Techniques/Rules

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Legal Techniques While Standing
Closed hand strikes to the head, body and legs
Kicking to the head, body and legs
Knees to body and legs
Throws/Take downs/Sweeps
Standing Submissions (Chokes, Arm Bars, Locks etc.)
Shouldering to the body

Illegal Techniques While Standing
Elbow or forearm strikes
Knee strikes to the head
Linear Kicks to knees
Groin strikes
Intentionally Hitting back of head
Spine or kidney strikes
Excessive Slamming (moving forward once an opponent is elevated in order to create more damage from the takedown)
Throws onto head or neck (spiking)
Throws against a joint
Throwing out of competition area
Neck cranks (turning the neck)
Holding ropes or cage
Pinching, biting, gouging, and anything that might be considered “dirty fighting???
Fish hooking
Grabbing or holding the uniform or protective padding

Legal Techniques While on the Ground
Closed hand strikes to head, body and legs
Knee strikes to the body and legs
Submissions (chokes, arm bars/locks, straight leg locks ONLY)

Illegal Techniques While on the Ground
Elbow or forearm strikes
Neck cranks (twisting the neck)
Heel hooks or ankle looks
Angled Leg locks ·
Finger or toe locks
Choking with hand on throat
Smothering (hand over mouth)
Spine locks
Hammer locks
Fish hooks
Groin strikes
Spine strikes
Throwing out of competition area
Pinching, biting, gouging, and anything that might be considered “dirty fighting???
Grabbing or holding the uniform or protective padding
FOULS Anything not expressly included above as legal techniques may be considered a foul, including but not limited to:
1. HEAD BUTTING
2. EYE GOUGING
3. BITING
4. HAIR PULLING
5. FISHHOOKING
6. GROIN ATTACKS OF ANY KIND
7. PUTTING A FINGER INTO AN ORIFICE OR INTO A CUT
8. SMALL JOINT MANIPULATION / FINGER LOCKS
9. STRIKING THE SPINE OR THE BACK OF THE HEAD
10. STRIKING WITH THE ELBOW OR FOREARM
11. KNEE STRIKES TO THE HEAD
12. LINEAR KICKS TO THE KNEES
13. HEEL HOOKS OR ANGLED LEG LOCKS
14. SPINE LOCKS
15. NECK CRANKS
16. EXCESSIVE SLAMMING
17. THROWS AGAINST A JOINT
18. THROAT STRIKES OR GRABBING THE TRACHEA
19. CLAWING, TWISTING OR PINCHING THE FLESH
20. GRABBING THE CLAVICLE
21. STOMPING A GROUNDED OPPONENT
22. STRIKING THE KIDNEY
23. SPIKING AN OPPONENT TO THE CANVAS ON HIS HEAD OR NECK
24. PUSHING OR THROWING AN OPPONENT OUT OF THE RING
25. HOLDING THE SHORTS OR GLOVES OF AN OPPONENT
26. SPITTING
27. ENGAGING IN ANY UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT THAT CAUSES AND INJURY
28. HOLDING THE FENCE
29. USING ABUSIVE LANGUAGE
30. ATTACKING ON THE BREAK
31. ATTACKING YOUR OPPONENT WHILE HE’S UNDER THE CARE OF THE REFEREE
32. ATTACKING AFTER THE BELL
33. FLAGRANTLY DISREGARDING THE INSTRUCTIONS OF THE REFEREE
34. TIMIDITY, INCLUDING AVOIDING CONTACT, LOSING YOU MOUTPIECE, FAKING INJURY
35. INTERFERENCE FROM THE CORNERMAN