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 needed.
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.
Control technique to
the side and top of head (Very light contact)
Chest, Stomach 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
Sweeps are permitted
in all divisions.
Kyu rank divisions:
Boot to boot, front
leg only sweeps allowed in these divisions. This includes standing
and/or drop-turning sweeps.
Black Belt divisions:
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 prohibited.
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
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
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.
Coaches may 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.