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Ancient  Fighting   championship    ( AFC)2  Style Fighting 1_Ancient   Submission Wrestling   (ASW) No Striking and Kicking (Amateur fighting)2_Ancient  Submission   Fighting   ( ASF) Allow Kicking and Punching on body (No Face) (Semmi Professional fighting) 
Ancient   Submission Wrestling   (ASW) No Striking and Kicking

Submission Wrestling Rules ™



A _Under 18 years old Beginning   (25 Kg …. 30 kg)(30kg…35kg) (35 kg ..……..+100kg  ( Add +5 kg )  B_ Weight classes men (over 18 years old)  

1. Light Weight -65 kg
2. Welter Weight -70 kg
3. Middle Weight -76 kg
4. Light heavy Weight -83 kg
5. Cruiser Weight -91 kg
6. Heavy Weight +91 kg
7. Absolute class (tournaments)

Weight classes women
1. -60 kg
2. +60 kg

Each fight should be overseen by an approved referee.

The outcome of each fight should be noted by a secretary.

1. Each competitor is entitled to two coaches.
2. During the fight, none of the coaches shall remain in the competition area.
3. The coaches, shall be in possession of a towel for the competitor and may, if they consider the competitor to be in difficulty, give in for the competitor by throwing the towel into the ring/matted area.
4. Advice, assistance or encouragement should be given to the competitor in a calm manner during the progress of the fight.
5. The competitor may be cautioned, warned or disqualified by the referee for offences committed by the coaches.

There must be at least one medical at the event.
Competition area
Mat (minimum 6x6 m) or ring (minimum 5x5 m)

Bout duration
1. Bouts shall be Two round.
2. Round of normal fights shall be three (3) minutes in duration. ()

Over 18 years old  ……….. 3 round 3  (3*3)
under 18 years old …………2 round 2 (2*2)

3. In case of a tournament the finals should be Five(5) minutes in duration.

1. Approved fight shorts.
2. Wrestling shoes (optional).

Approved techniques
1. Throws and takedowns are approved.
2. Submission techniques are approved. Note that all locks should be pulled in a controlled fashion (not jerked).

Specific fouls
1. Any kind of striking. And kicking
2. Heel-hooks (twisting leg-locks were the foot is locked to the body and the body-weight is used in the motion of the lock). Figure-four foot-lock and toe-hold are allowed.
3. "Takedown neck-cranks" (that is neck-cranks starting standing up ending on the ground) for example a "crucifix" executed from standing turning to the ground with body-weight going down on the neck.

General fouls
1. Rubbing the body with liniment or similar.
2. Excessive use of Vaseline (more then needed in the face)
3. Butting with the head, eye gouging of any kind, biting, hair pulling, fish hooking, groin attacks of any kind, putting a finger into any orifice or into any cut or laceration on an opponent, clawing/pinching/twisting the flesh, spitting at an opponent.
4. Small joint manipulation (fingers and toes)
5. Throwing/spiking/slamming an opponent to the canvas on his head or neck.
6. Throwing an opponent out of the ring or fenced area or matted area.
7. Throwing an opponent with a grip of head/neck only.
8. Holding the ropes or fence.
9. Holding the shorts and equipment of an opponent.
10. Attacking an opponent on or during the break.
11. Attacking an opponent who is under the care of the referee.
12. Attacking an opponent after the bell has sounded the end of the period of unarmed combat.
13. Engaging in an unsportsmanlike conduct that causes an injury to an opponent.
14. Using abusive language.
15. Flagrantly disregarding the instructions of the referee.
16. Timidity, including, without limitation, avoiding contact with an opponent, intentionally or consistently dropping the mouthpiece or faking an injury.
17. Interference by the corner.

18_Dont any Kicking and Punchin in ASW style 

1. Points will be awarded for specified techniques/moves/actions.
2. Points will be counted from the start of the bout.

One  points (1)
1.Every Clean takedowns, sweeps and throws from standing ending up in a dominant pin-position (mount, side-mount, north-south or knee-on-belly).

1. The referee will warn an inactive fighter after 20 seconds, after another 10 seconds of inactivity (total of 30 seconds) the referee will penalize the inactive fighter with minus one point.
2. If the inactive fighter has a dominant pin-position (mount, side-mount, north-south or knee-on-belly) the fight will be stood up.


Ways to win
1. Submission. If one of the competitors gives up or submits verbally or by tapping with hand or foot.
2. Points. If the fight reaches the time limit, the competitor with most points is declared winner.
3. Referee's/judge's decision. If there is no submission and no points scored or if the competitors have scored equal points when the time is up the referee will decide and declare the winner (advised by the secretary).
4. Referee's stoppage. If one of the competitors is unable to continue the fight, or if the referee feels that one of the competitors is unable to defend him- or herself, the referee will declare the opponent as winner.
5. Disqualification. If a competitor breaks the rules twice or if the opponent is unable to continue the fight due to an illegal technique, the competitor will be disqualified.

Judges decision - Scoring criteria
1. Activity during the fight
2. Submission attempts
3. Technical skill

No contest
A fight can be declared as a "no contest". This can be done during or after the fight.

If a competitor, a coach or a school manager want to protest against a decision or outcome of a fight, a written protest should be delivered to the event arranger within 48 hours of the event. Note that this rule does not apply for tournaments. In a tournament the referee's/judge's decision can not be over-ruled.

Post-fight medical check
A fighter should be sent to hospital for post-fight medical check if there is any doubt concerning the fighter’s condition.

Injury report
Each injury should be noted by the secretary.

Illegal use of narcotics & doping
The competitor agrees to be tested, immediately preceding and following the fight, to confirm negative results of use of marijuana, cocaine, heroin, barbiturates and other illegal substances. Should any test result be positive, the competitor will be automatically disqulified.

Ali dehghani sheeva


World president of AFC               2006



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