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58 Pa. Code § 25.5. Minimum kick requirement.

§ 25.5. Minimum kick requirement.

 (a)  Each contestant shall execute a minimum of eight kicking techniques during the course of each round, unless otherwise agreed to by both boxers and a commissioner or the Executive Director. The kicks shall be clear attempts to make contact with the opponent above the waist to qualify. If a contestant does not execute his minimum kicks per round (MKRS), the contestant then shall make up the kicks in the next round, and if he does not, he will have a one point deduction.

 (b)  An example of minimum kick technique scoring is as follows: First round contestant only executes six kicks. In the second round this contestant shall make up his two kicks from round one plus his eight minimum kicks for round two for a total of ten kicks. If a contestant fails to make the minimum number of kicks in one round, and then fails to make up the kicks in the following round, that contestant will then be penalized one point. A contestant who fails to meet his MKRS in three consecutive rounds shall be disqualified and the victory awarded to his opponent.

 (c)  The public address announcer will inform the audience of minimum kicking requirement (MKR) violations. The Commission will apply these MKRS rules or the MKRS rules of a Nationally recognized kickboxing council or association for a particular contest, subject to the written approval of the Commission.

 (d)  One MKR official shall be assigned to each contestant in a contest. The official shall be positioned at ringside and is responsible to count, in order, the number of qualifying kicks executed by the contestant. The MKR official assigned to contestant A will sit opposite contestant A’s corner, and the MKR official assigned to contestant B will sit opposite contestant B’s corner. Both officials will keep track of the number of kicks executed by their assigned contestant with hand held cards. If a contestant executes fewer than the minimum number of required kicks in one round, the MKR official for that contestant will immediately notify the referee of the number of kicks thrown.

 (e)  At the end of each round the referee will take the judges’ ballot slips and deliver them to a commissioner or the Executive Director for tabulation of the results onto a master scorecard.


   The provisions of this §  25.5 amended under the Athletic Code, 5 Pa.C.S. §  103(b)(1).


   The provisions of this §  25.5 amended May 17, 2002, effective May 18, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 2443. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (251556) to (251557).

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