If both Fighters remain down until the count of ten, the bout will be stopped, and the decision will be a Technical Draw. All types of strikes with the elbows are prohibited. The fighters have the responsibility of bringing their own personal equipment and that of their Seconds to all WMO matches and tournaments. By , due to poor ratings and then infrequent television coverage, the golden-age of kickboxing in Japan was suddenly finished. Male Fighters with hair of a length that could pose a problem during the fight i. Noguchi studied Muay thai and developed a combined martial art which Noguchi named kick boxing , which absorbed and adopted more rules than techniques from Muay Thai.
Effective Parries and Counterattacks. The Referee may determine during the rest period between rounds, that a Fighter is unable to continue the bout safely and is thus the loser of the bout by Technical Knockout. Defeated Jonathan Maine Rouen, France by unanimous decision, , , It may not be placed higher on the hand than at a distance of 1 one inch 2. Victory by Referee stopping contest RSC.
Each fighter may have 2 seconds and only one of these may enter the ring during the intermission. In all bouts, the fallen Fighter must rise before the count of ten to avoid being knocked out. All types of strikes with the elbows are prohibited. Defeated Tony Dodds England, by unanimous decision , , Defeated outgoing Champion Adam Keane Galway, Ireland, by unanimous decision, , ,
List of styles History Timeline Hard and soft. Best technique Number of minus points and knock downs. Kickboxing has a number of different rulesets. Number of clean hits scored. Since the s the sport has been mostly dominated by the Japanese K-1 promotion, with some competition coming from other promotions and mostly pre-existing governing bodies. The male kickboxers are bare-chested wearing shorts although trousers and karate gis have been worn and protective gear including: