SEMI CONTACT ONLY!!!
ANY STRIKE MAKING FULL CONTACT OR EVEN THE "PERCEPTION OR APPEARANCE" OF A FULL CONTACT STRIKE
WILL 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 RULING
Axe Kicks and Spinning Heel Kicks will 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.
GENERAL PKB Rules
Bouts 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.
Full 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.
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.
MANDATORY Safety Equipment Required for ALL IKF/PKB / POINT KICKBOXING / MUAY THAI© MATCHES
Standard 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.
Foot Pads- All divisions/rule styles must wear footgear that covers the toes.
All 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 AGE
Depending 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.
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 ( IN A CONTROLLED SEMI CONTACT WAY ) the point areas most effectively.
Three 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 Disqualifications
Too Much Contact- Reminder all techniques must be controlled with semi - contact only.
Use of profanity and un-professionalism.