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IRC confirm changes in amateur Thai boxing rules

Posted by WKF head office on October 25th, 2018

Senior officials in Greece, European Championships 2017: WKF World president Fritz EXENBERGER, George PERGIALIS / Greece, Sijou VAN DER SPEK / Netherlands and Roman LOGISCH / Germany

At the last World Congress in Andria, a change of rule was made at the request of several state presidents.

The IRC has adopted the rule change and now it is official after the European Championship in Greece.

The rule changes are:

In the WKF Amateur Thai Boxing is fought with elbows and knees to the head (!).

Therefore elbow protectors are also obligatory from now on.

This means that also “spinning elbows” to head with eye contact are correct.

Jumped knees also to the head is correct !

The fighting time remains unchanged 3 × 2 minutes.


The application for changes to the MMA weight classes has not been granted, it remains as before.

The discipline CADETS in has been cancelled.

You can download the current competition rules as always free of charge from HERE !


Next WKF European Championships are in Baia Mare, promoter WKF ROMANIA and Mr. Florin MINA, date 21st to 26th October 2019 !