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FULL CONTACT - AMERICAN KICKBOXING 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!


  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.





DETAIL


AMATEUR
EVENTS


AMATEUR
TOURNAMENT
EVENTS


PRO BOUTS


KICKS
ABOVE WAIST


YES


YES


YES


KICKS
TO THE LEGS


NO


NO


NO


KICK
MINIMUM

UNITED KINGDOM: YES
Amateurs: 6 - Professionals: 8.
OUTSIDE UNITED KINGDOM - NOT MANDATORY - SEE BELOW

  • Fighters are STRONGLY URGED to do a Minimum number of kicks per round. However, as of July, 2009, there is no longer a "Mandatory Kick Count requirement" for Full Contact rules bouts. Still, the bout referee may choose to give a "Warning" or even a "Point Deduction" for a fighter who does not appear to be kicking enough for this style of fighting. What the referee will be looking for is a minimum number of kicks:
    • Amateurs - 6.
    • Professionals - 8.


KNEES


NO


NO


NO


SWEEPS
Foot To Foot - No Spin Sweeps


YES


YES


YES


SPINNING
BACKHAND


YES


YES


YES


SHORTS


NO


NO


NO


PANTS


MANDATORY


MANDATORY


MANDATORY


SHIRTS


NO


NO


NO


HEADGEAR


YES
WITH
OPTION


YES


NO


SHIN PADS


YES


YES


YES


MOUTH GUARD


YES


YES


YES


MEN: GROIN CUP


YES


YES


YES


WOMEN
PELVIC PROTECTOR


YES


YES


YES


ELBOW PADS


NO


NO


NO


HANDWRAPS


YES


YES


YES


GLOVES
8 & 12 Ounce Gloves Allowed.
See Weight Classes For Sizes.


YES
Provided by Event Promoters


YES
Provided by Event Promoters


YES
Provided by Event Promoters


FOOT PADS

  • MANDATORY - ALL LEVELS
    • Secured to the foot with their elastic strap AND Athletic/Medical Tape.
    • Cover all the toes and the entire heel.
    • Laces should not be exposed.
    • No "SHOES" are allowed.

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