USMTA - SAN SHOU LEAGUE


CONTENTS Chapter 1 General Rules

 

Article 1 Types of Competition

Article 2 Systems of Competition

Article 3 Qualifications and Requirements

Article 4 Weight Categories

Article 5 Weighing-in

Article 6 Dress and Protective Gear

Article 7 Competition

Article 8Protocol Default

Article 9 Other Provisions in Competition

 

Chapter 2 AMTJRA Officials and Duties

 

Article 10 AMTJRA Officials

Article 11 Support Staff

Article 12 Duties of Contest Officials Chapter 3 Jury of Appeal and Its Duties Article 13

Composition of the Jury of Appeal

Article 14 Duties of the Jury of Appeal

Article 15 Procedure and Requirements of Appeal

 

Chapter 4 Competition Methods, Scoring Criteria and Penalties

 

Article 16 Competition Methods Article 17 Prohibited Areas

Article 18 Scoring Areas

Article 19 Prohibited Methods

Article 20 Scoring Criteria

Article 21 Fouls and Penalties

Article 22 Stopping the Contest

 

Chapter 5 Winning and Placing Article 23 Winner and Loser Article 24 Placing

 

Chapter 6 Arrangement of Competition and Recording

 

Chapter 8 Competition Area and Equipment

Article 29 Competition Area

CHAPTER 1

 

GENERAL RULES

 

Article 1 Types of Competition San Shou competition is divided into team event and individual event

 

.Article 2 Systems of Competition

 

2.1 San shou competition shall be conducted under the elimination system.

2.2 Each bout consists of three two-minute rounds with a one-minute rest in between. A bout is won by the best two of three rounds.

 

Article 3 Qualifications

 

3.1 The competitor must hold a USMTA passport issued by the United States Muay Thai

Association..

3.2 A senior competitor shall be 18-35 full years and a junior competitor shall be 15-17 full years of age at the time of competition.

3.3 The competitor should be covered by his/her own insurance..

3.4The Professional Competitor must show an Updated Medical release Form from a Physician along with a current Blood Test

 

3.5 Article 4 Weight

 

Categories4.1 48kg

Category (Under .:S48kg)4.2 52kg

 Category (>48kg-.:S52kg)4.3 56kg

Category (>52kg-.:S56kg)4.4 60kg

Category (>56kg-.:S60kg)4.5 65kg

 Category (>60kg-.:S65kg)4.6 70kg

Category (>65kg-.:S70kg)4.7 75kg

Category (>70kg-.:S75kg)4.8 80kg

 Category (>75kg--'S80kg)4.9 85kg

Category (>80kg-.:S85kg)4.10 90kg

 Category (>85kg-.:S90kg)4.11

Over 90kg Category (>90kg)

5.4 The weighing-in shall start with the lighter weight categories, each to finish in an hour. A competitor who outweighs his entered category and fails to reduce his weight within the stipulated time shall not be allowed to compete in any of the subsequent contests.

 

Article 6 Dress and Protective Gear

 

6.1 Competitors shall wear boxing gloves, headgear and chest protectors designated by the Competition and use their own gum shields and cup protectors (under their trunks). Competitors' wear and protective gear shall be either red or black.

6.2 Competitors shall wear shirts and trunks in the same color as their protective gear. Female competitors may wear close-fitting undergarments.

6.3 The weight of gloves shall be 230 grams for 65kg category and under (and also for women and juniors of all categories), and 280 grams for the 70 kg category and above

 

.Article 7 Competition Protocol

 

7.1 Competitors shall give a fist-palm salute when they are introduced to the audience.

7.2 Each round shall start with a fist-palm salute on the platform from both sides to their respective coaches, who shall answer with the same salute.

7.3 Each bout shall start with an exchange of fist-palm salute between the two sides.

7.4 At the announcement of the result, the two competitors shall exchange their positions. After the announcement, they shall give a fist-palm salute to each other and then simultaneously to the platform judge, who shall answer with the same salute, and then to the opponent's coach, who shall answer with the same salute.

7.5 Sideline judges shall exchange fist-palm salute at the time of replacement

 

Article 8 Default

 

8.1 A competitor who is unable to compete due to injury or illness, which must be proved by a platform doctor's prescription, or who is not qualified for competition due to over weight, shall be considered as a default, and shall not be allowed to take part in the subsequent contests. However, his results achieved in previous placings shall count.

8.2 If a competitor is being outclassed, his coach may, for the sake of safety, show the default plate. The competitor may also raise his hand to request a default.

8.3 A competitor who is absent for weighing-in, or who fails to answer the three roll-callls prior to a bout, or who leaves after the roll-calls without permission and fails to appear in time in the competition area, shall be regarded as a groundless default .

8.4 A competitor who makes a groundless default shall have all his results cancelled.

 

Article 9 Other Provisions During Competition

 

9.1 All officials on duty shall concentrate on their work, without talking among themselves. Nor shall they leave their seats without the referee's permission.

 

9.4 Doping is strictly prohibited Infusion of oxygen is forbidden during the rest periods between the rounds.

 

CHAPTER 2

AMTJRA OFFICIALS AND THEIR DUTIES

Article 10 Officials

10.1 There shall be one (1) chief referee and one (1) or two (2) assistant chief referees.

10.2 The jury on duty shall consist of one (1) head judge, one (1) assistant head judge, one (1) platform judge, one (1) recorder, one (1) timekeeper and three (3) or five (5) sideline judges.

10.3 One (1) chief scheduler-recorder10.4 One (1) chief registrar

 

Article 11 Auxiliaries

 

11.1 Four (4) scheduler-recorders

11.2 Three (3) to five (5) registrars

11.3 Two (2) to three (3) medical workers

11.4 One (1) to two (2) announcers

 

Article 12 Officials' Duties

12.1 The chief referee shall:

12.1.1 Organize all officials to study the Rules and Regulations of the Competition, and to master the officiating methods.

12.1.2 Make sure that everything is ready for competition in regard to the platform, equipment and officiating apparatus, and to the weighing-in, drawing of lots and programming.

12.1.3 Settle problems according to the Rules and Regulations, but without the power to modify them.

12.1.4 Provide guidance to juries in competition and replace officials if necessary.

12.1.5 Notify the referee, chief program-recorder and announcers in time if any change has occurred in the order of competition owing to a competitor's default. 12.1.6 Have the right to make the final decision when a dispute arises in a jury.

12.1.7 See to it that the officials are implementing the Rules properly.

12.1.8 Examine, sign and announce the results of competition.

 

12.1.9 Submit a written summary report to the Organizing Committee.

12.2 The assistant chief referee shall assist the chief referee and may act on his behalf in his absence.

12.3 The head judge shall:

12.3.1 Organize his jury in its work and study.

12.3.2 Supervise and guide the work of the judges, timekeeper and recorder.

12.3.3 Whistle as a hint for correction, before the final result is announced, when the platform

 

12.5 The platform judge shall:

12.5.1 Check the competitors' protective gear and ensure safety in fighting.

12.5.2 Guide the fights through calls and gestures.

12.5.3 Make decisions on such matters as fall-down, fall-off, penalty, forcible counting and call for first aid.

12.5.4 Announce the result of a bout.

12.6 The sideline judges shall:

12.6.1 Award points to the competitors according to the Rules.

12.6.2 Display the results simultaneously and instantly at the head judge's signals at the end of each round.

12.6.3 Sign the scorecard at the end of each bout, to be kept for examination and verification.12.7 The recorder shall:

12.7.1 Fill in the two fighters' forms carefully before the competition.

12.7.2 Participate in the work of weighing-in ceremony and record the competitors' weights in the statistical chart of the bout.

12.7.3 Record the numbers of warnings, admonitions, forcible counts and falls-off according to the platform judge's calls and gestures.

12.7.4 Decide the winner of each round according to the sideline judges' decisions and report to the head judge.

12.8 The timekeeper shall:

12.8.1 Check the gong and timing devices before the competition, making sure that the stop­ watches keep correct time.

12.8.2 Keep a record of the time elapsed during the fights, stops and rest periods between the bouts

12.8.3 When the computer scoring system is not available, blow a whistle ten (10) seconds before the start of each round and beat a gong to announce its end.

12.8.4 Read out the sideline judges' decisions.

12.9 The chief scheduler-recorder shall:

12.9.1 Be responsible for examining the competitors' credentials and entry forms.

12.9.2 Organize the drawing-lots ceremony and work out the competition schedule.

12.9.3 Prepare various forms to be used in competitions; check and verify the competitors' results to determine their placings.

12.9.4 Record and announce the results of all bouts.

 

12.9.5 Collect data for statistics and complication of Results.

12.10 The scheduler-recorders shall perform tasks as assigned by the chief scheduler-recorder.

12.11 The chief registrar shall:

12.11.1 Be responsible for the competitors' weighing-in ceremony.

12.11.2 Be responsible for the preparation of protective gear and its management during the

Competition.

12.11.3 Summon the competitors for roll-calls twenty (20) minutes before the start of a contest.

12.11.4 Report to the chief referee immediately in cases of absence or default during the roll-calls.

 

12.14.2 Carry out anti-doping tests in cooperation with the experts.

12.14.3 Conduct selective checkups among the competitors before the competition.

12.14.4 Provide first-aid service to injured or sick competitors during the Competition.

12.14.5 Examine cases of injury caused by fouls.

12.14.6 Be responsible for medical supervision and propose to the chief referee in time to suspend injured or sick competitors from competition.

CHAPTER 3 JURY OF APPEAL AND ITS DUTIES Article 13

Composition of the Jury of Appeal The Jury of Appeal shall be composed of one (1) chairman, one (1) vice chairman and three (3) or five (5) members.

 

Article 14 Duties of the Jury of Appeal

14.1 The Jury of Appeal shall work under the leadership of the Organizing Committee of the Competition, being held responsible mainly for supervising international competition, on such matters as checking the competition area and facilities, equipment, scheduling, drawing of lots, competitors' weighing-in, grouping of officials and arrangement of their work. The Jury of Appeal shall supervise the officiating work. In case of any obvious unjust behavior or incorrect judgment, it shall have the right to give warnings to the officials concerned and, in serious cases, may even propose to the USMTA Technical Committee to remove them from their current officiating work to ensure the smooth running of competitions.

14.2 The Jury of Appeal shall deal with appeals submitted by participating teams in disagreement with the judges' decisions concerning the Rules and Regulations of the Competition. But such appeals shall be confined to decisions related to the appealing team.

14.3 The Jury of Appeal shall handle the appeals immediately after receiving them and duly notify the parties concerned of the ruling.

14.4 The Jury of Appeal shall investigate the matter at issue and may watch the videotapes if necessary. It may hold discussion meetings and invite personages concerned to attend them as observers without the right to vote. The meetings must be attended by more than half of the members of the Jury of Appeal. Only decisions made by more than half of its members present at the meeting shall come into effect. In case of a tied vote, the chairman shall have the right to make the final decision.

14.5 Members of the Jury of Appeal shall withdraw from discussions and voting on issues in which their country or region is involved.

14.6 After strict and careful reexaminations of the problem raised in the appeal, the original decision shall remain unchanged if it is confirmed to be right If it is confirmed to be obviously wrong, the Jury of Appeal shall request the USMTA Technical Committee to deal with the officials who have made the misjudgment. However, the result shall remain unchanged. The decision of the Jury of Appeal shall be final.

15.2 All teams shall abide by the final decisions made by the Jury of Appeal. Strict measures will be taken, according to the severity of the case and USMTA relevant rules, against trouble-making caused by disobedience to the decisions.

 

CHAPTER 4

FIGHTING METHODS, SCORING CRITERIA AND PENALTIES Article 16 Fighting Methods

All attacking and defending techniques of san shou may be used in fighting

 

.Article 17- Prohibited Methods

 

17.1 Attacking with the head, the elbow, or the knee, or by twisting the opponent's joints.

17.2 Forcing the opponent to fall head over heels, or intentionally smashing or pressing him down.

17.3 Hitting the opponent's head by any means when he is already down.

 

Article 18 Prohibited Areas

The back of head, the neck and the crotch.

Article 19 Scoring Areas

The head, the trunk and the thighs

.Article 20 - Scoring Criteria

20.1 A competitor will be awarded two (2) points

20.1.1 When the opponent falls off the platform;

20.1.2 When he remains standing while the opponent falls down ;

20.1.3 When he hits the opponent's head or trunk with the leg technique;

20.1.4 When he makes the opponent fall down by falling down himself on purpose, only to get to his feet by means of a follow-through;

20.1.5 When the opponent is given a forcible counting; and

20.1.6 When the opponent receives a warning.

20.2 A competitor will be awarded one (1) point

20.2.1 When he hits the opponent's head or trunk with the fist technique;

20.2.2 When he hits the opponent's thigh with the leg technique;

20.2.3 When he falls down after the opponent:

20.2.4 When he makes the opponent fall down by falling down himself on purpose, without being able to get to his feet by means of a follow-through; 20.2.5 When the opponent fails to attack

 

20.3.3 When the opponent falls on purpose as a fighting technique;

20.3.4 When he hits the opponent in a clinch

.Article 21 Fouls and Penalties

21.1 Fouls21.1.1 A competitor commits a technical foul

1) When he holds the opponent passively or runs away passively;

2) When he raises his hand to request to stop the bout in a disadvantageous situation;

3) When he delays the fight intentionally;

4) When he acts impolitely towards the judges or disobeys their decisions;

5) When he wears no gum shield or spits out his gum shield, or loosens his protective gear intentionally; and

6) When he fails to observe the protocol.

21.1.2 A competitor commits a personal foul

1) When he attacks the opponent before the call of "Kaish (Start)!" or after the call of "Ting (Stop)!"

2) When he hits the opponent on prohibited areas;

3) When he hits the opponent with any prohibited method.

21.2 Penalties

21.2.1 An admonition will be given for a technical foul.

21.2.2 A warning will be given for a personal foul.

21.2.3 A competitor with three (3} personal fouls will be disqualified from the bout.

21.2.4 A competitor who hurts the opponent intentionally will be disqualified from the whole competition, with all his results annulled.

21.2.5 A competitor who uses prohibited substances or inhaling oxygen during the rest period will be disqualified from the whole competition, with all his results annulled.

Article 22 Stopping the Contest The contest shall be stopped

 

22.1 When a competitor falls on or off the platform (except for a purposeful fall);22.2 When a competitor is penalized;.

22.3 When a competitor is injured.

22.4 When the competitors hold each other in a clinch for more than two (2) seconds without launching effective attacks, or any attack at all, or run away passively;

22.5 When a competitor falls on purpose and remains down for more than three (3) seconds;

22.6 When a competitor raises his hand to request a stop of the fighting for objective reasons;

22.7 When the head judge corrects a misjudgment or omission.

22.8 When some problem or dangerous incident happens on the platform;

22.9 When competition is interrupted by some unforeseen troubles with the lighting or the competition area.

 

CHAPTER 5 WINNING AND PLACING

 

Article 23 Determination of Wins and Losses

 

23.1 Absolute victory

23.1.1 In a one-sided bout, the technically stronger will be declared the winner of the bout by the platform judge with the referee's approval.

23.1.2 During a bout, the competitor whose opponent has been knocked down and fails to get to his feet within ten (10) seconds after receiving heavy blows (except for personal fouls), or who has managed to get to his feet but remains in an abnormal state of consciousness, will be declared the winner of the bout.

23.1.3 During a bout , the competitor whose opponent has been forcibly counted three times after receiving heavy blows (except for personal fouls), will be declared the winner of the bout.

23.2 Determination of the winner of a round:

23.2.1 The result of each round will be decided by the side judges.

23.2.2 During a round, the competitor whose opponent has been forcibly counted two (2) times after receiving heavy blows (except for personal fouls), will be declared the winner of the round.

23.2.3 During a round, the competitor whose opponent falls off the platform two (2) times, will be declared the winner of the bout.

23.2.4 In case of an equal number of points awarded in a round, the winner will be decided in the following order:1) The competitor with fewer warnings will be declared the winner.2) The competitor with fewer admonitions will be declared the winner.3) The competitor with a lighter weight on the day of the contest will be declared the winner.

23.2.5 If the tie remains, the round goes as a draw.

23.3 Determination of the winner of a bout

23.3.1 The competitor who wins two rounds will be the winner of the bout.

 

23.3.2 During the fighting, if a competitor is injured or ill and, as certified by the doctor, unable to continue the competition, the opponent will be declared the winner of the bout.

23.3.3 During the fighting, if a competitor feigns injury in a foul committed by the opponent- an injury as later proved by medical supervisors to be a mere cheat, the fouling side will be declared the winner of the bout.

23.3.4 The competitor who is injured by the opponent in a foul and, as confirmed by medical supervisors, unable to continue the fight, will be declared the winner of the bout, but he will be barred from subsequent contests.

23.3.5 Under the round-robin system, an equal number of rounds won by the two sides in a bout will be declared a draw.

23.3.6 Under the elimination system, an equal number of rounds will be handled as follows:1 )

The competitor with fewer warnings will be declared the winner.2 ) The competitor with fewer admonitions will be declared the winner. If the tie remains, an additional round will be held.

 

Article 24 Placing

1) The competitor with fewer lost rounds will be placed higher.

2) The competitor with fewer warnings will be placed higher.

3) The competitor with fewer admonitions will be placed higher.

4) The competitor with a lighter weight at the time of drawing-lots will be placed higher. If the tie remains, the competitors will share the tied place.

24.2 Placing of teams

24.2.1 Points for placing1) The first eight places in each weight category will be awarded

9,7,6,5,4,3, 2 and 1 points respectively.

2) The first six places in each weight category will be awarded 7, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1 points respectively.

24.2.2 If two or more teams are awarded equal points, the placing will be determined in the following order of precedence:

1) The team with more individual champions will be placed higher. If the tie remains, the team with more individual runners-up will be placed higher, and so on and so forth.

2) The team with fewer warnings will be placed higher.

3) The team with fewer admonitions will be placed higher. If the tie remains, the teams will share the tied place.

CHAPTER 6

ARRANGEMENT OF COMPETITION AND RECORDING Article

25 - Arrangement of Competition

25. 1 Preparations for the arrangement

25.1.1 Study the Regulations for a full understanding of

1) The types and methods of competition

2) The schedule of the Competition

3) The classification of weight

4) The eligibility of participation and number of participants

5) The placing and prize-awarding methods

25.1.2 Examination of entry form.

25.1.3 Statistics of competitors in each weight category

25.2 General guidelines

25.2.1 All arrangements shall be made in accordance with the Regulations and on the basis of entry forms and general schedule of the Competition.

25.2.2 Contests of the same weight category and the same round should be comparatively concentrated and arranged on an equal basis.

25.2.3 At most two bouts (in different sessions) can be arranged for a competitor in one day.

25.3.4 Compile a Program for all bouts

25.3.5 Under the elimination system, the method of "drawing lots to decide the odd" may be adopted.

Article 26 Recording

 

26.1 The sideline judges shall keep a record of the points awarded to each competitor according to the scoring criteria and the platform judge's decisions. At the end of each round, they shall enter the competitors' scores into the scorecard

.26.2 The recorder shall keep a separate record of the admonitions, warnings, disqualification,

passivity and forcible counting.

26.3 . A winner by default shall be awarded two points and the defaulter zero point.

CHAPTER 7

CALLS AND GESTURES

Article 27 Platform Judge's Calls and Gestures

 

27.1 Fist-Palm Salute In a standing position with feet together. place the left palm against the right fist in front of and 20-30 em away from the chest.

 

 

(Figs 1 and 2).

 

 

(Fig 3). (Fig 4).

 

As a call on them to mount the platform, bend both arms at the elbow into a right angle, palms facing each other

 

27.3 Competitors salute each other Place the left hand on top of the right fist in front of the body as a signal to both competitors to salute each other (Fig 5).

 

27.4 First round Facing the head judge, take a bow stance and, while calling "Diyiju C First round)! " extend one arm forward with the index finger pointing up and the other three fingers

27.5 Second round Facing the head judge, take a bow stance and, while calling "Di' erju (Second round) ! " , extend one arm forward with the index and middle fingers separated and pointing up, and the thumb and the other two fingers clenched (Fig 7).

 

27.6 Third round Facing the head judge, take a bow stance and, while calling "Disanju (Third round)!", extend one arm forward with the thumb and the index and middle fingers separated and pointing up and the other two fingers clenched (Fig 8).

 

 

Take a bow stance between the two competitors and, while calling "Yubei (Ready)!" extend both arms sideways, palm facing up and pointing at the competitors (Fig 9).

 

Then, while calling "Kaishi (Start)!" cross pronated palms in front of the abdomen (Fig 10).

 

 

27.8 "Ting (Stop)! "While calling "Ting (Stop)!" take a bow stance and insert one extended arm between the two competitors, fingers pointing up (Figs 11-12).

 

 

27.9 8-second passivity While calling "Hongfang (Red side)!" or "Heifang (Black side)!" raise both hands in front of the body, with the small and ring fingers of one hand bent and the thumbs and other fingers of both hands separated and stretched naturally (Fig 13).

 

27. 10 Count Facing the fallen competitor, with both arms bent at elbow and both hands clenched into fists in front of the body, palm side facing forward, unbend the fingers one by one from the thumb to the little finger, at an interval of one (1) second (Figs 14-15).

 

 

27.11 Passive hold Fold the arms in front of the body (Fig 16)

 

27.12 8-second forcible counting Facing the head judge, extend one arm with the thumb pointing up and the other fingers clenched (Fig 17)

 

27.13 Three seconds While calling "Hongfang (Red side)!" or "Heifang (Black side)!" extend one arm obliquely up with the palm supinated and pointing at the competitor. Meanwhile, move the other hand across the abdomen to the side of the body, with the thumb and the index and middle fingers separated naturally and the other two fingers clenched (Fig 18).

 

 

27.14 Appointed attack Extend one arm between the two competitors, with the thumb extended and the fingers clenched, palm side down. While calling "Hongfang (Red side)!" or "Heifang (Black side)!" move the hand horizontally in the direction of the thumb as a signal for appointed attack

(Fig 19).

 

27.15 Down While calling "Hongfang (Red side)!" or "Heifang (Black side)!" extend one arm with palm facing up and pointing at the fallen competitor, as the other arm moves to the side of the body, bent at elbow and with palm facing down (Fig 20)

 

 

27.16 Down First Extend one arm towards the competitor who is the first to fall down and, while calling "Hongfang (Red side)!" or "Heifang (Black side)!" cross the arms in front of the abdomen, palms facing down (Figs 21-22).

 

27.17 Simultaneous fall Extend both arms horizontally forward and withdraw them to press both palms down (Fig 23).

 

 

27.18 One side off the platform Extend one arm towards the competitor off the platform (Fig 24) and, while calling "Hongfang (Red side)!" or Heifang (Black side)!" push the other hand forward in a bow stance, fingers pointing up (Fig 25).

 

 

 

27.19 Both sides off the platform Take a bow step and push both palms forward, arms fully stretched and fingers pointing up (Fig26). Then bend both arms at elbow into a right angle in front of the body, palms facing back, while bringing the feet together to stand upright (Fig 27).

 

 

 

27.20 Kick the crotch Extend one arm towards the offender and, while calling "Hongfang (Red side)!" or "Heifang (Black side)!" point the other hand at the crotch, palm facing inward (Fig 28).

 

 

27.21 Hit the back of head Extend one arm towards the offender and, while calling "Hongfang (Red side)!" or "Heifang (Black side)!" place the other hand on the back of the head (Fig 29).

 

 

27.22 Elbow foul Bend both arms in front of the chest and, while calling "Hongfang (Red side)!" or "Heifang (Black side)!" cover one elbow with the other hand (Fig 30).

 

27.23 Knee foul Raise one knee and, while calling "Hongfang (Red side)!" or "Heifang (Black side)!" pat the knee with the hand of the same side (Fig 31).

 

 

27.24 Warning Extend one arrn towards the offender, palm up. While calling "Hongfang (Red side)!" or "Heifang (Black side)!" bend the other arm at elbow !into a right angle, fingers clenched into a fist with the thumb side facing outward (Fig 32).

 

 

27.25 Admonition Extend one arm towards the offender, palm up. While calling "Hongfang (Red side)!" or "Heifang (Black side)!" indicate the foul with the other hand and bend the arm at elbow into a right angle in front of the body, fingers pointing up and palm facing backward (Fig 33).

 

 

27.26 Disqualification While calling "Hongfang (Red side)!"' or "Heifang (Black side)!" clench both hands into fists and cross the forearms in front of the body (Fig 34).

 

 

27.27 Not valid Extend both arms and cross them in a swing in front of the abdomen (Figs 35-37).

 

 

27.28 Emergency treatment Facing the medical supervision desk, cross forearms in front of the chest, fingers pointing up (Fig 38)

 

 

27.29 Rest Extend both arms sideways, palms up, to point at the competitors' rest places (Fig 39)

 

 

27.30 Exchange positions Standing at the center of the platform, cross arms in front of the abdomen (Fig 40)

 

27.31 Draw Standing between the competitors, hold their wrists and raise their hands. (Fig 41).

 

 

 

27.32 Winner Standing between the competitors, hold the winner's wrist and raise his hand (Fig 42).

 

 

Article 28 Sideline Judges' Gestures28.1 Off or down Point down with a forefinger, with the other four fingers clenched (Fig 43).

 

 

28.2 Not off or down Move one hand from side to side once, fingers pointing up (Fig 44).

 

28.3 Not seen clearly Bend both arms at elbow and spread forearms sideways in front of the body, palms up (Fig 45).

 

 

CHAPTER 8

 

COMPETITION AREA AND EQUIPMENT Article 29 Competition Area

29.1The competition area shall be a platform of wooden structure, 80 em high, 800 em long and

800 em wide, covered with a soft mat and a canvas surface. At the center of the platform there is permitted a center logo no larger then 120 em in diameter. The edges of the platform surface are marked with red sidelines 5 em in width. A yellow warning line, 10 ern in width, is drawn 90 em inside the sidelines.

 

29.229.2The platform is surrounded by protective mats 30 em thick and 200 em

nt to the dress code may result in the fighter's disqualification. In the case of any problem with the boxing gloves themselves, the referee may temporarily halt the match until they are corrected.

 

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