Championship Series Rules and Regulations
- Each round will last for one and a half minutes.
- The final round will last for two minutes.
- If both fighters have equal points at the end of time then an extra thirty seconds will be added.
- If at the end of those thirty seconds both fighters still have equal points the winner will be decided by sudden death, which means the winner is the first fighter to score the point (two referees must agree the same point to score).
- If a competitor fails to show after their name has been called three times they will have two minutes to get to their area fully dressed with the correct safety equipment.
Legal Scoring Techniques
1 Point – Hand technique to the body.
1 Point – Hand technique to the front, side or back of the head.
1 Point – Hand technique to the face (with control)
1 Point – Sweep. (Hands and body must not touch floor).
2 Point – Foot technique to the body
3 Points – Foot technique to the front, side or back of the head.
3 Points – Foot technique to the face (with control).
3 Points – Jumping foot technique to the body.
4 Points – Jumping foot technique to the front, side or back of the head.
Points for jumping techniques will only be awarded if both feet leave and return to the floor without the hands touching the floor.
- No scoring and dropping to the floor
- No scoring and stepping out of the area (Additional time may also be added between 10 and 20 seconds)
- No scoring to the top of the head
- No scoring to the back
- No strikes to the neck or shoulders
- No strikes to joints or below the belt
- No Backfist or Ridgehand to the body (head only)
- No grabbing.
- No dropping, time wasting or refusing to fight deliberately (Additional time may also be added between 10 and 20 seconds)
- No elbow strikes and spinning back fists
- No excessive contact (as deemed by referee on the appropriate area)
- Excessive contact may result in being instantly disqualified.
- Exiting the Area
- If a fighter should exit the area they will be deducted one point on the third exit and one point for every exit thereafter. (Unless a fighter is kicked, punched or pushed out of the area).
- Scoring Rules
- Scoring rules are majority rules. (Two or more referees must score the same point for the point to be awarded.)
- If two or more referees score the same technique, but different scoring zones, the lowest point will be awarded.
- The winner will be the fighter with the most points at the end of time. There is no maximum score.
- The centre referee on the appropriate area has control. If you have any disagreement with the referee on your area then the head referee will make the final decision.
If a category should be drawn with only three persons in it then there will be a round robin. Each fighter will fight both of the other fighters. The fighter with the most wins will be declared the winner. If the fighters should have equal wins then the fighter with the most overall scored points will be declared the winner. If two fighters both have equal points then they will fight off for first and second place.
Beginners under 12 months (or first 3 grades) / Intermediate (1 – 3 years) 4th – 7th Grades)
Advanced (3 years plus) 8th grade or above
Beginners under 12 months (or first 3 grades) / Intermediate and Advanced together (1 year or above) 4th grades or above)
All contestants must present themselves suitably attired and ready to compete. The competitor shall wear a uniform that in his/her opinion best represents the style or form he/she is to perform.The Martial Artist must show that he/she is the Master of his/her body and its movements, and that he/she can complete his/her routine with control, ease, style and exactness. With this in mind, the Officials must first look for good posture, continuity, crispness of movement, and proper technique.
Judges shall use a decimal point system for scores (e.g. 6.5). No music in traditional Kata’s.
Grapple & strike
Weight classes 62kg, 66kg, 70kg, 77kg, 84kg, 93kg, over 93kg Compulsory equipment, gum shield, groin guard, mma style gloves(4oz or 7oz), shin/instep guards (no metal buckles), mma style shorts(no zips or pockets), rashguard or t-shirt. Standard iska amateur c class rules. Full contact No head shots of any kind. No elbow strikes of any description. No small joint manipulation. No neck cranks (including mounted guillotines) No twisting leg locks. No striking to the spine. Takedowns - must be performed with control. No takedown to be performed that causes the opponent to land head 1st. Slams used to defend submission holds are permitted but the opponent may not be lifted more than knee hight of the standing fighter. Ways to win- Opponent signals that the wish the contest to end via submission (tap out or verbally) The referee uses his discretion to call a stop to the contest to avoid injury or deems the fighter unable to register his submission. After the allotted time limit has expired the referee will decide who he believes to have won the contest through effective use of striking, grappling and positional control. This is based on the fight as a whole and as such in the event a fight is deemed to be 1 round a piece the fighter who had the most dominant round will win the decision. Fight duration- 2 x 3 minute rounds.
- An official warning will be issued for:
- Anything un-sportsman like
- Refusing to fight
- Arguing with any of the officials
- Illegal techniques
- Talking on the fighting area
- Not wearing the correct uniform
- Exiting the area (Additional time may also be added between 10 and 20 seconds)
- All of these are at the discretion of the referee on the appropriate area and can only be overruled by the chief referee. Any other queries must be taken up with the organisers of these events.
Grand Championship (Only for Kata’s and Semi contact points sparring)
- You must attend all three of the four events from the series including the last to be awarded with the Grand Championship for your category.
- School Grand Championship
- The School / Club with the most overall points and the end of the series will be awarded the School / Club Grand Championship Trophy. The School / Club must attend three of the four events from the series including the last event to be awarded the School / Club Grand Championship