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CoCoCompetition Rules : Article 66 to 70 - Group D

Article 66
Prohibitions and Illegal Holds

  1. In Hapkido Boxing competitions it is prohibited:
    • to throw the opponent on the head, throw with the painful grip ("Knot", "Lever") and throw the opponent while falling down on him heavily with the whole body:
    • to apply strangle holds, squeeze the opponent's mouth and nose thus preventing his breathing;
    • Technical actions when the opponent's neck is squeezed preventing his normal breath or making him faint. They are held both in standing and ground positions.
    • to strike blows, scratch and bite;
    • to apply any painful holds on the spine, twist the neck, squeeze the opponent's head with the arms or legs or press it to the mat / Ring, cross the legs on the opponent's body;
    • to rest the hands (arms), legs or the head against opponent's face;
    • to press any part of opponent's body from above by the elbow or the knee;
    • to apply holds on opponent's fingers and toes;
    • to apply Arm Bar (bringing the opponent's arm behind his back); painful holds on hands;
    • to twist the opponent's foot by the heel and apply "knots" on the foot;
    • to apply "Lever" of the knee, over bending the leg contrary its natural bend;
  2. If officials do not notice the application of the illegal hold, the victim is allowed to give the signal in a voice or by the gesture.
  3. The false signal is considered and penalized as an illegal hold.



Article 67
Illegal Technical Actions
  1. strike blows with the fingers and toes, open glove and the base of the palm;
  2. apply painful holds on the neck, spine.
  3. strike blows with the arms and legs from standing to the opponent in who is in ground position;
  4. strike blows on the neck, arm and leg joints ( knee and foot arch) when fixing the attacked extremity in the direction against the natural flexion, the back of the head and spine, the loin, coccyx and annul hole, on the eyes with the fingers;
  5. strike blows on the head if one of the fighters has no helmet;
  6. throws forbidden in Hapkido Boxing and also throws with the hold of the neck;
  7. painful holds on muscles or joints forbidden in Hapkido Boxing with the exception of painful holds by arm bar and the situation of its application ( that is the ones allowed in standing position);
  8. Violation of discipline, rude unethical conduct toward the opponent, participants, officials or spectators.



Article 68
Evaluation of Holds
  1. The holds of the attacker the application of which has brought him the Total victory, are evaluated by points. The quality and, respectively, the evaluation of the hold, depends on:
    • in what starting position the attacker was before the throw;
    • whether he applied the throw with or without falling down;
    • in what starting position the defensive fighter was before the throw;
    • on what part of the body he fell as a result of the opponent's throw.
  2. Points Are Awarded
    • for the throw from Standing position with the attacker's falling down when his opponent falls on the back;
    • for the throw from Standing position without the attacker's falling down when the opponent falls on his side;
    • for 20 second hold-down.
  3. Points Are Awarded
    • for the throw from Standing position with the attacker's falling down when the opponent falls on his side;
    • for the throw from Standing position without the attacker's falling down when his opponent falls on the chest, stomach, buttocks, waist or shoulder;
    • for the throw without falling down when the opponent, who was on his knees or hands before the throw, falls on the back;
    • for over 10 second incomplete hold-down;
    • for the second warning declared to his opponent.
      • Point Is Awarded
        • for the throw with falling down from Standing position when the opponent falls on his chest, stomach, buttocks, waist or shoulder;
        • for the throw with falling down when the opponent, who was on his knees or hands before the throw, falls on his back;
        • for the throw without falling down when the opponent, who was on his knees or hands before the throw, falls on his side;
        • for the first warning declared to his opponent.
      • 'Activity' ('A') is awarded
        • for the throw from Standing position without falling down when the opponent falls on his knee (knees);
        • for less than 10 minute incomplete hold-down evaluated once in a bout.
          The attacker falls down Starting position of the defensive contestant
            Standing on his knees or hands
            Attacker applies a throw from Standing position
            without falling down Without falling down with falling down with falling down
          On the back Total throw 4 points 2 points 1 point
          On a side 4 points 2 points 1 point
          On the chest, stomach, buttocks waist or a shoulder 2 points 1 point
          On the knee (knees) “A”
        • For the attacker's unsuccessful throw with his falling down on his buttocks, chest, stomach, waist, side or back, his opponent is not scored any points unless he counter-attacks.
          If the defensive fighter in his counter-attack could not change the character and direction of the attacker's falling down and fell himself in the direction of his throw, the attacker's throw is considered applied.
        • Hold-down applied by the contestant in the course of one bout can't be evaluated over 4 points in the sum. That is why if a complete hold-down is applied all the points scored prior to that or "activity" for the incomplete hold-down are annulled. Besides, "activity" for the incomplete hold-down is annulled in case the evaluated as 2 points incomplete "hold-down" is applied.
        • When the bout is interrupted by the request of the contestant who is under the hold-down, his opponent in case he didn't break the Rules is scored as follows:
          1. 4 points – if 20 seconds and over are left from the start of the hold-down to the end of the bout;
          2. 2 points – if it is less than 20 seconds but over 10 sec left to the end of the bout;
          3. Total Victory - if the player taken under the hold-down gives the submission signal.



Article 69
The Number of the Bouts
  1. In case the competitions last one day the number of bouts for seniors shall not exceed 9. If the competitions last over one day, the number of bouts per day shall not exceed 5. For juniors, sub junior corresponding standards shall not exceed 7 bouts in one day competitions and 4 for those of many days.
  2. The rest period in between the bouts shall not be less than 10 minutes for seniors and juniors and not less than 15 minutes for sub junior.



Article 70
Start And End Of The Bout
Competitors are called to step up to the mat / Ring to conduct the bout.
  1. Before the start of the bout the contestant who was called first (red dress) shall take his place in the red corner of the mat / Ring and his opponent (blue dress) – in the blue corner. After the introduction, by the referee's gesture they come to the middle of the mat / Ring and shake hands. Then they make a step back and by the referee's whistle start the bout.
  2. Hand Shaking/ Touching of Gloves Before and after a bout, the players will shake hands/Touch Gloves as a sign of a purely sporting and friendly rivalry, according to HBIO regulations. Hand shaking takes place before starting the first round and after the decision. No hand shaking is allowed between the rounds.
  3. The bout ends by the sound of the stop (sound signal) but not by the referee's whistle.
  4. After the end of the bout the competitors return to their respective corners they occupied before the start of the bout. To declare the results the referee calls the players to the middle of the mat / Ring, takes both contestants' wrists, then lifts the winner's hand up after that the contestants shake hands and leave the mat / Ring.