Kickboxing consists of five sections (disciplines):
Light-contact (light-contact) Semi-contact (semi-contact) Full-contact (full-contact) Full-contact with low-kick or just low-kick (low-kick) Solo compositions
A light contact (“light contact”) is carried out on a 6×6 m ring or on a tatami 8×8 m. Here, light strikes are applied without using force. Hard blows are marked with a warning and, if they continue, with the subsequent disqualification of the athlete. Accordingly, there are no knockouts and victory is awarded by counting the number of hits that have reached the goal. Outfit: long kickboxing pants, helmet, t-shirt with closed shoulders, gloves, burl (mouthpiece), bandage, shin guards, feet (ankle protection, foot lift).
Semi-contact (limited contact) is carried out on the tatami 8×8 m. Strong blows to full contact are prohibited. After each exact hit, the referee stops the bout for scoring. With a difference of 10 points, a victory with “clear advantage” is awarded. Performers are athletes in a kimono with short sleeves. Otherwise, the equipment is the same as with light contact, the difference is only in gloves. The seven-contact uses small gloves, like in karate.
Weight categories for seven and light contact:
Juniors (16-18 years old) and Men (19 years old and older):
57, 63, 69, 74, 79, 84, 89, 94, +94 kg.
Juniors (16-18 years old) and Women (19 years old and older): – 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, +70 kg.
Senior youths (cadets) (13-15 years old) 42, 47, 52, 57, 63, 69, +69 kg.
Senior girls (cadets) (13-15 years): – 42, 46, 50, 55, 60, 65, +65 kg.
Younger boys and girls (10-12 years old): 28, 32, 37, 42, 47, +47 kg.
Full contact (full contact) is carried out in the 6×6 m ring. The equipment is the same as with light contact, only athletes come out with a naked torso (men). In this section, strikes in full force, as well as knockout actions, are permitted. Punches as in boxing. All kicks above the belt plus a hook. Points are scored for each round on a 10: 9 system. A more technical fighter gets 10 points, less – 9.