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Low Kick Division

RULES AND TERMS: LOW KICK 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.

  • Age categories:                       16 and upwards

 

  • Low Kick: 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 and a medical assistant. 
The competitors must wear shorts.  No tops in the case of male competitions.  All competitors MUST have a RCFA logo on the left outside of their shorts.
Normal bouts will be:         3 x 3-minute rounds with 1-minute rest between rounds.
National title:                     4 x 3-minute rounds with 1-minute rest in-between
No extensions will be given for a draw.

Protective 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 full power to the face, side of head and body.  Low kicks to inside and outside of thighs, inside and outside foot sweep.  Spinning backhand to the side of the head.

Techniques not allowed
:

  • Spinning elbow (immediate disqualification)
  • Elbow strikes
  • Knee kicks
  • Low kick to the groin
  • Head-butting
  • No throws
  • No punches or kicks to the back of 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.


  • Low Kick Division: 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, a medical assistant and a RCFA representative.  The representative of the national control board or athletic commission or the representative rules and regulations of the specific country must be followed.

Normal bouts will be:         3 x 3-minute rounds with 1-minute rest between rounds.
National title:                     4 x 3-minute rounds with 1-minute rest between rounds.
World Title:                       5 x 3-minute rounds with 1-minute rest between rounds.
No extensions will be given for a draw.

Protection gear:    gum guard, groin guard, 10oz gloves for all categories, and chest protector for females.  The competitors must wear shorts.  No tops in the case of male competitors.  All competitors MUST have a RCFA logo on the left outside of their shorts.

All punches and kicks full power to the face, side of head and body.  Low kicks to inside and outside of thighs, inside and outside foot sweep.  Elbow strikes to the front of the body.  Knee kicks tot the body. Spinning backhand to the side of head.

Techniques not allowed:

  • Spinning elbow (immediate disqualification)
  • Elbow strikes to the head
  • Knee kicks to the head
  • Low kick to the groin
  • Head-butting
  • No throws
  • No punches or kicks to the back or back of the head

In 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)