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ISKA rules

Part 4: Amateur rules and regulations

Divisions and rounds

The fighters must be in good physical shape and have a good sportsmanlike attitude.

The fighters must be well groomed and presentable. The nails of hands and feet must be cut short. The hair must be short or freshly washed. Male fighters with hair of a length that could pose a problem during the fight (i.e. shoulder length or more), must follow the rules concerning long hair that apply to female fighters.

Male and female junior fighters are not allowed to fight real matches accept light contact before the age of 16, and then only on condition of having at least 1 year of fighting experience as well as the written approval of the national association physician.

Kids and juniors are only allowed to fight in light contact and explicitly not in full contact, kickboxing or Thaiboxing.

Four ISKA amateur divisions
DivisionKicksDress
light contactkicks above the waistlong trousers with T-shirt
full contactkicks above the waistlong trousers with bare upper body
kickboxingwith low kicksshorts and bare upper body
Thaiboxingknees and elbowsshorts and bare upper body

Rounds

In all divisions all preliminary matches at any kind of championships (men and women) may be conducted over 3 rounds of 2 minutes. There is a break of 1 minute duration between rounds.

In all divisions all final matches in any kind of championships (men and women) may be conducted over 3 rounds of 2 minutes. There is a break of 1 minute duration between rounds.

No match featuring kids, junior male and junior female fighters may go over more than 3 rounds of 2 minutes.

No match featuring male and female amateur fighters may go over more than 5 rounds of 2 minutes .

About ISKA

ISKA is recognised worldwide as both a regulating body for competitive martial arts, and the governing body for amateur and professional kickboxing. Hosting its annual World Martial Arts Championships at the prestigious US Open, ISKA crowns World Champions in seven types of martial arts competition.

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