Please ensure all fighters have the correct equipment to fight in. If you do not have the correct equipment you will not be allowed to fight. If you need equipment to participate then contact your Kickboxkarate Instructor. All uniforms and safety equipment must be clean, correct and in good and safe condition.
Equipment List Key:
PF- Point Fighting Equipment Needed
LC- Light Contact / Continuous fighting Equipment Needed
KL- Kick Light Equipment Needed
Uniform PF, KL & LC:
(MUST be worn for Light Contact / Kick light but can also be used in points fighting)
(ONLY for point fighting)
Note: V neck T shirts, Muay Thai shorts or symbols on shorts are permitted. It’s forbidden to turn inside out the shorts in order to hide Muay Thai symbols.
Head protection, POINTS Gloves, Tooth protection (Mouth-guard), Breast protection (Female), Groin protection (Male), Shin guard, Foot protection & Elbow Pads. -SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE INFORMATION TO CHECK YOUR KIT AGAINST RULES
Equipment LC & KL:
Head protection, 10oz LIGHT CONTACT Gloves, Hand wraps, Tooth protection (Mouth-guard), Breast protection (Female), Groin protection (Male), Shin guard, Foot protection. -SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE INFORMATION TO CHECK YOUR KIT AGAINST RULES
Head protection- PF,LC,KL
Head protection must be made from foam rubber or soft plastics or from compact sponge covered by leather. In fights, head protection which covers the face and head protection which reduces the field of vision is not allowed. Head protection must cover the top of forehead, top of head, temples, the upper part of jawbone, ears and back of head. Head protection must not obstruct the athletes hearing. Parts for fixing the head protection cannot be metal or plastic buckle. Velcro for adjusting is allowed under chin and on back of head. In the case of Younger Cadets face protection is Mandatory at all continental and World Championships. Please note: At some international tournaments Young Cadet (12 years and under) fighters will need a Face Mask.
Gloves for Point Fighting -PF
In points fighting it is mandatory to use gloves with an open palm or open hand and with full cover of the first half of fingers, including the thumb. The gloves make it possible to open and close the hand. Gloves must cover hitting area on front and upper side of fist and edge of palm and must cover a minimum of 5 cm above wrist. Gloves must be made from soft and compact synthetic foam rubber material covered with original or artificial leather. Gloves must be fixed on fighter’s hand by self adhesive and adjustable strip over the wrist metal or plastic buckles or ropes are not allowed for fixing gloves. Also, any kind of self-adhesive tape is not allowed. The thumb MUST be fully attached to the main body of the glove, (If the glove attachment is cut or broken the gloves cannot be used.
Gloves for Light-Contact and Kick-Light -LC,KL
Gloves weigh 10 Oz (283 grams) and the weight must be clearly marked. Gloves for light contact must be in good repair, without any cracks. Fastening must be with a selfadhesive strip and gloves must be secured at the wrist. Gloves with fastening laces are not allowed. The thumb MUST be fully attached to the main body of the glove, (If the glove attachment is cut or broken the gloves cannot be used). Gloves are produced from special foam rubber, synthetic, compact and soft material which is covered with genuine or artificial leather. Gloves must make it possible for the fighter to completely clench his fist and keep his thumb in contact with other fingers. Gloves completely cover the fighter's fist with separate parts for fingers and thumb. The thumb is connected by a small strong strip to the rest of the glove. This strip keeps the thumb together with the fist to avoid separation of the thumb during punching and injuries to the fighter's thumb or to the other fighter. (If the glove attachment is cut or broken the gloves cannot be used. Inner foam rubber material must cover the front and upper part of the fist, edge of palm and upper and front part of thumb. The interior part of gloves covers the bottom part of fingers and palm only with leather and cover a minimum of 5 cm of the wrist. Gloves will be fastened by self-adhesive strips at the fighter’s wrist and the use of selfadhesive cotton-base tape is allowed (plastic or other types of self-adhesive tape are not allowed). Fastening gloves with strips or any kind of buckles is not allowed.
Hand wraps (Bandage) -LC,KL
Hand wraps are used for wrapping the fist to avoid injuries. Using hand wraps are mandatory in Light Contact and Light Kick light.
Tooth protection (Mouth-guard) -PF,LC,KL
Mouth-guards must be made from soft and pliable rubber-plastic material. Protection on only the upper teeth or on both upper and lower teeth is allowed. Mouth-guard must enable free breathing and must be adapted to the competitor's mouth configuration. If the kick-boxer has braces on both upper and lower teeth they must have a mouth-guard on both upper and lower teeth, Mouth-guard must enable free breathing and must be adapted to the fighter’s mouth configuration. Mouth-guards can be of any colour. But must not protrude outside the mouth in any way.
Wearing of spectacles by a kickboxer during a bout is not permitted, but soft sport contact lenses are allowed
Breast protection -PF,LC,KL
Breast protection mandatory for female competitors ages 13 years and above and is mandatory in all fighting disciplines. Breast protection is made from hard plastic and can be covered with cotton material. Breast protection can be made in one piece and cover all the chest or in two pieces for insertion into bra to cover each breast individually. It is worn under the T-shirt or under the top.
Groin protection - PF,LC,KL
Groin protector is mandatory for all male competitors. Groin protector is made of hard plastic material and fully covers genital organs to protect this part of competitor’s body from any injury. The groin protector can be made as a cup for covering genitals, or for covering the entire abdomen. Competitors must wear the groin protection under their pants.
Shin guard -PF,LC,KL
Shin guards are made from hard foam-rubber (or sock type) material. A shin guard must cover the shinbone from under the knee to the top of the feet. No other kind of plastic tape is allowed for fixing the guard to the shin. Shin guards with metal, wooden or hard plastic elements are not allowed.
Foot protection - PF,LC,KL
Foot protection is made from special synthetic foam rubber, a compact and soft material which is covered with genuine or artificial leather. Foot protection covers the upper part of the foot (instep), lateral and medial malleolus and heel - all in one piece - with open sole of the foot. They must be long enough (adequate size) to completely cover the competitor's feet and toes. The front part of the foot protection is fastened by elastic strips for the big and second toes. Foot protection is fastened to feet with elastic self adhesive strips on the back of feet, above the heel.
Elbow Pads - PF
Elbow guards are made from soft foam-rubber material. An elbow guard must partly cover the forearm and upper arm with a protective non abrasive material. Elbow pads are Mandatory for all Point Fighters Only.