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Allowed techniques, Style Requirements

The fight is interrupted by a judge only if there is a rule violation. All kicks above the belt are allowed, as well as all punches with the protective side of the glove. All kind of sweeps are accepted as long as they are from a close distance. Each succeeded sweep provides a point. A sweep is succeeded when any part of the opponents’ body touches the ground. All points that access the opponent’s Defence, irrelative of strength, give one point, except of kicks to the head which gives 2 points.

Duration

5 Rounds of 30 seconds each, with 15 seconds pause between each round. The event is over when one of the competitors wins 3 of 5 rounds.

Competing Area

The fights take place on 8x8 meters Tatami

Outfit

The athletes wear long pants and a T-Shirt, or Traditional Jacket

Equipment

Headgear closed with Plexiglas or bars attached, mouth guard, groin protector, shin protector, safety boots, 10oz gloves and breast protector for women

Temporary Pause due to Injury or K.O
if a strong strike or injury occurs; the referee provides a time out, which shall not exceed the duration of two minutes. After this deadline, and in case the athlete cannot continue, the referee is obligated to declare the winner after consulting the judges. Athletes, who aim the K.O and do not try to score points, do not win the fight in no case.

Exits

Exits which happen on purpose to avoid the opponents attack are punished with a yellow card. Exits occur when one leg of the athlete step outside the Tatami.

Yellow and Red Card
The judge punishes with yellow cards. The first yellow card gives one point to the opponent and the second one two points. The third card is a red card, and terminates the fight.

Prohibited Strikes
Spinning back fist, head buts, elbow strikes, punches with the inner part of the glove and strikes to the throat, the groin and the backside.


according to edition (6)  -  February 26th, 2010
 

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