SPORT FULL CONTACT AND FULL CONTACT MMA / ISKA KICKBOXING-LOW KICK
Any fighter doing any form of Sport Full contact or Ring, Low Kick full contact must also have a doctor’s letter stating that they are physically fit to compete in Full Contact. The Doctors note must clearly be on his/her letterhead, must be legible and signed by the physician themselves.
- THESE FORMS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE AT THE VENUE TO COMPLETE
- NO INSTRUCTOR OR COACH CAN SIGN ON BEHALF OF THE PARENT BEFORE THE TOURNAMENT OR AT THE VENUE
- NO PHONE CALLS FROM PARENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED AS CONSENT FOR THEM TO COMPETE
- NO JUNIOR COMPETITOR WILL BE ABLE TO ENTER FULL CONTACT ON THE DAY OF THE TOURNAMENT – DO NOT ASK!
Please find attached the Indemnity form which must be completed by any and all competitors who wish to partake in any Sport full Contact or Full Contact Division.
WHAT FORMS MUST BE COMPLETED AND BROUGHT WITH?
IF YOU ARE UNDER 21 YEARS OF AGE:
This document MUST BE SIGNED BY AT LEAST ONE PARENT and brought with to the Medical examiner when he does his final check-up. If you do not have this form or it is incomplete we cannot and will not allow you to compete in any Full or sport full Contact division. This document together with the doctor’s recommendation will go to the ring with you. If either is missing or incomplete you will not be allowed to participate. Your coach or Instructor may not sign on behalf of your parent!
FOR ALL RULES PLEASE GO HERE NOW! http://kickboxing.co.za/events/division-rules
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.
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 non-existent, 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.