IKF
UNIFIED
RULES

- UR -
Modified/Limited Muay Thai - K-1 - Glory Style Rules Combined - Limited Knees - Clinch ONLY If followed By Immediate Strike -
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UNIFIED RULES

  • UNIFIED RULES


    1. Modified/Limited Muay Thai - K-1 - Glory Style Rules Combined.

    2. Fighters may kick above the waist and to the legs.

    3. Leg kicks (shin or foot) are allowed to BOTH inside & outside of the legs but not the knees.

    4. Grabbing the leg is ok as long as you immediately counter with a strike.

    5. Pushing is OK as long as it is to set up a Strike.

    6. Ok to reposition fighter ( like in a clinch) to throw a strike.

    7. DIRECT SIDE KICKS TO THE LEGS ARE NOT ALLOWED!

    8. AMATEURS: Shin & Instep Pads are OPTIONAL - FOR FIGHTERS OVER 18 YEARS OLD.
      • MIXED DECISIONS
        • If one fighter chooses to wear Shin Pads and Insteps both must wear Shin Pads and Insteps.

    9. Shorts are Mandatory, NOT PANTS.

    10. SHORTS cannot extend lower than 3 inches from the TOP of the knee.

    11. Spinning backhands/fists are Legal.

    12. Fighters may Throw Knees but Cannot Clinch like in Muay Thai. Fighters will be asked to break as in FCR or Boxing.

    13. No Elbows.

    14. Foot sweeps are legal to the "FRONT" Foot as long as it is not higher than the ankle.
      • If a fighter's rear is square to the ropes, BOTH feet become targets for a sweep.



DETAIL


REGULAR
AMATEUR
EVENTS


AMATEUR
TOURNAMENT
EVENTS


PRO BOUTS


KICKS
ABOVE WAIST


YES


YES


YES


KICKS
TO THE LEGS


YES
Inside and Outside


YES
Inside and Outside


YES
Inside and Outside


KICK
MINIMUM


NO


NO


NO


KNEES


YES


YES


YES


SWEEPS
Foot To Foot - No Spin Sweeps


YES


YES


YES


SPINNING
BACKHAND


YES


YES


YES


SHORTS


MANDATORY


MANDATORY


MANDATORY


PANTS


NO


NO


NO


SHIRTS


NO


NO


NO


HEADGEAR


YES
WITH
OPTION


YES


NO


SHIN PADS


YES
WITH
OPTION


YES


NO


MOUTH GUARD


YES


YES


YES


MEN: GROIN CUP


YES


YES


YES


WOMEN
PELVIC PROTECTOR


YES


YES


YES


ELBOW PADS


NO
ELBOWS


NO
ELBOWS


NO
ELBOWS


HANDWRAPS


YES


YES


YES


GLOVES
8, 10 & 12 Ounce Gloves Allowed.
See Weight Classes For Sizes.


YES
Provided by Event Promoters


YES
Provided by Event Promoters


YES
Provided by Event Promoters


FOOT PADS


NO
No "SHOES" Are Allowed


NO
No "SHOES" Are Allowed


NO
No "SHOES" Are Allowed


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