ALL IKF PKB BOUTS ARE“SEMI”CONTACT!ANY STRIKE MAKING FULL CONTACT OR EVEN THE “PERCEPTION OR APPEARANCE” OF A FULL CONTACT STRIKENO Full Contact Blows To ANY Part Of The Body!Head, Body or Legs!!Everything is SEMI CONTACT…Period!!It can be fast, technical but not hard. Fighters need to be truly focuse on Techniques…Points not Power.WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION OF THE STRIKING FIGHTER!– APRIL 2017 –ALL IKF PKB EVENTS MUST HAVE AMEDICAL PERSON BY THE FIGHTING AREA AT ALL TIMES.Nurse – Medic – DoctorThey need to be marked and ready to assist as needed. This is for the Safety of the Fighters.CONTACTSEMI CONTACT ONLY!!!ANY STRIKE MAKING FULL CONTACT OR EVEN THE“PERCEPTION OR APPEARANCE” OF A FULL CONTACT STRIKEWILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION OF THE STRIKING FIGHTER!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.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/PKB Ring Referee or the IKF/PKB Ringside Representative.Together, they will determine the reason for the stoppage and designate the winner.HAND & FOOT STRIKES to the HEAD –SEMI CONTACT ONLY!!!The Official IKF/PKB Ring Referee or the IKF/PKB Ringside Representative, may penalized by points or disqualify the striker.No kicks or punches in the back spine area, groin or knee joints.Faking and, or over exaggerating a blow will be closely monitored.AXE KICK – SPINNING HEEL KICKS RULINGAxe Kicks and Spinning Heel Kickswill only be allowed when the person delivering the axe kick is wearing a full foot covered safety boot/pad/shoe that covers the heel of the foot.In any case, full control is to be exercised when executing this kick.BOUT LENGTHSGENERAL PKB RulesBouts are 1 to 3 rounds of 60 seconds, 90 seconds, 2-2 minutes in length, 3- 2 minutes etc. depending on the fighters Experience and Age. Please note: Round length should be advertise in advance of the event.If there is a small division or advanced divisions, IKF/PKB Representative, promoter, trainer and fighter may all agree to increase length of a round or rounds. See Additional Round information below.Standard Boxing rules apply in all divisions.STYLESFull Contact Above The Waist Rules (PKB)Controlled spinning back-fist allowed in all divisions.Foot and hand strikes to the body Above the waist/belt line are allowed.No strikes to joints, groin and spine area.Shin and foot pads that cover the toes are MANDATORY for all divisions.Headgear is MANDATORY.Dress Code: Full Length, Long Karate or Contact Pants are MANDATORY.International Rules (PIR)All rules above apply.No knees!No Elbows!Kicks to inside and outside of thigh OK.Dress Code: Shorts are Mandatory, NO LONG PANTS.Muay Thai Rules (PMT)Foot and hand strikes to the entire body except joints, groin and spine area are allowed.Chest/Body Pads and Shin Pads are MANDATORY in Junior divisions. (Under 18.)Please Note: Pre-Approved Knee strikes to the body may also be allowed in advance divisions only.Dress Code: Shorts are Mandatory, NO LONG PANTS.EQUIPMENTMANDATORY Safety Equipment Required for ALL IKF/PKB / POINT KICKBOXING / MUAY THAI © MATCHESMouth Piece.HeadgearStandard Sparring Headgear is allowed.Headgear with a full jawbar is allowed in the IKF PKB for ALL AGES.Headgear with full face Faceguard/cages are allowed in the PKB for ALL AGES.Groin Cup.Foot Pads- All divisions/rule styles must wear footgear that covers the toes.Shin Pads.GLOVESAll fighters must wear IKF PKB APPROVED boxing gloves.Each Fighter in ALL Bouts and ALL Divisions shall have the SAME Glove size as their opponent.JUNIOR DIVISION GLOVES ARE BASED ON WEIGHT – NOT AGEDepending on the Junior Fighters weight, 10 Ounce May Be Used For “Juniors” Ages 4-8 Years Old.Minimum of 12 Ounce For JUNIOR Divisions between age 8 and 14 Years Old.Depending on WEIGHT, Juniors Ages 14-16 may wear 12 ounce Gloves.Minimum of 16 Ounce gloves for all fighters age 18 and over – ADULT Divisions.Hand WrapsStandard hand-wraps should be worn by all competitors.Breast and Chest Protectors, Face Guard ProtectorsAre 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 ( IN A CONTROLLED SEMI CONTACT WAY ) the point areas most effectively.JUDGINGThree 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 judges 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, handwraps 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 DisqualificationsNo Elbows!Too Much Contact- Reminder all techniques must be controlled with semi – contact only.Use of profanity and un-professionalism.Frequently Asked Question AboutIKF POINT KICKBOXING1. What are the Weight Classes?THESE ARE GENERAL WEIGHT DIVISIONS…MORE WEIGHT CLASSES AVAILABLE FOR LARGER EVENTSADULT MEN1. Lightweight: 149.9 and below.2. Middleweight: 150-175.3. Heavyweight: 175.1 – & up.If these division have to vast of a weight difference and the division is too big…we will make another class.ADULT WOMEN1. Lightweight: 121 and below.2. Middleweight: 121.1-143.3. Heavyweight: 143.1 – & UPJUNIORS – Ages 17 & Below8-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-17. Age will be first factor, weight the second factor.2. Can events have more than one round eliminations?Yes.In some cases there can be dual round eliminations.However, at this time we only do single round elimination because most competitors at this level or not conditioned enough to complete the division. A promoter must advertise in advance if the they have approval from the IKF/PKB to have dual round eliminations.3. Do the fights take place in a Boxing Ring or an MMA Cage?No!The competition area must be a “Non Physical Barrier” such as TAPE on a flat floor.There shall be NO OBSTRUCTIONS or PHYSICAL item placed as a “Side” of the fighting ring. ( Tables, chairs, bags on the floor, a wall, etc.)IKF PKB is “STRICTLY a floor / mat competition event, much like a sparring match at a Karate Tournament.4. Will you let some pretty hard contact occur to the body?NO!Only Semi Contact is allowed. ( HEAD OR BODY ) and contact is strictly enforced!You will feel the intensity of the fight!5. Are leg kicks Allowed?Yes and No.Leg kicks are NOT Allowed in Full Contact Above The Waist American Kickboxing, which in IKF PKB are STILL “SEMI CONTACT!”.Leg Kicks ARE Allowed when fighting under International or Muay Thai Rulessemi contact divisions allow leg kicks.Kicks must be on the inside and outside thigh.NO STRIKES TO THE JOINTS OF THE LEG – KNEES.6. Soft leg kicks?Yes.Remember, you can only win on points not TKO’S or KO’S.7. Are there Grand Championship fights?Yes.An event can have grand championships fights. However, there is only one fight and in most cases only the closest two weight divisions can fight for grand championships.8. What size of gloves will the fighters wear?All fighters wear IKF/PKB APPROVED boxing gloves.Weight, Age and Experience shall determine glove SIZE.12 Ounce For JUNIOR Divisions UP TO AGE 14.AFTER AGE 14, JUNIORS MUST WEAR 16 OUNCE GLOVES.16 Ounce For ADULT Divisions10 Ounce May Be Used For Ages 4-6 Year Old.9. Is it mandatory for all juniors to wear the Headgear with faceguard?NO.All juniors regardless of skill level have an option to wear face guard or open face headgear if approved by the IKF Rep and, their coach and, or parents. However, we prefer juniors at least have cheek protection on headgear although not mandatory.10. Shouldn’t everyone wear big gloves?Yes.They will for their size…This will be carefully monitored.We will have assorted sizes at the event and it will be predetermined before matches what sizes are to be worn for smaller children.This area will be closely monitored…SAFETY FIRST!11. Can you fight in more than one class? I mean could you fight both Kickboxing rules and International rules?For the most part…No.However, if divisions will not clash and, or be running at the same time…it may be allowed if approved by the IKF/PKB official.There will not be a refund if one signs up for two divisions and are not able to compete for whatever reason other than that of the promoter or the IKF/PKB division.12. Can highly experienced kick boxers participate?Yes.We have both Beginner and Advanced Divisions. However, the same semi contact rules apply.13. What should we wear?Regular Kickboxing Rules ( High Kick/Above Waist ) all must wear Long Pants.International Rule/ Muay Thai Rules ( Kicks allowed to the legs ) competitors must wear Shorts.14. Can we knee to the head in the Muay Thai bouts and use elbows?No.In the International Rule bouts there are no knees or elbows allowed at all.KNEES are allowed in Advance Muay Thai Divisions BUT NOT TO THE HEAD!ELBOWS are NEVER Allowed in IKF PKB competition.15. Is it mandatory for all juniors to wear the Headgear with faceguard?Yes.All juniors regardless of skill level must wear the face guard.We feel that IKF Point kickboxing in designed to improved ones skill not see how much punishment that can take.16. I’m an adult and am nervous about getting hit in the face and prefer not to get punched directly in the face…can I wear the headgear with faceguards?Yes.You have the option to wear open or closed face head gear.Its not about the power but how many times someone hits the gear.17. Bout Lengths & Round Lengths?Each fight is 1 Round comprising of 2 Minutes. Grand Championship bouts may go two rounds but must be approved in advance of the bout. The bout will be judged at the end of each round or at the end of the second round. Bout lengths and round lengths can be determined by the IKF/PKB Rep., Promoter, coaches and fighters in advance of if an adjustment is needed.Bout LengthsEach fight could be 2-2 minute rounds. If the judges come to the conclusion in private that there is a draw then there will be a third round to determine the winner. Bouts could also go 3-2 minute rounds.This will be for adult and junior divisions. However, the IKF/PKB representative will retain the right to make an adjustment if needed for the much smaller kids…kind of like seeing who’s there…for greater safety concerns….they might fight the same format but perhaps 60 or 90 second rounds.The aforementioned format can be used at all IKF/PKB tournaments but must be advertise in the promotion literature in advance of the event.Advance agreement to alter the round can be approved by the IKF/PKB Rep. However, Safety, SEMI CONTACT ONLY and No Knockout rules must be adhered to at all times.
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