MMA Rules - Youth Tournament Week
The MMA division is designed to give the kids a chance to apply their knowledge of mixed martial arts in a friendly competition setting whilst reducing risk of injury. There are no head strikes permitted in this division. Matches start standing and will continue until either the time limit or a submission occurs.
MMA Sparring Gloves (7 or 8oz)
- Youth 3x 1.5 Minutes
- Teens 3x 2 Minutes
Winner of each round will be scored by the centre referee, at the end of the round. In cases where neither contestant gets a submission win, the winner of the fight will be determined by the best out of 3 rounds.
No head contact in all divisions. Body contact only, and limited to punching / kicking techniques where the padded glove or shin gear make contact. No knees, elbows or hammerfists.
Youth & Novice Teens Divisions - limited contact level.
Advanced Teens - full body contact.
For the more advanced Youth, and the Teens divisions, submissions will also be allowed and will end the match..
Youth Restricted Submissions:
- Neck cranks
- Leg Locks
Teens Restricted Submissions:
- Rotational Leg Locks