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Full Contact Division

RULES AND TERMS: FULL CONTACT DIVISION

A. Terminology and meaning:

The 10-10 system of judging:        
10-10 is the standard of the fighters is equal.
10-9 if one fighter is better
10-8 if one fighter is forced down by standing 8 counts.

The center referee or the RCFA representative will make point deductions.
The 3-time knockdown rule will apply.

A knockdown means that the fighter is forced to stand for eight (8) counts by a center referee.

K.O. (Knockout):                            The fighter is out for the count of ten (10).
T.K.O. (Technical Knockout):         The fighter is standing for the eight (8) count but cannot protect him/herself.

B.   Age Categories:                      12 and upwards

  • Full Contact: Amateur


The fight takes place in a ring (four, six or eight corners) or a 6m x 6m impact mat.  There will be a center referee, head point official, three judges, timekeeper, two kick counters and a medical assistant. 
The competitors must wear long pants to the ankle.  No tops in the case of male competitions.  All competitors MUST have a RCFA logo on the left outside thigh of their pants.
The judging system will be the 10-10 systems.  The 3-time knockdown rule will apply.  Each competitor must have a minimum of eight (8) kicks per round.  If the 8 kicks in the first round were missed the opponent can catch up in the second round.  For example, if 5 kicks were made in the first round the competitor must do 11 kicks in the second round.  If you do not do this in the third round, 3 points will be deducted from the scorecard.  This will be mentioned on announcement of results. 
Normal bouts will be:         3 x 2-minute rounds with 1-minute rest between rounds.
Provincial title:                   4 x 2-minute rounds with 1-minute rest in-between
National title:                     5 x 2-minute rounds with 1-minute rest in-between
No extensions will be given for a draw.

Protection gear:    head guard, gum guard, groin guard, shin guards, foot guards, 10oz boxing gloves for all categories, and a chest protector for female fighters.
All punches and kicks to the face and side of the head, full power.  All punches and kicks to the body, full power.  Outside foot sweep will be allowed.

  • Full Contact: Professional

The fight takes place in a ring (four, six or eight corners).  There will be a center referee, head point official, three judges, timekeeper, two kick counters, a medical assistant and a RCFA representative.  A representative of the national control board or athletic commission or the respective rules and regulations of the specific country must be followed.
The competitors must wear long pants to the ankle.  No tops in the case of male competitors.  All competitors MUST have a RCFA logo on the left outside thigh of their pants.

Normal bouts will be:         5 x 2-minute rounds with 1-minute rest between rounds.
Provincial title:                   8 x 2-minute rounds with 1-minute rest in-between
National title:                     10 x 2-minute rounds with 1-minute rest in-between
No extensions will be given for a draw.

Protection gear:  gum guard, groin guard, shin guards, foot guards, 10oz gloves for all categories and a chest protector for females.

Each competitor must have a minimum of eight (8) kicks per round.  If the 8 kicks in the first round were missed the opponent can catch up in the second round.  For example, if 5 kicks were made in the first round the competitor must do 11 kicks in the second round.  After 3 rounds and the minimum of 24 kicks have not been reached, disqualification and 50% of purse money will be deducted.

D. Techniques not allowed:

  • Spinning backhand
  • Knee kick
  • Low kicks to tight or calves
  • Low kick to the groin
  • Elbow strikes
  • Clinching
  • Head butting
  • No throws
  • No punches or kicks to the back or back of the head

In the case of any unauthorized techniques being used the fighter will be disqualified.  In the case of accidental use of unauthorized techniques, a warning will be issued.

RCFA Weight divisions for amateurs and professionals:

  • Atom weight:........... under 51kg
  • Fly weight:............ under 54kg
  • Bantamweight:.......... under 57kg
  • Featherweight:......... under 60kg
  • Super featherweight:... under 63kg
  • Lightweight:........... under 66kg
  • Super lightweight:..... under 69kg
  • Welterweight:.......... under 72kg
  • Super welterweight:.... under 75kg
  • Middleweight:.......... under 78kg
  • Super middleweight:.... under 81kg
  • Light heavyweight:..... under 84kg
  • Super lightweight:..... under 87kg
  • Cruiserweight:......... under 90kg
  • Heavyweight:........... under 95kg
  • Super heavyweight:..... open (over 95kg and upwards)