Competition Rules : Article 31 to 35 - Group B

Article 31
Procedure for equipment and uniform check

  1. Competitor's safety equipments, uniform and other checks will be done by the central.
  2. Referee charged by the Chief referee of the area named by International Referee Committee.
  3. Competitors must be suitably conditioned to participate in their chosen discipline, they must have no injuries or illness which may harm themselves or other competitors. His/her face must be dry and without any grease.
  4. It is not allowed to enter a match while bleeding. Also, it is not allowed to enter a match with any sticking plaster casts or with tampons in nostrils or with any cuts or scratches. In that case, Referee will consult the doctor.
  5. The body must be dry and without any oil.
  6. The Referee will ask the coach to wipe clean the competitor's face and body.
  7. It is no allowed to enter a fight with any kind of jewelry or other adornment. Referee will run their fingers under the top of the shirt to check that competitors have no jewelry or other adornment around the neck Also, Referee will push index fingers under head guard to insure that competitors have no earrings, studs or other jewelry.
  8. No tongue piercing and belly button piercing allowed either. Binding hair with any kind of metal, plastic or hard buckle is not allowed. Only elastic or cotton strips are allowed for this purpose.
  9. It is not allowed to fasten safety equipment with self-adhesive tape, over the original strips.
  10. Before allowing a fighter to enter the Mat or Ring, the Referee must be completely sure that the fighter's safety equipment and uniform are fully functional for the competitor's safety and are according the HBIO rules.
  11. The Referee will check uniforms which must be dry, clean, without any blood or other substances and in good repair.
  12. Referee will check head guard and must pay attention to the following: head guard must be firmly fastened by self-adhesive strips under the chin and at back of head (no type of buckle is allowed). Top of head must be completely covered. Face, chin and eyebrows must be open.
  13. For sub-junior (optional) :- the plastic face cover must be in good repair, without any cracks, transparent and firmly fixed to the head guard.
  14. Gloves for semi-contact must be without any cracks. The competitor must be able to open his hand, and first half of fingers must not be covered. The palm must not be covered. The fastening strip must be self-adhesive and gloves must be fastened at the wrist. It is allowed to use hand wraps under the gloves.
  15. Before checking gloves for light contact, the competitor must show his hands with hand wraps. Hand wraps are mandatory. Hand wraps must be wrapped around base of fingers, palm and back of the hand. Wraps must be fixed on wrist with self-adhesive small strips or with self-adhesive cotton-based tape. Referee must touch and feel that hand wraps are soft and without any hard parts. After checking hand wraps, the judge will allow the competitor to put on gloves.

Article 32
General Calls By The Referee
  1. Commence the round – After the Referee has confirmed that the players, judges, scorekeeper and timekeeper are all ready, he or she shall call "BEGIN" to start the time and the contest.
  2. End of round - Upon completion of each round, the Referee calls "BREAK" to halt the match and returns the players to the centre of the mat. After confirming that the judges are ready, the Referee says "CALL", notes the raised flags and awards the win to the appropriate player.
  3. Infraction - Upon a "CALL" by a judge for an infraction, the Referee calls "BREAK" to halt the match and returns, the players to the centre of the mat. The Referee says "CALL" notes if a majority of flags are raised, which would constitute a call for "TIME-OUT" and a meeting of officials to decide the penalty imposed on the guilty player.
  4. Player out of bounds - When a player is out of bounds the Referee calls "BREAK" to halt the match and returns the players to the contest area and then calls "CARRY-ON".
  5. A Judge should not base his or her scoring on the inbound or outbound of a player, but only on the technique, unless otherwise advised by the Referee.
  6. Time-out - When voting on all penalty calls, the Referee must call "TIME-OUT".
  7. Excessive Force - If there is not a majority vote by the judges on excessive force, the Referee may issue a warning on his or her own.
  8. Judges majority - The Referee may not under any circumstances overrule a "MAJORITY" of judges for any cause or condition.

Article 33
Violations of rules are
  1. Using illegal techniques
  2. avoiding fight
  3. turning around
  4. unnecessary dropping down to waste time
  5. commenting on referee's decisions
  6. behaving in an unsportsman-like manner
  7. loud commands of coach
  8. Coach entering Mat / Ring in case of injury For any violation of rules by a coach, the referee will give penalties to his fighter.
  9. Gross and serious rules violations may be handled immediately with a penalty point or even disqualification in extreme cases. Anytime a Referee thinks that a disqualification is
  10. Necessary, he shall confer with all the Judges and the Chief Referee of the area at the event to ensure that the proper procedures are being applied.
  11. A Fighter cannot receive a Point and a warning at the same time.

Article 34
Cautions and Warnings
  1. Violations of the Rules for which the contestant at fault can be declared a caution, a warning or can be eliminated from a bout or competitions are considered to be:
    • appearing late to the mat / Ring;
    • application of the illegal hold;
    • rough fighting;
    • violation of discipline;
    • talking during the bout;
    • stalling and other prohibited actions;
    • leaving the mat / Ring without the referee's permission including the intervention of medical service;
    • Representative's, coach's or other team mat / Ring's prompting alongside with unethical behavior near the mat / Ring.
  2. The contestant can be declared only one caution in the course of the bout. The referee has the right to give the contestant a caution without the agreement with other members of the officiating team.
  3. For coming to the mat / Ring over 30 sec later after the first call the contestant is declared a caution, for being late for over 1 min – the first warning.
  4. With the violations of the Rules stated above caution is declared first, then a warning for the repeated breaking. In the bout the first and second warnings are declared to the contestant (contestants) by the majority of the officiating team.
  5. If a contestant, taken under a painful hold or the hold-down, has crawled off the mat / Ring, he is immediately declared the next penalty for the intentional fleeing the mat / Ring: the first, the second warning or elimination from the bout.
  6. With the violations of the rules stated in 1, b, c, d the warning is declared without the preliminary caution.
  7. In one bout the contestant cannot be declared more than one warning for the application of an illegal hold. Every contestant can be declared only two warnings in one bout.

Article 35
Criteria for Minus Points
  1. unclean fighting style
  2. constant clinching
  3. constant and continuous ducking, turning of the back
  4. too few foot techniques
  5. three warnings
  6. any violation of the rules