CONTACT

  • 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.




  • BOUT LENGTHS

    • 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.


  • STYLES

    • 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.

      • 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.


  • EQUIPMENT

    • MANDATORY Safety Equipment Required for ALL IKF/PKB / POINT KICKBOXING / MUAY THAI© MATCHES

      • Mouth Piece.

      • Headgear

        • 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.

      • Groin Cup.

      • Foot Pads- All divisions/rule styles must wear footgear that covers the toes.

      • Shin Pads.


    • GLOVES

      • 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.


    • Hand Wraps

      • 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.


  • JUDGING

    • 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

    • No Elbows!

    • Too Much Contact- Reminder all techniques must be controlled with semi - contact only.

    • Use of profanity and un-professionalism.