K-1 Rules

W.F.C.A. K-1 Rules

1. clothing and (protective) equipment
– short pants (above the knee) and boxing gloves
– mouth protector and groin protector (toc)

2. duration of the fights
– newc. : 3×1.5 minutes
– C-class: 3×2 minutes
– B-class: 5×2 / 3×3 minutes
– A-class: 5×3 / 5×3 minutes

3. officially permitted techniques and fouls

Permitted:
– punches (fist) to: head, front en side
upper body, front and side
– backfist or spinning backfist
– kicks (foot) to: head, front and side
neck, chest, stomach and side body
– kicks (shin) to: inside and outside upper leg (i.e. low kicks)
head, neck, chest, breast side body (i.e. round kicks)
– knee kicks to: breast, side body, stomach and legs
Take notice: only in A-class and B-class it is permitted to execute knee kicks to the head.
Fouls:
– clinching
– use of elbow strikes
– all techniques directed at the groin
– head butts
– leg sweeps, judo- and wrestling throws
– punching with the inside of the gloves
– continuing the fight after the command “break” or “stop” from the referee
– continuing the fight when an opponent is (partially) outside the ropes
– continuing the fight when an opponent is completely down or has contact with the ground with other parts of his body than his feet
– biting, spitting, sticking fingers in the eyes of an opponent, avoiding to fight, failing to behave like a good sportsman
– approaching, attacking an opponent with the head held too low
– simulating being hit by a foul technique (like a low blow)
– not obeying the instructions of the referee
If a fighter commits one of the abovementioned fouls he will be warned, If he repeats the foul or commits a grave foul, he shall receive an Official Warning (OW). 3 times an OW = Disqualification

4. awarding of points
– Number of downs
– Afford to finish the fight
– Damage
o All effective techniques with impact are counted as scores, Pro round the scores will be counted and awarded in the 10-9 point-system. If the score is equal, the points will be given to the most complete fighter
o An Official Warning (OW) leads to deduction of 1 point. If a fighter receives an eight-count, there is also a reduction of 1 point. A and B class reduction of 2 points

5. Eight-count

– if a fighter receives in A-class an eight-count x 3 times in one round or 4 times in a fight = Lost
B/C/N-class an eight-count x 2 times in one round or 3 times in a fight