Official Rules

CHAPTER ONE - GENERAL ROULES

Art.1 The ring
Art.1.1Accessories of the ringside

Art.2 Safety equipment
Art.2.1 Gloves
Art.2.2 Hand wraps (bandage)
Art.2.3 Tooth protection (mouth-guard)
Art.2.4 Groin protection
Art.2.5 Breast protection

Art.3 Uniforms

Art.4 Fighter's uniforms and equipment

Art.5 Procedure for equipment and uniform check

Art.6 Rounds

Art.7 Weight classes and weight in procedures

Art.8 Officials

Art.8.1 Chief Referee
Art.8.2 Referee
Art.8.3 Judges
Art.8.4 Timekeeper
Art.8.5 Announcer
Art.8.6 Coach and Second

Art.9 Decision

Art.10 Changing decision

Art.11 Awarding of points

Art.12 Injuries

Art.13 Fighter on the floor (“down”)

Art.14 Procedures after KO, RSC, RSCH, Injury

Art.15 Medical aptitude

Art.16 Doctors aide

Art.17 Health of fighters


CHAPTER TWO - VICTORY WORLD SERIES RULES

Art.1 Definition
Art.2 Legal target areas
Art.3 Illegal and prohibited techniques
Art.4 Legal techniques
Art.5 Points
Art.6 Warnings
Art.7 Number of kicks per round


CHAPTER ONE - GENERAL ROULES

Art.1 – The ring

Canvas Size: For competitions, the minimum size of the inside of the ropes shall be 4.90m squared (16 feet) and the maximum size – 6.10m squared (20 feet). The size of the apron shall extend at least 46cm (18 inches) outside the line of the ropes on each side for all competitions, including additional canvas necessary to tighten and secure it.
Height of Ring: The competition ring shall not be less than 91cm (3 feet) or more than 1.22m (4 feet) above the ground or base.
Platform and Corner Pads: The platform shall be safely constructed, leveled and free from any obstructing projections. The minimum size of the platform shall be 5.82m squared (19.1 feet) and the maximum size – 7.80m squared (25.6 feet). It shall be fitted with four corner posts which shall be well padded or otherwise constructed so as to prevent injury to the fighters. The corner pads should be arranged in the following way: In the near left-side corner facing the Chief Referee - red; in the far left side corner - white; in the far right-side corner - blue; and in the near right-side corner - white.
Surface of the Ring Floor: The floor shall be covered with felt, rubber or other suitably approved material having the same quality of elasticity and not less than 1.3cm (half an inch) nor more than 1.9cm (three quarters of an inch) thick over which a canvas shall be stretched and secured in place.The canvas shall cover the entire platform and shall be made of non-slippery material.
Ropes: There should be 4 separate ropes on each side of the ring. ( 3 ropes in case of “force major” ). They should be 4cm thick, without considering the cover. The heights of the four (4) ropes shall be 40.6cm (16 inches), 71.1cm (28 inches), 101.6cm (40 inches) and 132.1cm (52 inches) from the canvas.
The four ropes shall be joined on each side of the ring, at equal intervals, by two pieces of material (close to the texture of the canvas) 3 to 4cm (1.2-1.6 inches) wide. The two pieces must not slide along the rope.
The tension of each section of the rope shall be strong enough to absorb the impact of the fighter’s contact with the rope. However, in any case, the Referee reserves the right to adjust the tension if necessary.
Steps: The ring shall be provided with at least two sets of steps. Two sets of steps at the opposite corners for the use of the fighters and seconds, and if possible one set of steps in the neutral corner for the use of the Referees and Doctors.
Sanitary Bags: In the two neutral corners outside of the ring, a small plastic bag shall be fixed in each corner in which the Medical Jury, Doctors or Referees shall drop the cotton or tissue pads used to nurse bleedings.


•Art.1.1 Accessories of the ringside

The following are defined as the accessories of the ringside which are required for all approved events:
Gong (with striker) or bell. In the case of two (2) competition rings, one ring is to have a gong and the other ring is to have a bell with two distinctive sounds.
Two seats for fighters’ use during intervals.
Two plastic mugs can to be used for drinking and mouth wash only, and where water is not piped directly to the ringside, two plastic spray bottles and two small plastic bottles for drinking. No other type of water bottle is permitted at ringside for use by the fighters or seconds.
Tables and chairs for officials.
One (preferably two) stop watches.
One first-aid kit.
One microphone connected to the loudspeaker system.
Two (2) pairs of competition gloves (one in red and one in blue color).
One stretcher.
Refereeing sheets


Art.2 – Safety equipment

•Art.2.1 Gloves
In every fighting discipline, gloves are mandatory.
Gloves for Victory World Series Rules ai which are used in official Victory World Series competitions must be approved by the Victory World Series Executive Committee and checked by the referee.
Gloves weigh 8 Oz (226 grams), in use from -51 kgs. to - 66,800 kgs., and 10 Oz (283 grams), in use from –kgs. 69,100 to + 94,200kgs., and the weight must be clearly marked. 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. 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 self-adhesive 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.


•Art.2.2 Hand wraps (bandage)
Hand wraps are used for wrapping the fist to avoid injuries. For all fighting disciplines (where fighters use 8 or 10 Oz gloves), using hand wraps are mandatory. Hand wraps are 250 cm long and 5 cm wide cotton strips with sharp edges. Hand wraps will be fastened on the upper part of fighter’s wrists with self-adhesive cotton-base strips; maximum length 15 cm and width 2 cm.


•Art.2.3 Tooth protection (mouth-guard)
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. It is not allowed to use a mouth-guard over tooth correction apparatus (braces, retainers). It's not allowed to use red mouth-guard. Using tooth protection is mandatory for all fighting disciplines.


•Art.2.4 Groin protection
Groin protector is mandatory for all male and female 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.


•Art.2.5 Breast protection
Breast protection in mandatory for female competitors. Brest ptotection is made of hard and durable plastic material covered with fabric. Can be formed from one piece to cover the entire chest or two pieces to be included in a bra.


Art.3 – Uniforms
In Victory World Series Rules, shorts are worn by male and female competitors. Their length must be from the waist to mid-thigh. Shorts must have an elastic waistband, minimum 10 centimeterswide in different color from that of shorts. They can wear sponsors’ names or badges.
Sponsor advertising or logos may be worn on the uniform in the following manner:
Top: On the upper sleeve and/or shoulder area, and may not be larger than 10 x 10 cm (4" x 4").
Pants: on the side between the knee and the hip area.
The promoters can oblige the fighters to wear advertising other than their own.


Art.4 – Fighter’s uniforms and equipment
Mouth-guard, (breast protection for female competitors), boxing gloves, hand wraps, groin protection and an ankle protection (elastic band).
Male competitors wear shorts (bare torso) and female competitors wear a bodice (upper, top) and shorts.
Competitors in Victory World Series Rules are not allowed to wear mongkon and paprachiat, while they can in Muay Thai.


Art.5 – Procedure for equipment and uniform check
Competitor’s safety equipments, uniform and other, checks will be done by the central referee charged by the Chief referee of the area named by International Referee Committee.
Competitors must be suitably conditioned to participate in their chosen discipline, they must have no injuries or illness which may harm themselves or other competitors. His/her face must be naturally dry and reasonable grease is allowed. It is not allowed to enter a match while bleeding. Also, it is not allowed to enter a match with any sticking plaster casts or with tampons in nostrils or with any cuts or scratches. In that case, judge will consult the doctor.
The Referee will ask the coach to wipe clean the competitor's face and body
It is no allowed to enter a fight with any kind of jewelry, earrings, studs or other adornment. No tongue piercing and belly button piercing allowed either. Binding hair with any kind of metal, plastic or hard buckle is not allowed. Only elastic or cotton strips are allowed for this purpose.
It is not allowed to fasten safety equipment with self-adhesive tape, over the original strips.
Before starting a match the Referee must be completely sure that the fighter’s safety equipment and uniform are fully functional for the competitor's safety and are according the Victory World Series rules.


Art.6– Rounds
Three round of three minutes with a minute break between each round, with maximum two extra round in case of draw.


Art.7 – Weight classes and weight in procedures
Positive proof of age will be required at all events.
In any Gala, fighters in each weight category will be weighed the day before the competition.
Promoter should organize the official weigh-in from 4 pm to 7 pm of the day before the title bout, so to allow contenders, immediately after, to dinner.
A Promoter or any other Victory World Series official delegate will be allowed to modify these conditions in case of inevitable delay of fighters involved in the gala. The Victory World Series authorized delegates will perform the weigh-in. Victory World Series representatives of any country or coaches of fighters may be present, but are not allowed to intervene on any occasion.
Each fighter will be officially weighed only once. The weight registered on that occasion is final. However, if a fighter has not reached the right weight during the official weigh-in, he has an extra hour to make it if there is no other agreement between the parties.
The weight is what the scale shows when the fighter is undressed. The weight must be displayed in metric measures. Electronic scales can be used. A fighter is allowed to fight solely
within the category defined by the weigh-in.
Each fighter must be in possession of a sport pass with all medical certificates in it –stating
he is fit to fight - valid for the year to be shown any time when requested.


Art.8 – Officials
Victory World Series judges/referees must attend International Victory World Series referee seminars before officiating in any Victory World Series Championships or Galas.
Victory World Series judges can't use clickers to count the scoring points while on duty.
During Victory World Series events or Gala, each bout must be supervised by a Victory World Series acknowledge referee, who will officiate in the fighting area, but will not fill out score sheets.
Persons in charge of Refereeing or judging of a bout, or a series of bouts, will not at any moment of the bout or bouts be allowed to act as a manager, trainer, coach or second of a fighter or team of fighters taking part in a bout.
The Referee and the judges should be dressed in the following manner:
clean gray/black pants, Victory World Series shirt or one give by the promoter, Victory World Series tie or Victory World Series bow tie, blue jacket with Victory World Series insignia on it and black gym shoes.

•Art.8.1 Chief Referee
He is responsible for seeing that Gala are under Victory World Series rules and that all results, photos and general information will be sent to Victory World Series in the next few days the Gala has taken place.
The Chief Referee must:
To appoint the referee and judges for each match.
To monitor and improve the standards of the referee and judges and ensuring conformity to the rules and standard practice.
To verify that the referee and judges perform their duty and responsibilities and to advise the Victory World Series if any irregularity takes place
To solve any prior problem regarding the promotion, reporting the result to the Victory World Series committee.
To verify the score sheet to ensure that:
The score has been tallied correctly.
The name of the fighters are correct.
The correct winner has been named.
To authenticate the score sheet and inspect the score.
To announce the result of the match to the announcer.
To make any decision in case that the referee or judges could not continue.
To report to the Victory World Series, the name of any boxer who violates the rules or shows poor performance.


•Art.8.2 Referee
Designation and Participation:
In Approved Events, each contest shall be controlled by a Victory World Series approved Referee who shall officiate on the ring and shall not score the bout.

Duties
The care of the fighters should be the primary concern of the Referee.
To see that rules and fair play are strictly observed.
To maintain control of the contest at all its stages.
To prevent a weak fighter from receiving undue and unnecessary punishment.
To use three words of command:
“Stop” when ordering the boxers to stop boxing.
“Fight” when ordering the boxers to continue boxing.
“Break” when breaking a clinch, upon which command each fighter shall step back before continuing boxing.
To indicate to a fighter by suitable explanatory signs or gestures any infringement of the rules.
In case of one or both fighters are deaf, the Referee can use a touch by hand on the shoulder or on the arm to “stop” and to “break” the bout.
The Referee shall not indicate the winner, by raising a fighter’s hand or otherwise, until the announcement has been made.
When the Referee has disqualified a fighter or stopped the bout, the Referee shall first inform the Chief Referee which fighters has been disqualified or the reason for which the bout was stopped, to enable the Chief Referee to instruct the announcer to make the decision correctly known to the public.
He must give all commands in English
He will be responsible for the enforcement of the Rules throughout the Competition and ensure that all scores, penalties and warnings are recorded.
At the end of a bout, gather and check the score sheets of the three Judges. After verification, he must hand them to the Chief Referee, or, if he is absent, to the announcer.
When the winner is announced, the Referee must raise the fighter's arm.

Authorities of the Referee
To terminate a contest at any stage if this Referee considers it to be one-sided.
To terminate a contest at any stage if one of the fighters has received an injury on account of which the Referee decides the fighters should not continue.
To terminate a contest at any stage if this Referee considers the contestants are not in earnest. In such cases, the Referee may disqualify one or both contestants.
To caution a fighters or to stop the fight during a contest and administer a warning to a fighters against fouls or for any other reason in the interest of fair play, or to ensure compliance with the rules.
To disqualify a fighters who fails to comply immediately with the Referee’s orders, or behaves towards the Referee in an offensive or aggressive manner at any time.
To caution, to remove and to disqualify a second who has infringed the rules.
With or without previous warning, to disqualify a contestant for committing a foul.
In the event of a knock-down, to suspend a count, if a fighters deliberately fails to retire to a neutral corner or delays to do so.
To interpret the rules insofar as they are applicable or relevant to the actual contest or to decide and take action on any circumstance of the contest which is not covered by a rule.

Medical Check
A Referee, before officiating in any international tournament conducted under these rules, shall undergo a medical examination as to physical fitness for carrying out Referee’s duties in the ring. The Referee’s vision shall be correctable to 20/80 or better. The wearing of spectacles by a Referee during the progress of a bout is not permitted, but contact lenses are allowed.

Right to Check the fighter
Equipment and Uniform - Once a fighters enters the ring, a Referee shall disqualify from competition any fighters who refuse to wear safety equipment; however this situation can be immediately rectified at Referee’s discretion within five minutes failing which the fighters will be disqualified. In the event of a fighter’s glove or dress becoming undone during boxing, the Referee shall stop the contest to have it attended to.

Right to Check the Judges
The Referee must check the right positions of judges before the bout.
The competitor who does not obey the instructions of the Referee, acts against the rules, fight in any unsportsmanlike manner, or commits fouls, can, at the discretion of the Referee, be cautioned, warned or disqualified.
Warning (minus point) – If a fighter commits a rule violation, but his fault is not too serious to disqualify him, the referee must stop the action to warn him and orders a point deduction from the offender. To order a point deduction, the referee must show the action clearly for the fighter to understand the reason and objective of the point deduction. The referee must show his hand signal to all judges telling that there is an order to deduct a number of points and the must point to the boxer who will be deducted points. Only three warnings may be given to the same fighter in one contest. The third warning brings automatic disqualification (the procedure starts from, 1st official warning, 2nd official warning, third official warning and consequent disqualification of the fighter).
Warnings given to a fighter’s corner count against the kickboxer
When a warning for a particular foul has been administered for example a clinch the referee will not caution the kickboxer again for the same offense. If a referee thinks that an offense has been committed without his knowledge, he will have to consult the judges.
After having given the warning, the Referee orders the fighters to fight.
Caution - A caution means a warning given by a Referee to a fighters for breaking a rule. In order to do this he doesn't need to stop the fight, and may reprimand the fighters during the fight. A third caution for the same type of foul will mandatorily require a warning to be issued.

Health and security
The Referee in ring-sports must use plastic gloves and he must change them after every fight in which blood has occurred.
At ringside there must be soft paper tissue to be used by the central Referee on the fighters
Soft paper tissue used on one fighter cannot be used on another fighter.


•Art.8.3 Judges
Each Judge must independently consider the merits of the two fighters, and must chose the winner, according to the rules.
During the match, he will not talk to fighter, other Judges, or anybody else, with the exception of the Referee. He may, if necessary, at the end of a round, notify the Referee about any incident that he has missed, for example tell him about the misbehaviour of a second, loose ropes, etc.
A Judge will either use the electronic scoring system, or manual system mark the number of points (10-10, 10-9, 10-8 etc) granted to each fighter on his score sheet and in professional bouts and only his decision will be announced to the public at the end of the match.
During the round the Judge will use the back of the scorecard to register the numbers of hits he sees, either by a number or by numbers of lines. Always the red corner is on the left side and the blue corner on the right side of both sides of the scorecard. The points/recorded hits must be tallied separately by rounds.
He will not leave his place until the decision has been announced.


•Art.8.4 Timekeeper
The task of a timekeeper is to keep track of the number and the duration of the rounds as well as of the break time.
He will be seated at ringside.
Ten seconds before the beginning of each round, he will clear the ring, giving order "Seconds out" to announcer
He will ring the gong at the beginning and at the end of each round.
He will stop the bout temporarily, when asked to do so by the Referee.
He will keep track of extra time with a watch or a stopwatch
If, at the end of a round, a boxer is on the floor, and the Referee is counting him out, the gong must wait the central Referee finish his count and order “fight”.
Intervals between the rounds will last one minute.
Time must be visible all times for the coaches


•Art.8.5 Announcer
For all Approved Events, the Official announcer should have the following qualifications: Fluent in multi-languages (English is mandatory). An excellent understanding of the VICTORY WORLD SERIES Technical & Competition Rules.
The Event Organizing Committee is responsible to hire a professional announcer for the entire competition.
He will be seated at ringside and depend to the Chief Referee
He will announce the number of the round, before it starts.
He must announce clearly and succinctly communications of the Chief Referee to the public
Ten seconds before the beginning of each round, he will clear the ring, giving order "Seconds out"
To announce the fighter's names, corner and weight prior to the fight and again as the fighters arrive in the ring.
To order the seconds to leave the ring when the bell rings.
To announce the winner's name and corner.


•Art.8.6 Coach and Second
A coach and a second who must obey the following rules may assist each fighter.
Only the coach and the second may get into the ring and only one of them at time may be inside the ropes.
No advice, help or encouragement can be given to the fighter during the round.
A second can give up the fight on behalf of his fighter, and can also, if the fighter is in great difficulty, toss the sponge or the towel into the ring, except while the Referee is counting.
During the match, neither the coach nor the second can be on the ring platform. They must, before each round, remove stools, towels, buckets, etc.
No coaches will be allowed to enter the fighting area while a match is in progress.
Any coach, second or official, encouraging or prompting the spectators to give signs of advice or encouragement to a boxer during a round, can be suspended from his function in the competition in course.
A coach or a second who violates the rules may receive a warning or be disqualified by the Referee for bad behaviour
Coaches dressed in sweaters in ring corners will have a towel and a sponge each, to attend to the fighters


Art. 9 – Decisions
The following decisions could bring the fight to an end:
Win on Points. At the end of a contest, the winner shall be determined on the basis of the total number of correct scoring blows scored during the bout. The fighter having scored the most correct blows shall be declared the winner. If both fighters are injured, and cannot continue the contest. In cases, the fighters having scored more points at the time when the bout is stopped shall be declared such as the winner.
Win by Retirement. If a fighter retires voluntarily owing to injury or throwing a towel in the ring by a second, or if the fighter fails to resume boxing immediately after the rest between rounds, the opponent shall be declared the winner.
Win by Referee Stopping Contest (RSC) Outclassed - ‘RSC’ is a term used to stop a bout when a fighter is outclassed or is unfit to continue. If a fighter, in the opinion of the Referee is being outclassed or is receiving excessive punishment, the bout shall be stopped and the opponent declared the winner.
Win by Referee Stopping Contest Injury (RSCI). If a fighter, in the opinion of the doctor / Referee, is unfit to continue because of injury sustained from correct blows or other action or is incapacitated for any other physical reason, the bout shall be stopped and the opponent declared the winner by RSCI. In case both fighters are injured at the same time, the fighter with the higher score at time of decision will be the winner.
The right to make this decision rests with the Referee, who may consult with the Medical Jury or the Medical Jury has the right to direct to the Referee to stop the bout by using any form of communication methods.
When a Referee calls a Doctor to the ring to examine a Boxer, only these two officials should be present. No other person should be allowed into the ring, or on the apron.
Win by Disqualification. If a fighter is disqualified, this fighter’s opponent shall be declared the winner. If both fighter s are disqualified, the decision shall be announced accordingly.
A disqualified fighter for any unethical behavior or disciplinary matters shall not be entitled to any prize, medal, trophy, honorable award, or grading, relating to any stage of the competition in which this fighter has been disqualified and the misconduct should be reported to the disciplinary commission.
Win by Knock-Out. If a fighter is “down” and fails to resume fight after this fighter is counted out to ten, the opponent shall be declared the winner by a knock-out.
Win by RSCH. If a fighter is unfit to continue and fails to resume boxing after this fighter having received hard blows to the head, the opponent shall be declared the winner by RSCH.
No Contest. A bout may be terminated by the Referee inside the scheduled distance owing to a material happening outside the responsibility of the fighter, or the control of the Referee, such as the ring becoming damaged, the failure of the lighting supply, exceptional weather conditions, etc. In such circumstances, the bout shall be declared “no contest”.
In the case of title matches, a bout is declared No contest, also for injury, if is not terminated the second round
Decision in Case of Draw. At the end of a contest, if the fighter are equal in points, the decision shall be made by the majority of the Judges based on the following performances of the fighter:
who has done most of the leading off or who has shown the better style; or if equal in that respect;
who has shown the better defense (blocking, parrying, ducking, side-stepping, etc.) by which the opponent’s attacks have been made to miss;
Incidents in the Ring Outside the Control of the Referee. If something happens that does not allow the bout to continue within one minute after the bell has rung for the beginning of the first round, e.g. power failure, the bout shall be stopped and the results is “No contest”
If the incident occurs at the second round, or more, of a bout, the contest shall be terminated and the Judges are asked to give a decision as to the winner of the bout.
If bouts must be stopped and can be resumed the score will be recorded and taken over to the time to resume the bout.


Art. 10 – Changing a decision
All public decisions are definitive and cannot be changed unless:
Mistakes which occurred in calculating the points are discovered;
One of the judges declare he made a mistake and switched the scores of the fighters;
There are evident violations of Victory World Series rules.


Art. 11 – Awarding of Points
In awarding points, the following rules must be respected:

Directive 1 - concerning blows
During each round, a judge will mark respective score for each fighter, according to the number of powerfull blows that each one has received. To count a fist, a kick or a knee blow must not be blocked, even partially deviated or stopped. The value of recorded blows in a fight will be counted at the end of each round and granted to the better fighter, according to his degree of superiority.
Blows given by a fighter will not be taken into account:
if they are contrary to the regulations
if they land on the arms
if they are weak (no efficacity) and do not come from legs, body or shoulders.

Directive 2 - concerning offenses
During each round a judge cannot penalize each offence he sees, regardless of whether the referee has noticed it or not. He has to call the referee's attention to that offense. If the referee gives an official warning to one of the fighters, the judges will put a "W" in the appropriate column next to the points of the fighters who has received the warning, certifying thus, that he has to take it away from his final score .

Directive 3 - awarding points
Points will be given per round. No fractions of points will be given. At the end of each round, the more skillful fighter (the one who has scored more points) will receive 10 points and his opponent proportionally less (10-9) . 10-8 points can be only in case of minus point deduction., or because of 10 points difference in the same round. When the fighter have scored same points, each one will receive 10 points.
If, at the end of a bout, after having judged each round according to directives 1 and 2, both fighters have an equal number of points, the judge will give advantage to the fighters who has shown better style, better techniques, better defense, better strategy, better endurance and stamina, the fighter who produced more action in the final round.


Art. 12 – Injuries
The match should be interrupted if an injury occurs, if the equipment is not in order or in the event of a long referee's discussion on a rules violation. The fight may only be interrupted by the referee (the side judges or doctor may notify the referee that the time must be stopped). In the event of injury, time may only be interrupted until the doctor decides how on the seriousness of the injury, that is, whether or not the fight can continue or whether it must be stopped. Treatment of the injury can only be done in between rounds or after the match. An interruption made by a doctor should not exceed 2 minutes. If the injury needs to be treated, the match must be stopped. In any case, cuts cannot be taped. If the match is stopped due to injury, the officials must decide:
who caused the injury
whether or not it was intentional
whether or not it was self-inflicted.
If the injury was not intentional and the injured fighter cannot continue fighting immediately, the uninjured fighter is declared the winner by RSC. If the injury is due to a violation of the rules, the responsible fighter is disqualified. If the injury is due to his own fault, the other fighter is declared the winner by RSC. In case of any injury, the doctor and nobody else has the last word on whether a fighter can or cannot continue to fight. The doctor will communicate his decision to the central referee who will act accordingly. A fighter can at any time give up fighting, raising his arm to indicate surrender. In this case the referee will call the other fighter to his side and proclaim him to be the winner by abandonment.


Art.13 - On The Floor (“down”)
Definition of “Down”
If the fighter touches the floor with any part of the body other than the fighter’s feet as the result of a blow or series of blows.
If the fighter hangs helplessly on the ropes as the result of a blow or series of blows.
If the fighter is outside or partly outside the ropes as the result of a blow or series of blows.
If following a hard punch the fighter has not fallen and is not lying on the ropes, but is in a semi-conscious state and cannot, in the opinion of the Referee, continue the bout.
For any knock downs, a minus point must be given to the fighter undergoing the KD

Counts During “Down”
In the case of a knock-down, the Referee shall immediately begin to count the seconds. When a fighter is “down”, the Referee shall count from one to eight if the fighter is ready and count from one to ten if the fighter is continuously down with intervals of a second between the numbers, and shall indicate each second with the hand in such a manner that the fighter who has been knocked down may be aware of the count.
Before the number “one” is counted, an interval of one second must have elapsed from the time when the fighter is knocked down, and the time of announcing “one”.
If the opponent should not go to the neutral corner on the command of the Referee, the Referee shall stop counting until the opponent has done so. The counting shall then be continued from where it had been interrupted.

Opponent’s Responsibilities
If a kickboxer is “down”, the Kickboxer’s opponent must at once go to the neutral corner as designated by the Referee.

Mandatory Eight Count
When a Kickboxer is “down” as the result of a blow, the bout shall not be continued until the Referee has reached the count of eight, even if the Fighter is ready to continue before then.

The Knock-Out
After the Referee has said “ten” and the word “out”, the bout ends and shall be decided as a “knock-out”.
Fighter “Down” at the End of Round
In the event of a Fighter being “down” at the end of any round, the Referee shall continue to count. Should the Referee count up to ten, such fighters shall be deemed to have lost the bout by a “knock-out”.
Second Time fighter “Down” without a Fresh Blow
If a fighter is “down” as the result of a blow and the bout is continued after the count of eight has been reached, but the fighter falls again without having received a fresh blow, the Referee shall continue the counting from the count of eight at which the Referee stopped.


Both fighter “Down”
If both fighter go “down” at the same time, counting will be continued as long as one of them is still “down”. If both fighter remain “down” until ten, the bout will be stopped and both fighter will lose by “knock-out”.

Compulsory Count Limits
when a fighters has three (3) compulsory counts in the same round or four (4) times for the whole bout, the Referee shall stop the contest (RSC. or RSCH).


Art. 14 – Procedure after KO, RSC, RSC-H, Injury
If a fighter gets injured in a fight the doctor are the only person that can evaluate the circumstances.
If a fighters remains unconscious, only the referee and the doctor in charge will be allowed to stay in the ring, unless the doctor needs extra help.

Procedure after KO, RSC, RSC-H, Injury
A fighters who has been knocked out due to a head-blow during the fight, or if the referee has stopped the fight due to severe head trauma which prevents him continuing, will be examined by a doctor immediately afterwards, and accompanied to hospital by the ambulance on duty or to any other adequate place.
A fighters who has been knocked out due to a head-blow during the fight, or if the referee has stopped the fight due to severe head trauma which prevents him continuing, will not be allowed to take part in another competition or bout for a period of at least 4 weeks after the KO.
A fighters who has been knocked out due to a head-blow during the fight, or if the referee has stopped the fight due to severe head trauma which prevents him continuing, two times in a period of 3 months, will not be allowed to take part in another competition or bout for a period of at least 3 months after the second KO or RSC-H.
A fighters who has been knocked out due to a head-blow during the fight, or if the referee has stopped the fight due to severe head trauma which prevents him continuing three consecutive times in a period of 12 months, will not be allowed to take part in a competition or a bout for a period of one year after the third KO or RSC-H.
To above mentioned quarantine periods the doctor at place can extend the quarantine period if necessary. Also doctors at hospital due to tests/scan of head can furtheron extend the quarantine period. A quarantine period means that a kickboxer can not take part in no competition in kickboxing no matter what the discipline are. The quarantine periods are "minimum period" and can not be overruled even though a head scan shows no visible injuries.
The referee will tell the Jury and Judges to mark KO or RSC-H or RSC on their score sheets, when he or referee has stopped the bout due to the kickboxer's inability to resume the fight because of head blows. The same has to be reported by the Chief referee on duty in that ring on the fighter's sport pass. This is also the official result of the fight and it can not be overruled. Before resuming kickboxing after a ban, as described in the above paragraphs, a kickboxer will, after a special medical examination, have to be declared fit to take part in competition by a sports doctor. When registered a KO or RSC-H a fighters must get a CT Scan of the head.

Procedure if injuries in general
In case of injuries besides KO or RSC-H the doctor can give a minimum of quarantine
period and recommend treatment at hospital.A doctor can require immediately treatment at hospital. If a fighters or delegates from fighters s nation denies doctors medical advice, the doctor report in written form immediately to chief referee or to a Victory World Series delegate that all medical responsibility are denied and are in the hands of the kickboxer and his team.
However the official result and a quarantine given is valid.


Art. 15 – Medical Aptitude
A fighter will be allowed to fight in an International competition only after having been declared fit for it by a sports doctor, recognized by the Federation under whose name the competition takes place, or by the Medical Committee of Victory World Series during international Galas.
All kickboxers fighting abroad will need to have a certificate established by a medical doctor, certifying that the athlete, before leaving his country, was in good physical condition and had no injuries, infections or medical problems that could affect his ability to fight in the visiting country. This certificate will be attached to the national sport passport of the kickboxer, according to the practice of his/her association and presented during the medical the examination which will precede weigh-in.
One-eyed, deaf, mute and epileptic fighters are not allowed in kickboxing. Hard contact lenses are forbidden while the kickboxer is in the ring.
A kickboxer will not be allowed to take part in a bout if he has bandage on a wound, a cut, an injury, an ulceration, a laceration or blood flowing on the head or face, nose and ears included. He may be allowed to fight if the ulceration is protected by Collodion. This decision will be made by the doctor who examines the kickboxer on the day of the competition.


Art. 16 – Doctors’ Aide
A recognized sports doctor must be present throughout the competition and must not leave his place before the end of the last bout or before seeing the kickboxers who have taken part in it. There must be ambulance personnel on site.


Art.17– Health of fighters
Every fighter is asked to respect it and to train without using drugs which can effect their performances. Any drug or chemical substance ingested by a fighter, which is not included in the kickboxer's normal diet, is forbidden. Any kickboxer or official violating this code may be disqualified or suspended by the Victory World Series.
Any fighter refusing to submit to a medical examination or doping test after a fight, in order to verify that he has not broken this rule, may be disqualified or suspended.
The same will occur in the case of an official encouraging such a refusal. The use of local anesthetics is allowed, if agreed upon by a doctor from the Medical Committee.
Victory World Series refers to and adopt WADA Doping Rules.

CHAPTER TWO - VICTORY WORLD SERIES RULES


Art.1 – Definition
Victory World Series Kickboxing Rules comes from a Japanese way of interpreting kickboxing.
In Victory World Series Rules:
the use of elbow techniques is forbidden
"clinching" will be limited in the sense that, if fighters are not active in their action, the central referee must stop them .Clinching , in any case, not more than 5 seconds.
Wai khruu, the ritual dance performed at the beginning of Muay Thai matches, is forbidden
Thai Boxing music during the fight is forbidden.
Punching techniques reaching legal targets have the same value for judges as knee, leg or
any other technique in the repertoire.


Art.2 – Legal Target Areas
The following parts of the body may be attacked using the authorized fighting techniques:
Head, front and side
Torso, front and side
Legs, any part, which can be attacked using the shin.
Foot, only for sweeping


Art.3 – Illegal and Prohibited Techniques
The following actions are considered fouls:
Hits or blows with head, shoulder, forearm, elbow, throttling of the opponent, and pressing with arm or elbow in opponent’s face, pressing the head of the opponent back over the ropes.
Hitting with open glove, the inside of the glove, wrist or side of the hand.
Hits landing on the back of the opponent, and especially any blow on the back of the neck or head and kidney punch.
Attack whilst holding the ropes or making any unfair use of the ropes.
Lying on, wrestling and throwing in the clinch
An attack on an opponent who is down or who is in the act of rising.
Holding.
Ducking below the belt of the opponent in a manner dangerous to the opponent.
Completely passive defense by means of double cover and intentionally falling, running, or turning the back to avoid a blow.
Inappropriate, aggressive, or offensive utterances during the round.
Not stepping back when ordered to break.
Attempting to strike opponent immediately after the Referee has ordered “break” and before taking a step back.
Assaulting or behaving in an aggressive manner towards a Referee at any time.
Spitting out gum-shield (teeth protector).
Keeping the advanced hand straight in order to obstruct the opponent’s vision.
Clinching without any reason
Punching below the belt
Pulling the opponent into the blow.
Suddenly lowering one's head below opponent's belt in a way that would be dangerous for the latter.
Turn one's back on the opponent, run away, fall down, intentional clinching, blind techniques, wrestling and ducking below opponent’s waist.
Attack an opponent who is caught between the ropes
Leave the ring
Using artificial means for a passive defense and falling down intentionally, in order to avoid a blow.
Using insulting and aggressive language during a round
Continue after the command "stop" or "break" or end of the round has been given.

Violations of the rules and regulations may, depending how grave they are, lead to warnings or even disqualification.


Art.4 – Legal Techniques
Hand Techniques:
Punches (all boxing repertoire)
Backfist and spinning backfist
Clinching ( active, for 5 seconds only)

In Victory World Series Rules is possible hitting while hooking the opponent but only one techniques.

Foot, Leg and Knee Techniques
Front kick
Sidekick
Roundhouse kick
Heel kick
Crescent kick
Axe kick
Jumpkicks

Knee can be used to attack legs, body or head of the opponent. Even jumping.
The possibility of attacking any part of the leg or legal targets of the body and head with the shin.

Throwing Techniques:
A fighter cannot throw his opponent using torso, hips, ankles, feet or the legs
Hand and foot techniques should be used equally during the entire fighting period. Foot techniques are only recognized when they clearly show the intention to hit the opponent with power.
All techniques must be used with full power. Any technique which is partially deviated or blocked, or that simply touches, brushes or pushes an opponent will not be scored.


Art.5 – Points
For all legal techniques (punches, kicks, knee and throwing), clearly landed on legal targets with speed, focus, balance, power, judge will note 1 point. At the end of each round, he will count the number of points and will give to the better fighter, who has more points, a mark of 10, and to his opponent who has fewer points he will mark 9. If the difference of points between the fighters is more than 8 ( a real domination) , the judge will give the fighter with fewer points a mark of 8.
For any knock downs, a minus point must be given to the fighter undergoing the KD.
At the end of the match, the judge will sum all the marks per round and name the winning fighter who has the larger sum of marks.

If the sum of marks is the same, the judge may give his preference to the fighter that in his opinion showed, in the whole match:
better fighting techniques
better offense
better defense
more kicks
more powerful
better endurance and stamina
more points scored.


Art.6 – Warning

sWarnings will be carried through the Match to all rounds

1st violation – Award penalty point -1
2nd violation - Award penalty point -1
3th violation - Disqualification

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