Interim Champions have been installed in a few divisions where fighters have been matched for titles by promoters and the opponent has pulled out in the hours before/not turned up. Promoters wishing to match these titles on their show, should first offer the opportunity of a title defence to the champion. The title contested will be the full championship.
Rules updated regarding sanctioning of fights on other sanctioning bodies shows.
Veteran 90Kg Kickboxer required 28 March
Show in Leamington Spa requires a 90kg kickboxer (kicks above the waist) for potential British title fight. Fighter must be 35 or older to qualify.
Full contact amateur rules, so headgaurd will be required.
Email IMAVCA@outlook.com or send message on Facebook with fighters details
Questions have been asked about, whether due to the level of contact we require and the way title fights are sanctioned, if bouts could be held on Interclub’s (UK), Smokers (USA) and similar controlled contact bouts elsewhere in the world.
Yes, they could be as long as there is sufficient officialdom for the bouts to be referred and judged, as there would be on a sanctioned show. Level of contact to be agreed between the parties prior. We allow bouts that are controlled contact to the head but with full contact below, or bouts where all contact is controlled.
The intention of the IMAVCA is to give the veteran martial artist something to aim for and a reason to keep training and competing at a time when many leave the sport or stop competing.
IMAVCA title fights are only sanctioned between those 35 or older to provide a situation whereby competitors are more equally matched in terms of things like speed and reactions which reduce with age and thereby put the elder competitor at a disadvantage when facing those who are younger. Of course experience is always taken into account with the titles we sanction, with those of limited or moderate fight experience only being the eligible for the first level or two of our titles. Given this, gym based or small show type events, as mentioned above, may be appropriate for such bouts.