KUMITE RULES

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IRON MAN KYOKUSHIN KUMITE

(KNOCKDOWN) FIGHTING RULES

 

A knockdown fight is a fight involving two opponents who may hit each other with full contact as long as they use legal techniques. Participants in this tournament must be at least eighteen years of age, and their participation in this event must be approved by their instructor.

 

1. PROTECTION GEAR

  • Full Knockdown fighters may NOT wear head gear, shin guards, or gloves.

  • Semi Knockdown fighters MUST wear, head gear, shin guards, and gloves.

  • No chest protectors in any division.

  • A mouthpiece is REQUIRED for all fighters.

  • A groin cup is REQUIRED for all male fighters (of any age).

  • Female fighters may wear breast protection. Breast protection should cover the breast area only; it may not extend down to cover the abdomen or lower ribs.

2. JUDGING

  • There is NO winner or loser in the Iron Man Kumite.  1 center judge will be present to ensure only legal techniques are used and to intervene in case of injury.

 

3. COACHES

  • Each fighter is allowed one coach, who may bring grievances to the center judge.

  • The coach of each fighter is the only person, aside from members of the refereeing team, who may sit at the side of the mat.

  • The coach is not permitted to enter the fighting area at any time, unless asked to do so by the center judge.

 

4. MATCHING

  • Each fighter will be given back to back 1 minute matches

  • Fighters will be placed in divisions of 5-10 people depending on number of registrations.

  • Each fighter will have a chance to have back to back 1 on 1 matches with all competitors in the division.

  • For example: Division 1 is composed of Fighters: A, B, C, D & E.  Fighter A will fight 1 on 1 with Fighter B.  Afterward he will fight 1 on 1 with Fighter C and the after 1 on 1 with Fighter D then lastly with Fighter E.  Fighter B will then fight Fighter A, followed by C etc. til they have fought everyone in the division.  Then Fighter C will have their turn in the same fashion until everyone has had a chance to fight in the center.

  • Matches will me made based on experience, rank and weight AS BEST AS POSSIBLE

  • In case of a shortage of fighters, competitors may be placed in OPEN WEIGHT DIVISIONS.

5. FIGHT DURATION

  • The length of each round will be 1 minute.

 

6. LEGAL TECHNIQUES

  • NO HEAD CONTACT

  • Open hand strikes, punches, elbow strikes, knee kicks, and straight kicks to the body and legs.

  • Circular kicks to the body and legs.

  • No grabbing.

  • Foot sweeps are permitted, but no point is awarded.

7. ILLEGAL TECHNIQUES

  • Kicks directly to the knee joint, such as gedan yoko geri, kakato geri, and gedan mawashi geri.

  • Any kick to the head.

  • Faints to the face are also prohibited.

  • Open hand strikes, punches, elbow strikes, or head butts to the face, head or neck.

  • Any strike or kick to the groin or back.

  • Sweeping techniques followed by deliberately falling on the opponent with the intent to cause damage.

  • Deliberately running out of the fighting area in order to avoid an opponent (can result in a 1/2 point deduction).

 

Illegal techniques may result in an unofficial warning, an official warning, or an immediate disqualification, at the discretion of the center judge.

8. SCORING SYSTEM

  • No points

  • In case of Knockdown, fighters will be given a standing 8 count to return to the line. 

  • 3 standing 8 counts in a single round will end the round.  A medic will determine if the fighter can continue to participate in other rounds.

  • If the fighter is the "Iron Man" and CANNOT CONTINUE due to injury, they will forfeit the rest of their turns and be sent to the medic.  If cleared, they will be allowed to fight the other competitors still during their turns.

  • If the fighter is not the "Iron Man" and CANNOT CONTINUE due to injury, they will be sent to the medic to determine if they will be cleared or not to continue to fight other matches.

9. WARNINGS

  • The center judge may issue unofficial warnings to either or both fighters while the fight is in progress.

  • An official warning is made by the center judge alone.

10. DISQUALIFICATION

  • In the case of unintentional violations:

    • Two official warnings will result in a final warning

    • Three official warnings will result in disqualification.

  • In the case of a clearly intentional violation or intentional head contact, the center judge may immediately disqualify the fighter.

  • If a fighter shows disrespect or lack of sportsmanship, or refuses to follow the instructions of the center judge, the center judge may disqualify the fighter immediately.

 

11. SPORTSMANSHIP

  • While it is Full Contact, we are however trying to make a FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT, and while we encourage competitors to fight hard and push their opponent, we ask fighters to keep in mind we want fighters to be able to continue fighting even after their turn so that everyone will have a chance to fight everyone without anyone being taken out due to injuries. Therefore we ask fighters to not intentionally injure or maliciously attack each other.

 

THE TOURNAMENT DIRECTORS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO MAKE THE FINAL DECISION ON ALL MATTERS

 

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