- The fighters shall wear open finger gloves provided by
- Article 2
- Fighters may wear Gi, kneepads, elbow-pads, shin
guards, tape and ankle supporter. However, such supporters must be
approved at the rules meeting and must be approved by official rules
committee on the event day to ensure that such supporters are the ones
previously approved .
A mouthpiece and a foul cup usage is mandatory for all fighters. A fighter
may wear tape and bandages with the following criteria; one round of
bandages and two rounds of tape shall be worn on their knuckles. There are
no restrictions for using tape/bandage on other areas of the hands.
- Article 3
- No substance such as oil, Vaseline, massaging cream,
hair products or anything of this sort shall be applied. A fighter with
these substances shall be disqualified immediately.
- Article 4
- Kicking the opponent with wrestling shoes shall be
allowed. Provided that the shoes are approved safe at the rules meeting by
the rules committee. The judges will check to ensure they are the same as
previously approved on the event day. Additionally, the shoes must be
covered with tape.
- Article 5
- The ring shall be 7m by 7m-square shape, approved by
- Article 6
- A fight is five (5) minutes x three (3) round
format, with no extra round. The interval between each round shall be two
- Article 7
- The winner shall be determined by one of the following:
- Article 8
- The following actions are defined as illegal
attacks . A fighter who executes a foul technique shall be penalized a
caution (yellow card). A third caution (red card) during the fight shall
disqualify the fighter. The fighter must return 10% of his fighting fee to
K-1 per caution. Moreover, a fighter must return the full amount of his
fight fee to K-1 when disqualified.
- Attacking the membrane (eye, nose or mouth).
- Head butting.
- Attacking the groin.
- Pulling hair, ear or nose.
- Direct attacks to the throat with fingers/hands, such
as attacking or grabbing the throat.
- Striking the back of the head, the spine, and/or the
medulla of his opponent. (The back of the head is the centerline of the
head; the side of the head and the area around the ears are not
considered as the back of the head).
- Elbow attack s to the head or the face of the
- Attacking fingers (grabbing three or less fingers is
- Intentionally grabbing anything the opponent is
wearing (not including Gi) (i.e. gloves, fighting costume, supporters,
- Grabbing the ropes and/or hanging the limbs of the
body, hand(s), arm(s), leg(s) or feet, over the rope.
- Escaping from the ring during the course of a fight.
- Throwing the opponent outside the ring.
- Attacks not intended to damage the opponent, or that
induce a deadlock/stalemate.
- Exhibition of ill-mannered
behavior or a malicious attitude as a professional fighter.
- Article 9
- Kicks to the body, legs, face, head are allowed when
the opponent is in a 4-point position. However, when the weight difference
is more than 10kg, the mentioned attacks are legal only when the lighter
fighter has approved them.
- Article 10
- In the event that a fighter is damaged severely by the
opponent's illegal action, the referee and the doctor shall decide if the
fight can resume after the damaged fighter recovers to fight. However, if
the referee and doctor judge the fighter is not capable of continuing the
fight, the opponent who committed the illegal action shall be disqualified
according to Article 7 TKO – Doctor Stop.
- Article 11
- In case the fight is stopped due to a fighter falling
out of the ring or a fighter about to fall out of the ring, foul
techniques, or for a doctor check, the fight shall be resumed in the
center of the ring with both fighters standing.
- Article 12
- The referee may call a break under the following
- When both fighters are in a standing position and
the fight is deadlocked without any effective action.
- When one fighter lies on the ground with his face
up and the other takes a standing position and there is no action going on
and the fight is deadlocked.
- Article 13
- The fighters and the corner men shall abide by any
judgment or instructions made by the referee. If fighters and/or corner
men have any objection to the judgment of the referee, the objection must
be made in writing addressed to the promoter within two (2) weeks after
the event. Should this Article be violated, 10% of the fight fee must be
returned to promoter as a penalty.
- Article 14
- Fighters may have up to three (3) corner men who are
not allowed to leave their own corner during the fight. Corner men are not
allowed to have any physical contact with the fighters or the referees
under any circumstances during the fight. If any of the corner men
violates this Article, the fighter must return 10% of the fight fee to the
promoter as a penalty.
- Article 15
- It is mandatory for all fighters to receive a doctor
check before the fight at the venue.