The 10-10 system of judging:
10-10 if the standard of the fighters is equal.
10-9 if one fighter is better
A body kick or punch that stuns the opponent will be a knockout (K.O.) win.
The center referee or the RCFA representative will make point deductions.
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, 3 judges, timekeeper and a medical assistant.
All competitors must wear long pants and tops (GI, suit or the relevant organizations outfit). A RCFA logo MUST be on the outside left leg of their pants.
Toddler competitions will be a separate division.
Juniors will be from age 6-17 years.
Seniors is from age 18-40 years.
Veterans is from age 41 and older.
This will be used only for amateur development.
First three grading’s will only be able to make use of straight, controlled punches to the face and full power straight punches to the body. Full power front- and sidekicks to the body. These kicks will not be allowed to the head or face.
Duration of bout: 1-minute
If it is a draw an extension of 30 seconds will be added. There can only be two extensions.
The next four grading’s will be able to make use of full power straight punches and hook punches to the body and controlled straight and hook punches to the head. Full power front kick, sidekick, roundhouse kick and back kick to the body. All the above-mentioned kicks must be controlled to the head.
Duration of bout: 2 x 1-minute rounds with 30 seconds rest.
If it is a draw an extension of 30 seconds will be added. There can only be two extensions
Brown and Black belts:
All punches (straight, hook, and uppercut) controlled to the head and face and full power to the body. All kicks controlled to the head and face and full power to the body. Outside foot-to-foot sweep to take balance off the opponent will be allowed.
Duration of bout: 3 x 1-minute rounds with 30 seconds rest.
If it’s a draw an extension of 30 seconds will be added. There can only be two extensions.
- Spinning backhand
- Knee kick
- Low kicks to tight or calves
- Low kicks to the groin
- Elbow strikes
- 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.
Head guard is not mandatory.
- RCFA Weight Divisions for Amateurs:
Junior under: 20kg, 25kg, 30kg, 35kg, 40kg, 45kg, 50kg, 55kg, 60kg, 65kg, 70kg, 75kg, 80kg, 80kg+ open
When matching take also the ages in consideration for fair matchmaking.
Senior under: 50kg, 55kg, 60kg, 65kg, 70kg, 75kg, 82kg, 90kg, 90kg+ open
Professionals: Only from 18 years old
Under: 50kg, 55kg, 60kg, 65kg, 70kg, 75kg, 82kg, 90kg, 90kg+ open