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Frequently Asked Question About

  1. What are the Weight Classes?


      • ADULT MEN

        1. Lightweight: 149.9 and below.

        2. Middleweight: 150-175.

        3. Heavyweight: 175.1 - & up.

          • If this division has to vast of a weight difference and the division is too big...we will make another class.


        1. Lightweight: 121 and below.

        2. Middleweight: 121.1-143.

        3. Heavyweight: 143.1 - & UP

      • JUNIORS - Ages 17 & Below

        • 8-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-17. Age will be the first factor, weight the second factor.

  2. Can events have more than one round eliminations?

    • Yes. In some cases, there can be dual round eliminations. However, at this time we only do single round elimination because most competitors at this level are not conditioned enough to complete the division. A promoter must advertise in advance if they have approval from the IKF/PKB to have dual round eliminations.

  3. Do the fights take place in a Boxing Ring or MMA Cage?

    • NO! IKF/PKB is ONLY done on an OPEN FLOOR with NO PHYSICAL barriers such as a wall or table as a boundary.

  4. Will you let some pretty hard contact occur to the body?

    • Only Semi Contact is allowed. ( HEAD OR BODY ) and contact is strictly enforced! You will feel the intensity of the fight!

  5. What about leg kicks?

    • Yes, International and Muay Thai Rules semi contact divisions allow leg kicks. Kicks must be on the inside and outside thigh ...NO JOINT STRIKES.

  6. Soft leg kicks?

    • Yes. Remember, you can only win on points, not TKO'S or KO'S.

  7. Are there Grand Championship fights?

    • Yes. An event can have grand championships fights. However, there is only one fight and in most cases, only the closest two weight divisions can fight for grand championships.

  8. What size of gloves will the fighters wear?

    • Adults: 16 Ounce, Boxing Glove with a Velcro Style Closure. Juniors: 12 Ounce, Boxing Glove with a Velcro Style Closure. Children 4 to 8 years of age in their separate divisions can wear 10oz. gloves.

  9. What about Face Guards?

    • Headgear with faceguards are not mandatory but can be worn by any fighter, regardless of what their opponent wears.

  10. Shouldn't everyone wear big gloves?

    • Yes, They will for their size...This will be carefully monitored. We will have assorted sizes at the event and it will be predetermined before matches what sizes are to be worn for smaller children. This area will be closely monitored... SAFETY FIRST!

  11. Can you fight in more than one class? I mean could you fight both Kickboxing rules and Muay Thai rules?

    • Yes you can. However, I do advise you to make sure you are in good shape and get approval from your coach before signing up for both. 

  12. Can highly experience fighters participate?

    • Yes, we have both Beginner and Advanced Divisions. However, the same semi-contact rules apply.

  13. What should we wear?

    1. competitors must wear Shorts. men can wear shirts as long as they are compression shirts. No loose-fitting shirts 

  14. Can we knee to the head in the Muay Thai bouts and use elbows?

    • NO.

    • In the International Rule bouts, there are no knees allowed.

    • Knees are allowed in the Muay Thai Divisions.

    • NO ELBOWS are allowed in ANY Division on IKF/PKB.

  15. Is it mandatory for all juniors to wear the Headgear with faceguard?

    • NO.

    • However, Headgear with faceguards or even Jaw Bars can be worn by any fighter, regardless of what their opponent wears.

  16. I'm an adult and am nervous about getting hit in the face and prefer not to get punched directly in the face...can I wear the headgear with faceguards?

    • Yes.

    • Headgear with faceguards or even Jaw Bars can be worn by any fighter, regardless of what their opponent wears.

  17. Bout Lengths & Round Lengths?

    • Each fight is 2 Rounds comprising of 2 Minutes with a 3rd round overtime. Bout lengths and round lengths can be determined by the IKF/PKB Rep., Promoter, coaches and fighters in advance of if an adjustment is needed.

      • Bout Lengths:

        • Each fight could be 2-2 minute rounds. If the judges come to the conclusion in private that there is a draw then there will be a third-round to determine the winner. Bouts could also go 3-2 minute rounds.

        • This will be for adult and junior divisions. However, the IKF/PKB representative will retain the right to make an adjustment if needed for the much smaller kids...kind of like seeing who's there...for greater safety concerns....they might fight the same format but perhaps 60 or 90 second rounds.

        • The aforementioned format can be used at all IKF/PKB tournaments but must be advertised in the promotion literature in advance of the event.

        • Advance agreement to alter the round can be approved by the IKF/PKB Rep. However, Safety and No Knockout rules must be adhered to at all times.

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