FULL CONTACT JUNIOR & SENIOR EXPLAINED
The categories are as follows:
14 – 16 years old
SPORT FULL CONTACT- JUNIOR (14-16Y) FULL CONTACT TO THE BODY, LIGHT CONTACT ONLY TO THE FACE NO LOW KICKS OR KNEES ALLOWED!
This division is created for young competitors to start experiencing full contact fighting in preparation for later years should they have an interest in full contact fighting of any kind without the concern of having their face re-arranged in the process. No under 14 year olds will be allowed to participate. As is clear by the heading, it is only full contact to the body. All contact to the face must be at semi or light contact level only (NMA/ISKA Standards). Any full contact to the face will be met with immediate disqualification! School YOUR students before the tournament at the Dojo in this regard because we will NOT give any warnings! A warning is futile if the opponent already has a busted nose and has himself followed the rules so why should the transgressor receive any benefit from it? Remember it clearly! NO WARNINGS FOR ANY EXCESSIVE CONTACT TO THE FACE WITH ANY TECHNIQUE WHATSOEVER!
17 & 18 years old
SPORT FULL CONTACT – JUNIOR (17 & 18y ONLY) – FULL TO BODY, LIGHT TO FACE LOW KICK & KNEES TO BODY ONLY
This division is for more advanced junior fighters age 17 & 18 years old. It is still governed with ONLY LIGHT CONTACT TO THE FACE but now also includes Low kick to the legs (outside only) and knees to the body only. (NO KNEES to the face) ). Again as in previous age group, we move forward in letting the juniors gain more experience before entering the SENIOR divisions once they turn 19 years old. This time with the inclusion of Low kicks and Knees to the body. Any full contact to the face will be met with immediate disqualification! School YOUR students before the tournament at the Dojo in this regard because we will NOT give any warnings! A warning is futile if the opponent already has a busted nose and has himself followed the rules so why should the transgressor receive any benefit from it? Remember it clearly! NO WARNINGS FOR ANY EXCESSIVE CONTACT TO THE FACE WITH ANY TECHNIQUE WHATSOEVER!
IMPORTANT NOTICE: even though the age group is 17 & 18 years old, 17 year old students must still be entered in on the JUNIOR Registration document and NOT on the SENIOR registration document. If they are 18 then they enter on the SENIOR registration sheet not the Junior sheet.
19 & OLDER
LOW KICK FULL CONTACT SENIOR (19y +) FULL CONTACT TO THE BODY AND FACE WITH LOW KICKS TO INSIDE / OUTSIDE OF LEGS & KNEES TO BODY ONLY
This is full contact in all its Glory! Come prepared for a battle and ensure you know what you are getting yourself in to. Can only be entered via the SENIOR Registration sheet.
CRITERIA TO ENTER FULL CONTACT: (SPORT FULL AND FULL CONTACT)
- YOU MUST HAVE A FULL MEDICAL BY YOUR FAMILY PHYSICIAN WITHIN 10 DAYS PRIOR TO THE TOURNAMENT. THIS REPORT MUST BE HANDED IN AT THE RING WHEN CALLED FOR.
- A SEPARATE WAIVER TO THE DESTINY WAIVER MUST BE COMPLETED AND SIGNED BY 2 OF THREE PEOPLE. 1 THE COMPETITOR (IF 19 YEARS OLD) OR THE PARENT IF UNDER 19 YEARS OLD. 2: THE DOCTOR WHO EXAMINED YOU TO CLEAR YOU FOR PARTICIPATION. WITHOUT THESE TWO SIGNATURES AND YOUR MEDICAL, YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO ENTER. BEING EXAMINED BY OUT IN HOUSE DOCTOR ONLY AT THE VENUE WILL NOT QUALIFY YOU TO ENTER. YOU MUST HAVE RECEIVED A FULL MEDICAL BY YOUR OWN DOCTOR WITHIN 10 DAYS PRIOR (NO LATER) TO THE TOURNAMENT
- YOU MUST HAVE OR PURCHASE ALL SAFETY EQUIPMENT AT THE VENUE INCLUDING MOUTH GUARD, GROIN GUARD, GLOVES, SHIN & FOOT PADS.
- YOU HAVE TO HAVE A COACH AND CORNER MAN WITH ALL YOUR OWN PERSONAL NEED ITEMS SUCH AS SPIT BUCKET, WATER CONTAINER, TOWELS AND ANY NEEDED MEDICAL ITEMS.
- BREACHING OF ANY OF THE ABOVE IN ANY WAY WILL MEAN ZERO CHANCE OF PARTICIPATION AND YOUR ENTRY FORFEITED .
NMA/ISKA DOMINANCE OR EFFECTIVE AGGRESSION RULE:
Effective defence is no longer a criterion for scoring points in Full contact divisions. Rather it now will only help you not to lose. Judges in NMA/ISKA will not score on how well you can defend but how well you can attack. This does not mean you do not need to defend, this is a given, a requirement to compete at full contact level in the eyes of NMA/ISKA. If its lacking or nonexistent, your fight will be stopped and you will lose!
Points are scored when a fighter executes successful attacking techniques while on his feet. Significant strikes or power punches are valued higher than the total amount of strikes a fighter lands throughout the round. Therefore pitter patter punches don’t score as highly as when someone lands a solid body blow that sends his opponents to the ground or have to react due to pain. Cut’s, swelling and bruises (full contact) also play into this factor. We have to take these values and implement them into the Full Contact format.
A new definition has been given to “Effective Aggression” as a way to reward fighters who push the pressure during the rounds and prove they have what it takes to dominate through hard training and conditioning done in the Dojo. It basically interprets into fighters achieving points for moving forward while executing EFFECTIVE legal techniques. The new amended changes to the judging criteria also now allocates points for fighters based upon how well a Fighter determines the pace and position of the fight. This is known as ring control. Show it and you will gain from it.
Yours in Martial Arts
NMA Head Office