61K1-4.023. Kickboxing Bandages and Handwraps; Gloves  

Effective on Thursday, March 14, 2013
  • 1(1) Bandages and Handwraps:

    5(a) The wrapping of hands is not mandatory. Amateurs who wish to wrap their hands shall be responsible for their own gauze and tape or approved commercial hand wraps.

    34(b) Gauze shall be of the soft or soft-stretch type, and shall not exceed 2 inches in width. Tape shall be of the soft adhesive type and shall not exceed 1.5 inches in width. One ten yard roll of gauze, and not more than two yards of tape, are the maximum allowable amounts for each hand.

    90(c) Gauze shall be for the protection of the hand only. Tape shall be present only to hold the gauze in place, with NO TAPE allowed over the front of the knuckles (striking surface) and only 1 strip between the fingers not to exceed 1/4 in width and 4" in length.

    141(d) The amateur sanctioning organization representative must inspect all handwraps, and must sign across the knuckles of the hand wrappings before the gloves are secured on the hands. The amateur sanctioning organization is responsible for the amateur’s compliance with the bandages and handwraps requirements.

    185(e) A single elastic or neoprene style supportive sleeve may be worn on each foot and around each knee as long as it has no padding, braces, hinges, or anything that could injure the wearer or his opponent or create an advantage of any kind. These sleeves shall be of the size that does not extend beyond a point necessary to support the ankle or knee subject to the approval of the amateur sanctioning organization supervisor.

    261(2) Gloves:

    263(a) When the lighter of the two amateurs weighs 152 pounds or less, both amateurs shall use 10 ounce gloves. When the lighter of the two amateurs weighs more than 152 pounds, both amateurs shall use 12 ounce gloves.

    302(b) Both amateurs shall use the same manufacturer of gloves.

    312(c) Prior to the beginning of each match each glove of each amateur shall be examined and approved or disapproved by the amateur sanctioning organization representative and the referee. Any glove intended to be used by a amateur in a match shall be whole, clean, in sanitary condition and shall have the thumb attached. Gloves shall be in good condition. If the padding in a glove is found to be misplaced or lumpy, or if the glove shows evidence of breaking, roughing or twisting, the glove shall be disapproved and shall not be used. The match shall not begin or continue unless an approved glove has been substituted for the disapproved glove.

    424(d) Laces of gloves shall be knotted on the back of the wrist and tape shall be applied over the laces so as to prevent injury to the opponent. Velcro shall be located on the back of the wrist and tape shall be applied over the Velcro.

    471(e) Gloves shall be adjusted under the supervision of the amateur sanctioning organization representative.

    485Rulemaking Authority 487548.003(2) FS. 489Law Implemented 491548.003, 492548.0065 FS. 494History–New 3-14-13.


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