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1. Terminology and meaning:
The 10-point must system of judging is employed:
10-10 if the standard of the fighters is equal.
10-9 if one fighter is superior.
10-8 if the opponent is K.O. or the ref stops the bout due to the opponent being overpowered.
A body kick or punch that stuns the opponent will be a knockout (K.O.) win. The referee will make point
The fight takes place in a ring (four, six or eight corners) or a 6m x 6m impact mat. There will be a
referee, head point official, 3 judges, timekeeper, and a medical assistant.
All competitors must wear short pants and tops (GI, suit, or the relevant organizations outfit). A RCFA
logo MUST be on the outside left leg of their pants.
Protection gear includes a head guard, gum guard, groin guard, shin guards, foot guards, boot, 10oz
boxing gloves for all categories, and a chest protector for female fighters.
2. Age Categories:
Toddler competitions will be a separate division.
Juniors: 6 to17 years.
Seniors: 18 to 40 years.
Veterans: 41 years and older.
(Positive proof of age may be required at all championships)
3. Divisions:
Two Fighters will compete against each other in a bout of 4 rounds of 1 minute each in the modes of
Semi Contact Sport Boxing, -High Kicks without punching, -Low Kicks, -Close Combat (ground work
only). All punches and kicks allowed, controlled to the head and face and full power to the body.
Controlled kicks to the inside and outside of the legs above the knee, all kicks must be well placed and
pulled back, all kicks going through will be deemed excessive contact.
All spinning and jumping kicks are allowed.
Duration of bout: 4 x 1-minute rounds with 30 seconds rest between rounds.
1st round – Semi Sport boxing
2nd round – Semi High Kicks without Punching
3rd round – Semi Low Kicks
4th round – Semi Close Combat (Ground Work Only)
No extensions will be given for a draw. (Judges, Referee and main table to make decision based on
overall performance)
Note: Some of the above determinations may be waived at certain tournaments based on the decision
of the tournament organizer and permission from the Master/National President. However, in Semi High
Kicks / Semi Low Kicks / Semi Sport Boxing / Semi Supreme Fighting Artist / Millennium all kicks and
punches may not be full power to the head. It must be controlled. This rule may not be waived.
4. Techniques not allowed:
• No Spinning backhand.
• No Knee kicks.
• No Low kicks to the groin
• No Elbow strikes.
• No punches or kicks to the back or back of the head.
5. Warnings
Referee can give warnings and point deductions for fouls:
6. Fouls:
• Hitting (punching and kicking) behind the ear.
• Hitting an opponent who is down or is getting up after being down.
• Holding an opponent with one hand and hitting with the other.
• Holding or deliberately maintaining a clinch.
• Striking an opponent after being instructed by the referee to a neutral corner.
• Butting with the head or shoulder or using the knee.
• Hitting with the open glove, the butt of the hand, the wrist or the elbow.
• Purposely going down without being hit.
• Jabbing the opponent's eyes with the thumb of the glove.
• Using abusive language in the ring/tatami.
• Engaging in any unsportsmanlike conduct including, but not limited to, a trick or other action
which causes injury to an opponent.
• Hitting on the break.
• Hitting after the bell has sounded signaling the end of the round.
• Hitting an opponent whose head is between or outside of the ropes.
• Pushing an opponent.
• Intentionally spitting out the mouthpiece/gum guard.
• Biting or spitting.
• Not following referee's instructions.
• Stepping on opponent.
• Leaving neutral corner.
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 mandatory in Semi Sport Boxing Only.
7. RCFA Weight Divisions for Amateurs:
7.1 Junior under 20kg, 25kg, 30kg, 35kg, 40kg, 45kg, 50kg, 55kg, 60kg, 65kg, 70kg, 75kg, 80kg, 80kg+
When matching, also consider the ages for fair matchmaking.
7.2 Senior under 50kg, 55kg, 60kg, 65kg, 70kg, 75kg, 82kg, 90kg, 90kg+ open
7.3 Professionals: Only from 18 years old
Under: 50kg, 55kg, 60kg, 65kg, 70kg, 75kg, 82kg, 90kg, 90kg+ open.