International rules allow for all standard boxing punches and kicks to the thighs and body.  No knees, elbows or clinch is allowed.  Please be sure to select this rule set when you register if you prefer not to compete with knees, elbows or clinch.

Striking Areas

  • Front of the face (from ears forward).
  • Front and sides of the body.
  • Inside and outside of the thighs.
  • Inside and outside of shins.

Legal Strikes

  • All standard boxing punches.
  • All kicks, except for those noted under “Illegal Strikes” below.  Fighter may kick to the inside and outside of the legs (shin or foot) and above the waist.
  • Spinning back fists with the heel of fist or the back of the hand.
  • Front leg sweeps, foot-to-foot to the inside & outside of
    opponents’ front foot is permitted by both feet of the striker/sweeper.
  • No kick minimum.

Illegal Strikes

  • No elbows.
  • No sweeps.
  • No neck or hip throws.
  • No clinching.
  • No catching or trapping a leg.
  • No lifting your opponent.
  • No side kicks to the legs.
  • No front kicks to the thighs.
  • No kicks to the knees.
  • No hammer strikes.
  • No strikes to the back of the head.
  • No cartwheel kicks.
  • No spin sweeps.