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
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.
Rules for Amateur K-1 In the Cage
*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
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!!
Refer to CSC's Amateur Mixed Martial Arts Rules and Regulations for Weigh Ins, Fighter and Corner Conduct Rules, Medical and Disciplinary Suspensions.
|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.
ALL FIGHTERS UNDER 18 MUST WEAR
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.
|There are different brands of
headgear, just make sure that they
have the approval tag on them.
|AMATEUR K-1 IN THE CAGE!!
|A CSC DIVISION DEDICATED TO FIGHTER DEVELOPMENT