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RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR POINT FIGHTING

CONTINUOUS FIGHTING IS THE SAME RULES

KIDS/CADETS/JUNIORS

If a child qualifies in the kids section a the the National Championships they are entitled to fight in the same at world championships later in the year even if they have had a birthday putting them up a section.

All categories at world championship level fighters will be seeded as to correspond with the heats they have qualified in. In the case of only one competitor in a final no gold medal will be awarded by default. No fight No win.

FIGHTING AREAS FOR POINTS

The fighting area must be a minimum of 7x7 or a maximum of 8x8

Around the fighting area a safety zone strip of two metres has to be kept clear on referees tables are allowed to be placed within this safety zone. No spectators are allowed to be within that zone

The timekeeper and scorekeeper are located at the referee table facing the head referee
The referees table must be equipped with the following items:- Draw sheets, score displays, stop watch, bean bag and paper and pencil or pen

ROUNDS

In point fighting all rounds will be 1 x 2 minutes and finals 2 x 2 minutes, extra time ruled in a draw of 30 seconds after that if still no winner first to score will determine outcome
The competitor must have a current pass book to participate

COMPETITORS EQUIPMENT

The competitor must be dressed in clean and appropriate clothing. Either a clean t shirt with long trousers . The trousers must reach the feet and be open at the bottom. There should be no zip fasteners, pockets or buttons. Traditional Karate Gi or Taekwondo uniforms (dobok)


Competitors cannot wear any metal objects that may cause injuries to the opponent. Piercings, chains, watches or earrings are not allowed. Soft contact Lenses are possible but at competitors own risk. Sports glasses are allowed but with a letter from the optician as proof of safety. Headbands, hairnets, and scarves are not allowed as they may slip. Long hair must be tied back with elastic band and use of hair grips is not allowed

SAFETY EQUIPMENT

Helmet, gumshieild (mouth guard), open hand gloves that cover fingers and thumbs, groin guards for men and boys must be worn under clothing and chest guard for women and girls also must be worn under clothing, 

THE REFEREES POWER

The referee, World Chief Referee, World President or doctor are the only people who can stop a bout
The referee may deduct a point from a competitor leaving the fighting area 3 times in a bout
The referee may disqualify a competitor for leaving the area a 4th time during the same bout
The referee can deduct a point from a competitor for dissension after he has already been warned
A referee may deduct a point from a competitor for dissension from his coach after he has already been warned
The referee may deduct a point from a competitor for serious unsportmanlike behaviour by either himself or his coach
The competitor can disqualify a competitor if he does not turn up and has been repeatedly called for his fight (usually one minute is allowed)
The referee can disqualify a competitor who turns up with improper equipment and can not replace it in the time allowed (again one minute)

A contest must always be judged by a centre referee and two side judges that must constantly move during the fight and not stand in the same point. The world Chief Referee is the only person who can stop a bout if he believes the rules are not being adhered to or if the centre referee is not aware of a rule break.

 

EQUIPMENT CHECK

The side judges have to check competitors safety equipment. Each judge is responsible for the competitor at his end. He starts from head to toe. All groin guards and Breast guards can only be checked by asking the competitor if he is wearing them.

In case of injury to a competitor who is found to be not wearing the correct protective equipment he/she will be disqualified immediately.
The judge is responsible for no jewellery or piercings and also that sports glasses and face shields are recognised ones with letter from either Doctor or optician

START OF BOUT

The main referee will take his place in the middle of the competitors facing the table. He must check that the side judges are ready and also the timekeeper and scorekeeper and that the medics are close by in the hall. He should also keep an eye on the score cards to check they are showing no scores or warnings except in a team competition.

After the command to Bow or touch gloves he will then start match.
If a main referee acknowledges a point scored by one of the competitors he has to raise his hand immediately then he will stop the fight saying stop and both competitors will return to their starting positions . The match time is still running.
The main referee will also quickly return to his starting position and show with his hands the direction of the competitor who has scored. He must look for side judges and in case of a majority decision he will give the points and announce the score.
After giving the point he should start the competition again with his command fight. The main referee should always keep an eye on the table to ensure the visual scoreboard is showing the correct score and warnings
The side judges must have raised their hands when the referee shouts stop to score afterwards is too late and illegal.
The referee has to stop the time if the competitor is outside of the area, for giving warnings, penalty points and additional 10 seconds penalty time when equipment is ill fitting.
At the end of the match the timekeeper shouts stop and concurrently throws in bean bag. The fight is over in any case when the main referee stops the fight with a command of stop and not earlier. If there is a score in time between end of time and end of fight then the score is still valid.
Main referee turns to table and takes hand of winner and raises it.

SCORING AREA

Every Action must be controlled and well timed Front, back, side and top of the head
Sweeps below mid calf
3 seconds to score on a downed opponent no kicks or stamps to head while down the referee will count to 3 seconds in his mind before calling stop

PROHIBITED ACTIONS

Sweeps and kicks to knew and thigh
Kicks or punches to groin
No kicks or punches to back of body
Scratching, biting, spitting or verbal attacks on opponent or referee or kicking or punching after stop called
No leaving the fighting area or falling down to waste time
It is not unusual to stop the time to give points but the referee will stop time to give a warning or a minus point. In point fighting competitors are allowed 2 coaches who must stay seated. If the feels there has been an infringement of the rules he may indicate to the centre referee using the sign T for time. At no time may the coach enter the fighting area the referee may give a penalty point.
On each fighting area the referees also acts as ring inspectors. He is responsible, that on the fighting area all WMO rules will be correctly applied. He is also responsible that neutral referees are on duty depending on the competitor eg as in not from same country

POINT FIGHTING TECHNIQUES

Jab, reverse punch, back fist, ridgehand , side kick, front kick , spinning back kick, roundhouse kick, hook kick, crescent kick, axe kick, sweep, spinning sweep, hammer fist, scissor takedowns, hand on floor is permitted during sweeps and cartwheel kicks are also permitted.
ILLEGAL TECHNIQUES
Inside hand, backfist to the body, spinning backfist, elbow strikes, pushing with arms, low leg kicks, kneeing, head butts and using thighs
POINTS
The correct definition of a score with when a legal technique hits a legal target area with reasonable but not malicious power, the technique must be completed to score unless pushed or thrown to floor and there are no blind scoring allowed…you must have eyes open and looking at opponent when scoring.
Every clean and controlled technique to be permitted to target area will be scored on degree of difficulty
ALL PUNCHES 1 POINT
KICK TO BODY 2 POINTS
KICK TO HEAD 3 POINTS
JUMP KICK TO BODY 3 POINTS
JUMP KICK TO HEAD 4 POINTS
HAMMER FIST 1 POINT
ANY SWEEP 1 POINT

SWEEP WITH FOLLOW UP TECHNIQUE 2 POINTS
SCISSOR TAKE DOWN 2 POINTS FOLLOW UP 1 POINT NO KICK OR STAMP TO HEAD ON ANY SWEEP OR TAKEDOWN

STANDING 8 COUNT RULE

Any Opponent knocked down or hurt as a result of a legal scoring technique shall be counted for standing 8 count by the Centre Referee. If the fighter is not standing and showing willingness to fight after 10 seconds, the win will be awarded accordingly. If an 8 count is given an additional 1 point will be awarded to the scorer.
Clarification – if a contestant scores with more than 1 consecutive technique before the Centre Referee shouts STOP, the contestant will be awarded the successful scoring technique if the higher point value. Regardless of the sequence in which the technique was scored. Example – if a kick followed a successful punch, the points for the kick would be awarded regardless if the punch scored first as the kick has a higher point value.
PLEASE NOTE : ITS NOT FULL CONTACT JUST SOLID TECHNIQUE

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