Statutes and Regulations

CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS
TITLE 4. BUSINESS REGULATIONS
DIVISION 2. STATE ATHLETIC COMMISSION

CHAPTER 4. AMATEUR FULL-CONTACT MARTIAL ARTS

ARTICLE 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS

§ 700. Citation.

The rules in this chapter shall be cited and referred to as the "Amateur Full-Contact Martial Arts and Kickboxing Rules."

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 18763, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Section 18763, Business and Professions Code.

HISTORY:

1. Renumbering of former chapter 4 to new chapter 5 , new chapter 4, article 1 and section filed 8-2-94; operative 9-1-94 (Register 94, No. 31).

§ 702. Professional Full-Contact Martial Arts And Kickboxing Rules Apply.

The Professional Full-Contact Martial Arts and Kickboxing Rules (Chapter 2 of this division.) shall apply to amateur full-contact martial arts and kickboxing, unless a club or organization obtains a waiver of the applicable laws and rules under Section 18646 of the code or unless they are clearly inconsistent with the rules contained in this chapter.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 18763, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Section 18763, Business and Professions Code.

HISTORY:

1. New section filed 8-2-94; operative 9-1-94 (Register 94, No. 31).

§ 705. Classes Of Amateur Contestants.

(a) Novice Class.

Any contestant who has participated in three or less full-contact martial arts or kickboxing contests approved by the commission may be in the Novice Class.

(b) Open Class.

Any contestant who has participated in more than three full contact martial arts or kickboxing contests approved by the commission shall be in the Open Class.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 18763, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 18640 and 18765, Business and Professions Code.

HISTORY:

1. New section filed 8-2-94; operative 9-1-94 (Register 94, No. 31).

ARTICLE 2. SAFETY STANDARDS

§ 710. Contestants' Equipment.

In addition to that equipment required in Section 513 of these regulations, every contestant shall wear all of the following during a contest or match:

(a) At least ten (10) ounce gloves;

(b) If the contestant is in the Novice class, headgear that is approved by the Amateur Boxing Federation or an equivalent organization.

(c) Padded shin guards that extend from the ankle or instep to the top of the shin, and a safety boot that covers the toes.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 18763, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 18640 and 18765, Business and Professions Code.

HISTORY:

1. New article 2 and section filed 8-2-94; operative 9-1-94 (Register 94, No. 31). (c)

§ 711. Headgear; Under 18.

In addition to that equipment required in Section 513 and 710 of these regulations, every contestant in the Open Class who is under 18 years of age may wear a headgear that is approved by the Amateur Boxing Federation or an equivalent organization during a contest or match.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 18763, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 18640 and 18766, Business and Professions Code.

HISTORY:

1. New section filed 8-2-94; operative 9-1-94 (Register 94, No. 31).

ARTICLE 3. CONDUCT OF MATCHES AND CONTESTS

§ 720. Number of Rounds.

(a) The maximum number of rounds allowed for any contestant in the Novice Class shall not exceed three two-minute rounds with a one-minute rest period between rounds.

(b) The maximum number of rounds allowed for any contestant in the Open Class shall not exceed five two-minute rounds with a one-minute rest period between rounds.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 18763, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 18640 and 18765, Business and Professions Code.

HISTORY:

1. New article 3 and section filed 8-2-94; operative 9-1-94 (Register 94, No. 31).

§ 723. Kicks; Novice Class.

Between contestants in the Novice Class, the only kicks allowed are to the outside of the legs or boot and kicks to the upper body. All other kicks shall be considered a foul.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 18763, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 18640 and 18765, Business and Professions Code.

HISTORY:

1. New section filed 8-2-94; operative 9-1-94 (Register 94, No. 31).