Rules Semi Contact

Rules Semi Contact

TERMINOLOGY AND MEANING

The 10-10 system of judging:

10-10 if the standard of the fighters is absolutely equal
10-9 if one fighter is slightly better

A body kick or punch that stuns the opponent will be a Knockout (K.O.) win.
The centre referee or the R.C.F.A.I. 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 centre 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 Ring Contact Fighting Arts International (R.C.F.A.I.) logo MUST be on the outside left leg of their pants.


AGE CATEGORIES

Toddler competitions will be a separate division.
A junior competitor will be from age 6 to 17 years.
Seniors is from age 18 to 40 years.
A veteran is from age 41 and upward.


SEMI CONTACT

This will be used only for amateur development.

1. Beginners:

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.

2. Advance Division:
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, round house 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.

3. Open Division:
Brown and Black belts: All punches (straight, hook, and upper cut) 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 of the opponent will be allowed.

Duration of bout: 3 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


TECHNIQUES NOT ALLOWED

Spinning backhand.
Knee kick.
Low kicks to thigh or calves.
Low kick to the groin.
Elbow strikes.
Clinching.
Head butting.
No throws.
No punches or kicks to the back or 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 technique a warning will be issued.
Head guard is not mandatory.


R.C.F.A.I. WEIGHT DIVISIONS FOR AMATEURS

Junior under: 20kg, 25kg, 30kg, 35kg, 40kg, 45kg, 50kg, 55kg, 60kg, 65kg, 70kg, 75kg, 80kg, and open. When matching take also the ages in consideration for fair matchmaking.
Senior Under: 50kg, 55kg, 60kg, 65kg, 70kg, 75kg, 82kg, and 90kg, open

PROFESSIONALS

Only from 18 years

Brown and Black belts: All punches (straight, hook, and upper cut) 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 of the opponent will be allowed.

Duration of bout: 3 X 1 minute rounds with 30 seconds rest.

Under: 50kg, 55kg, 60kg, 65kg, 70kg, 75kg, 82kg, and 90kg, open

Safety Regulations

Applies to both amateurs and professionals participating in full-contact or kickboxing events

“Standing 8 Count”

1 X Standing 8 count for the duration of a bout = 1 month rest period
2 X Standing 8 count for the duration of the bout = 2 month rest period
3 X Standing 8 count for the duration of the bout = 3 month rest period

Knockout (K.O.)

A class K.O. when and opponent is carried off the ring by stretcher = 6 month rest period and a copy of a brain scan needs to be submitted

Technical knockout (T.K.O) 3-month rest period

A random test will be done for forbidden substances or performance enhancing drugs.

The manager and trainer of a fighter must keep record of all the results of the fighter.

RCFAI do not limit any promoter, manager, trainer or fighter to participate in only RCFAI events.

It is the responsibility of the manager and trainer to give the correct results to RCFAI board prior to any participation of RCFAI events.

The above mentioned will be in effect for participation.

Code of Conduct

- All fighting gear must be clean
- Toe- and finger nails must be short
- No jewelry will be allowed
- No swearing will be allowed
- All trainers must make use of clean and higenic equipment and gear.
- Give respect to judges and referee
- Only 3 corner assistants will be allowed
- Only the trainer will be allowed in the ring with the fighter during the rest period