"ARHEI KALI O LA KALA"

 

THE PANKRATION WAY

Is The Way of Orthostadin Pyx-Lax Rassein Apaly The Orthodox Competition Pankration Way

Kratios Professor Vasilios Katsaitis

 

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 and 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 Pyx 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

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"World PanHellenic United Pankration Athlila Federetion"

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

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.

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. During the fight competitions, 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.

In fighting, the scorekeeper will write down or flip scorecards at the command of the ellanodiki.

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.

GRAMMATEIA (Official Secretary):

 

 

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.

* 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:

Five (5) judges

One (1) igitor ellanodiki (master referee)

One (4) ellanodikis (referees)

One (1) Official Secretary

One (1) timekeeper

One (1) scorekeeper

One (1) announcer

The Chairman, Arbitrator, and the Palestra (ring) doctor will sit at the judge's table.

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.

 

* desing palestra drawing

 

Color scheme

Markings

 

palestras should have the minimum safety arae require by the W.P.H.U.P.A.F. distant from each other. minimum 6ft.(2 m)

 

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, 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 at the time of the competition.

* All competitors will posses a deltio agona machiti D.A.M. - Competitors I.D.C. card.

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.

ellanodiki will determine if length of hair and/or beard is inappropriate for competition.

* It is recommended keeping hair short, ..............and well groomed.

ENDYMA (uniform)

 

All competitors are expected to wear appropriate competition attire. T-shirts, tank tops, and sweatshirts are allowed in forms, weapons, and fighting only if they are part of the contestant’s official school,Club uniforms or list the school’s name, logo, or style 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. The ellanodiki will decide if the competitor’s uniform is appropriate. The ellanodiki will decide if the competitor's uniform is appropriate. The World Pan Hellenic United Pankration Athlima Federation, or A.P.A.F American Pankration Athlima Federation, and the World, National, State or Regional Event officials will make the final decision on whether or not a competitor's uniform is appropriate. Any uniforms, t-shirts, sweatshirts, Etc…that bear advertisements must be approved by tournament officials before the competition. *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.

Competitors will wear appropriate competition attire.

Competitors will wear a shirt or patch bearing their school logo or style

Rank Zoni(belts) may be worn.

No shoes are allowed during the fighting divisions.

Only wrestling type shoes are only allowed on the competition floor.,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Event officials will make the final decision on whether or not a competitor's uniform is appropriate.

 

SAFETY GEAR

Competitors shall wear professional safety gear only. W.P.U.P.A.F. approved headgear, hand and footpads, mouthpiece, and groin cup (for male competitors only) are mandatory for all competitors in fighting divisions. The Igitor ellanodikis will check 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. 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. Shin pads and rib/chest guards are highly recommended for additional safety for all fighting competitors for Youths.

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Leather boxing gloves shall be to standard specification.

Leather Padded Pyx lax Rassein (grappling gloves).

Mouthpiece.

Approved headgear.

Chest guard.

Padded footgear.

Shin pads.

Elbow pads.

Knee pads.

Groin Protector.

Protective athletic bra for women.

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

22. Children: Light, Heavy / Small, and Large

 

RANK RULE

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 concent. Once a competitor begins competing in the black belt division, he/she must always compete in the black belt division.

LATE ENTERIES

Once a division competition has begun (the first competitor has started their form/weapon routine or the first has started), no competitors can be added to that division. It is imperative that all competitors arrive promptly at the start of their division.

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

? At all times, the competitors and Instructure/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 which the Igitor ellanodiki and judges deem grounds for a disqualification.

LEGAL TARGET AREAS

Side of the head, ribs, chest, abdomen, collarbone, kidneys, and side of the leg above the knee (last target area only allowed for adults).

ILLEGAL TARGET AREAS

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

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.

SWEEPS, GRABS, TAKEDOWNS & GROUND FIGHTING

(This area needs work)yes,

In order to be a legal move, 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 follow up with 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. A point will be awarded when a legal sweep or takedown is effectively and legally followed up with an appropriateAthlentic Pyx Lax Rassein Pankration technique. This must occur immediately following the sweep or takedown, otherwise the point will not be counted. Competitors cannot strike a downed opponent.

 

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

Only

APOVOLI / DISQUALIFICATION

 

POLYPSIFIA / MAJORITY VOTE

Points are awarded by a majority vote of all officials (judges an Igitor ellanodiki (?)). The majority of officials do not have to agree on the same technique being scored, only that a point was scored.

 

 

HRONO DIAKOPIS / TIME OUTS

 

APOFASI / DECISIONS

 

When a match has gone past the designated time limit it will be up to the judges to decide who 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.

 

Unanimous- All five (5) judges award a vote to the same contestant Opponent says Stop in middle of match- when this happens it tells the judges that they do not wish to continue

 

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 impared. 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 competior will be declare a winner by way of T.K.O. - Technical Knock Out.

STALEMATE

 

TITLOS / TITLES

 

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 Athetic Way"

Pyx-Machia (Boxing)

Lax-Machia = Kicks action (Kicking only)

Pyx-Lax Machia = Action kickboxing ( Open All Styles of kickboxing/ Combination fighting)so the best fro you fight stael and the athletic way

Rassein Appaly = Action ground Fighting ( Open All Styles of Ground Fighting)so the best fro you fight stael.

Pan Machia = Pentathlo = The pankration Way (Complete end theAthletic 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 ( Musical Competition ) Men, Women,, Youth,and Children

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

Oplomahia ( 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.

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 Backfist

Lax-Machia:

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, 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 backfists Legal Strikes to Body, Side of Head, Front and Side of Body and Low kicks to thigh

Illegal: Elbows, Knees

Pyx Lax Rassein

Rassein Apaly

Rassein:

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

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

 

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 / Time Limit:,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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.

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.

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 5th to 8th place are not run off. 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.

 

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.

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

PYX-MACHIA RULES (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 MACHIA

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 locks

Any 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 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 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

Hairpulling

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 Competition, no tsipteteli, 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, style and name of schiamahia (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

Panpaidon, 10 & under boys &Girls

Paidon , 11-14,boys&Girls

Efivon. 15-17,boys &Girls

Adult division(s)Forms &Fight

18 - 30 years of age = Alpha Men's and Women’s Division

31 - 44 years of age = Vita Men’s and Women’s Division

45 - up = Gamma Men’s and Women’s Division

 

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)

 

Children and Youth do not compete in the Pan Mahia Divisions

 

State Championship, and Regional Championship

Men’s Divisions

2 minute, pyx-machia

2 minute, lax-machia

2 minute, pyx-lax machia

1 minute break

continues, 3 minute Rassein Apaly

 

Women’s Divisions

2 minute, pyx-machia

1minute, lax-machia

2 minute, pyx-lax machia

1 minute break

2 minute, Rassein Apaly

 

 

 

Youth Divisions

1 minute, pyx- machia

1 minute, lax- machia

1 minute, pyx-lax machia

1 minute break

2 minute, Rassein Apaly

 

Children’s Division

2 minute Pyx-lax Machia

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panpaidon, Paidon, Efivon, Ginekon, Andron = , Children, ?, Youth, Women’s and Men’s

 

Defteroetis Dokymos,and up.

Intermediate and Up.

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