Light Continuous Kickboxing

University Combat League light continuous kickboxing rules


Weight categories:

Adults Men (- 1 years Training)

Adults Men (- 2 years Training)

Adult Men (+ 2 years Training)

Adult Ladies (Open)



Note: In THE UNIVERSITY COMABT LEAGUE Light Continuous Kickboxing bouts, only one coach is allowed and he/she is to stay low or seated.
At no time may the coach enter the fighting area.
The referee may give a penalty point or disqualify the coaches student if this does happen.


  • In the UCL “Light Continues Division” Eliminations in the categories are 1 x 2 minute round.
  • Finals in are 2 x 2 minute rounds.
  • Extra time rule in case of a draw.
  • There is no break: Only 30 seconds extra time will be given between rounds in the finals.
  • If there is still no decision, this is followed by sudden death the competitor to get the first point as the winner.


The Competitor:

  • The competitor must be dressed in a clean and appropriate outfit.
  • The competitors should be wearing a clean T-shirt with clean trousers/shorts.
  • There should be no zip fasteners, pockets or buttons.
  • Traditional Karate Gi or Tae kwon do uniforms (Dobok) are fine.
  • Competitors cannot wear any metal objects that may cause injuries to the opponent.
  • Piercing, chains, watches or earrings are not allowed. Eyeglasses are forbidden; soft
  • contact-lenses are possible but at the competitor own risk.
  • Competitors may wear badges of their respective clubs, associations or Sponsor. Names and slogans are permitted as long as they do not offend public decency.
  • Headbands, hairnets and scarves are not allowed since they may slip. Long hair must be tied together. This should be done with an elastic band. Hair grips are not allowed.


The Competitor’s Equipment:

  • Head guard
  • Gum shield (mouth guard)
  • Boxing Gloves – Adults 10oz
  • Safety kicks & Shin guard (must be worn under the trousers) or shin instep.
  • Groin protector (men) must be worn under the clothes;
  • Recommended: Women Groin Guard, Breast protector for females.


  • The referee will take their place in the middle of the competitors
  • After the command “shake hands “or “touch gloves “or “bow” to the competitors he will start the match with the command “fight”.



  • The time of the fight is over when the timekeeper shouts “Stop” or sounds a “Horn”.
  • The fight is over in any case, when the main referee stops the fight finally with the command “stop” and not earlier.
  • Main referee turns to the referee table, takes one hand of both competitors and shows the winner, announcing the decision.


Scoring Area:

  • Front (Adults only), back and side of the head
  • Front and side of the body
  • Sweeps below mid calves
  • Every action must be controlled and well timed
  • Punch only a downed opponent within 3 seconds
  • The referee will count until 2 in his mind before calling stop.
  • In the event of a competitor falling on to the floor the 2 second rule applies.

Prohibited Actions:

  • Sweep and kick to knee and thigh (LOW KICK).
  • Kick and punch to the groin.
  • Kick and punch to the back of the body or to the top of the head.
  • Scratching, biting, spitting, verbal attacks to the referees or his opponent.
  • Kick and punch after stop called.
  • Uncontrolled actions Leaving the fighting area or falling down to waste time.

“UCL” Light Continuous Techniques:
Permitted Techniques

  • Jab & Cross Punch Inside Hand
  • Hook Punch Spinning Back Fist
  • Upper Cut Knife Hand
  • Back Fist Ridge Hand Elbow Strike
  • Front Kick Pushing With Arms
  • Side Kick Low Kick
  • Spinning Back Kick Knee Buts
  • Roundhouse Kick Head Buts
  • Hook Kick Using Thighs
  • Crescent Kick Throws
  • Axe Kick
  • Sweep
  • Spinning Sweep


Illegal Techniques

  • Head butts
  • Knees
  • Low Kicks
  • Knife Ridge Hand Attacks
  • Hitting the back of the head
  • Throws
  • Spinning Back Fist


Light Continuous points:
The correct definition of a score is when: a legal technique hits a legal target area, with reasonable power. Also, the competitor scoring must remain on their feet. E.g. the technique must be completed to score, unless the competitor is thrown or pushed to the floor. Every clean and well controlled technique to a permitted target area and executed with light contact scores, according to the degree of difficulty, as follows:


  • All punches 1 point
  • Foot sweep 1 point (you are swept if any other body part than your feet touch the floor and your balance is broken after opponent’s attack and follow up by foot sweep is not allowed)
  • Sweep and punch follow up 2 points
  • Kick to the body 1 point
  • Kick to the head 2 points
  • Jump kick to the body 2 points
  • Jump kick to the head 3 points

The Referee’s Power

  • The referee, Event Organiser/Promoter and doctor/medic are the only persons that can stop the bout.
  • The referee may deduct a point from a competitor leaving the fighting area 3 times in a bout.
  • The referee may disqualify a competitor for leaving the area on 4 occasions during the same bout.
  • The referee may deduct a point from a competitor for dissension after he has been already warned.
  • The referee may deduct a point from a competitor for dissension from his coach after he has been already warned.
  • The referee may deduct a point from a competitor for serious unsportsmanlike behaviour, by either himself or his coach.
  • The referee can disqualify a competitor if he does not turn up after he has been repeatedly called for his fight (usually one minute is allowed).
  • The referee can disqualify a competitor who turns up with improper safety equipment and cannot replace it in the time allotted (usually one minute is allowed).