IKF POINT MUAY THAI CALIFORNIA
The Official Rules For
IKF POINT MUAY THAI & KICKBOXING©
GENERAL PKB Rules
Bouts are 1 to 3 rounds of 60 seconds for younger participants, 90 seconds for mature participants (2-2 minute rounds in length, or 3- 2 minutes etc. depending on the fighters Experience and Age) Please note: Round length should be advertised in advance of the event.
If there is a small division or advanced divisions, IKF Representative, promoter, trainer and fighter may all agree to increase length of a round or rounds. See Additional Round information below.
Point Muay Thai (PMT)-
Foot and hand strikes to the entire body except joints, groin and spine area are allowed. Knee strikes to body. Official rules will always be discussed prior to event by designated IKF Official.
Semi-contact only. NO KNOCKOUTS ALLOWED!
There are no Knockouts and, or Technical Knockouts. If a fighter quits, ( for example due to exhaustion) this will give a win to his or her opponent by DEFAULT.
HAND & FOOT STRIKES to the HEAD - Semi- Contact Only - The Official IKF Ring Referee or the IKF Ringside Representative, may penalized by points or disqualify the striker.
No *Knockouts allowed. Any Knockout will result in Disqualification of the striker. *There are some exceptions to a person stopping or faking a knockout. This circumstance shall be determined by the Official IKF Ring Referee or the IKF Ringside Representative. Together, they will determine the reason for the stoppage and designate the winner.
No kicks or punches in the back spine area, groin or knee joints.
Faking and, or over exaggerating a blow will be closely monitored.
No Axe kicks, spinning heel kicks or saenchai kicks allowed.
MANDATORY Safety Equipment Required for ALL IKF POINT KICKBOXING© MATCHES
Mouthpiece mandatory for all fighters
Headgear- All Juniors must wear Faceguard with headgear- Headgear that a glove can not touch the face is also acceptable.
Shin Pads- *although cloth guards are acceptable WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND fighters wear padded shin guards.
All fighters must wear IKF APPROVED boxing gloves, all gear will be checked prior to their bout.
Weight, Age and Experience shall determine glove SIZE.
12 Ounce For JUNIOR Divisions
16 Ounce For ADULT Divisions
10 Ounce May Be Used For Ages 4-8 Year Old
Gloves shall be whole, clean, in sanitary condition and subject to inspection by the referee or the IKF/PKB representative at the event. Any gloves found to be unfit shall be immediately discarded and replaced with gloves meeting the above requirements.
Standard hand-wraps should be worn by all competitors.
Breast and Chest Protectors, Face Guard Protectors- Are optional for adults but are recommended. If one fighter chooses not to wear a protector, it will have no bearing on the scoring. The winner will still be determined by who hits the point area's most effectively.
Judges will sit at ringside and score each bout based on a 10 point must system just like in regular boxing or kickboxing. The winner gets 10, the loser gets 9 or less if point deductions occur.
Bouts will be solely judged on who lands the most strikes / points in the designated areas based on the judge's discretion.
It will not be judged on who the crowd is chanting for on one's "show boating" etc.
Point Kickboxing is a semi contact event and no full contact techniques will be allowed.
If judges rule that a participants is intentionally trying to hurt someone or hurts someone resulting from a full contact blow that participant will be disqualified with no refund. (this will be at judges discretion majority rules).
Full protective gear is Mandatory - approved head gear, mouth piece, groin protectors, shin guards, hand wraps and foot pads must be worn.
All strikes must be in designated striking areas... these are front head area, front body area, inside and outside of thigh... no groin strikes. If there is a draw in a match there will be an extra round to determine a winner.
If a leg kick is thrown and it is blocked with the shin portion of the leg...it is not a point.
If a knee is thrown to the body but is blocked it is not a point. All techniques must land in designated striking area to be counted as a point.
Point Deduction or Possible Disqualifications
Too Much Contact- Reminder all techniques must be controlled with semi - contact only.
Use of profanity and un-professionalism or poor sportsmanship. ALL FIGHTERS MUST DISPLAY A SENSE OF HONOR AND RESPECT. Leave your ego at the door.
NOTICE: IKF "Point" Kickboxing© is a copyrighted semi contact competition owned by Johnny Davis and sanctioned by theInternational Kickboxing Federation - IKF and is the oldest and most recognized semi contact kickboxing competition in the United States. The IKF/PKB is Approved by the California State Athletic Commission and Commissions in other States and Countries. Please note that although there are other forms of semi contact kickboxing, if the event is not posted on the IKF/PKB website (s) or has the Official IKF/PKB Logo...the IKF - Steve Fossum and, or A.K. Promotions - Johnny Davis - bears no responsibility for the conduct of officials, the promoter and, or any incidents that may result in injury or death that may occur at said events. Furthermore, if an official seen on the IKF/PKB websites is participating in events that are not sanctioned by the IKF/PKB, the IKF/PKB bears no responsibility for their actions. If you would like to become a promoter, official and, or have information that someone may be misrepresenting theIKF/PKB Tournament Circuit, please contact IKF/PKB World Director Johnny Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (843) 773-1005, Or contact the IKF Headquarters at (916) 663-2467 or by e-mail at email@example.com