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KICK JITSU ( MMA Light ) RULES
 

 

KICK JITSU ( MMA Light )                                          

 

 

Kick jitsu is a sports discipline which applies fighting both at a distance  with blows, punches, knee and kicks, and in clinches and man-to-man fighting on the floor with grappling techniques, throws, locks, chokes  and immobilization.

 

 

1)  COMPETITION AREA

Kick jitsu matches are held on a square surface of small mats measuring 6 x 6 metres plus a surrounding perimeter area, preferably of a different colour and in any case delineated, measuring 1 metre, for a total of  8 x 8  metres. As an exception, at the event commissioner's discretion, a ring like those used for kickboxing and boxing may be employed or MMA cage.

 

2)UNIFORM AND EQUIPMENT

Kick jitsu combatants must wear shorts, groin guard, shin instep guards without hard parts, open-hand gloves which covered  thumbs, a head guard and mouthpiece. Gloves should reach the middle point of knuckles and have a pad at least 3 cm thick. For women a chest protector is mandatory. Adults are allowed to fight without head guard but in this case tatami must have 2 meters safety area on the periphery. It is forbidden to wear bracelets, necklaces, ear-rings and rings and any other thing likely to cause injury during the fight. The fighting safety equipment must be of approved type and will be inspected by the competition jury.

 

3)  DURATION OF MATCHES

Kick jitsu matches last, unless the event commissioner decides otherwise, two rounds of two minutes each, with an interval of one minute between rounds, for elimination matches. The finals will have three 2-minute rounds. For boys and girls of 10-12 years the duration will be 2 rounds, 1 min 30 sec each with 1 minute interval between the rounds.

 

4)  LEGAL TARGETS

In kick jitsu it is allowed to strike with control all parts of the body except the groin, throat, eyes, back of the neck and spine with punches, knee and kicks. All techniques passing beyond the target will be considered "without control". It is okay to hit or grab when you have been seized. It is not allowed to strike the opponent when either of the two combatants is on the ground.

For the age of 10-12 it is not permitted to strike while grabbing, it is forbidden to finalize by submission technique.

For the age of 13-15 it is not permitted to strike while grabbing. Submission techniques are allowed but without finalization. Fighters are permitted only to show the application of the submission technique without actually completing it.

 

5) THROWS

In kick jitsu it is allowed to seize and throw the opponent in any way, but not during a finalization. It is not allowed to throw one’s opponent straight down vertically on his/her head or neck (head first) or causing him/her to fall on  knees. Throws started from within the area of the square are valid even if they end outside of it. A “takedown” is considered any way one is able to carry or push the opponent to the ground and gain an over position, either falling on the opponent or remaining standing. A “takedown” is considered valid any way in which the opponent winds up on the ground, evendue to his/her own fault.

 

6)  IMMOBILIZATIONS

In kick jitsu it is allowed to pin the opponent on the mat in any manner, but only the combatant who gains a position of advantage will obtain points. The immobilization must last 10 seconds ( 5 seconds  to begin the count and 5 seconds of referee’s count ). If a fighter who is lying face down gets up on all fours (knees and hands) he is no longer considered immobilized. If an immobilized combatant gets completely out of the inner fighting area the count must be stopped.The rear mount  is the only case when the  opponentin the lower position scores immobilization points. If during immobilization the fighter changes his position but he is still immobilized the referee continues to count. Points are awarded based on final position.

 

7) FINALIZATION
In kick jitsu the finalization can be achieved by way of suffocation, strangling, compression and arm lock.  You cannot place your hands on your opponent’s face. Finalization puts end to the fight. The referee may stop a pending finalization if he considers it dangerous for the athlete that is undergoing it. This will result in the deduction of one point from the score of the combatant who was under finalization. In case of the loss of a mouthpiece during ground fighting the match is not stopped. The referee will replace it at the end of the phase on the  ground. Ripping (violently applied) joint locks are not allowed. They should always be executed progressively. Locks to the small joints (fingers) are not permitted. If finalization ends the round it is always given to the contestant who has applied finalization by 10 to 8. In case of finalization on the part of the other combatant in the second round there will be a thirdround of combat.

 

 

8)  SCORING

At the end of each round the  judges ( 3 ) write down the score on special scoring papers: 10 points to the better fighter and 9 points to the other; 8 if there has been a remarkable gap or finalization. Then they subtract the points due to fouls and mark the total score in the special  square. At the end of the match, each judge sums up the given points; in case of equal  points in an elimination tournament the judge must give his preference.

 

9)  REFEREE

He supervises the bout, he is the first to enter the "mat". He should ask the side judges to inspect the protective equipment, order the salute and start  the fighting with the world "fight". He stops the match with the word "stop" every  time he thinks it necessary; he can give warnings, award penalties and disqualify the combatants. He signals throws with his uplifted arm. He signals immobilization with his horizontally outstretched arm while counting aloud up to 4 seconds  standing close enough to fighters so they can hear; then he says "stop", asks the combatants to stand up and gives the "points". The central referee can stop his count before 5 if he thinks there is a dangerous situation. He signals for the interruption of time to the jury table; he signals voluntary exits from the fighting area and he separates the fighters when they are seizing each other without attempting a throw at once. He stops the fighting if, after beginning a count for immobilization, there is a reverse, and in any case if after a throw the immobilization does not follow. He awards the win at the end of the match.

 

10)  JUDGE

He evaluates  techniques,   control,  combinations, the athletes' endurance to award the score. He decides if  immobilizations and projections signalled by the central referee are valid or not; he can give penalty points and he can ask for consultation with the central referee. He inspects the fighting safety equipment on call of the central referee and fills out every part of the score sheet.

 

11) JURY

The juryis formed by a time keeper, who stops the clock only upon the central referee's request,an announcer  and the event commissioner who reads the scoring papers results before the verdict. The commissioner is responsible for the entire competition. A member of the jury can also act as announcer in the absence of a proper person. The commissioner can take decisions which might deviate from with the usual rules, due to necessities. He will justify these decisions in the minutes of the competition, together with the results, the times and the observations of  the head referee.

 

12) ILLEGAL TECHNIQUES AND ACTIONS.

In kick jitsu it is not allowed :

to deliver blows without control, to speak during the match, to waste time by avoiding combat, to strike with the head, shoulders, and elbows, to strike without looking at the target, to turn one's back on the opponent unless it is clearly justified by technique and to behave in an unsportsmanlike manner towards the opponent, the referee or the judges. A coach or other seconds must not shout and must not address the opponent or the commissioner. It is forbidden to grab the shorts and the tatami edge.

 

 

13) DOCTOR

The ring-side doctor must be present throughout the entire event in the vicinity of the fighting square. In case of injury he is the only one who can decide if the injured fighter can continue to fight. Any fighter who abandons his match because of a doctor's decision cannot in any case continue to take part in the tournament.

 

14) POINTS

A throw taking both legs off the ground..............................................      ...3

A throw technique.......................................................................................2

A ”takedown”...............................................................................................1

An immobilization .......................................................................................1           

A side immobilization...................................................................................2

An immobilization over the body (“mounting and back mounting“)..........     ..3

 

For 10-12 years old boys and girls 2 points are given for each takedown and 2 points for each immobilization. I point is given for each strike.

For 13-15 years old boys and girls 2 points are given for each finalization which lasts for about 5 seconds.

 

 

A punch.....................................................................1

A kick to the leg...........................................................1

A kick to the body........................................................2

A kick to the head........................................................3

Knee to the body…………………………………………. 1

A third voluntary exit ...................................................1    subtracted from final score

A fourth voluntary exit.................................................. disqualification

 

 

15) WEIGHT  CATEGORIES

Men:                       Kg. 56, 60, 65 , 71, 78, 86, 95, 105, over 105
Women:                  Kg. 50, 55, 61, 68, 76, over 76

Junior 16-18 age

Boys : kg. 56 – 60 – 65 – 71 - 78 - 86 - + 86

Girls :  kg. 50 - 55 - 61 - 68 - + 68

Children 13 – 15 age

Boys : kg. 28 – 32 – 37 – 42 – 47 - over

Girls :  kg. 28 – 32 – 37 – 42 – 47 – over

Children 10 – 12 age

Boys :  kg. 42 – 47 – 52 – 57 – 63 – 69 - over

Girls : kg. 42 – 46 – 50 – 55 – 60 – 65 – over

 

 

16) CLINCH

The "clinch" is a stalemate, both fighters standing or in  ground position during approximately 5 seconds without any actions on the part of one of the  fighters (or both of them) in an attempt  to turn the fight to his/her advantage. Please note that clinch might be also an attempt to reach the time limit of the fight without trying to achieve submission of the opponent.