RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR AMATEUR K1
The rules for this style are as per Full Contact plus the following inclusions:
Under K1 Rules contestants are allowed to exchange knees in the clinch for 5 seconds and then will be separated.
Under K1 rules, supporting one leg for a single attempt to kick out the other is allowed, provided that the attempt is made within five seconds in the Referee’s estimation. Only one such attempt is allowed and must be executed away from the illegal area around the knee joint. The fighter is NOT allowed to charge the fighter whilst holding his leg this is deemed as a foul
Kicks to the thighs are allowed (Tibia Kicks), inside and outside higher than four inches above the knee. Full Contact Kicks against the opponent’s legs in K1 Rules shall be scored, as long as they have a damaging effect upon the opponent.
Under K1 AM rules, leg checking is allowed within the parameters defined by the rules that govern leg kicks and strategies for blocking with the legs
Under K1 AM rules knee strikes to the body and legs are permitted BUT NOT to the head
Shin and In-Step pads must be WMO Approved “Hard” pads and NOT elasticated sock type and be no higher than the knee.
Fighters must wear Thai Shorts and bare chest
There is no follow up to a successful sweep and striking a downed opponent is illegal. A successful sweep is not considered a knockdown.
NO SPINNING BACKFISTS allowed as this is AMATEUR NOT PROFESSIONAL