Legal targets and techniques include:
If a controlled
technique is thrown to the face within 2 inches of the opponent, a
point will be awarded.
The 2 inch zone
of a controlled technique to the face may be extended if the
opponent does not guard their head; provided the offensive
player shows control, power and the ability to strike the target if
Please note that
any competitor wearing a face mask that extends 2 inches or more in
front of their face, that mask is subject to light contact provided
that the contact is controlled and light.
to the side and top of head (Very light contact)
and Ribs (Light contact)
Groin (Very light
In all legal
targets where light contact is permitted, contact is not necessary
to score a point. If good control and retraction is executed,
a point will be awarded.
permitted in all divisions.
Boot to boot,
front leg only sweeps allowed in these divisions. This includes
standing and/or drop-turning sweeps.
Boot to boot,
front leg sweeps allowed in these divisions, as well as back or base
leg sweeps. This includes standing and/or drop-turning sweeps.
In ALL divisions:
If a competitor sweeps another, and they fall to the floor,
techniques such as Ax kicks or thrusting kicks toward the head are
Warnings and Penalties:
If a competitor has one foot out of
bounds, they cannot score, but they can still be scored upon.
targets, which include:
Back of the head
(Unless the competitor turns his/her head away to avoid fight, then
controlled technique is permitted)
Contact to the
face area will result in a penalty point awarded to the competitor
that was hit. If a second contact is made, or if the first contact
was excessive, an immediate disqualification will occur to the
competitor that made the contact.
Competitors using the full face mask on their headgear:
extremely light contact to the face mask is permitted.
Moving, or rocking, the head or headgear will be considered contact,
or excessive contact depending on the severity.
Redness, blood or
swelling of the area that was hit, A tremor
of the body or head due to lack of control of the technique.
If a fighter
leaves his/her division before it is over, they may forfeit their
award if applicable
At all times,
show respect to your fellow competitors, judges and spectators.
Foam boots and
gloves. Must cover fingers and toes. No knuckle punch
gloves or shin/instep pads.
Competitors may use regular headgear or gear with masks. Headgear
optional in Black Belt divisions.
Groin cups are
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for the guys.
cheer, encourage and even give vocal instructions to a competitor
from the spectator area. Coaches will not be permitted ringside
There are no
time-outs during the match.
Coaches are not
permitted to talk to their fighter during an injury time-out.