- clothing and (protective) equipment
– short (thaibox) pants or legging and boxing gloves
– mouth protector and groin protector (toc)
- duration of the fights
- novices: 5 minutes
- C-class: 3×2 minutes
- B-class: 5×2 minutes
- A-class: 5×3 minutes
All categories, except A-class: 1 minute break between rounds. A-class: 1.5 minute break between rounds.
- officially permitted techniques and fouls
– punches (fist) to: head, front en side
upper body, front and side
– 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 it is permitted to execute knee kicks to the head.
- head butts
- use of elbow strikes
- all techniques directed at the groin
- backfist or spinning backfist
- clinching in the lower back
- 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 not to do this again. If he repeats the foul or commits a grave foul, he shall receive an Official Warning (OW). 3 times an OW = Disqualification
- awarding of points
- a fighter can earn from 10, to 9, 8 etc. points per round. The number of points depends on efficiency of his techniques (clear hits), quality of his techniques and spirit in the fight.
- Kicks and knee techniques are more appreciated and higher rewarded than boxing techniques (punches). They count heavier in the awarding of points per round.
- 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.
– if a fighter receives in A-class an eight-count x 3 times in one round or 4 times in a fight = Lost
B-class an eight-count x 2 times in one round or 3 times in a fight = Lost