IKF CALIFORNIA
FIGHTING RING RULES & REGULATIONS

IKF CA
HOME

__

IKF CA
EVENTS

__

IKF CA AM
RANKINGS

__

IKF CA
SANCTIONING

__

IKF CA
FEES

__

IKF CA
RULES

__

IKF CA
PROMOTERS

__

IKF CA
FIGHTERS

__

IKF CA
TRAINERS

__

IKF CA
REGISTRATION


Promoters may use the ring brand of their choice however the ring must meet the following regulations.


FOR HEALTH, SAFETY AND SECURITY ISSUES
THE IKF EVENT REPRESENTATIVE IS THE ONLY PERSON
ALLOWED TO ASSIGN SEATING POSITIONS AROUND THE EVENT RING
AS WELL AS APPROVE PHOTOGRAPHER & VIDEOGRAPHER / CAMERAMAN LOCATIONS

PROMOTER MAY REQUEST OR SUBMIT A SEATING CHART TO BE PRE-APPROVED BY THE IKF PRIOR TO THE EVENT.
SUCH A SEATING CHART / REQUEST MUST BE RECEIVED AT IKF HEADQUARTERS A MINIMUM THREE DAYS PRIOR TO THE EVENT.



ALTHOUGH "NOT" MANDATORY FOR SMALLER AMATEUR ONLY EVENTS
FOR THE SAFETY AND SECURITY OF YOUR EVENT IT IS BEST THAT YOU ENCLOSE YOUR RING AREA WITH


Bike Rack Barricades

These rent from between $8 per day to $15 per day. To fully enclose a ring, you will need 4 on each side.
A Total of 18 - 24 if adding your ring walkway.


PROMOTERS - RING OWNERS - PLEASE READ!
On the day of the event, the IKF Referees and IKF Event Representative will examine the ring.
They will be checking to assure a smooth ring floor surface assuring that there are no gaps in the padding under the canvas.
They will be assuring there are no wrinkles in the canvas, loose ropes by checking rope tension along with making sure the ring has rope spacers, proper corner and turnbuckle cushion
Assuring there is the minimum accessibility for not just the fighters but also for event officials and medical staff.
They will be checking ring lighting and other details.
Please see below for ring details that the IKF will be assuring comply with the required minimum standards for an IKF CA Approved fight ring.

_________________________

  1. RING STAFF
    • IT IS MANDATORY for the event promoter to assure there is a RING Maintenance Person AT RINGSIDE During the ENTIRE EVENT in the case of a needed ring repair.


  2. RING FLOOR SIZES
    • Not less than 17' square within the ropes. 18" outside the ropes to the edge of the ring.
    • In some cases, smaller rings will be allowed, "UPON PRIOR EVENT APPROVAL BY IKF".


  3. RING HEIGHT
    • The Ring Floor must be a minimum of 30" Above the Arena Floor and no more than 48" Above the Arena Floor.
    • In some cases, smaller rings will be allowed, "UPON PRIOR EVENT APPROVAL BY IKF".


  4. RING TABLES
    • Promoter must have a minimum of 2 tables placed on each side of the ring with a minimum of two chairs per table.
    • Ringside tables must be no higher than ring floor level and no ringside tables will be permitted next to floor mounted rings.


  5. RING ACCESS
    • The Ring must have a minimum of THREE ACCESSIBLY SIDES where a Ambulance Stretcher, can be placed beside the ring.
      • If only three sides are accessibly to am Ambulance Stretcher, the 4th side must be accessibly by a walking path.
    • The ring shall have suitable steps for use of the fighters.
    • Promoter must have a MINIMUM of TWO Staircases up into the ring.
    • One in the Red Corner and one in the Blue Corner.
    • A Third Staircase works best for access of ring announcer, ring girls and medical staff.


  6. RING LIGHTING
    • Ring must be well lighted with NO SHADOWS cast from any lighting.
      • The ring shall have BRIGHT LIGHTS that light up all 4 corners and the middle of the ring EQUALLY.
    • IKF Representative and IKF Referee(s) shall check the ring lighting prior to the event.
    • NO LIGHTS shall shine into the eyes of ANY Fighter or Judge.
    • All lights must ONLY shine DOWNWARD.
    • Lights may not shine at any angle directly into the fighting ring area that may blind the fighters vision.


  7. RING CORNER SUPPORT POSTS
    • Ring post shall be of metal.
    • May not be more than 4" in diameter.
    • Shall extend from the floor of the arena area to a maximum height of 58" above the ring floor.
    • FOR PHOTO CLICK HERE.


  8. RING CORNER CUSHIONS
  9. RING TURNBUCKLE COVERS
  10. RING FLOOR PADDING & MAT SURFACE
    • The Ring cover must be CANVAS or VINAL
    • Ring mat must be TIGHT.
    • There must not be ANY holes, dips or gaps in the ring padding under the mat.
    • Floor of ring from outside edge of platform to outside edge of platform on all 4 sides shall have padding meeting the approval of the IKF and meet the requirements of the local State Athletic Commission or of a thickness of not less than 1 inch. Material: Ethafoam.


  11. RING ROPES
    • No less than 4 (FOUR) ropes.
    • Not less than 1" in diameter.
    • Bottom rope: 18" above the ring floor MAX.
    • Top rope: 52" above the ring floor MAX.
    • The bottom rope must be padded with a padding of a thickness not less than 1/2".
    • Soft rope ties shall connect all ropes approximately every 4' TO 6' apart.
    • All ropes shall be tight to the approval of the IKF Ring Inspection Referee & IKF Event Representative.
    • THE ENTIRE RING MUST be approved by the IKF Event Representative and IKF Referee prior to the event.


  12. RING ROPE SPACERS
    • Ring Rope Spacers are Soft rope ties.
    • They shall connect all ropes approximately every 4' TO 6' apart.
    • FOR PHOTO CLICK HERE.


  13. RING CORNER CUSHIONS
  14. RING ADVERTISING / SPACE - ANY AND ALL
    • Due to some past events that have had "RUDE" Advertisement on the corner cushions, "ALL" Advertising displayed on the ring must have WRITTEN approval of the IKF.
    • Promoters are required to inform the IKF of any and all RING Advertising a minimum of 7 days PRIOR to their event.


  15. IN EACH COLORED CORNER OF THE RING
    • Promoter must have THREE Chairs for two cornermen & 1 IKF Inspector.
    • Although usually supplied by the Ring Owner, it is the responsibility of the Event Promoter to assure that 2 ring stools are in place - One for each corner.
    • FOR PHOTO CLICK HERE.


  16. FIRST CROWD ROW TO BACK OF OFFICIALS CHAIR
    • There must be a minimum of "5 Feet" from the edge of each ringside table to the edge of the first spectator chair at ringside so event officials can move freely around the ring during an event.
    • It is BEST if the promoter places a restrictive barrier between the first row of ringside seats and the event officials area.
    • This prevents the crowd from confronting any event official and also keeps the crowd away from the ring to avoid any incidents or safety issues with the officials as well as the fighters and trainers.


  17. Prior to the initiation of any match, the IKF Event Referee & Representative shall inspect the Ring for safety and the IKF Promoter shall be required to make whatever changes to such area as are necessary in the judgment of the IKF Event Referee & Representative.





IKF EVENT REPRESENTATIVE IS THE ONLY PERSON
ALLOWED TO ASSIGN SEATING POSITIONS AROUND THE EVENT RING
AS WELL AS APPROVE PHOTOGRAPHER & VIDEOGRAPHER / CAMERAMAN LOCATIONS
EXAMPLE OF FIGHTING RING LAYOUT