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POINT MUAY THAI / KICKBOXING
WORLD CUP TOURNAMENT
- FRIDAY November 20th: At
event Fighter / Trainer Registration Begins
Note: IKF World Classic Trainers get in Free.
- SATURDAY 2:00 PM: REGISTRATION ENDS
Fighter Registration ENDS At 2:PM Saturday, November 21st.
- SATURDAY 3:00 PM: Rules Meeting &
Officials Fight Assignments.
4:00 PM: Point Kickboxing / Muay Thai Tournament Begins
- (**) Point Kickboxing / Muay Thai Tournament
will take place during the Main Tournament Time.
The Official Rules For
IKF POINT KICKBOXING / MUAY THAI©
- BOUT LENGTHS
- GENERAL IKF/PKB Rules - World Classic Bout
- Bouts are 1 to 3 rounds of 60 seconds, 90 seconds, 2-2 minutes in length,
3- 2 minutes etc. depending on the fighters Experience and Age. Please note:
Round length should be advertise in advance of the event.
- If there is a small division or advanced divisions, IKF/PKB Representative,
promoter, trainer and fighter may all agree to increase length of a round or
rounds. See Additional Round information below.
- Standard Boxing rules apply in all divisions.
- American Kickboxing - Above The Waist (PKB)
- Controlled spinning back-fist allowed in all divisions.
- Foot and hand strikes to the body Above the waist/belt line are allowed.
- No strikes to joints, groin and spine area.
- Shin and foot pads that cover the toes are MANDATORY for all divisions.
- Headgear is MANDATORY.
- Dress Code: Full Length, Long Karate or Contact Pants are MANDATORY.
- International Rules (PIR)
- All rules above apply.
- No knees!
- No Elbows!
- Kicks to inside and outside of thigh OK.
- Dress Code: Shorts are Mandatory, NO LONG PANTS.
- Muay Thai (PMT)
- Foot and hand strikes to the entire body except joints, groin and spine
area are allowed.
- Knee strikes to the body allowed - No Elbows.
- Dress Code: "MUAY THAI" Shorts are Mandatory, NO LONG PANTS.
- Semi-contact only.
- NO KNOCKOUTS ALLOWED!
- There are no Knockouts and, or Technical Knockouts. If a fighter quits, (for
example due to exhaustion) this will give a win to his or her opponent by
- HAND & FOOT STRIKES to the HEAD - Semi- Contact Only - The Official
IKF/PKB Ring Referee or the IKF/PKB Ringside Representative, may penalized by
points or disqualify the striker.
- No *Knockouts allowed.
- Any Knockout will result in Disqualification of the striker.
- *There are some exceptions to a person stopping or faking a knockout.
- This circumstance shall be determined by the Official IKF/PKB Ring Referee
or the IKF/PKB Ringside Representative.
- Together, they will determine the reason for the stoppage and designate the
- No kicks or punches in the back spine area, groin or knee joints.
- Faking and, or over exaggerating a blow will be closely monitored.
- MANDATORY Safety Equipment Required for ALL IKF POINT KICKBOXING / MUAY
- Mouth Piece.
- Full Face Headgear with Jaw Bars or even Full Faceguards are allowed if a
fighter wants to wear one.
- Groin Cup.
- Foot Pads - Above the waist Full Contact Rules Only!
- Shin Pads.
- All fighters wear IKF/PKB APPROVED boxing gloves.
- GLOVES: **10 or 16 ounce Boxing Gloves.
- Weight, Age and Experience shall determine glove SIZE.
- 12 Ounce are for JUNIOR Divisions
- 16 ounce for ADULT Divisions.
- (**) 10oz may be use for ages 4-8 year old.
- Hand Wraps: Standard hand-wraps should be worn by all competitors.
- Breast and Chest Protectors are optional for adults but are recommended.
- If one fighter chooses not to wear a protector, it will have no bearing on
- The winner will still be determined by who hits the point areas most
- Three judges will sit at ringside and score each bout based on a 10 point
must system just like in regular boxing or kickboxing. The winner gets 10, the
loser gets 9 or less if point deductions occur.
- Bouts will be solely judged on who lands the most strikes / points in the
designated areas based on the judges discretion.
- It will not be judged on who the crowd is chanting for on one's "show
- Point Kickboxing / Muay Thai is a semi contact event and no full contact
techniques will be allowed.
- If judges rule that a participants is intentionally trying to hurt someone
or hurts someone resulting from a full contact blow that participant will be
disqualified with no refund. (this will be at judges discretion majority
- Full protective gear is Mandatory:
- Head gear.
- Mouth piece.
- Groin protectors.
- Shin guards.
- Foot pads if Full Contact Rules.
- All strikes must be in designated striking areas... these are front head
area, front body area, inside and outside of thigh... no groin strikes.
- If there is a draw in a match there will be an extra round to determine a
- If a leg kick is thrown and it is blocked with the shin portion of the
leg...it is not a point.
- If a knee is thrown to the body but is blocked it is not a point.
- All techniques must land in designated striking area to be counted as a
- Point Deduction or Possible
- No Elbows!
- Too Much Contact- Reminder all techniques must be controlled with
Semi - Contact Only.
- Use of profanity and un-professionalism.
Aasked Question About
POINT KICKBOXING / MUAY THAI
- What are the Weight Classes?
- THESE ARE GENERAL WEIGHT DIVISIONS...MORE WEIGHT CLASSES AVAILABLE FOR
- ADULT MEN
- Lightweight: 149.9 and below.
- Middleweight: 150-175.
- Heavyweight: 175.1 - & up.
- If these division have to vast of a weight difference and the division is
too big...we will make another class.
- ADULT WOMEN
- Lightweight: 121 and below.
- Middleweight: 121.1-143.
- Heavyweight: 143.1 - & UP
- JUNIORS - Ages 17 & Below
- 8-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-17. Age will be first factor, weight the second
- Can events have more than one round
- Yes. In some cases there can be dual round eliminations. However, at this
time we only do single round elimination because most competitors at this level
or not conditioned enough to complete the division. A promoter must advertise in
advance if the they have approval from the IKF/PKB to have dual round
- Do the fights take place in a Boxing
Ring or MMA Cage?
- NO! IKF/PKB is ONLY done on an OPEN FLOOR with NO PHYSICAL barriers such as
a wall or table as a boundary.
- Will you let some pretty hard contact
occur to the body?
- Only Semi Contact is allowed. ( HEAD OR BODY ) and contact is
strictly enforced! You will feel the intensity of the fight!
- What about leg kicks?
- Yes, International and Muay Thai Rules semi contact divisions allow leg
kicks. Kicks must be on the inside and outside thigh ...NO JOINT STRIKES.
- Soft leg kicks?
- Yes. Remember, you can only win on points not TKO'S or KO'S.
- Are there Grand Championship fights?
- Yes. An event can have grand championships fights. However, there is only
one fight and in most cases only the closest two weight divisions can fight for
- What size of gloves will the fighters
- Adults: 16 Ounce, Boxing Glove with a Velcro Style Closure. Juniors: 12
Ounce, Boxing Glove with a Velcro Style Closure. Children 4 to 8 years of age
in their separate divisions can wear 10oz. gloves.
- What about Face Guards?
- Headgear with faceguards are not mandatory but can be worn by any fighter,
regardless of what their opponent wears.
- Shouldn't everyone wear big gloves?
- Yes, They will for their size...This will be carefully monitored. We will
have assorted sizes at the event and it will be predetermined before matches
what sizes are to be worn for smaller children. This area will be closely
monitored... SAFETY FIRST!
- Can you fight in more than one class?
I mean could you fight both Kickboxing rules and International rules?
- For the most part...No. However, if divisions will not clash and, or be
running at the same time...it may be allowed if approved by the IKF/PKB
official. There will not be a refund if one signs up for two divisions and are
not able to compete for whatever reason other than that of the promoter or the
- Can highly experienced kick boxers
- Yes, we have both Beginner and Advanced Divisions. However, the same semi
contact rules apply.
- What should we wear?
- Regular Kickboxing Rules (High Kick/Above Waist) all must wear Long
- International Rule/ Muay Thai Rules (Kicks allowed to the legs)
competitors must wear Shorts.
- Can we knee to the head in the Muay
Thai bouts and use elbows?
- In the International Rule bouts there are no knees allowed.
- Knees are allowed in the Muay Thai Divisions.
- NO ELBOWS are allowed in ANY Division on IKF/PKB.
- Is it mandatory for all juniors to
wear the Headgear with faceguard?
- However, Headgear with faceguards or even Jaw Bars can be worn by any
fighter, regardless of what their opponent wears.
- I'm an adult and am nervous about
getting hit in the face and prefer not to get punched directly in the face...can
I wear the headgear with faceguards?
- Headgear with faceguards or even Jaw Bars can be worn by any fighter,
regardless of what their opponent wears.
- Bout Lengths & Round Lengths?
- Each fight is 1 Round comprising of 2 Minutes. Grand Championship bouts
may go two rounds but must be approved in advance of the bout. The bout will be
judged at the end of each round or at the end of the second round. Bout lengths
and round lengths can be determined by the IKF/PKB Rep., Promoter, coaches and
fighters in advance of if an adjustment is needed.
- Bout Lengths:
- Each fight could be 2-2 minute rounds. If the judges come to the
conclusion in private that there is a draw then there will be a third round to
determine the winner. Bouts could also go 3-2 minute rounds.
- This will be for adult and junior divisions. However, the IKF/PKB
representative will retain the right to make an adjustment if needed for the
much smaller kids...kind of like seeing who's there...for greater safety
concerns....they might fight the same format but perhaps 60 or 90 second rounds.
- The aforementioned format can be used at all IKF/PKB tournaments but must
be advertise in the promotion literature in advance of the event.
- Advance agreement to alter the round can be approved by the IKF/PKB Rep.
However, Safety and No Knockout rules must be adhered to at all times.
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