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NOTE: FLORIDA & COLORADO have NO EXCEPTIONS to Headgear & Shin Pads!
ALL Amateur fighters must wear Headgear & Shin Pads when fighting in Florida & Colorado.
- CHECK WITH YOUR STATE ATHLETIC OR BOXING COMMISSION TO SEE IF THEY HAVE ANY SUCH MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS -



HEADGEAR IS MANDATORY FOR ALL FIGHTERS
UNDER 18 YEARS OLD
AND
MANDATORY FOR ALL FIGHTERS
WITH LESS THAN 3 BOUTS



  1. All Amateur fighters fighting in states who are not governed by a State Athletic/Boxing Commission must wear headgear EXCEPT IF EXEMPT UNDER THE OPTIONAL HEADGEAR RULE."


  2. ALL Amateur Fighters fighting in States who ARE governed by a State Athletic/Boxing Commission and are fighting on an IKF Sanctioned bout shall be governed by the requirements of the State, Minimum or Maximum requirements for headgear.
    • UPDATED 11-7-07: For example, in Colorado and *Florida, headgear is mandatory for all amateur kickboxers. On the other hand, in accordance with the California State Athletic Commission (AC) Rules and Regulations, in California, kickboxers must only have a minimum of 3 fights to be allowed to shed the headgear. In States such as these where the AC has chief control over amateur kickboxing, the IKF will uphold the minimum of the States requirements but also, not overshadow a States maximum requirement. This means there an amateur fighter in Colorado who is fighting on an event sanctioned by the IKF, will always wear headgear, no matter what their past experience is. On the other hand, in California, the IKF will allow fighters with 3 or more bouts, who are 18 years old or older, (CA: § 18766.) to shed their headgear if desired, as mandated by the California State Athletic Commission Amateur Kickboxing Rules.
      (*) Florida added on September 25th, 2009.


  3. IKF HEADGEAR OPTIONAL RULE - CLICK HERE


  4. HEADGEAR REQUIREMENTS

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