AMATEUR K-1 IN THE CAGE!!
A CSC DIVISION DEDICATED TO FIGHTER DEVELOPMENT
After much debate and discussion, it has been decided that a good direction for the Combat Sports Commission to take in its Fighter Development, was to
add its "K-1" or "Kick-Boxing" style of fighting in the Cage. This division will be all AMATEUR, fully regulated and will have an open door for new and
established Fighters to be able to hone their "Stand Up" skills while not having to worry about the fight going to the ground.

The CSC feels that this will be a great opportunity for Fighters to become better in this part of the sport of MMA and hopefully help to advance their wide
range of skills and learning in their careers.   

The CSC is NOT using this Division to take over the Kick-boxing World, we'll leave that part to other organizations that handle that, we are only using this
Division as a Fighter Development Division. All Bouts are regulated and have a winner or loser in the Match. The Fighters are responsible to disclose these
bouts in their Fighter Bio as "Fighter Experience" and these bouts will not effect their MMA Record. Promoters will be required to Sanction a minimum number
of AMMA bouts on their card in order to have these types of bouts on their Event.

Also an important part of this Division is that our Officials will grow with the Fighters, this type of experience will help them to learn how to watch Strikes and
Kicks more closely.

GOOD LUCK!!
INTRODUCTION
The principal objective of this division is to win either by a knockout or by a split or unanimous decision. Victories are usually achieved by kicks to the legs,
head or midsection or using traditional boxing punches, such as the jabs, hooks or uppercuts.

The classic defensive boxing stance is rather ineffective against leg kicks, and fighters are more or less forced to constantly move and counterattack. The
traditional clinch, often used in boxing, is not allowed, which has led to a very high knockout ratio, since the fighters in other stand-up fighting sports often
use the clinch to gain time to recover if they have been hit. Clinching is also a big part of traditional Thai Boxing and the lack of this is basically the biggest
difference between Thai Boxing and the
"Amateur K-1 in the Cage" . If you grab an opponent with the intent of using a knee-technique you have to let go
after one single blow. In Thai Boxing, the fighters often hold on to each other to continuously use their knees and elbows.

Due to the combination of rules and allowed techniques, the common low kick has time and again proven itself to be one of the most efficient techniques in
the
"Amateur K-1 in the Cage" fighter's arsenal.

The rules themselves are constantly adapting and changing to create a competition which allows for participants of different styles to fight in a fairer manner,
although these rules accommodate kickboxing rules as the main basis.
OBJECTIVES
EQUIPMENT

*All Fighters will wear Approved "Amateur Boxing/Kick Boxing Competition Gloves", Supplied by the Promoter. There needs to be one pair Red and one pair Blue for Competition or
Red Tape and Blue Tape around the wrists.(With or Without White Stripe)

*The following weight classes will wear the designated gloves:











*All Fighters under 18 years of age will wear approved Shin Guards, Supplied by either Promoter or Competitor(Must be approved by CSC Representative) for competition that also
cover the top of the Fighter's foot.(As pictured below)



This is just a sample of what the Shin Guards should look like, there are different brands available.










*ALL Fighters will wear Approved Competition Headgear, supplied by either Promoter or Fighter(Open Face or with Cheek Protection).




                                                                                        











AGES AND DIVISIONS
14-15 year old Division, Male and Female, with approval from a Parent or Guardian in order to compete.

16-17 year old Division, Male and Female, with approval from a Parent or Guardian in order to compete.

18 and up Division, Male and Female

Weights

Weight Division      Weight       Allowance           Gloves
Light Flyweight            106             8 lbs.                 10oz
Flyweight                     112             8 lbs.                 10oz
Bantam                        119             8 lbs.                 10oz
Featherweight             125             8 lbs.                  10oz
Lightweight                  132            10 lbs.                10oz
Light Welterweight       141            10 lbs.                10oz
Welterweight                152            10 lbs.                10oz
Middleweight                165            10 lbs.                10oz
Super Middle                178            15 lbs.                12oz
Cruiser                         185            15 lbs.                12oz
Light Heavyweight        205            15 lbs.                12oz
Heavyweight                 206-245       No Limit.           12oz
Super Heavyweight      246+             No Limit.           12oz


Since there is still a Skill setting to this Division in the World of Martial Arts, please use caution in Match Making, Fighters should always be as evenly matched as possible.
REMEMBER: This is a Fighter Development Division
ONLY, WE DO NOT KEEP RECORDS OF THESE MATCHES, Fighter Safety is still #1!!

* All Safety standards shall be in place, ie; Mouthpiece, Groin Protection(Can be Boxing Style Groin Protection), Hand wraps(A Boxing style or MMA style Hand Wrap is accepted,
remember, Palms still need to be open)
* ALL Punches and Kicks need to be Clean and Effective to be Scored.
* Fighters may clinch for a single Knee Strike, but must release after the Strike. NO Clinching for long periods of time. This is not Muay Tai!!
* Each match is three rounds in duration, with each round lasting 2(two) minutes.
* The match can end by Knockout, Technical Knockout, Decision, Disqualification, Draw or No Contest.
* Both the referee and the ring doctor have full authority to stop the fight.
* The fight is scored by three judges on a ten-point must system (The winner of each round receives ten points, and the loser receives nine or less. If the round is even, both
competitors receive ten points).
* If there is a draw after three rounds, the judges' scores are thrown out and one two-minute round is contested. The judges' decision will then come from the scoring of the extra
round only. If, after the extra round, there is still a draw, the judges will decide a winner based on the flow of the entire match, considering even the slightest difference. A fight can
only end in a draw if both fighters go down at the same time and cannot get up, or in the case of accidental injury in the late stages of the contest.
* The
three-knockdown rule is in effect (three knockdowns in a round results in a technical knockout).
* The
mandatory eight count is in effect (the referee must count to at least "eight" on all knockdowns, but may stop if the Fighter is visibly injured and needing Medical Attention).
* The
standing eight count is in effect (the referee has the right to declare a knockdown on a fighter who appears to be in a dangerous condition to continue in the match), The
Fighter is then given an Eight Count to determine if He/She can continue.
* A fighter can be saved by the bell only in the last round.


ILLEGAL TECHNIQUES

* NO ELBOW STRIKES AT ANYTIME
* NO HAMMER FIST STRIKES
* NO FOREARM STRIKES AT ANYTIME
* NO HEAD BUTTING
* NO KNEE STRIKES TO THE HEAD AT ANYTIME
* NO PUNCHES BELOW THE BELT(
LEG STRIKES FROM KICKS NOT INCLUDED)
* NO STRIKES TO THE THROAT, SPINE, GROIN, KIDNEYS, BACK OF HEAD
* NO CLINCHING FOR LONG PERIODS
* NO THROWING YOUR OPPONENT TO THE GROUND(
ie; JUDO THROWS AND WRESTLING TAKE DOWNS)
* ATTACKING AN OPPONENT AFTER REFEREE CALLS BREAK(
LATE HIT)
* NO KICKS DIRECTLY TO KNEE JOINTS
* NO TALKING DURING MATCH
* MOUTHPIECE MUST STAY IN MOUTH AT ALL TIMES.(
MOUTHPIECES HANGING OUT OF MOUTH ARE NOT DOING THEIR JOB)


Refer to CSC's Amateur Mixed Martial Arts Rules and Regulations for Weigh Ins, Fighter and Corner Conduct Rules, Medical and Disciplinary Suspensions.
RULES
There are different brands of
headgear, just make sure that they
have the approval tag on them.
Competition Gloves range in price
from $45-70. White Stripe is not
required for Amateur Gloves as
there are some of the older
models that do no have them. They
still need to have the USA Boxing
Approval Tag on them.
NOTE!!
Shin Guards are not required for those 18
years of age and older, but if one fighter
requests for them to be worn, both
Fighters must wear.
NOTE!!
ALL FIGHTERS UNDER 18 MUST WEAR SHIN
 GUARDS!!