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THE HELLENIC MARTIAL ARTS GAMES

PYXLAX RASSEIN

"THE PALESTRA"

Florida's Action Fights

November 27th & 28th, 2008

Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center

6000 W. Osceola Pkwy

Kissimmee/Orlando, Florida

www.gaylordhotels.com

World Martial Arts Competition

Endorsed by  

"The World Pan Hellenic United Olympic Pankration Athlima Federation"

 

The A.P.A.F. The American W.P.H.U.O.P.A.F - World Pan Hellenic United, Olympic Pankration Athlima Federation, and the A.P.A.F - American Pankration Athlima Federation is the first Pankration Organization recognized and the International Martial Arts Union Organization, from the Olympic Styles Competition, Orthostadin, Pyx Lax Pyx and Rassein Apaly. Europe, America, Africa, Asia, and Australia. It is dedicated to teaching fellow members and educating the World Martial Arts about The Hellenic Martial Arts and to  build Body, Mind and Spirit. The Olympic Athletic Spirit Competition. Healthy mind, and Healthy Body, The Pyx Lax Rassein Apaly

Fights

Agonas Dokimon     Pyx-lax Rassein     Rassein Apaly

4 Categories Youth

16 Forms Youth Divisions Below Black Belt/Black Belts

Panpaidon 10 years and below, Paidon 11-13, Efivon 14-16,Neanidon 17-18    *Boys and girls different division*                                                                                                      16 Forms Adult Division Below Black Belt/Black Belt                  

   Anilikon 5 Categories Adult

Alpha, 19-29,vita, 30-39,Gama, 40-49, Delta 50 and up,

Palemahie/Masters divisions

        ---------------------------------------------

*Men and Women different Divisions*

        

16 Divisions 

               Skiamahia               Oplomahia            Peirinhi

      Empty Hand Forms     Weapons Action Forms        Weapon Musical forms

16 Divisions

Polydamas

Self Defense

Neanidon 4 Categories Youth

16 Forms Youth Divisions Below Black Belt/Black Belts

 

Panpaidon 10 years and below, Paidon 11-13, Efivon 14-16,Neanidon 17-18    *Boys and girls different division*

            16 Forms Adult Division Below Black belt/Black Belt

   Anilikon 5 Categories Adult

Alpha, 19-29,vita, 30-39,Gama, 40-49, Delta 50 and up, Palemahie/Masters divisions

            *Men and Women Different Divisions*

        Orthostadine Pyx-lax Rassein Apaly

The Pankration way

21 weight categories, 158 divisions: Adult and Youth Men and Woman.

9 Grand Champion Divisions

Fight

Agonas Dokimon Pyx-lax Rassien       Rassien Apolly

U.S.A Continuous Fight. Olympian Kickboxing and throws. Grappling.

WEIGH-INS & CATEGORIES

All Competitors fighting, Pyx Lax Rassein Apaly must be weighted in prior to the competition. Only one official weigh-in is required per competitor. All competitors must fight within his/her own weight division. Competitors cannot fight outside of their own weight division. Tournament personnel will conduct the weigh-in the morning of the competition and record competitor’s weight. Youth boys and girls will not be divided by weight, but by size according to a small, medium, large scale determined by officials of the tournament.

Weight in Pounds Weight in Kilograms

1. Super Heavyweight 220 lbs to Unlimited 100 kg & up

2. Heavyweight 190 lbs to 219 lbs 86 kg to 99 kg

3. Middle Heavyweight 183 lbs to 189 lbs 83 kg to 85 kg

4. Super Light Heavyweight 175 lbs to 182 lbs 79 kg to 82 kg

5. Light Heavyweight 167 lbs to 174 lbs 76 kg to 78 kg

6. Super Middleweight 160 lbs to 166 lbs 72 kg to 75 kg

7. Middleweight 154 lbs to 159 lbs 70 kg to 71 kg

8. Super Welterweight 147 lbs to 153 lbs 67 kg to 69 kg

9. Welterweight 140 lbs to 146 lbs 64 kg to 66 kg

10. Super Lightweight 135 lbs to 139 lbs 62 kg to 63 kg

11. Lightweight 130 lbs to 134 lbs 60 kg to 61 kg

12. Super Featherweight 126 lbs to 129 lbs 58 kg to 59 kg

13. Featherweight 122 lbs to 125 lbs 56 kg to 57 kg

14. Super Bantamweight 118 lbs to 121 lbs 54 kg to 55 kg

15. Bantamweight 115 lbs to 117 lbs 52 kg to 53 kg

16. Super Flyweight 112 lbs to 114 lbs 50 kg to 51 kg

17. Middle Flyweight 109 lbs to 111 lbs 48 kg to 49 kg

18. Flyweight 100 lbs to 108 lbs 45 kg to 48 kg

19. Youth Super Flyweight 95 lbs to 99 lbs 43 kg to 44 kg

20. Youth Middle Flyweight 90 lbs to 94 lbs 41 kg to 42 kg

21. Youth Light Flyweight 89 lbs to Below 40 kg & Below

RANK RULES

All competitors are to compete at their highest-level belt division attained, and are not permitted to compete in lower ranked divisions. Experienced fighters are allowed to compete in the black belt division, but only at the discretion of their coach/instructor, and with the W.P.H.P.A.F. competition chairman's consent. Once a competitor begins competing in the black belt division, he/she must always compete in the black belt division.

LATE ENTREES

Once a competition event has begun, and the enrollment for that division has been closed, no competitors can be added to that division. It is imperative that all competitors arrive promptly at the start of their competition event.

ORDER OF COMPETITION

Forms:

Once the final call for the form and weapon division has been made, the competitor’s cards will be collected. The first three competitors will perform before any scores are awarded. After the third competitor is finished, the first competitor will be called back to be scored followed by the second and third competitor.

* The purpose of this is to allow the judges to sample the skill of the competitors. All remaining competitors in the division will be judged in comparison to these first three competitors.

Fighting:

Once the final call for the fighting division has been made at ringside, the competition cards will be collected and counted to see if byes are required. If byes are needed, they will be picked randomly.

* To determine how many byes are needed, a bye chart will be used.

Matches will always be selected randomly, but certain allowances may be given to competitors matched up from the same school. If possible, they may be separated from each other in the first round only.

* Competitors may not pick whom they wan or do not want to fight.

MATCH CONDUCT

* All competitors shall abide themselves with sportsmanlike conduct.

The Igitor ellanodiki shall be the first to enter the Palestra followed by the competitors.

Upon entering the Palestra, a competitor shall bow and/or salute the judges stating their name and fighting form ready for action.

Competitors shall allow themselves to be examined by the center ellanodiki "Igitior" in charge. The Igitir ellanodiki will check the appearance of both fighters and all safety equipment making sure they meet standard specifications. Upon completion of this task, the center ellanodiki will call both competitors to the center of the Palestra

The Igitor ellanodiki will then briefly go over the competition rules. He’ll then ask if there are any questions from either fighter.

* Competitors should be well informed of the competition rules before entering the Palestra. Ignorance of competition rules can be grounds for disqualification.

The Igitor ellanodiki will bow in the fighters in the traditional manner: Both fighters will take their places in the Palestra, face the center ellanodiki and bow. The competitors will then bow to one another, followed by a handshake.

The Igitor ellanodiki will then signal the timekeeper to standby for the commencement of the bout.

All judges’ will then signal to the Igitor ellanodiki that they are ready by saying ETIMOS; "READY?"

The Igitor ellanodiki will signal the competitors to take their fighting stands and commence the action.

Only the Instructor or Coach is allowed to stand in the outer perimeter of the Palestra.

At all times, the competitors and Instructor/Coach will listen and follow the Igitor ellanodiki’s instruction.

No outburst of foul language or obscene gestures will be tolerated in the Palestra.

The Igitor ellanodiki shall neither comment nor concede to any protest that may transpire outside the Palestra during the course of the bout.

In the event of a knockdown, the opposing competitor shall go to the neutral corner, turn his/her back to the center of the Palestra, and kneel until the center ellanodiki instructs otherwise.

At the completion of the bout, both fighters will again take their starting positions inside the Palestra; face the center ellanodiki and bow. The competitors will then bow to one another, followed by a handshake.

Both competitors will remain standing on their marks until the judges hand down their decision.

The Igitor ellanodiki will then congratulate both fighters, and raise the NIKITIS! (Victor’s) arm.

WAYS TO WIN

IN MEANDROS PALY "PANMACHIA"

KO:
The opposing competitor is knocked unconscious and is unable to continue.

TKO:

The opposing competitor is given a "standing 8 count" at the end of which the Igitor ellanodiki stops the match because he/she feels that the competitor is unable to protect himself/herself adequately due to lack of response or senses.

Decision:

The competitor who attains the most points scored at the end of the allotted match time is declared winner.

Submission:

The opposing competitor "taps-out" due to a potentially dangerous hold, joint-lock, or choke.

Forfeit:

The competitor does not wish to continue in the match, and resigns from the action.

Disqualification:

Opposing competitor causes an infraction that the Igitor ellanodiki and judges deem grounds for a disqualification.

LEGAL TARGET AREAS

High areas:

Side of the head, and collarbone.

Middle areas:

Ribs, chest, and stomach area.

Lower areas:

The upper & inner thigh - side of the leg above the knee, lower calf - side of leg below the knee (depending on the level fight event).

ILLEGAL TARGET AREAS

Face, back and side of the neck, throat, back & spine, groin, lower legs, knees.

NON-TARGET AREAS

Hips, shoulders, buttocks, arms, and feet.

LEGAL TECHNIQUES

Moderate to full contact along with controlled athletic Pyx - Lax Rassein Macheia techniques depending on the fight division.

ILLEGAL TECHNIQUES PANMACHIA

Illegal techniques are as follows: Strikes directly to the face, head butts, hair pulls, scratches, bites, elbows, knees, strikes to the eye of any type, any strikes to the head of a down competitor, slapping, grabbing and holding for longer than one second, blind techniques lacking control, sweeps, and any potentially dangerous move deemed unsafe in Athlentic Pyx Lax Rassein Pankration.

PINIS & PROIDOPIISIS / PENALTIES & WARNINGS

Excessive contact or attacking illegal targets will be dealt with by one warning first, followed by a second warning and loss of a point for the round, followed by disqualification. Unsportsmanlike contact or malicious contact will be grounds for immediate disqualification if agreed upon by a consensus of the judges and center referee.

APOVOLI / DISQUALIFICATION

Federation has the right to disqualify any competitor.

POLYPSIFIA / MAJORITY VOTE

Points are awarded by a majority vote of all officials. The majority of officials do not have to agree on the same technique used but that the points were scored.

HRONO DIAKOPIS / TIME OUTS

Opponent says Stop in middle of match- when this happens it tells the judges that they do not wish to continue.

APOFASI / DECISIONS

When a match has gone past the designated time limit it will be up to the judges to decide whom the winner is based upon the point system. Judges will give the scorekeeper their scores when instructed to do so by the ellanodiki at the end of the match only. The points will be totaled and the fighter with the most points will be the declared the winner of their individual fight. If at the end of the match both fighters have attained the same score, then a draw will be declared.

STALEMATE

Unanimous- all five (5) judges award a vote to the same contestant

 

EN THESI 8 METRIMATA / STANDING 8 COUNT

The ellanodiki has the right to issue a standing 8 count at any time during the competition if he feels the fighter has been seriously injured or impaired. If the fighter in question has not composed himself/herself by the end of the count, and is declared unfit to continue in the fight by the ellanodiki and the ring doctor, the fight will be stopped and the opposing competitor will be declare a winner by way of T.K.O. - Technical Knock Out.

EKSETASI NARKOTIKON / DRUG TESTING

* Any competitor suspected or found consuming any illegal substances to enhance performance prior to competition will be suspended (Testing will be prior to competition).

 

O AGONAS ARHIZI / THE EVENTS......... (Fighting/Competition)

 

The Pankration Way

"So The Best Fro You Fight Stael, Ant The Athletic Way"

Pyx-Machia (Olympian Boxing)

Lax-Machia = Olympian Kicks action (Kicking only)

Pyx-Lax Machia =Olympian kickboxing (Open All Styles of kickboxing/ Combination fighting)

Rassein Apaly = Olympian ground Fighting (Open All Styles of Ground Fighting)

Pan Machia = Pentathlo = The Pankration Way (Complete end the Athletic Pankration Fighting) Open All Styles Competition, The Pankration Way, pux-lax rassein

Polydamas (Men, Women, Youth and Children) consist of one competitor with no weapons in hand versus five other competitors with weapons in hand.

Maiandrios Paly (Individual or Tag Team Pro Fight):

Pirinhi (Olympian Musical Competition) Men, Women, Youth, and Children

Skiamahia (Empty hand, Olympian Form Competition) Men, Women, Youth, and Children

Oplomahia (Olympian Weapons Competition) Men, Women, Youth, and Children

Regional Championship:

State Championship:

National Championship:

World Championship

VATHMOLOGIA / POINT SCORING

A point is defined as a controlled legal sport karate technique scored by a competitor in-bounds and up-right (unless on a declared padded floor) without time being called that strikes a competitor with the allowable amount of focused touch contact. Points are scored individually or in any combinations thereof.

All legal hand technique that score will be awarded one (1) point.

All legal kicks to the body that score will be awarded one (1) point.

All legal kicks to the head will be awarded two (2) points.

All legal-jumping kicks to the body will be awarded two (2) points.

All legal-jumping kicks to the head will be awarded three (3) points.

All legal kicks to the legs above the knee will be awarded zero (0) points.

All legal takedowns by way of a leg sweep will be awarded one (1) point.

All legal takedowns by way of throws will be awarded two (2) points.

All legal escapes will be awarded one (1) point.

All legal reversal will be awarded two (2) points.

All legal submission (joint-locks, leg or arm extension, chokes, etc….) that are properly applied for more than 12 seconds, but does not result in a "tap-out" by the opposing competitor is considered a near fall and will be awarded three (3) points.

An attempt at a submission that is not properly applied will receive zero (0) points.

* It is the Igitor ellanodikis' decision if a submission hold was properly applied.

A majority of the officials must call for a two-point kick to be awarded tow (2) points: otherwise only one (1) point will be awarded.

 

U.S.A.P.A.F. CONTINUOUS FIGHT

"Agonas Dokimon"

SEMI CONTACT PYX - LAX MACHIA

W.P.H.U.P.A.F RULES

PERILISPIS AGONA, Over View

U.S.A.P.A.F. Continuous fight has no stoppage in the action. The winner of each match will be the competitor that scored the most number of quality punches and kicks and dominates the match. Face and head contact will be light contact to moderate contact and control contact will be maintained by hand selected and trained referees. Trained Center Referees will closely monitor head and face contact. The contact level is between point sparring, and kickboxing fight. The continuous fight division is Semi contact Pyx-Lax Machia, but rather it is a fun, challenging, and safe form of Athletic Pyx-Lax Pankration Competition.

Match durations

ANDRON, Men: Two (2) 3-minute rounds with a 1 min break between rounds.

GINEKON, Women: Two (2) 2-minute rounds with a 1 min break between rounds

EFIVON, Youth: One (1) continuous 3 minute round.

PAIDON, CHILDREN One (1) continuous 2 minute round

SIMIA, Scoring

Legal target areas: Body, chest, sides, face and head.

Illegal target areas: Legs, groin, neck, back of head, spine.

Legal techniques: All kicking techniques, front leg sweeps, (kicks to the thigh; adult only), Jabs, crosses, hooks, and (uppercuts, and face contact; Adults only),

Illegal Techniques: Spinning back fist, elbows, hammer fist, knees, head strikes, finger strikes, and heel kicks.

You may never sweep when an opponent is kicking. You may sweep with your front boot, toe-to-heel, and heel-to-heel to the other person front boot. No sweeps with your rear or front leg to the opponent's rear leg. The sweeps intent is to unstable your opponent and must be immediately followed up with a legal technique.

No fighting permitted on the ground. A competitor should guard themselves at all times.

Judging
Each match will be scored by 3(local & state) or 5(national & international) score judges that will give their scorecards to the official secretary at the end of the fight. The secretary will then add all of the judges scorecards to attain a total score. The winner of the fight will be the competitor that earns the most points at the end of the fight. The announcer will then call the winner of the fight by calling out each of the judge's scores, and the center referee will then raise the winner arm in victory.

In case of a stalemate, a continuing one (1) minute fight for local & states events, and a two (2) minutes fight for national & international events will be fought to declare a winner. If after this tie breaking round the match is still in stalemate, an additional round will be fought for local & state events were the first point scored wins. For national & international events, a one (1) minute fight will be fought were the most points scored will declare the winner. If in the extreme event the fight is still tied after this last round, then the match will continue with an additional first point scored wins round.

Infractions
Unintentional
excessive contact or attacking illegal targets will be dealt with by one warning first, followed by a second warning and loss of a point for the round, followed by disqualification. Unsportsmanlike contact or malicious contact will be grounds for immediate disqualification if agreed upon by a consensus of the judges and center referee.

 

VATHMOLOGIA KATA AGONISTIKI / SCORING BY FIGHTIN EVENT

Pyx-Machia:

Punch to head 1-2 points, Punch to the body 1 point. Combination strikes 2-5 points.

Elbows Strike no points?.

Legal strikes to Body, Chest, Sides, Face and Head

Illegal Target Areas: Neck, Back of Head, No Spinning Back fist

Lax-Machia:

Kick to body 1 point, Kick to head 2 points, Jump Kicks 2-5 points. Knee to the body and Low Kicks receive no points

Legal Strikes to Body, Side of Head, Front and Side of Body and Low kicks to thigh Illegal: Elbows, Knees?

Pyx-Lax Machia:

Punch to head 1-2 points, Punch to the body 1-2 point. Combination strikes 2-3

points. Elbows, Knee and Low Kicks Strike no points Kick to body 1 point, Kick to head 2 points, Jump Kicks 2-3 points. Knee to the body and Low Kicks receive no points

Legal strikes to Body, Chest, Sides, Face and Head Illegal Target Areas: Neck, Back of Head, No Spinning back fists Legal Strikes to Body, Side of Head, Front and Side of Body and Low kicks to thigh

Illegal: Elbows, Knees?

Rassein:

Uses hands, feet, and body to put opponent on ground. No punches, kicks, Elbow, knee strikes, or heel strikes are allowed. A sweep must be proper and not a kick. The purpose of a sweep is not to takedown an opponent, but rather to disrupt his/her balance in order to be immediately followed up with a Athlentic Pyx Lax Rassein Pankration technique. This technique is to be executed to the back of the front leg at mid-calf or below only. Competitors cannot strike a downed opponent in Rassein apaly competitions. A competitor should guard themselves at all times.

Good sweep techniques 1-2 points. No heel strikes allowed

Takedowns are awarded 1-3 points depending on dynamic application and effect on the opponent

Holding techniques standing: 3 points for 5 seconds - 10 points for 12 seconds.

Rassein Apaly:

A hold-down is accomplished when the back of the competitor being held down is exposed to the mat, and the competitor accomplishing the hold-down is in a superior position enabling them to restrict the held-done competitor while being able to disengage themselves at any time. A hold-down is broken if the competitor being held down escapes the position or enacts a hold that restricts the disengagement of the other opponent There are no punches, kicks, Elbows or knee strikes allowed.

Holds on ground - 3 points for 5 seconds. 10 points for 12 seconds

Near fall - 5 points

Escape – 1 point Reversal - 2 points

Pan Machia:

Punch to head 1-2 points, Punch to the body 1-2 point. Combination strikes 2-5 points.

Elbows, Knee and Low Kicks Strike no points

Kick to body 1 point, Kick to head 2 points, Jump Kicks 2-3 points.

Knee to the body and Low Kicks receive no points

Use hands, feet and body to put opponent on ground.

There are no punches, kicks, Elbow or knee strikes allowed.

Good sweep techniques 1-2 points. No heel strikes allowed

Takedowns are awarded 1-5 points depending on dynamic application and effect on the opponent

Holding techniques standing: 3 points for 5 seconds - 10 points for 12 seconds.

A hold-down is accomplished when the back of the competitor being held down is exposed to the mat, and the competitor accomplishing the hold-down is in a superior position enabling them to restrict the held-done competitor while being able to disengage themselves at any time. A hold-down is broken if the competitor being held down escapes the position or enacts a hold that restricts the disengagement of the other opponent. When on the ground there are no punches, kicks, elbow or knee strikes allowed.

Holds on ground - 3 points for 5 seconds. 10 points for 12 seconds

Near fall - 5 points

Escape - 1 point Reversal - 2 points

Submissions count as 15 points

Points can be deducted if techniques are not properly executed

KATA SCHIAMACHIA RULES (Empty Hand Forms)

Hronos Agonismatos

Every form or weapons routine cannot be more than three minutes long. This time is counted from the time the competitor enters the palestra to compete. Judge will count the following: a clean uniform, introduction (name, style and name of kata schiamahia (form), focus, balance, concentration, flexibility, speed, coordination and time.

Time Limit:

The time limit will be a maximum of three minutes from the time the competitor enters thePalestra (ring). If a form exceeds this time period, the competitor will be disqualified.

 

Oplomachia

Scoring ranges of Form and Weapons:

The scoring range for Black Belt Grand champions will be from 9.50 to 10.00 points. The scoring range for black belts will be from 8.00 to 9.00 points. The scoring range for Dokimos,Advanced belts will be from 7.00 to 8.00points. The scoring range for Dokimos,Intermediate, belts will be from 6.00 to 7.00 points.

Time Limit:

The time limit will be a maximum of 4 minutes from the time the competitor enters the Palestra(ring). If a form exceeds this time period, the competitor will be disqualified.

Isopalia / Ties:

All ties within 2nd to 4th place will be figured by calculating the score including the high and low scores. If the tie cannot be broken this way, the majority of the judge's scores will be used. If there is still a tie, the competitors will perform again to break the tie. All ties for first place will require the competitors to perform again in order to break the tie. The competitors will perform again and the first place winner will be chosen by the judges pointing to the competitor that he/she believes to be the best.

Skiamachia

Soft/Hard/ ,Olympic competition forms:

All competitors competing in these divisions are expected to exhibit a form that reflects the traditional values of the style name in which they are competing. The form does not have to be a classic, but it should contain the style's classical form movements. The competitor can be disqualified or his/her score affected if he/she does not comply.

Time Limit:

The time limit will be a maximum of 4 minutes from the time the competitor enters the Palestra(ring). If a form exceeds this time period, the competitor will be disqualified.

 

Pirinhi

Musical Form Division:

Judges will expect that the music be synchronized with the moves of the form. The beats and the rhythm of the music should be coordinated with the movements of the form.

Time Limit:

The time limit will be a maximum of 4 minutes from the time the competitor enters the Palestra(ring). If a form exceeds this time period, the competitor will be disqualified.

Oplomachia

Weapon Form Division:

Any competitor who unintentionally drops his/her weapon will be disqualified automatically. Any competitor that recklessly misuses his/her weapon may be penalized or disqualified.

Time Limit:

The time limit will be a maximum of 4 minutes from the time the competitor enters the Palestra(ring). If a form exceeds this time period, the competitor will be disqualified.

Orthostadin Pyx Lax Rassein Apaly

PYX-MACHIA RULES ( Olympian Boxing)

Pyx- Machia, Youth, Adults (Men & Women)

Youth - Legal punches to front and side of head Semi Contact Only, front and side of body above belt - Full Contact

Adult - Legal punches to front and side of head - Full Contact, front and side of body above belt - Full Contact

 

LAX - MAHIA RULES (Kicking Only)

 

Lax-Machia, Youth, Adults (Men & Women)

Youth - Legal kick to front and side of head Semi Contact Only, front and side of body above belt - Full Contact. No Low Kicks,

Adult - Legal Kicks to front and side of head - Full Contact, front and side of body above belt - Full Contact. Low Kicks to side of thigh, Sweeps are allowed by using calves only.

 

PYX-LAX MACHIA (Action Kickboxin

Pyx-lax Machia, Children, Youth, Adults (Men & Women)

Children - Semi Contact to side of head, Semi Contact punches and kicks to the body

Youth - Legal punches to front and side of head Semi Contact Only, front and side of body above belt - Full Contact Legal kick to front and side of head Semi Contact Only, front and side of body above belt - Full Contact. No Low Kicks.

Adult - Legal punches to front and side of head - Full Contact, front and side of body above belt - Full Contact Legal Kicks to front and side of head - Full Contact, front and side of body above belt - Full Contact. Low Kicks to side of the thigh, Sweeps are allowed by using calves only.

 

PYX -LAX RASSEIN APALY

Pyx-lax rassein Machia, Children, Youth, Adults (Men& Women)

Children - Semi Contact to side of head, Semi Contact punches and kicks to the body

Youth - Legal punches to front and side of head Semi Contact Only, front and side of body above belt - Full Contact Legal kick to front and side of head Semi Contact Only, front and side of body above belt - Full Contact. No Low Kicks.

Adult - Legal punches to front and side of head - Full Contact, front and side of body above belt - Full Contact Legal Kicks to front and side of head - Full Contact, front and side of body above belt - Full Contact. Low Kicks to side of thigh, Sweeps are allowed by using calves only

The objective of the rules is to maintain the safety of the competitors.

Each youth match will be two minutes long. In the event of a tie, a one-minute tiebreaker will be fought. If there is still a tie, the competitors will fight again and the first point scored will determine the winner.

Controlled takedown & throwing will receive two points

 

RASSEIN APALY RULES

 

Rassein Appaly = Grappling, throws, and Locks Fight. No punching, kicking, knee, elbow, or head strikes on the ground

Pyx Lax Mahia = Kickboxing. Youth = Light Contact to the face

Pyx Lax Mahia = Mandatory Boxing head gear, mouthpiece, hand wraps, Boxing glove sizes are Children 14 ounces, Youth 16 ounces, and 18 ounces for adults, groin cup, shin protectors, feet protectors for youth

Rassein Appaly = Mandatory mouthpiece, elbow pads, wrist pads, groin cup, knee pads,

* When applicable the event staff will provide competition equipment.*

By W.P.H.U.P.A.F. World PanHellenic United Pankration Athlima federetion

 

1 .) The objective of the rules is to maintain the safety of the competitors.

2.) Each youth match will be two minutes long. In the event of a tie, a one-minute tiebreaker will be fought. If there is still a tie, the competitors will fight again and the first point scored will determine the winner.

3.) No punches, kicks or chokes from throat are allowed.

4.) Controlled takedown & throwing will receive two points.

5.) Any reversal or escape from a hold receives two points.

6.) Near pin or hold down held for 12 seconds receives 10 points, striking negates hold down.

7.) Submission joint locks (elbow, ankle, knee, head on side earns 20 points. No fingers striking, bending, or locking.

8.) Submission earns 20 points. If competitor wants to continue it will be up to the ellanodiki's decision, based on the time left in the match.

ILLEGAL TECHNIQUES AND ACTIONS

1) Gouging or poking any body part

2) Biting

3) Striking to groin, kidney, spine, ears, or back of the head

4) Head butting above the neck

5) Elbowing is only legal from below the neck to above the hip

( ellanodikis discretion before fight )

6) Kneeing is only legal from below the neck to above the hip

( ellanodikis discretion before fight ) front of the body

7) Hitting to the face when on the ground

8) Hair Pulling, Pinching, Scratching - Nails must be kept short

( ellanodikis discretion before fight )

9) Tearing or pulling the ear

10) Kicking to the knee joint

11) Stomping with the foot on the feet, face, or body

12) "Fish-hooking" (puffing fingers in opponent's mouth)

13) Avoiding opponent/running out of palestra/refusal to fight

14) Non Athletic behavior

15) No smothering of mouth with any part of the body

16) Rude behavior including foul language

17) Any competitor suspected or found consuming any illegal substances for performance enhancement prior to competition will be suspended ( Testing will be prior to competition

MORE LEGAL TECHNIQUES

 

Grappling

Takedowns and throwing techniques

Submission joint locks (elbows, ankle, knee, finger, etc)

Side of the neck chokes (arm-throwing with hands, or applying pressure with any other part of the body)chin locksAny reversal or escape from a hold.

Illegal

Biting

Head Strikes

Pulling of the hair

Scratching

Pulling on the ear

No contact to eyes

Knee strikes to the head

No spinning back kick or heel strikes

Striking to the throat, strikes to groin, bending fingers

The person fighting may not be allowed to use Vaseline unless prescribed by doctor or trainer.

Pinching to any part of the body

Any punch, kick or knee to the head, body, and legs when standing

No elbow, knee, or heel pressure

No talking allowed

 

PAN MACHIA RULES (Olympic Competition Rules)

 

Any Legal punches and high or low kicks to head, leg and body - Adults Only

Adult - Legal punches to front and side of head - Full Contact, front and side of body above belt - Full Contact - Legal Kicks to front and side of head - Full Contact, front and side of body above belt - Full Contact. Low Kicks to side of thigh, Sweeps are allowed by using calves only. -

1 .) The objective of the rules is to maintain the safety of the competitors.

2.) No punches, kicks or chokes from throat are allowed.

3.) Controlled takedown & throwing will receive two points.

4.) Any reversal or escape from a hold receives two points.

5.) Near pin or hold down held for 12 seconds receives 5 points, striking negates hold down.

6.) Submission joint locks (elbow, ankle, knee, head on side earns 20 points. No fingers striking, bending, or locking.

7.) Submission earns 20 points. If competitor wants to continue it will be up to the ellanodiki's decision, based on the time left in the match.

 

Mandatory Equipment: Hand Wraps, Surgical Gloves (to cover nails), 16 ounce leather open hand gloves with fingers and palm exposed. Mouthpiece, elbow protection, groin protection

knee protection, shin and top of feet pads. ellanodiki will inspect finger and toe nails for safety reasons.

 

POLIDOMAHIA RULES (Self Defense)

 

Coordinated Self defense Moves Using Naked Hands or Weapons

Polydamas consists of one competitor with no weapons in hand versus five other competitors that are armed with weapons in their hands. The matches consist of a minimal 5 to 8 minute competition for men, 3 to 5 minutes for women, 3 minutes for young adults, and 2 minutes for youth.

Every form or weapons routine cannot be more than 4 minutes long. This time is counted from the time the competitor enters the palestra to compete. Judge will count the following: a clean uniform, introduction (name, style and name of schiamahia (form), focus, balance, concentration, flexibility, speed, coordination, acting and time.

 

MAIANDRIOS PALY RULES

Individual or Tag Team Pro Fight

 

Adult - Legal Techniques

*All punches to the head and body

*Kicks to legs, body and head

*Knee strikes to the head and body

*Sweeps

*Takedowns and throws

*Any Form of clinching

*Any block, parry, or evasion to defend against blows

*Any reversal of a takedown or throwing attempt

Illegal Techniques

Biting

Head Strikes

Hair pulling

Scratching

Pulling on the ear

Gouging or poking eyes

Knee strikes to the head

No spinning back kick or heel strikes

Striking to the throat, groin, kidney, spine, and back of head. No finger bending

Pinching to any part of the body

Any punch, kick or knee to the head, body, and legs when standing

No elbow, knee, or heel pressure, no stomping with the foot on the feet, face or body

No Fish Hooking (putting fingers in opponent’s mouth)

No smothering (covering opponent’s mouth for more than 3 seconds with any part of the body

Any competitor suspected of or found consuming any illegal substances for performance enhancement prior to competition will be suspended

 

1.) The objective of the rules is to maintain the safety of the competitors.

2.) No punches, kicks or chokes to the throat are allowed. Elbows and Knees allowed

3.) Controlled takedown & throwing

4.) Any reversal or escape from a hold

5.) Near pin or hold down, striking negates hold down.

6.) Submission joint locks elbow, ankle, knee, head on side. No fingers striking, bending, or locking.

7.) If competitor wants to continue after a submission it will be up to the Ellanodiki's decision, based on the time left in the match.

8.) There can be 4, 6, 8, or 10 rounds each 5 minutes long with a 1 minute break in between rounds.

 

Mandatory Equipment: Hand Wraps, Surgical Gloves (to cover nails), 16 ounce leather open hand gloves with fingers and palm exposed. Mouthpiece, elbow protection, groin protection

knee protection, shin and top of feet pads. ellanodiki will inspect finger and toe nails for safety reasons.

 

PYRINHE RULES (Weapons Musical Forms)

 

The center judge before the competitor performance must hear all music to make sure of suitability. Any music with bad language will not be accepted. You cannot use more space than the palestra allows. Judges will check all Weapons for safety purposes. Judges will count the following: a clean uniform, introduction (name, style and name of schiamahia (form), focus, balance and stance, concentration, flexibility, speed, coordination and time. You must show use of weapon. You can not only hold weapon without a form. All moves are allowed in music competition.

                     OPLOMACHIA RULES (Weapon Forms)

The center judge before the competitor performance must check all Weapons for safety purposes. The judges should not de intimidated by gymnastic moves, and kicks, the judging is solely based on weapon control. Dance moves will not be accepted or tolerated during a forms performance. (This is a Pankration Way Competition), no tsifteteli, dancing. Theatrical costumes including heavy make-up, masks or any type of uniform that is not recognized as a legal uniform by official. All of these infractions may result in immediate Disqualification. These rules have been added to keep the quality and the standards of Oplomachia (Weapons Forms) in the Olympic Competition Spirit. Judge will count the following: a clean uniform, introduction (name, competitor style and name of shiamahia (form), focus, balance, concentration, flexibility, speed, coordination and time.

TAG TEAM RULES

OLYMPIC STYLE COMPETITION

Pyx Lax Rassein Apaly Weight and Times of Fight

(Continuous Kick boxing and Grappling) Weight Classes

Individual and Tag Team fighting

Rules and Divisions are the same as Pyx-Lax Rassein Apaly and Pan Machia

 

* All competition times are the same for individual or tag team matches.

*Tag team is two partners/competitors that interchange during the match versus two other competitors. This means only two competitors may be in the palestra at one time and either competitor may tag his partner into the palestra at any time. No two partners may step into the palestra at any time versus one opponent of the opposing team.

* All competitors will be examined by a physician prior to starting the competition.

 

Children &Youith Division(s) Forms

Alpha,10 & under boys &Girls

                                        Vita,11-14,boys&Girls

                                        Gama,15-16,boys &Girls

                                        Delta,17-18,boys & girls

Adult Division(s) Forms & Fighting

Alpha,19 - 29 years of age ,Men's and Women’s Division

Vita, 30 - 39 years of age, Men’s and Women’s Division

Gama, 40 -49 years of age,Men’s and Women’s Division

Delta 50 years of age, and up 

World Championship and National Championship

Men’s Division: The Fight consists of :

* 3 minutes Pyx-machia (Boxing)

* 3 minutes Lax-machia (Kicking only)

* 5 minutes Pyx-Lax -machia (Kick boxing)

* 1 minute break *

The fight continues into 8 minutes National, 10 minutes, World Championship, of Rassein Appaly, (Grappling,Throws,and Locks) *The winner of this fight continues to the Pan Machia division which consists of a 12minutes, National, 15 minute World Championship, continuous, and Orthostadin Pyx-Lax, Rassein Apaly. ,Punchs,kicks, Grappling , throws, and locks,ANO and KATO PANKRATION .

* The Pan Machia division starts when the division is called, after a minimal break of 3 minutes.

 

Women’s Division: The Fight consists of :

* 2 minutes Pyx-machia (Boxing)

* 2 minutes Lax-machia (Kicking only)

* 3 minutes Pyx-Lax- machia (Kickboxing)

* 1minute break

* The fight continues into 5 minutes,National, 7minutes World Championship of Rassein Appaly, (Grappling, throws, and locks)

* The winner of this fight continues to the Pan Machia division which consists of a 8 minute National, 10 minutes world Champioaship, continuous. Orthostadin pyx lax Rassein Apaly, Punchs, Kicks, and Rassein, Grappling, throws, and Locks.

* The Pan Machia division starts when the division is called, after a minimal break of 3 minutes.

 

Youth Division: The Fight consists of : ( Age group = 14 - 17 ) by weight

* 2 minutes Pyx-machia (Boxing)

* 1 minute Lax-machia (Kicking only)

* 2 minutes Pyx-Lax- machia (Kickboxing)

* 1 minute break

* The fight continues into 2 minutes, National ,3 minutes World Championship,of Rassein Apaly. (Grappling, Throws. and Locks)

 

Chilren Division: The Fight consists of : ( Age group = 13 and younger ,by weight )

* 1 minute Pyx-mahia ( Boxing)

* 1 minute Lax-mahia (Kicking only)

* 1 minute Pyx-Lax- mahia (Kickboxing)

* 1 minute break

* The fight continues into 2 minutes National and Wold Championship, of Rassein Apaly. (Grappling, Throws, and Locks)

 

TELOS KALO O LA KALA

FIGHTING POINT SYSTEM

U.S.A.P.A.F.

POINTS ARE SCORED INDIVIDUALLY OR IN ANY COMBINATION. FOR EXAMPLE:

A FIGHTER CAN EARN A TOTAL OF 3 POINTS WITH AN UPPER CUT TO THE BODY FOLLOWED BY A HOOK TO THE HEAD. THE OPPONENT CAN THEN ANSWER WITH HIS/HER OWN POINTS WITH A REVERSE HOOK KICK TO THE HEAD, WHICH IS ALSO 3 POINTS.

Pyx – Machia

Olympian Boxing

JAB 1 PT.

HOOK TO THE BODY 1 PT.

HOOK TO THE FACE 1or 2 PTS.

UPPER CUT TO THE BODY 1 PT.

UPPER CUT TO THE FACE 2 PTS.

RIGHT TO THE BODY 1 PT.

LEFT TO THE BODY 1 PT.

STRAIGHT RIGHTS 2 PTS. NOT A JAB

STRAIGHT LEFT 2 PTS. NOT A JAB

REVERSE PUNCHES 1 PT.

BACK FISTS 1 PT.

KNIFEHAND STRIKES 1 PT.

SPEARHAND STRIKES 1 PT.

HAMMER STRIKES 1 PT.

PALM STRIKES 0 PT.

RIDGEHAND STRIKES 0 PT.

ELBOW STRIKES 0 PT.

WRIST STRIKES 0 PT.

 

Lax – Machia

Kick Fight

FRONT LEG SWEEPS 1 or 2PT.

BACK LEG SWEEPS 1 PT.

LOW KICK CALF 0 PT.

LOW KICK THIGH 1 PT.

FRONT KICK MID 1 PTS.

FRONT KICK HIGH 2 PTS.

JUMPING FRONT KICK 3 PTS.

SIDE KICK MID 1 PTS.

SIDE KICK HIGH 2 PTS.

JUMPING SIDE KICK 3 PTS.

ROUND KICK MID 1 PTS.

ROUND KICK HIGH 2 PTS.

JUMPING ROUND KICK 3 PTS.

REV. KICK TO THE MID 1 PTS.

REV. KICK HIGH 2 PTS.

JUMPING REV. KICK 3 PTS.

HOOK KICK MID 1 PTS.

HOOK KICK HIGH 2 PTS.

JUMPING HOOK KICK 3 PTS.

AX KICK TO THE HEAD 2 PTS.

BACK KICK 2 PTS.

JUMP BACK KICK 3 PTS.

KNEE STRIKES LOW 1 PTS.?

KNEE STRIKES MID/HIGH 2 PTS.?

Rassien Apaly

Grappling, Throws, Submission Joint Locks, and Chokes.

SNGL. / DBL. LEG TAKEDOWN 2 PTS.

LEG SWEEPS 1 PT.

THROWS 2 PTS

ESCAPE 1 PT.

REVERSAL 2 PTS

ANY JOINT LOCKS 3 PTS.

CHOKES 3 PTS.

 

IF A SUBMISSION HOLD IS APPLIED FOR MORE THAN 30 SECONDS, BUT THE MOVE IS NOT

POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS, THE FIGHTER APPLYING THE HOLD WILL BE DECLARED WINNER AFTER SAID TIME EXPIRES.

IF A SUBMISSION HOLD IS APPLIED, AND IT IS A POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS MOVE (BODY WILL SUFFER PHYSICAL DAMAGE), THE REFEREE CAN STOP THE BOUT AT HIS/HER DISCRETION AND DECLARE THE FIGHTER APPLYING THE MOVE WINNER.

CONDUCT

UNSPORTSMAN LIKE CONDUCT CAN RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION OR POINT DEDUCTION, DEPENDING ON SEVERITY OF SAID CONDUCT. THE REFEREE CAN/WILL STOP THE BOUT AND GIVE APPROPRIATE WARNING (S) OR POINT DEDUCTION (S) NECESSARY WITH CONCENT OF JUDGES.

DISQUALIFICATION OF FIGHTER WILL HAVE TO CONCUR WITH JUDGES DECISION BY MAJORITY VOTE.

CURSING / SPITTING / HAND

GESTURES / NOT OBEYING

REFEREE’S INSTRUCTIONS /

ETC…. 3 PTS. DEDUCTION

UNCONTROLLED ANGER AND

ACTIONS / INTENTIONALLY HURTING OPPONENT. DISQUALIFICATION

A.P.A.F orthostadin Continuous fighting

Agonas Dokimon

W.P.H.U.P.A.F RULES

A.P.A.F Orthostadin continuous fight and rassien apaly

 

Over View

A.P.A.F. Orthostadin Continuous fight has no stoppage in the action. The winner of each match will be the competitor that scored the most number of quality punches and kicks and dominates the match. Face and head contact will be light contact to moderate contact and control contact will be maintained by hand selected and trained referees. Trained Center Referees will closely monitor head and face contact. The contact level is between point sparring and kickboxing fight. The continuous fight division is SEMI CONTACT PYX-LAX, but rather it is a fun, challenging, and safe form, of Athletic Orthostadin Pyx-Lax Rassein Pankration Competition.

Match Durations

Men: Two (2) 3-minute rounds with a 1 min break between rounds.

Women: Two (2) 2-minute rounds with a 1 mi break between rounds.

Youth: One (1) continuous 2 minute round.

Scoring

Legal target areas: Body, Chest, sides, face and head. Illegal target areas: Legs, Groin, and Neck, Back of head, Spine. Legal techniques: All kicking techniques, Jabs, Crosses, Hooks, and uppercuts. Must hit with knuckles. Illegal techniques: Spinning backfist, elbows, hammer fist, knees Front leg sweeps are allowed. Only boot-to-boot and if opponents both feet are on the ground. You may never sweep when an opponent is kicking. You may sweep with your front boot, toe-to-heel, and heel-to-heel to other person front boot. No sweeps with your rear or front leg to the opponents rear leg. The sweeps intent is to unstable your opponent and must be immediately followed up with a legal technique.

NO fighting permitted on the ground. A competitor should guard themselves at all times.

Judging

Each match will be judged by 5 corner judged and a center referee, that will declare the winner of each round according to which player scored a greater number of points by the end of the round. Either this will be determined by a clicker system or a 10-point must system that focuses on points. Equal concentration is given to kicking and punching techniques. If a round is felt to be even by the judge, then the superior kicking will be awarded the round. At the end of all rounds the player with the most rounds won in total will be declared the winner. In case of a tie match, another round of one-minute (1) rounds 2 minutes for international and National events will be played. If the round is again declared and tie- then the center referee will indicate the winner based on superior ringsmanship.

There are only three verbal commands given. (Failure to comply the infraction policy applies)

1. Fight-Opponent begin to fight

2. Break- at which both opponents are to step back far enough as not to be able to strike the opponent. The fighters may resume fighting without any further command.

3. Stop- Opponents must stop immediately and step back to a safe distance. The command "fight" must be given before the bout beginning.

Infractions

Unintentional excessive or attacking illegal targets will be dealt with by one warning first, followed by a second warning and loss of a point for the round, followed by a disqualification. Unsportsmanlike contact or malicious contact will be grounds for immediate disqualification if agreed upon by a consensus of the judges and center referees.

Equipment

All athletes must have the following equipment: Foam dip foot pads, foam shin pads, athlete cup (males), boxing or foam head gear, and mouth guard. The promoter will supply boxing gloves.

Divisions

Each weight and age will be divided into Novice and Advance (Divisions under 2y, Intermediate and Advanced and Experienced events 2y and up)

Coordinator reserves the option to modify the division based on the numbers of competitors. As always safety will be the top consideration.

 

WORLD PAN HELLENIC UNITED

INTERNATIONAL/AMERICAN PANKRATION

ATHLIMA FEDERATION

pux-lax rassein PUX-LAX RASSEIN

 

The W.P.H.U.P.A.F - World Pan Hellenic United Pankration Athlima Federation, and the A.P.A.F - American Pankration Athlima Federation is the first Pankration Organization recognized and the International Martial Arts Union Organization, from the Olympic Styles Competition, Pyx Lax Rassein andPyx Europe, America, Africa, Asia, and Australia. It is dedicated to teaching fellow members and educating the World Martial Arts about The Hellenic Martial Arts, Orthostadin Lax Rassein ,Orthodox Pankration, the way of the Pankration Tradition. Event Basics, Forms, punches, kicks, throws, locks, and the 8 points fighting methods of Pyx Lax, Rassein Self Defense. Build Body, Mind and Spirit. Develop Self-Confidence, Street Defense, and the Olympic Athletic Spirit Competition. Healthy mind, and Healthy Body, The Pyx Lax Rassein, Pankration Way.

"Pankration is a lifetime marathon - this is the oldest martial arts recorded in Hellenic history in Olympic competition in the past, present, and future".

Kratios Professor Vasilios Katsaitis

************

 

"World PanHellenic United Pankration Athlila Federetion"

W.P.H.U.P.A.F. OFFICIAL EVENT RULES

FOR

U.S.A.P.A.F. Continues, Pyx - Lax Rassein Apaly, and Pan Machia fight rules and division; including Sanction, and Point Ratings

OFFICIALS (Responsibilities and Qualifications)

EPITHEORITIS (A.P.A.F. Inspector Chairman):

This chairman makes sure that the promoter has provided all the necessary requirements need by the W.P.H.U.P.A.F. before approving the competition. The inspector chairman cannot give the concent of the federation if he/she finds any dicrepancies with the promoters work. Also, The inspector chairman is in charge of checking credentials of all of the event officials.

Promoter:

The promoter is in charge of organizing the event meeting the W.P.H.U.P.A.F. requirements to insure a proper venue.

Arbitrator:

The arbitrator has to have complete knowledge of all of the W.P.H.U.P.A.F. competition rules. He/she will clarify or advise the coaches, competitiors, judeges, or referee on any questions which may arrise pretaining to the competition. the arbitrator hs the final word if a discrepency occurs.

The arbitrator shall present during weigh in process.

IATROS (Palestra Doctor):

The Palestra( Ring) Doctor’s main objective is to oversee the physical condition of competitors so as to avoid any serious injury.

Palestra Doctor shall be board certified and be experienced in the field of Athlentic (Sports)Medicine.

Must be approved by the W.P.H.U.P.A.F. to be the palestra doctor in charge of the competition.

Palestra Doctor shall provide his/her own emergency kit.

In the event a serious injury does occur, the Doctor shall provide immediate aid to the fighter.

The Palestra Doctor shall prep an injured fighter and assist the local emergency agency in the evacuation and transportation of patient to the nearest qualified facility.

The Palestra Doctor shall remain aware of the progress of an injured fighter via cell phone throughout the competition.

Palestra Doctor has the power to stop a bout based upon his/her professional prudence.

Official disqualification of a fighter by the Palestra Doctor shall be noted by the judges and the ellanodiki by providing proof there of.

Palestra Doctor shall be present during the weigh-in, and check all of the fighters physical condition.

Kreitis (judge):

The judge's precedence is to objectively witness and score points during the competition as they see them, giving merit only to the skill and determination of the competitors. The judge(s) may consult the Igitor ellanodikis (Master referee) to help determine penalties and/or warnings, although the Igitor ellanodikis has the power to issue them.

Judge(s) shall participate in the competition by invitation only, and must attain a certificat from the W.P.H.U.P.A.F. - World Pan Hellenic United Pankration Athelima Federation.

Judge(s) shall have master experience of martial art competitions, preferably knowledgable of different forms and styles worldwide that are recognized by the W.P.H.U.P.A.F.

Judge(s) shall determine a winner by majority vote.

Judge(s) will be asked to vote on any disqualification.

The majority vote of the judges are used to determine the winner at the end of the competition only.

One of the judge(s) shall present during weigh in process.

* No favoritism will be allowed when judging - If proven so, the offending judge will automaticall be removed from the competition perminantly and replaced by a new judge, and the competitor will be disqualified. Offending judge, and competitor have the right to petition the court to state their case.

Ellanodiki (referee):

The ellanodiki's main objective is to manage and preside the competition at all times. It is his/her duty to promote the safety of the competitors, enforce the rules, and ensure fair play. The Igitor ellanodiki should be the most experience official in the palestra and be thoroughly versed with the W.P.H.U.P.A.F. competition rules. He/she starts and stops the match, makes penalty decisions, administrates the voting of the judges, communicates clearly with the timekeeper and scorekeeper, and announces the winner of each match. A loud and clear voice, accompanied by appropriate hand gestures, should be used to indicate the competitor affected by the official decision.

Has the power to start and stop the match

Has the power to issue warnings to the competitors

Issues penalties only by majority decision of judges.

Disqualify competitors by majority decision of judges.

Has the power to issue time-outs. A competitor can ask for a time-out, but it is the igtor ellanodiki agrees.

A igtor ellanodiki, and all ellanodikis must be certified members of the Official W.P.H.U.P.A.F. Ellanodiki Committee.

Certificates must be renewed annually.

Certification testing shall be performed by the Official W.P.H.U.P.A.F. Ellanodiki Committee, and endorsed by the chairman of the referee committe and the president of the W.P.H.U.P.A.F.

ellanodiki(s) shall present during weigh in process.

Grammateia (Secretary):

the secretary is the official records keeper for the competition. Any events that transpires during the competition will be written into the W.P.H.U.P.A.F official records.

Scorekeeper:

This official is appointed to keep track of the all judges' scores. During the emptyhand forms (oplomachia, pirinhi, and polidama) competitions, the scorekeeper will eliminate the high and the low scores, then add the remaining scores to attain the total score for each of the competitiors. The scorekeeper is the only official that can inform the igtor ellanodiki the total score for each competitors so that a winner can be declared. Any discrepancy or confusion of the score rests in the hands of the Igitor ellanodiki, not the scorekeeper. The judge(s) and the Igitor ellanodiki will make the final score decision.

Official score referee(s):

During the fighting competitions, this official is in charge of awarding points scored as he/she see them. their score will be given to the secretary which will then give the answere to the annoucer. After each fight, the score referee(s) will write down or flip scorecards at the command of the announcer. the Igitor ellanodiki will then raise the victors arm.

Timekeeper:

The Timekeeper is appointed to keep accurate time of the match. He/she will start and stop time at the command of the Igitor ellanodiki, and will inform the ellanodiki when the time has expired by ringing the bell.

* The Timekeeper’s duty is not to start or stop the match, but to keep accurate time for the Igitor ellanodiki.

Announcer:

The Announcers responsibility is to make all official announcements of the competition, and orchestrates the event. Any sponsor endorsement made by the announcer will be approved by the the W.P.H.U.P.A.F.

 

NUMBER OF OFFICIALS

All events, includiding grand championship competitions, will be conducted by the following:

General Forms competition:

One (1) W.P.H.U.P.A.F. Chairman

One (1) Palestra Doctor

One (1) Arbitrator

* Total five(5) Judges for the scoring decisions.

One (1) Grand Official Judge (central judge).

Four (4) judges (two sitted on the left, and two sitted on the right of the central judge).

One (1) Official Secretary

One (1) timekeeper

One (1) scorekeeper

One (1) announcer

All fighting division competitions:

One (1) W.P.H.U.P.A.F. Chairman

One (1) Palestra Doctor

One (1) Arbitrator

One (1) Igitor ellanodiki (center referee)

Four (4) Official score referees for fighting competitions

One (1) Official Secretary

One (1) timekeeper

One (1) scorekeeper

One (1) announcer

 

REMOVAL OF OFFICIALS

In the event that a competitor should feel that an official should be removed from any competition event, he/she must present their complaints to the A.P.A.F. Inspector Chairman in charge of the competition. The A.P.A.F. Inspector Chairman will then meet with the other event officials and make a decision at that moment.

PROTEST

An offending official or competitor has the right to protest the decision made by the event officials if he/she feels a wrong decision was made. All protest must be made in an orderly and proper manner. A written letter shall be made to the court commitee of the W.P.H.U.P.A.F. within thirty (30) days from the infraction. at which time the court committee will schedual a hearing.

TON LOGO TON ECHOUN EIKRITES/OFFICIAL CALLS

AGONISTIS/AGONISTES (Competitor/Competitors

MACHITIS/MACHITES (Fighter/Fighters)

PARTE THESI (Take your stands)

PYGME EN TIN KARDIAN (Salute)

THESIS MACHIS (Fight stands)

ETIMOS; (Ready?)

ARXASTHE, Arx. (Star)

PAFSATE (PAUSATE) ( Stop!)

METEKEHEIRON, Metek (Break)

SINEHISTE(Continue action)

JUDGES CALL, TON NIKITI! (The center judge/referee asks the scoring judges to call the winner)

O N I K I T I S (The judges point and call to the winner)

JUDGES CALL, PARATIRISI (Warning)

JUDGES CALL, APAGOREFSI ( Penalty)

JUDGES CALL, EGKATALEIPSI (Quit/Forfeit)

JUDGES CALL, APOKLEISMOS (Disqualify)

JUDGES CALL, APOPOMPI (Expelled)

NIKITIS (Winner)

ISOPALIA (Tie)

HAMENOS, Itimenos (Losser)

 

 

ELLANODIKI (referee)

Appearance:

All ellanodikis will practice cleanliness.

Finger and toe nail(s) will be kept short.

Uniforms will be kept clean at all times.

No rings, watches or other jewelry shall be worn.

No perfumes or colognes may be worn.

Endyma(Uniform)

ellanodiki shall wear a traditional RED Endyma(Uniform) with Red en White maiandros Greek key running along the sleeves and pant legs.

The W.P.H.U.P.A.F. shall be worn on the front left side of the Chitonion (jacket) over the heart.

The patch from their prespective national federation patch shall be worn on the right side of the Chitonion (jacket).

An official Ellanodiki Commitee patch shall be worm on the lest arm of the Chitonion (jacket) near the shoulder.

ellanodiki shall wear his/her Zoni (belt) over the Endyma.

ellanodiki shall wear wrestling type shoes inside the Palestra (Ring).

THE PALESTRA (ring)

The sacred arena filled with the breath and skill of the pankratiastes; where competitors meet to test their fighting skills, faith, courage, and the true olympic spirit. TON EN OLYMPIA TON KALISTON (The best in the Olympic games). The competitiors will respectfully follow the rules, and regulations of Dios Pyx - Lax Rassein Pankration competition festival. May the best fighter win!

 

The palestra design shall follow the specifications below:

The Palestra shall consist of a wrestling style mat (for fighters safety) messuring 30ft. (10m) square. this area will contain another square messesuring 23ft. sq. (7m) with a 1ft "sponsorship" boarder. this inner square embody a 15ft (5m) circle containing a 6" border.

 

COMPETITOR

The competitor will be expected to know all rules and be ready for action when he/she is called for competition. When called to compete for forms, self defense, weapons, musical forms, and/or fight division, the competitor should promptly report to the appropriate palestra, present himself/herself to the ellanodiki suitably attired, and be physically prepared to compete. Jewelry and other objects that are considered a safety hazard; they are to be removed prior to the competition. If a competitor leaves the palestra after the competition begins and is not present when his/her name is called, their name will be called three additional times at palestraside. Failure to appear at palestraside when the competitor name is called will result in disqualification.

* The competitor should be prepared to compete when he/she is called upon to compete. Any late arrivals to the palestra area after the annoucer has called for the competitor's presence three additional times, will result in a disqualified.

* Competitors must present their deltio agona machiti D.A.M. (Competitors photo I.D. card) to the ellanodiki before competing.

Appearance:

All competitors will practice cleanliness.

Finger and toe nail(s) will be kept short.

Uniforms will be kept clean at all times.

No rings, watches or other jewelry shall be worn.

No perfumes or colognes may be worn.

hair and/or beard need to be well groomed. Long hair must be tied.

ENDYMA (uniform)

Coaches/Instructors must register their school's uniform, logo, and any advertisement logos with the W.P.H.U.P.A.F. chairman before the competition starts. T-shirts, tank tops, and sweatshirts are allowed in forms, weapons, and fighting only if they are part of the contestant’s official school's uniform. the school’s name, logo, or style must be present on the uniform top. Removal of the uniform top in the form and weapons division will only be allowed if the removal is considered to be relevant to the artistic expression or safety of the contestant. *Shorts are not allowed, for any division. Shoes will not be allowed in fighting divisions, but will be accepted for form and weapons competitions. All shoes worn must be appropriate, and not damage the competition floor.

Any advertisment logos must be in good taste. No profanity or obsenity will be accepted as part of a logo even if it is artistically desing that way.

Competitors will wear approved competition attire only.

Competitor's uniform will bear their school logo, name, or style.

Rank Zoni(belts) may be worn.

No shoes are allowed during the fighting divisions.

W.P.H.U.P.A.F. chairman will make the final decision on whether or not a competitor's uniform is appropriate.

All shoes worn must be appropriate, and not damage the competition floor.

SAFETY GEAR

Competitors shall wear professional safety gear only. W.P.U.P.A.F. approved headgear, mouthpiece, hand wraps, gloves, elbow pads, knee pads, shin pads, foot pads, and groin cup (olympic style only) are mandatory for all competitors in fighting divisions. The Igitor ellanodikis will check competitors equipment. If it is deemed unsafe, the competitor will be asked to change the equipment before he/she will be permitted to compete.

The individual competitor only shall furnish all equipment, and it is their responsibility to keep gear in good condition free of heavy taping, tears, or any other repairs that may cause injury to the opponent. Equipment with too many seams on the striking surfaces will not be allowed.

Hand pads: a soft padded surface must cover the fingers, wrist, ridge of the hand, back of the fist, knuckles, and any other striking surface of the hand. For continuous fighting, boxing or Pyx Lax Rassein gloves will be required. Youths will be required to use14- 16-ounce boxing gloves, and adults will be required to use 16-18-ounce boxing gloves.

Foot pads: a soft padded surface must cover the instep, sides, toes, ankles, and back of the heel and of the foot. The bottom of the foot does not have to be padded.

Headgear: The front, side, and back of the head must be completely covered by a padded surface.

* A properly fitted mouthpiece is required. Rib/chest guards are highly recommended for additional safety for child division.

Approved headgear.

Mouthpiece.

Leather boxing gloves; to standard specification per division.

Leather Padded Pyx lax Rassein (grappling gloves).

Elbow pads.

Knee pads.

Shin pads.

Padded footgear.

Groin Protector - olympic style

Rib/chest guards - child division.

Protective athletic bra for women.

 

American Pankration Athlima Federation Competions National Levels

Since 1995

Category Events and Rating Points

 

Level 1

Inter school competitions

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

No points

 

Level 2

Local qualifier

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

1st place - 5 points

2nd place - 3 points

3rd place - 1 point

4th place - no point

No grand champions

 

Level 3

District qualifier

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

1st place - 10 points

2nd place - 7 points

3rd place - 5 points

4th place - 2 points

Grand Champion - 15 points

 

Level 4

Regional Championship

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

1st place - 15 points

2nd place - 12 points

3rd place - 7 points

4th place - 4 points

Grand Champions - 20 points

 

Level 5

State Championship

Experienced, Intermediate, Advanced

1st place - 30 points

2nd place - 25 points

3rd place - 20 points

4th place - 10 points

Grand Champion - 30 points

 

Level 6

National Championship

Experienced, Intermediate, Advanced

1st place - 50 points

2nd place - 40 points

3rd place - 30 points

4th place - 20 points

Grand Champion - 60 points

 

Level 7

World Championship and Grand championships

Pro Olympic World Competitions The best of the Best.

1st place – Gold Metal

2nd place – Silver Metal

3rd place – Bronze Metal

4th place – 2nd Bronze Metal

Orthostadin Pankration Pyx Lax Rassein:

The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short and again, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best, knows the triumph of high achievement; and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.

President Theodore Roosevelt

                 Forms Competition Rules System

KATA SCHIAMACHIA RULES (Empty Hand Forms)

Hronos Agonismatos

Every form or weapons routine cannot be more than three minutes long. This time is counted from the time the competitor enters the palestra to compete. Judge will count the following: a clean uniform, introduction (name, style and name of kata schiamahia (form), focus, balance, concentration, flexibility, speed, coordination and time.

Time Limit:

The time limit will be a maximum of three minutes from the time the competitor enters the ring. If a form exceeds this time period, the competitor will be disqualified.

 

Oplomachia

Scoring ranges of Form and Weapons:

The scoring range for Black Belt Grand champions will be from 9.50 to 10.00 points. The scoring range for black belts will be from 8.00 to 9.00 points. The scoring range for Dokimos,Advanced belts will be from 7.00 to 8.00points.

Time Limit:

The time limit will be a maximum of three minutes from the time the competitor enters the ring. If a form exceeds this time period, the competitor will be disqualified.

Isopalia / Ties:

All ties within 2nd to 4th place will be figured by calculating the score including the high and low scores. If the tie cannot be broken this way, the majority of the judge's scores will be used. If there is still a tie, the competitors will perform again to break the tie. All ties for first place will require the competitors to perform again in order to break the tie. The competitors will perform again and the first place winner will be chosen by the judges pointing to the competitor that he/she believes to be the best.

Skiamachia

Soft/Hard/Olympic Styles:

All competitors competing in these divisions are expected to exhibit a form that reflects the traditional values of the style name in which they are competing. The form does not have to be a classic, but it should contain the style's classical form movements. The competitor can be disqualified or his/her score affected if he/she does not comply.

Time Limit:

The time limit will be a maximum of three minutes from the time the competitor enters the ring. If a form exceeds this time period, the competitor will be disqualified.

 

Pirinhi

Musical Form Division:

Judges will expect that the music be synchronized with the moves of the form. The beats and the rhythm of the music should be coordinated with the movements of the form.

Time Limit:

The time limit will be a maximum of three minutes from the time the competitor enters the ring. If a form exceeds this time period, the competitor will be disqualified.

Oplomachia

Weapon Form Division:

Any competitor who unintentionally drops his/her weapon will be disqualified automatically. Any competitor that recklessly misuses his/her weapon may be penalized or disqualified.

Time Limit:

The time limit will be a maximum of three minutes from the time the competitor enters the ring. If a form exceeds this time period, the competitor will be disqualified.

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