COMBAT SPARRING LEAGUE RULES

OVERVIEW:

The goal of the Combat Sparring League (CSL)TM is to provide an outlet for amateur Muay Thai and Kickboxing fighters to compete in a relatively safe environment. The CSL is a semi-contact event that emphasizes technique instead of power. NO KNOCKOUTS ARE ALLOWED! ABSOLUTELY NO STRIKES WITH THE INTENT TO DO DAMAGE ARE ALLOWED! All competitors are required to wear protective gear to ensure safety, and matches are sanctioned by the International Sport Kickboxing Association (ISKA). Competitors will gain practical experience in their discipline of Muay Thai or Kickboxing through controlled semi-contact competition. The Combat Sparring League (CSL) is "Next Level Training"TM

EQUIPMENT:

All matches will take place on open mats; no match will take place within a ring.  Competitors are requirement to wear the following protective gear:

  • Head Gear

  • Mouth Guard

  • Hand Wraps

  • 16oz. Gloves

  • Muay Thai or MMA Shorts

  • Groin Protector

  • Shin Guards

Bring your own protective gear.  We will not provide any protective equipment.  Your equipment will be inspected by an ISKA official at the event.

WEIGH-INS:

Weigh-ins will take place the morning of the competition. The time will be designated by the ISKA. Each competitor will be matched according to height, weight, age, gender and experience.

REGISTRATION:

Competitors are encouraged to register online at www.blackeyeathletics.com/csl-registration before the event. You will also be able to register at the door so long as there are still available slots. Competitors are also required to register with the ISKA sanctioning body the day of the event. All forms and paperwork will be provided at the event.

RULES:

The Combat Sparring League (CSL)TM is a semi-contact event.  All matches emphasize technique; not power.  NO KNOCKOUTS ARE ALLOWED! ABSOLUTELY NO STRIKES WITH THE INTENT TO DO DAMAGE ARE ALLOWED! 

MATCHES:

Adult (18+ yrs.) matches are 3x2 minute rounds with a 1 minute rest.  Junior (-17 yrs.) matches are 3x1 minute rounds with a 1 minute rest.

STRIKING (ALLOWED):

  • All strikes with the hands in accordance with standard boxing rules are allowed.

  • Leg kicks to the head, body and legs.

  • Front push kicks.

  • Knees to the body.

  • Active clinch.

  • Foot sweeps. 

NOT ALLOWED:

  • NO KNOCKOUTS.

  • NO ELBOWS.

  • NO KNEES TO THE HEAD OR FACE.

  • NO STOMPS TO THE KNEE.

  • NO KICKS OR STRIKES TO THE JOINTS.

  • NO FLYING KICKS.

  • NO STRIKES TO THE GROIN.

  • NO STRIKES TO THE BACK OR SPINE.

  • NO PROFANITY OR UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT.

JUDGING:

Three judges will be present to score each round based on clean strikes, kicks and fighter aggression. When two of three judges score for a corner, that fighter wins the round. A fighter must win two of three rounds to win the match.  A third round is not required if a fighter wins rounds one and two.  The referee may disqualify a fighter or deduct points at anytime for illegal strikes or unsportsmanlike conduct.

AWARDS:

All competitors will receive an award after their match.  First place competitors receive a trophy.  All other competitors receive medals for their effort.

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