) an opponents legs out (shin, instep).


    19. LIFTING
      • You can NOT in any way lift an opponent off of the ground to throw them.
      • Common to see an athlete clinch their opponent around the waist, lift their opponent off the canvas and then twist and throw them around to the side and onto the canvas.
      • This is illegal and points could be deducted of continues use this move.


    20. Spinning backhands/fists are Legal.






  • "FULL" MUAY THAI RULES
    ADULTS OVER 18 YEARS OLD ONLY.


    1. A Fighter fighting in their "4th" Bout or More with either a WINNING or EVEN Record such as 3-0, 2-1 or 2-2.
      • Must have a MINIMUM of 3 fights.
      • Must have a WINNING Record.
      • If not a winning record, must have OVER 3 Fights.
      • If not a winning record over 3 fights, the total number of wins x 2 must be equal to or greater than the total number of loses.


    2. FIGHTER MUST SUBMIT A PROOF OF PAST HISTORY / EXPERIENCE FORM TO CONFIRM RECORD
    3. ELBOWS
      • All the same as "MODIFIED MUAY THAI" above with the addition of:
        • PADDED Elbows Allowed to the Body & Head.
        • "SPINNING" ELBOWS Allowed to the Head.
        • Striking Surface is the FOREARM ONLY! NOT THE POINT OF THE ELBOW!
        • NO SPIKING ELBOWS.
        • ILLEGAL ELBOWS ARE:
          • ANY ELBOW STRIKES THAT MAKES CONTACT WITH THE "POINT' OF THE ELBOW.
            • Dropping.
            • Spiking
            • Downward
            • 12-6, 3-9, Etc.
            • Rising.


    4. ELBOW PADS
      • Fighters must supply their own IKF Approved Elbow Pads.
      • JANUARY 1st, 2017, ONLY IKF ELBOW PADS ARE APPROVED FOR USE IN CALIFORNIA!




  • UNIFIED RULES


    1. Modified/Limited Muay Thai - K-1 - Glory Style Rules Combined.


    2. Fighters may kick above the waist and to the legs.


    3. Leg kicks (shin or foot) are allowed to BOTH inside & outside of the legs but not the knees.


    4. DIRECT SIDE KICKS TO THE LEGS ARE NOT ALLOWED!


    5. Shin & Instep Pads are OPTIONAL - FOR FIGHTERS OVER 18 YEARS OLD.
      • MIXED DECISIONS
        • If one fighter chooses to wear Shin Pads and Insteps both must wear Shin Pads and Insteps.


    6. Shorts are Mandatory, NOT PANTS.


    7. SHORTS cannot extend lower than 3 inches from the TOP of the knee.


    8. Spinning backhands/fists are Legal.


    9. Fighters may Throw Knees but Cannot Clinching like in Muay Thai. Fighters will be asked to break as in FCR or Boxing.


    10. No Elbows.


    11. Foot sweeps are legal to the "FRONT" Foot as long as it is not higher than the ankle.
      • If a fighter's rear is square to the ropes, BOTH feet become targets for a sweep.






  • INTERNATIONAL RULES

    1. Fighters may kick above the waist and to the legs.


    2. Leg kicks (shin or foot) are allowed to BOTH inside & outside of the legs but not the knees.


    3. DIRECT SIDE KICKS TO THE LEGS ARE NOT ALLOWED!


    4. Shin & Instep Pads are OPTIONAL - FOR FIGHTERS OVER 18 YEARS OLD.
      • JANUARY 1st, 2017, ONLY IKF SHIN PADS ARE APPROVED FOR USE IN CALIFORNIA!
      • MIXED DECISIONS
        • If one fighter chooses to wear Shin Pads and Insteps both must wear Shin Pads and Insteps.


    5. Shorts are Mandatory, NOT PANTS.


    6. SHORTS cannot extend lower than 3 inches from the TOP of the knee.


    7. There is no Kick Minimum.


    8. Spinning backhands/fists are Legal.


    9. No Clinching like in Muay Thai. Fighters will be asked to break as in FCR or Boxing.


    10. No Elbows and No Knees allowed.


    11. Foot sweeps are legal to the "FRONT" Foot as long as it is not higher than the ankle.
      • If a fighter's rear is square to the ropes, BOTH feet become targets for a sweep.






  • FULL CONTACT / AMERICAN HIGH KICK RULES


    1. Fighter must wear LONG PANTS, NOT SHORTS!


    2. ALL Kicks and Punches must be ABOVE the Waist of each fighter.


    3. No "KICKS" to the legs...However,
      • Boot to boot sweeps are legal to the "FRONT" Foot as long as the contact is "ON THE KICK BOOT ONLY" and not higher than the ankle.
        • If a fighter's rear is square to the ropes, BOTH feet become targets for a sweep.


    4. Spinning backhands/fists are Legal.


    5. No Elbows and No Knees allowed.


    6. Foot Pads Are Mandatory and must cover the toes and the heel and be secured to the foot by tape. NOT DUC TAPE!


    7. Shin Pads Are Mandatory and must be secured to the leg by tape. NOT DUC TAPE!
      • JANUARY 1st, 2017, ONLY IKF SHIN PADS ARE APPROVED FOR USE IN CALIFORNIA!


    8. Bout referee will monitor each fighters kicking activity.
      • Adult fighters and Juniors 16 & 17 years old Should attempt a minimum of 6 "Strongly" thrown Kicks per round.
      • Junior fighters ages 15 and under Should attempt a minimum of 4 "Strongly" thrown Kicks per round.








EVENT RULES

  1. IKF Ringside Rules - CLICK HERE

  2. IKF Ring Regulations - CLICK HERE

  3. WEIGH-INS & RULES MEETING

  4. EVENT PAPERWORK

    1. JUNIOR FIGHTER Release Form: - CLICK HERE

    2. IKF Awareness Of Experience And Risk Liability Waiver: - CLICK HERE

    3. Fighter UPDATE & Amateur Confirmation Form: - CLICK HERE

    4. FULL Fighter Physical: - CLICK HERE

    5. FOR FIGHTERS AGE 40 AND OVER - - CLICK HERE

    6. Pre Fight Physical: - CLICK HERE

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