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Leadership of European combat sambo federation   

11-04-2012, 17:13       Leadership      


 Leadership of European combat sambo federation 

President of the European Combat Sambo Federation, vice-president of the World Combat Sambo Federation, The President of Combat Sambo Federation of Ukraine - Elkhan Veliyev (Ukraine)

Vice-President of the European Federation of Combat Sambo,

The President of Combat Sambo Federation of Israel - David Oren (Israel) 

Vice-President of the European Federation of Combat Sambo,

The President of Combat Sambo Federation of Croatia - Mirko Jukic (Croatia) 

Vice-President of the European Federation of Combat Sambo,

President of Combat Sambo of Moldova - Vasiliy Bachu (Moldova) 

Vice-President of the European Federation of Combat Sambo - Nicholas Katinaidis (Greece) 

Vice-President of the European Federation of Combat Sambo - Yatsik Brunevski (Poland)


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§ 34. Match Results

Match results are the victory of one participant and defeat of the other one.

34. 1. To value victory and defeat quality while individual and team places are defining, there are awarded points:

a)     pre-term victory of the participant applying punch, submission, choke move or having the advantages over his opponent (in case of disability) is scored as match result  4:0;

b)     victory as the result of opponent dismissal within the match course or refusal to continue the match is scored as match result 4:1;

c)     victory by points is scored as match result 4:2;

d)     extra-time victory by the decision of referees is scored as match result 4:3.

34.2. Pre-term victory is awarded  

-   for submission move, when the defensive wrestler gives the signal about stopping resistance – “surrender” (a signal is given by the loud exclamation “Yes” or many time claps by the hand on the body or mat or by the foot on the mat);

- for choke technique when the defensive wrestler surrenders or loses his consciousness when his opponent influences on his respiratory tract;

-  for punch when the participant loses his ability to control the match  and physically defense;

- when the participant has evident advantages (the opponent is disable);

- if the opponent is dismissed by the doctor`s resolution or because of the violation;

- if the opponent or  second refuses to participate in the match;

34.3. victory is awarded when time of the match passes:

- if there is the score difference for technical moves in points

-   by the referee`s decision when there is no score difference after extra-time of the match passes.

34.4. Results and Victory and Defeat Types are given in the Table №2:

Table № 2


Match Results and Victory Types



Results of Match Participant



1 .  Pre-term Victory (4:0):

- as the result of punch                                      - as the result of submission move                                  - as the result of choke technique                            
 - as the result of evident advantages



Proportion of scores  4 : 0

-   accounted punch (disable)

-  accounted submission move

-  accounted choke technique;


the participant gets punch series (squall of applied punches), attacks when he cannot defend himself and fight further




2. Victory (4:1.):

- when the opponent is dismissed during course of the match



- victory as the result of refusal to continue the fight



Proportion of scores  4:1

- the participant is injured and cannot fight further by the doctor`s resolution;

- the participant is dismissed for the Rules to be broken;

- the participant or his representative (trainer) refuses wrestling;



3. Victory (4:2): 






Proportion of scores  4:2

- when there is score difference in points


4. Victory (4:3.):                           

- by the decision of judges



Proportion of scores  4:3

-  when one of match results (set forth above) is missed.



34.5.   If as the result of match basic time to be over the score difference in points is absent or the difference is expressed by scored activity of one of the match participants, two minutes without break are added.

34.6.  If technical moves of the participants are equally valued after extra-time to be over, the victory is awarded based on the following criteria (in preference order):

а)     by higher scoring of technical moves;

b)     by the last scored move;

c)     by the decision of group of judges;

34.8.  Team results are defined by the biggest number of points.

1 point – for seventh, eighth place in the competitions;

2 points  for fifth, sixth place in the competitions;

3 points - for the fourth place in the competitions;

4 points – for the third place in the competitions;

6 points – for the second place in the competitions;

8 points – for the first place in the competitions.


§ 35. Match Beginning and Ending

35.1.  To wrestle (to participate in the competitions) the participants are asked to go on the mat.

35.2.  Before the beginning of the match the participants wear kurtkas with the belts of red and blue colors in accordance with the results of casting of lots.

The participant asked to go on the mat first (in the red kurtka) stands on the mat angle indicated by red color. His opponent (in the blue kurtka) stands on the mat angle indicated by blue color.

Seconds of participants take the appropriate places at the mat in one line with the judges.

35.3.  After wrestling the participants by the referee`s gesture meet in the center of the mat, shake hands and make one step backwards. Then by the referee`s command by the hand gesture and by the voice “Fight!” (while the bell or gong sounds – a signal that the fight is to be started) they begin wrestling.

35.4.  The match is over by the sound signal (a bell, a gong). The participants go to their places (corners).

35.5. To announce match results, the referee calls the participants into the middle of the mat and rises the winner`s hand (he took the wrists of both of them beforehand) with his face to be opposite the chief referee. The participants shake their hands and leave the mat followed by their seconds.

§ 36. Course, Duration and Number of Matches

36.1.   Duration of matches is 3 minutes for boys, girls, young men and women, 4 minutes for children and youth matches for the third place and finals.

36.2.   Duration of matches is 4 minutes for others and 5 minutes for matches fot the third place and finals.

36.3.   If match results are absent that give an opportunity to define the winner in accordance with the Table № 2 (Item 32.4) without the match to be stopped by the arbiter two minutes of extra-time are given.

36.4.   Match time is counted while the referee commands “Fight!”. Time of stops is not included into the clear (factual) time of the duel.

36.5.   When the time is over, the match is finished by the bell or gong or by time-keeper`s voice.

36.6.   The participant has less than 3 minutes for medical care during one match and repairs the equipment.

36.7.  Competitions in one and the same weight category are held within a day. The number of participant matches is not more than 6. If the competitions last two days, the number of matches within a day is less than 4.

36.8.  In the competitions of boys, girls, young men and women the number of matches is not more than 4.

36.9.  Break between the matches for each participant can be more than 10 minutes.

§ 37. Match Result Definition and Announcement

37.1.  The winner is defined by the arbiter based on records in the minute of the match executed in accordance with announced values for technical moves of the participants.

37.2.   Match results are announced in the following way:

а)      pre-term victory in the match “In… minutes…. seconds…the sportsman with the red (blue) belt (name, surname, sport team) won as the result of submission move (punch, choke, his opponent to be disable or advantages over his opponent)”. The results of other types of pre-term victories are announced by analogy;

b)      victory in the match by points: “By points with the result .. there won the sportsman with the red (blue) belt (name, surname, sport team)”;

c)      victory by the referees consent: “By the referee consent there won the sportsman with the red (blue) belt (name, surname, sport team)”;

d)      hen the opponent is dismissed: “In…. minutes…. seconds there won the sportsman with the red (blue) belt (name, surname, sport team)”.

§ 38. Situations that are not given in the Rules

38.1. When the situations appear on the mats that are not given in the Rules, the referee stops the match to avoid negative results.

38.2. The arbiter announces the decision of the panel of judges after discussion with  the referee, judges (with chief referee, if necessary).

§ 39. Protest

Protest can be given by the team representative (The Delegation Leader) in case of the Rules or Position to be broken or unordinary situations to be present.

39.1.  Protest is given for the chief judge (the representative of Arbitral Commission) of the competitions in written form in Russian (English) with reference on the Items of the Rules to be broken during 30 minutes after the match to be over.

39.2.   In case of false protest the team representative can be dismissed in the competitions.

39.3.  When the protest is accepted, it is considered by the whole staff of the panel of judges (the Arbitral Commission) that makes the final decision by the majority of votes.

39.4.   While considering the protest, video records of the match can be analyzed, the representatives of both teams (delegations) are invited with this purpose, but without the right to be involved in discussion;

39.5.  The decision of the panel of judges is informed in written form.

Equipment and Inventory

§ 40. Mat

40.1.  Competitions in Combat Sambo are held on the plane area of 13x13m to avoid injury during the competitions. A square mat (not less than 10x10m) is put on this area. A standard tatami (72 leaves of 1x2m each) or a wrestling carpet can serve as a mat.

40.2.  The center of the mat is marked with the circle of 40sm diameter.

40.3.  Inside the mat working area is limited with the line (10-100sm wide) that shall be not near than 1m from the mat edge. One meter stripe behind the working area forms the safety zone.

40.4.  Working area of the mat is the square inside the safety zone of 8x8m (6-8m diameter circle is accepted).

40.5.  An area where the mat is put on shall be at least 2,5m wider than the mat in all directions and free of any objects and enclosures.

40.6.   In the competitions dais height cannot be more than 1м. Dais sides shall have an angle of incline into the outer direction (45°) be decorated with panno.

40.7.   The mat shall be strengthened by the limited wooden frame height of which shall be twice less than mat height for mat blocks (mats or tatami) to cover the area without slits.

40.8.  Necessary sanitary norms (washing, disinfection of the mat, carpet, etc.) are foreseen as well.

§ 41. A Sound Signal, Scales, a Stop-Watch

41.1.  A sound signal (a bell, a gong) can be of any system, but loud one.

41.2.  Scales for weighing the participants shall be exactly checked and correspond to weighing exactness that is ± 0,1kg.

41.3.  Stop-watches (or electrical stop-watches) shall be certified and have devices of stopping and turning them on without throwing minute and second data off.

§ 42. Mass Media

42.1.   To inform the judges and participants about each minute of the match passed there can be used tables or electronic screen for counting time.

42.2.   To inform spectators and participants about the course of the match there can be installed electric screen or board, where scores for participant techniques, remarks and warnings are demonstrated.

42.3.   Figures are text on the screen shall be visible for participants and spectators quite well.

§ 43. Requirements to competition places

43.1.  Natural premise illumination coefficient for competitions shall be not less 1:6, artificial illumination is less than 800 luxes. Mat surface shall be illuminated from above by the lamps of reflecting or diffused light with protective net.

43.2.   While holding the competitions the temperature shall be from +15 till + 25 Grad Celsius in the premises; air huminidy is not less than 60%.

43.3.  Ventilation in the premises shall supply tree-times air circulation per hour.

43.4.  While holding the competitions in open air, the area shall be protected from direct sun rays.

43.5.  An area shall have no spectators in a distance of 3 meter from the mat.

Position on Competitions

An obligatory document for holding the competitions is the Position on Competitions that is approved by the organizers or Ukrainian Combat Sambo Federation.It shall be given in the Position the following:

  • character of competitions;


  • aims and tasks;


  • organizations and participant (gender, age, classification);


  • organization that holds the competitions;


  • place and time of competitions held;


  • system and method of holding the competitions;


  • continuation of matches;


  • terms of participation and examination;


  • scoring system of results of technical moves and matches;


  • staff of panel of judges;


  • order and terms of filing, the list of documents, given to the Mandate Commission;


  • terms of participant and team acceptance;


  • order of medical control and medical and sanitary supplying;


  • Competition Program with exact date and time of weighing and competitions in each weight category;


  • order of winner (individual and team championship) rewarding.


  • order of rewarding of Champion coaches and Prizewinners of individual and team championship.


I. System of leaving the field after one defeat (Olympic), sportsmen lost for finalists meet in the matches for the third place.

1.1. Casting of Lots
Competition participants “spare” for each tour according to the current number given to each of them as the result of casting of lots holding before the competitions during weighing.Casting of lots shall be public. Counters, numbered in accordance with the number of participants who were medically examined, are in the closed ballot-box, woven bag or other capacity where numbers are not visible. If another system is used, it should guarantee confidentiality of numbers during casting of lots.After weighing the participant takes the number himself in accordance to which he is “spared”.This number is recorded in the weighing protocol, start protocol and informational protocol set for public review.

1.2. Start Protocol
If one or several participants are not weighed or their weight exceeds limits of the particular weight category, after weighing participants are grouped again in order of classification from the smallest number to the highest one.

№ 1      Е
№ 2      Н
№ 3      В
№ 4      А
№ 5      D
№ 6      C      Wrestlers are grouped in the following order
№ 7      J           
№ 8      L
№ 9      I
№ 10    G
№ 11    K
№ 12    F

1.3. “Sparing”
Participants “spare” in subgroups according to the start list. There is prepared the document defining the procedure of recording and competition schedule taking into consideration all necessary information according to the system of holding the competitions. The list of pares for each circle and their results as well are recorded on the score-board for the participants to use it in any time.

1.4. Competition Method

1. Competition Systems and Methods

Competitions are held by the system of direct leaving the field (everyone against everyone) in the following way:

- Sparing is held according to casting of lots.All competitions are held by system of direct leaving the field with consoling fights for losers won by those who compete for the first and second places. At the beginning of the competitions counting of the ideal number is done from the bottom of the table.
- The only fighters won by two finalists have the right for consoling fights.The consoling fight is started by wrestlers lost in the first tour (including counting of the ideal number) against one of two finalists till losing in the half final by the system of direct leaving the field. Winners of two last consoling fights are rewarded with the Bronze Medal.
- All fights in each weight category are held within one day. Weighing for each category is held before the competitions in this category.Competitions are built in the following way:

а)  Qualification Fights.
в)  Selection Tours.
с)  Consoling Fights.
d)  Final Fights.
If there are 4 wrestlers in the weight category, the Nordic system shall be used (everyone against everyone).
To apply the system of direct leaving the field, it is necessary to have an ideal number of wrestlers that are 4, 8, 16, 32, 64…. etc. If there are no an ideal number of wrestlers in any weight category, qualification fights shall be hold.

Qualification Fights
To receive the nearest ideal number that helps to apply the system of direct leaving the field (16 wrestlers), it is necessary to hold the qualification fights.In this case we have 6 wrestlers more than ideal number 16. 
Qualification fights shall be hold between wrestlers who took numbers higher than 16 that are 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 and 22 and 6 fighters who took numbers before 17 that are 16, 15, 14, 13, 12 and 11. On principle of sparing in order of numbers chosen, we have following fighters:
-  number 11 against number 12
-  number 13 against number 14
-  number 15 against number 16
-  number 17 against number 18
-  number 19 against number 20
-  number 21 against number 22

Winners of this 6 qualification meetings are included into the selection tour of competitions on direct leaving the field.

Selection Tours
After qualification meetings we have an ideal number of 16 wrestlers. There are included 10 wrestlers who took numbers from 1 till 10 and 6 wrestlers who won in the qualification fights that are number 12, 13, 15, 17 and 22 (to receive 16) in number of 16 wrestlers who participate in the selection tours. Following sparing principle all the time in order of numbers chosen, 1 selection tour is held in the following way:
- number 1 against number 2
- number 3 against number 4
- number 5 against number 6
- number 7 against number 8
- number 9 against number 10
- number 12 against number 13            winners of qualification meetings
- number 15 against number 17-18        winners of qualification meetings
- number 19 against number 22             winners of qualification meetings  

Consoling Fights
As it was given above, all wrestlers who lost to two finalists have the right for consoling fights.Fighters won by finalist № 5:
- № 6 (lost Tour 1)
№ 7 (lost Tour 2)
- № 3 (lost Tour 3).
Fighters won by finalist № 15:
- № 16 (lost in the qualification fights)
- №17 – 18 (lost Tour 1)
- № 19 (lost Tour 2)
- № 12 (lost Tour 3) 
Consoling fights are started by wrestlers lost to the finalists on the lowest level of competitions.

Fight 1: № 6 (lost Tour 1) against № 7 (lost Tour 2)
Fight 2: the winner of the first fight (№6) against №3 (lost the third match)
Fighter № 6 – the winner of consoling group lost to finalist № 5
The same with the wrestlers won by finalist № 15:
1 fight: № 16 (lost the qualification tour) against № 17 (lost Tour 1)
2 fight: the winner of the first fight (№ 16) against № 19 (lost  Tour 2)
3 fight: winner of the second fight (№ 16) against № 12 (lost Tour 3)
Fighter № 16 – the winner of consoling group won by the finalist № 15.
Two winners of two last consoling matches (№№ 6 and 16) are rewarded with the Bronze Medal.

Both finalists of two selection tours (№№ 5 and 15) compete for the first and second places.

Classification Criteria  

Wrestlers of each category are classified in following way:

-  Losers of two final matches for bronze medals take the fifth place.-  To classify wrestlers, classification points are taken into consideration starting from the seventh place.

1.5. Protocol Ceremony
First 4 wrestlers of each weight category participate in the protocol ceremony and they are rewarded with the Medal and Diploma according to the place taken.
1 place – Gold Medal
2 place – Silver Medal
3-3 place – Bronze Medal
Protocol ceremonies are held immediately after the final fight in the relevant weight category after all fights.

1.6. Team Classification in the Individual Competitions
Team Classification is made according to places.
First 8 participants are classified in the competitions.

For 1 place  in each weight category the wrestler is rewarded 8 points
For 2 place  in each weight category the wrestler is rewarded 6 points
For 3-3 places in each weight category the wrestler is rewarded  4 points
For 5-5 places in each weight category the wrestler is rewarded  2 points                                          
For 7-7 places  in each weight category the wrestler is rewarded 1 point
Usage of this table is stable not depending on number of wrestlers in each weight category. If more than one participant takes part in the weight category, team result is based on the best scoring of one of the participants. If scores are equal, during classification of several teams the team taken the first places more often is the winner.

II. System of Leaving the Field after One Defeat (Olympic)

1. Order of Holding the Competitions

1.1. During casting of lots all participants are divided into two subgroups - А (odd number) and - B (even number). The number of each participant is defined as the result of casting of lots directly during weighing or after it and taken within the whole period of competitions.
1.2. Within the limits of each group preliminary meetings are held by the system of leaving the field after the first defeat. The participant (the winner) enters to the next circle of competitions.
1.3. In the final part of competitions matches are held first for the third place and then for the first one.

2. The Procedure of Pair Dividing and Defining Individual Places
2.1 Pairs of the first circle (or the circle to be held) and pairs of all the next circles of the preliminary part of competitions are formed in accordance with results of casting of lots and the scheme of Supplement 2.2. 
2.2. In the final part of competitions participants who lost in the half final (A2 and B2) meet for the third place. Half Final (A1 and B1) Winners meet in the final duel for the first place.
2.3. Places of the rest of participants who left the groups are defined according to the circle they finished the competitions in. 
Losers of quarter final matches take 5 – 8 places; losers of one eighth final take 9 – 16 places, etc.

III. Basing on the Circle System.
3.1. In accordance with the counter taken (1, 2. 3) participants are recorded in the protocols (see Protocol 1).Each wrestler fights against each of the participants. After all fights points of each participant are counted. Then, the winner is a sportsman who got the biggest amount of points.

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§ 20. Competition Doctor

20.1.  The competition doctor is appointed out of the experienced medical workers, he belongs to the Panel of Judges and is responsible for medical service in the competitions.

20.2.  Competition doctor is responsible for:

а)      participation in Mandate Commission work;

b)      checking the way of application execution, presence of doctor visa on them to accept the team to the competitions;

c)      providing external examination of the participants while weighing;

d)      following health norms to be kept by the participants in the competitions;

e)      providing medical examination of the participants during the competitions and giving medical care in case of their illnesses and injuries in accordance with notification of the second (coach) or team representative;

f)      verifying the level of participant disability to fight further (disability) by referee`s request;

g)     stopping the fight  in any time through the referee, if he supposes one of the participants to be in danger and announcing one of the opponents to be disable to continue the duel;

h)     reporting about their medical supply with the cases of participant disability and illnesses and discrepancy of sanitary norms to be recorded after the competitions.

20.3.   A doctor gives medical care for the participant on the mat. Judges, a representative, a second and others do only in accordance with doctor directions.

20.4.   A doctor makes decisions on acceptance of the participant injured to the competitions. If the participant cannot continue the duel, he informs the referee and represents the relevant statement for competition secretariat.

20.5.   The participant who was considered to be disable more than 10 seconds (lost by knock-out) fails to participate in the competitions further.

20.6.   A doctor is obliged to follow the duel on the mat paying special attention to injured participants.

20.7.   Medical workers sit at the tables (near exit-entrance of participants), wear doctor`s smocks with badges, necessary medicines, equipments and instruments.

20.8.   A competition doctor cooperates with ambulance service and local traumatologists.

§ 21. Competition Commandant

21.1.   A competition commandant is appointed out of the number of sport leaders. He is responsible for preparation and availability of gymnasium, special equipment and inventory to organize competitions in accordance with Chapter 8 of acting Rules.

21.2.  A Competition Commandant is obliged

а)     to provide guarding and security of acceptance zones of spectators, participants, representatives, mass media, guests and VIP invited by the Competition Organizing Committee;

b)     to include and supply the Panel of Judges work;

c)     to prepare and execute the place of competitions in time;

d)     to check existence and quality of necessary equipment and inventory;

e)     to provide installation of radio in premises;

f)      to provide safe location, way to the place of competitions and service of spectators and participants;

g)      to keep an order during competitions;

h)       to take other necessary measures according to directions of the head referee and Organizing Committee.

Content of the duel

§ 22. Legal Moves

Techniques of all well-known mixed martial arts are permitted in the duel meeting the requirements of acting Rules and Position on Competitions. Punches, throws, hold-downs, submission moves and chokes are permitted to apply in all positions according to the Rules.

All techniques that cause losing one`s balance are valued only in standing position according to Table №1.

A hold-down is valued in on –the-ground position.

Techniques are applied by arms, legs, head, trunk and combined moves.

§ 23. Positions of participants on the mat (poses)

23.1.  “Standing” – a participant touches the mat only with his feet (stands by his legs).

23.2.  “In-bounds” – a participant can be in following positions:

а)       “On back” – a participant touches the mat with his shoulder-blades or turns on his back; with his back being on the mat touching it with his feet and head only;

b)       “On side” – a participant touches the mat with his one shoulder-blade; with his back being on the mat touching it with his feet, head and shoulder;

c)       “On breast” or “on belly” – a participant touches the mat with his breast or belly;

d)       ”On buttocks” – a participant touches the mat with one or both buttocks, pelvis, thigh;

e)       “On shoulder” – a participant touches the mat with his shoulder pressed to his trunk.

23.3.  “On knees (knee)” – a participant touches the mat with his knees (knee) and at the same time he can sit on his calf muscles without touching the mat with his buttocks;

23.4.  Standing wrestling (wrestling in standing position) – both participants are in standing position.

23.5.  On-the-ground wrestling – one or two participants are in the lying position.

23.6.  “Out-of-bounds”:

а)      in standing position, “on knees” one of the participants put his foot out of the mat line;

b)      one of the participants mostly laid out of the mat.

§ 24. Punches

24.1.   Punch is considered to be a purposeful short-term influence of any blow surface of offensive sportsman on the opened part of opponent`s body, as the result of which the opponent is in the lying position or “disable”.

24.2.   Punches are applied with all sides of the fist, elbow, forearm, shoulder, opened hand, hand edge, knee, shank, all parts of the foot, head and trunk with any trajectory.

24.3.   Legal parts for applying punches are as follows: head (except back of the head), neck (except throat and neck-bone), breast, stomach, side parts of the body, back (except spine), legs.

24.4.   Punches with arms are allowed to apply in all positions, set forth in the Rules.

24.5.   Punches with legs are allowed to apply to the participant who is in the standing position or when both participants are in the laying position.

24.6.   Punch, as the result of which the offensive changes the standing position into the laying one, is scored in accordance with Scoring Table №1 by mutual location of the participants relatively the mat.

24.7.   As the result of punch or throw the offensive can be in the state of

а)      “disable” (knock-out, knock-down) – lasting during more than several seconds, out of balance, losing of coordination of movements, weak reaction of visual analyzers on action of the referee; the participant is not able to self-defend and continue the duel;

b)      losing of stable balance (in standing position) – a short-term (momentary) quickly renewed losing of ability to defense.

§ 25. Throws

25.1.   Throw is defined as technical move as the result of which the offensive is out of balance, falls on any part of the body excepting feet from the standing position and appears in the lying position.

25.2.   Throw without fall – the offensive is in the standing position from very beginning and till the end of throw.

25.3. Counter throw – a technical move of the offensive when he borrows initiative and changes character or direction of opponent`s fall and appears above after falling.

25.4.  Throw with fall – the opponent changes the standing position into the lying one while throwing or leans against the offensive to be in balance.

25.5.  Throw in the lying position is considered to be a throw when the opponent makes the offensive change the lying position into the standing one while throwing or fully tears him from the mat, rises higher than the belt and while throwing turns round the horizontal axis.

25.6. Punches and throws as the result of offensive sportsman fall are scored in accordance with Table №1 only in standing position.

25.7.  Tearing the participant who is in the laying position off the mat and backing him to the same position without turnover is not defined as a throw.

25.8.  Any turnovers and throws applied in the laying position as well are not scored.

§ 26. Hold-down

26.1. Hold-down is the technique when the participant makes his opponent lay with his back on the mat (or to the mat) during the particular period of time pressing with his trunk to his opponent`s trunk (or to arms pressed to the trunk).

26.2.  Hold-down time is started to be counted from the moment when the participant pressed to his opponent with his trunk (breast, side, back) fixes him in the position “on back”.

26.3. Hold-down is to be stopped

а)     if the offensive has “on breast”, “on stomach” or “on buttocks” position where the angle between his back on the level of blades and the mat plane became not more than 90˚;

b)     the offensive fully (on the arms stretched) pushed his opponent away from him;

c)     both participants appeared out-of-bounds.

§ 27. Submission moves

27.1.   Submission move is an influence on joints of extremities: a twist (“bar”), a torque in a joint (“knot”) and also squeeze of sinews or muscles as the result of which the defensive wrestler owns himself beaten.

27.2.   Submission technique is allowed to apply in all positions.

27.3.   The beginning of the submission technique is an action following the grip of opponent`s extremities in the attacked place for the defensive wrestler to course pain and reason to fight further. This action lasts not more than 30 seconds.

27.4.   During the submission technique applied a voice signal of the defensive wrestler about surrender “Yes” (or any other exclamation) is pronounced loudly. The signal by gestures is followed by many time claps (blows) on the mat or offensive wrestler`s body with a hand (foot).

27.5.   Submission move is failed to be applied, if both participants are “out-of-bounds”.

§ 28. Choke Techniques

28.1. Choke techniques are the influence on neck to course asphyxia as the result of which the defensive wrestler surrenders or lose his ability to fight further.

28.2.  Choke techniques are allowed to apply in the standing position, in the laying position and in the intermediate position.

28.3.  The beginning of the choke technique is the moment of grip that helps to apply choke directly or overcome the defense grip. Less than 30 seconds are given to apply choke.

28.4. During the choke technique applied a voice signal about surrender “Yes” (or any other exclamation) is pronounced loudly. The signal by gestures about surrender is followed by many time claps (blows) on the mat or offensive wrestler`s body with a hand (foot).

28.5. Choke technique is failed to be applied, when the defensive wrestler loses his ability to fight further.

28.6. Choke technique is failed to be applied, if both participants are “out-of-bounds”.

§ 29. Values of Technical Moves (Techniques).

29.1. Quality and values of technical moves depends on the participant positions in relation to the mat before and after the moves applied.

29.2. Values of technical moves of the offensive wrestler in the standing position is given in Scoring Table № 1:

Table №1


Landing of Defendant



Without falling of Offensive Wrestler

With falling of Offensive Wrestler


On part of the body (trunk or corps)







on knee (knees)





29.3. Scoring for the participant:

а)    for a hold-down of 10 seconds - А activity  (one time within the duel).

b)    for fixing on submission or choke techniques of 30 seconds - А activity (one time within the duel),

c)    for the second “warning” announced to the opponent – one point.

29.4.   Values of techniques in the competitions are defined in the following way:

а)    2 points – the participant is scored for the technique as the result of which the defensive wrestler falls on following parts of the body: side, back, breast, stomach, buttocks, waist, shoulder and his opponent is still in the standing position;

b)  1 point – the participant is scored for the technique as the result of which the defensive wrestler falls on the part of the body and his opponent is in the lying position above or aside; attacker`s moves are not scored, if he stays below.

c)  1 point – the attacking wrestler is scored for moves after punch or throw, if his opponent falls on his knee (knees) supported by his arm (arms), the attacking wrestler is still in the standing position.

d)   1 point – the offensive wrestler is scored for moves as the result of avoiding the submission or choke technique applied by his opponent.

29.5. Pre-term victory is awarded for the techniques as the result of which the defensive wrestler appears in the “disable” position.

29.6. Punch, changing the standing position of the participant into the lying position, is scored in accordance with the Table № 1.

29.7. Pre-term victory is awarded for realization of the “submission move” in the duel.

29.8. Pre-term victory is awarded for realization of the “choke technique” in the duel.

§ 30. Illegal Moves

30.1.   Competition participants are not allowed

•      to grab opponent`s fingers, hairs, nose, ears, sexual organs;

•      to enter into openings in opponent`s body by fingers;

•      to bite, to scratch;

•      to punch: with the head in the head, tip, back of the head, neck and spine;

•      to punch in the head with participant`s legs, who is in the lying position;

•      to execute throws on the head;

•      to apply submission moves on spine and neck bones

•      to press and punch on eyes;

•      to apply “a lever” (knee lock) on the knee in an unnatural direction (twist or torque against joints);

•      to apply choke techniques with fingers;

•      to apply the technique after the gong signal or referee command “Stop!”;

30.2.   Illegal moves in the participant`s behavior within wrestling are as follows:

•      a false injury;

•      to prolong break time in the duel;

•      to give a false signal by voice or by gesture about the illegal move applied by the opponent.   (If the arbiter really does not seethe illegal move applied by one wrestler, the other one can give a signal by voice or by gesture).

•      to lead a false duel.

•      to use dangerous objects

30.3. Rules are broken as the result of

a)     being late for the duel;

b)     chatting on the mat;

c)     avoiding the duel (intentional going out-of-bounds while standing or lying); intentional  pushing the opponent out-of-bounds; taking the lying position without any attempts to apply the technique; passiveness;

d)     going out-of-bounds while “submission” or “choke” technique are applying;

e)     unsportsmanlike conduct of the representative, coach, sportsman second or other members of his team and also participant “fans”.

§ 31. Values of the Illegal Techniques (Technical Moves)

31.1.  When the participant of the duel applies the illegal move without coursing injury, his opponent is awarded 2 points.

When the participant applies the illegal move for the second time, he is disqualified and is defined as the loser of the duel.

31.2. The participant is disqualified and loses the match, if as the result of the illegal move applied by him his opponent cannot continue the duel by doctor`s resolution.

31.3. If the participant breaks the Rules during the match, it is announced the following:  remark, warning, the second warning (the opponent is awarded 1 point). After the third warning the participant is disqualified and he is defined as the loser of the match.

31.4.  During the match more than one remark cannot be announced for the participant. The referee is responsible for activating the participants without consent of members of judge group.

31.5. To be late means not to enter on the mat after participant`s surname to be announced and him to be asked to wrestle. After participant`s absence by the first call he is given the remark and the second invitation.

31.6.  In a minute, after participant`s absence he is announced the first warning and invitation on the mat is repeated. In 30 seconds, after his absence the second warning and following call are announced. In two minutes after the first call the participant is announced as a loser.

§ 32. In-bounds Wrestling and Avoiding Wrestling

32.1. The mat limit is considered to be an external line of red stripe of square (circle).

32.2. Out-of-bounds position is defined

а)     if one of the participants puts his foot out of the mat line while standing during the duel;

b)     if in the lying position one of the participants is with his half of the trunk (in the level of waist line) or with his shoulder-blade and buttock out of the mat line.

32.3.  Within the match “out-of-bounds” position is defined by the referee and the most part of judge group (the referee and judges) in contradictory situations.

32.4. In case of “out-of-bounds” position the referee gives a command “Stop!” and back the participants into the middle.

32.5. The technical move finished out of the mat is scored if it starts in-bounds before the referee`s signal “Stop!”. Technical moves started “out-of-bounds” are not scored.

32.6.   Hold-downs, choke and submission techniques started “in-bounds” are allowed to be applied till one of the participants is still within the mat limit.

32.7. Avoiding wrestling is

а)     intentional going “out-of-bounds”;

b)     intentional pushing the opponent “out-of-bounds”;

c)     changing into lying position without evident attempts of technical moves applied.

§ 33. Dismissal, disqualification and penalties

33.1. The participant is dismissed by the decision of chief referee with his opponent to be defined as the winner:

a)     for the repeated illegal move (technique) to be applied;

b)     if as the result of illegal move applied by the participant  his opponent cannot continue the match by the doctor`s resolution;

c)     if the participant uses more than 3 minutes for medical care;

d)     after the third warning to be announced.

33.2. The participant is dismissed by the decision of the chief referee:

а)     by the doctor`s resolution when is it possible to continue the match:

b)     for unsportsmanlike conduct during the match in relation to the opponent, referees, spectators (for refusal to shake the opponent`s hand before or after the match, etc.);

c)     for absence on the mat after the first call in 2 minutes;

d)     for applying the illegal move as the result of which his opponent is injured and cannot participate in the competitions further by the doctor`s resolution;

e)     for false injury, prolonging time and deceit of the referees.

33.3. The participant dismissed:

а)     has no individual or team place;

b)     his scores are canceled;

c)     question on participant disqualification is given for European Combat Sambo Federation for consideration.

33.4. Penalties are given

а)     for not approved moving of the participant  or team member “in-bounds” (place of the matches), for crying and competition disorganization, purposeful violations of competition schedule, for discussions with the referees (the panel of judges), for unsportsmanlike conduct and offense in relation to the participants or referees, team is panelized by the Commission on Ethics (an amount of USD 400 (four hundred);

b)     when Item “A” violation is repeated, all team is panelized for an amount of USD 800 (eight hundred) and disqualified within the term of one year and lose its possibility to participate in official competitions and tournaments;

c)     team is panelized for assault of representatives, team members and their fans in relation to the participants and  competition organizers ( an amount of USD 1000 (one thousand) and disqualified for one year (it has no right to participate in the competitions);

d)     team loses further possibility of sport activity in staff of the Federation without the payment for the penalty when disqualification term passes;

e)     when team representatives refuse to pay the penalty, the team is disqualified, loses all titles rewarded by the Federation and is failed to exist as the separate subdivision of the federation.

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11-04-2012, 11:06       Rules      


Sport Competitions in Combat Sambo are considered to be the process of resistance, in which the activity of one participant is compared with the activity of another one according to the rules of competitions.

The Rules of Competitions in Combat Sambo (hereinafter referred to as the Rules) are prepared meeting the requirements of Regulations of European Combat Sambo Federation (hereinafter referred to as ECSF) of compete practice (1991-2010), analysis of International and National Competitions.

National and International Competitions in Combat Sambo are held following all the rules and regulations, prepared by the organizers and agreed by ECSF.

The results of sport competitions in combat sambo of all the levels and in another kinds of universal single combat are thoroughly analyzed by the specialists of Federation and serve as the motive for the changes and amendments of the rules given below in order to develop this kind of sport.

The real Rules cancel the preceding publication of the Rules and they are the only official legal documents serving as the obligatory manual for managing the organization and holding the Competitions in combat Sambo since January 1, 2011.


§ 1. Competition Types

1.1. Types of  competitions:

а) individual;
b) team;
c) mixed.

1.2. In the individual competitions there are determined personal results and places of the participants.
In team competitions team results are defined.

In the mixed competitions there are determined individual and team results.

§ 2. Competition System

2.1. Competitions can be held as follows:

а) with the leaving of the loser (according to the Olympic System); the participant leaves the competitions after the first defeat;

b) with the leaving of the loser (according to the Olympic System); the participants, who lost to the finalist, compete for the third place.

в) according to round system.

2.2. The type and system of competitions are determined in Position on the competitions (hereinafter referred to as “Position”), confirmed by the organization that hold the competitions.


§ 3. Age Groups of the Participants

Participants of the competitions are divided into age groups as follows:

а)      boys and girls – under the age of 9;

b)      boys and girls of younger age - 10 – 11 years old;

c)      boys and girls of older age - 12 - 14 years old;

d)      juniors (boys and girls) - 15 - 17 years old;

e)      adults (men and women) – 18 years old and older;

f)       veterans (men and women) - 35 - 39; 40 - 44; 45 - 49; 50 - 54;
55 - 59; 60 - 64; 65 years old and older.

§ 4. Admission of the Participants to the Competitions

4.1.    Conditions of admission of the participants to the competitions, their gender, age, sport belonging, qualification and also the list of documents that are to be presented to the Mandate Commission are written in the Position.

The list of necessary documents includes the following:

·         passport (identification card, military card) or birth certificate and document with photo for persons under age of 14;

·         application form for the participant;

·         qualified identification card (classification book) of the sportsman;

·         Insurance Policy.

4.2.  The application of the organization for participation of its sportsmen in the competitions is executed based on the stated form stamped and signed by the director of the organization, trainer and doctor.

4.3.  Admission of the participants is performed by the Mandate Commission (it is confirmed by the organization that holds the competitions) consisting of the Representative of the Organizing Committee, Chief Referee or his Assistant, Chief Record Keeper, Doctor and necessary number of members of the Commission, who check the applications and documents of the participants according to the requirements of the Position.

4.4.  The Representative of the organization who holds the competitions (the member of the Organizing Committee) is responsible for admission of the participant to the competitions in debatable situations.

4.5.  In the individual and mixed competitions, the participant has the right to take part only in the weight category stated for him during the primary weighing. In the team competitions – in the category stated during the primary weighing or in the next heavier one.

4.6.  Conditions, admission of the participants of a lower class to the competitions of a higher one are given in the Position.

4.7.  Admission of the participants of the nearest younger group to the competitions in the older age group is performed with the permission of the organization that holds the competitions (the members of the Organizing Committee).

4.8.  Admission of the particular participant to the competitions is performed based on the qualification identification card of the sportsmen (qualification book) and medical certificate issued not more than 5 days before the competitions.

4.9.  To maintain equality of the sportsmen, the panel of judges is responsible for drug control of the participants which involves in-competition and out-of-competition testing. If the participant or his representative refuses to be the subject to drug control, the team-participant is not allowed to participate in the competitions and disqualified.

§ 5. Weight Categories

5.1.    The participants of the competitions are divided into the following weight categories:

а)      boys and girls:

less than 25kg, less than 27kg, less than 30kg, less than 33kg, less than 36kg, less than 39kg, less than 42kg, less than 45kg, less than 48kg, less than 52kg, more than 52kg.

б)      boys and girls of younger age:

less than 30kg, less than 33kg, less than 36kg, less than 39kg, less than 42kg, less than 45kg, less than 48kg, less than 52kg, less than 57kg, less than 62kg, less than 68kg, more than 68kg.

в)      boys and girls of older age:

less than 39kg, less than 42kg, less than 45kg, less than 48kg, less than 52kg, less than  57kg, less than 62kg, less than 68kg, less than 74kg, less than 82kg, more than 82kg.

г)       juniors and men:

less than 52kg, less than 57kg, less than 62kg, less than 68kg, less than 74kg, less than 82kg, less than 90kg, more than 90kg.

д)      juniors (girls) and women:

less than 48kg, less than 52kg, less than 57kg, less than 62kg, less than 68kg, less than 74kg, less than 82kg, more than 82kg.

е)      veterans - men:

less than 57kg, less than 62kg, less than 68kg, less than 74kg, less than 82kg, less than 90kg, less than 100kg, more than 100kg.

ж)      veterans - women:

less than 52kg, less than 57kg, less than 62kg, less than 68kg, less than 74kg, less than 82kg, less than 90kg, more than 90kg.

5.2. Competitions in Absolute Champion rank in united weight categories can be held in group “Adults”. In this case, minimum and maximum weight of the participants is given in the Provision.     

§ 6. Weighing

6.1.  Place, time and order of weighing are set forth in the Position on Competitions.

6.2.  Chief Referee appoints the group of referees for weighing. The group includes: chief referee assistant, doctor, chief record keeper, chief record keeper assistant and two referees. Weight results and the timing of the weighing are recorded.

6.3.  Weighing is provided one time on or before the day of competitions in the given weight category, it lasts for an hour and finishes more than an hour before the competitions.

6.4.  During one hour before the weighing the participants have the right for previous weighing on the scale of official weighing.

6.5.  The participants are examined by the doctor of the competitions before weighing.  The participants weigh themselves: men wear swimming trunks and women wear swimsuits.

6.6.  If the panel of judges notices deception or documents to be forged, they draw up a statement and after relevant inspection take disciplinary measures foreseen in case of signing the forged document by the head of the organization, trainer and sportsman.

6.7.  Each sportsman (sportswoman) can participate in the competitions only in one weight category that corresponds to his (her) body weight at the moment of official weighing.

6.8.  Participants of the same weight category weigh themselves on the same scale.

6.9.  The participant, who is late or absent for not a good reason during weighing, is not allowed to take part in the competitions.

§ 7. Responsibilities and Rights of the Participants

7.1.    The participant is obliged

a)       to know and follow existing rules, provisions and Competition Program;

b)       to follow the referee requirements quickly and correctly;

c)       to come to the duel in time by the first call of panel of judges;

d)       if you are not available to continue the competitions because of some reasons, you shall immediately inform the record keeper personally or through a second (trainer) or representative;

e)       to be tolerant towards other participants, judges, persons who hold and serve the competitions and spectators as well;

f) to shake the rival`s hand on the mat before and after the duel;

g) to take part with nails to be cut short in clean sport suit and shoes.

7.2.    The participant is obliged

а)       to address to the referees through the representative of his team and to the second during the individual competitions;

b)       to get information in time about competition course, pares of the following lap, amendments to the Competition Program, etc.;

c) to spend 3 minutes (in total) during one duel if necessary to receive medical care and keep the clothes and equipment in order;

d)       to be served by the second before and after the duel, within the breaks;

e)       to receive the list of prohibited medicines (a drug list);

f) to cancel the duel at any its stage (at any moment).

§ 8. Clothes, footwear and equipment of the participants

8.1.  The competition participant wears a sport jacket kurtka for Combat Sambo with a belt, shorts and soft sport footwear.

8.2.  Kurtka shall be produced from cotton fabric, have special form kind and cuts for belt; sleeves shall close not less than 2/3 of the forearm.

8.3.  Kurtka is red or blue with the belt of the same color. Color of sport shorts shall correspond to color of a kurtka. The competition participant shall have kurtkas of both colors. During the local (club) competitions it is permitted to participate in kurtkas of white color. In all cases the belt shall be of red and blue colors.

8.4.  It is obligatory to use sealed ends, soft, opened for capture gloves, not metal shell and not metal brassiere with rigidity, closed swimsuit for participants (girls).

8.5.  Sport footwear shall have soft soles. It is allowed to participate shoeless.

8.6.  Details of the equipment that can injury the participants of the duel are not allowed to use.

8.7.  Within team competitions the team in uniform of one color participates at the ceremony of opening, rewarding and finishing of the competitions.

§ 9. Team Representation

9.1.    Teams consisting of sportsmen, a representative (a trainer) who is one per every eight participants and a team captain participate in the competitions. During competitions of Federal level team includes also a judge and a doctor.

9.2.    A representative is a team leader. He is responsible for participant discipline, their timely presence at weighing and preparation, timely leaving for duel during the competitions.

9.3.  The representative is present during casting of lots and meetings of the panel of judges if they are held together with representatives.

9.4.  A team captain is chosen from the number of participants. Together with a team representative he is equally responsible for his team-mate discipline.

9.5.  A second is appointed by the team representative from the number of trainers or the most experienced sportsmen based on participant agreement and serves the participant during the course of the duel.

9.6.  It is not allowed for a representative, trainer, team captain and second to interfere in actions of referees and persons who lead the competitions.

9.7.  During the competitions representatives, trainers and seconds shall take seats that are specially intended for performing their duties.

9.8 Representatives, trainers and seconds prompting to the spectators with words or gestures to advise or support the participant during the duel are discharged up to the end of the competitions and then remove to the places of spectators.

9.9. A second shall have the towel for the participant, fulfilling his duties. If a second notices that his participant cannot continue the duel, on behalf of the participant he claims for his surrender shouting “Stop!” and at the same time throwing the towel on the mat.

9.10 The Panel of Judges is authorized to dismiss the team from the competitions because of its breach of Item 9.2, 9.6, 9.7, 9.8, etc.

The Panel of Judges

§ 10. Panel of Judges Staff

10.1.  For each competition Panel of Judges staff is appointed by the corresponding Panel of Judges and agreed by the Federation Board.

10.2.  Referee with the qualification of not less than national category is the chief referee in the competitions of the regional level.

10.3.  The Panel of Judges consists of

а) chief panel of judges (chief referee, his assistant, chief record keeper, arbiters);

b) referees, judges, seconds, technical record keepers, referees of the participants;

c) record keepers, reporters, doctors, commandant.

10.4.  The group of judges serves the duel consisting of arbiter, referee, two judges, time keeper, technical record keeper and reporter.

10.5.  The judge is obliged to have a judge book, judge uniform, Competition Rules and Provisions.

10.6.  Judge uniform includes dark trousers, a white shirt (with the emblem of the judge of relevant category on the left breast) with a black bow tie and sleeves of different colors (a left sleeve is of a red color, a right one is of blue color), dark socks and dark soft sport footwear. All groups of judges can wear red and blue arm-bands (sleeve-protectors) by authority of the chief referee.

10.7.  An arbiter and judges evaluate the technique of the duel. The referee is not involved into the process of evaluation of the technique of the duel.

10.8.  Taking the decision on contradictory issues, judges and an arbiter shall follow relevant Rule Items.

§ 11. Chief Referee, Chief Referee Assistant

11.1.  Competition chief referee is appointed from the number of the most qualified and experienced judges. He manages the competitions and is responsible for its quality in accordance with present Rules and Provisions on Competitions to the organization that leads competitions and the Federation.

11.2.   Chief referee appoints his assistance from the number of the most qualified judges. Chief referee assistant is subordinated to the chief referee and performs his instructions.

11.3.  In regional competitions one of the arbiters is appointed as the chief referee assistant. When the chief referee is absent, his assistant performs his duties.

11.4.  Chief referee is obliged

а)  to check the existence and quality of necessary documentation, readiness of the competition place, equipment, inventory, compliance with rules and draw up the acceptance statement;

b)  to appoint the group of judges to weigh the participants;

c)  to provide casting of lots among the participants with the possibility to include the winners of the last competitions and team-mates to different subgroups;

d)  to appoint the group of judges for serving the duel;

e)  to check and approve pares of participants (for each stage);

f)   to take measures to exclude the mistakes of the judges in time, if necessary;

g)  to decide on statements and protests of team representatives (trainers, captains) on day of their acceptance; the decision based on the results of the duel should be taken before the beginning of the next stage of the competitions;

h)  to hold a session of the Panel of Judges before/after/within the competitions starts (a judge seminar), if necessary.

i)    to assess the work of each judge and make notes in the judge books;

j)    within the term of 3 days to report having the added copy of the report in electronic form and give the minute for the organization that lead the competitions and the Federation as well.

11.5.   Chief referee has right

a)   to postpone the competitions, if the place, main equipment or inventory do not correspond to rules, judges or medical staff are not ready to serve the duels;

b)    to stop the duel, make pause or cancel the competitions, if there are any problems; to draw up the statement with the reason of your action and add it to the minute;

c)    if necessary, to move amendments to the Competition Program;

d)    to change the responsibilities of the judges during the competitions having written the relevant order;

e)     to dismiss the judges who made big mistakes or failed their responsibilities marked in the report;

f)      to penalize or dismiss the participants from the duel or competitions;

g)      to penalize or dismiss a representative, a trainer, a team captain or a second who broke rules;

h)      to delay the announcement of the marks for the technique or the results of the duel, if he is against the decision made by judges in order to study and discuss the event in more details and make the final decision;

i)       to change the order of final meetings, if necessary.

11.6.  Chief referee cannot change the Position on Competitions and dismiss or change the judges during the duel as well.

11.7.  To perform the orders of chief referee is obligatory for the Panel of Judges, participants, representatives, trainers and seconds.

§ 12. Chief Record Keeper

12.1.  Chief record keeper manages the secretary work, provides timely preparation and correct execution of all the documents of the competitions.

12.2.  Chief record keeper

а)     participates in the work of mandate commission and group of judges during weighing;

b)     participates in casting of lots;

c)     prepares the competition schedule;

d)     keeps minutes on competitions;

e)     makes the schedule of participant meetings;

f)      controls executing of minutes on duels;

g)      prepares orders and decisions of the chief referee;

h)      prepares the documents regarding the results of the competitions and submit them to chief referee for approval;

i)       collects the information and minutes on competition course in order to place them on the notice board;

j)       gives information about the competitions to the reporter, team representatives and mass media with the permission of the chief referee;

k)      certifies the results of the duel of participants and places to be taken and marks knock-outs.

12.3.   During the International Competitions and Tournaments of «А» and «В» Categories the chief referee appoints record keeper assistant and record keepers to help for the chief record keeper.

 § 13. Arbiter

13.1.  The arbiter is appointed from the number of judges of high qualification; he sits at the table near the mat and manages the work of the group of judges.

13.2.The arbiter is obliged

а)     to form the groups of the judges for the duels and represent their lists to the chief referee;

b)     when the reporter is absent to represent the group of judges, call on the mat and introduce the participants of the duel;

c)     to announce the marks and the result of the duel, assess the technique of the participants of the duel and situations using stated gestures and taking into consideration judge opinions, to make the decision for the reporter to announce;

d)     to stop the duel if it is necessary or there are important contradictions between judges and after detailed studying  and discussions of the contradictory questions, to make the final decision;

e)     if necessary to call the doctor or send the participant to the hospital;

f)     to evaluate referee work and give the note with the marks for the chief referee to make lists in the judge book.

§ 14. Referee

14.1.  The referee is appointed from the number of judges of high qualification and manages the course of the competitions being on the mat.

14.2.  The referee is obliged:

a)       to know the participants quite well and participate in their duel;

b)       to give orders “Fight”, double the sound signal (a bell, a gong) of the second to begin the duel;

c)       to stop the duel with command “Stop!”

d)       to continue the duel leading the participants if necessary into the position “stand”, in the middle of the mat commanding “Fight!” after the pause;

e)       being on the map to follow the duel thoroughly, use commands and gestures according to the rules; participate in showing the scores for technique (methods);

f)        moving along the map takes his place to see the action of the participants and the signals of the panel of judges quite well;

g)       to react timely at the action of the participants on the mat; to prevent the actions and moving that do not meet the requirements of the rules;

h)       to stop the duel in order to prevent the injuries or negative results of the development of the duel with the rules to be broken.

i)         to command “Stop!” doubling the sound signal (bell, gong)  of the second to finish the duel.

14.3.The referee stops the duel:

а)       if the participant(s) is (are) in the position “fleeing the mat”;

b)       if the participant(s) is not active enough and does not make any attempts of effective technique during 10 seconds in the lying position;

c)       if the participant attacks using ineffective, to the judges` mind, submission moves and choking techniques;

d)       if the participant needs medical care (with the gesture “to fix time”);

e)       if essential violations in the clothes of the participant are noticed;

f)        if the participant applies illegal moves and throws;

g)       if the referee requires;

h)       if the judge requires, if the referee considers it to be needful at that moment;i) if the participant requires, if the referee considers it to be needful at that moment;

i)        in separated cases that are not written in the present rules.

14.4.The referee stops the duel:

а)       after the signal on surrender of one of the participants or his second;

b)       after the fixed choke technique;

c)       when the participant is not able to defend himself (full or temporary) - «is not eager to fight» (state of «knock-out» or “knock-down”);

d)       if he is sure that one of the participants is won as the result of “submission” or “chokehold” method in duels of youth (boys and girls) of younger and middle age and adults of not higher than the second category not waiting for the signal of surrender;

14.5.  If being in the lying position the opponent applies the illegal move, the referee has to stop this action, penalize him, not stopping the match and with gesture inform the referees about it according to the rules. In case of misconduct the referee stops the match announcing the penalty for applying the technical violation.

14.6.  As soon as one of the participants starts a hold-down, the referee announces: “Consider the hold-down!” and makes the particular gesture with his hand till the hold-down ends. In 10 seconds (after the timekeeper signal) the referee announces loudly: “The hold-down is accounted!” and takes his gesture away that denotes the starting hold-down. The arbiter makes the particular gesture to point out the score and the reporter announces it.

14.7.  The referee takes his gesture away and announces “Not to account the hold-down”:

a)      if the angle between the opponent`s back at his shoulder blade level and the plane of mat is considered to be more than 90 degrees;

b)      if the offensive has squashed his opponent out of the torso;

c)      if both wrestlers are in the out-of-bound position;

d)      if the wrestler failed to apply a hold-down and changed a hold-down into submission moves or choke technique.

§ 15. A Judge

15.1.   Judges are appointed from the qualified ones and sit at the chair opposite the middle of the mat symmetrically to the left and to the right from the judge table. If necessary, a judge can rise to see the participants better.

15.2.  A judge evaluates himself the activity of the participants in the duel and immediately signals about their scores with the prescribed gestures.

15.3.  In case the duel to be stopped, a judge makes the relevant gesture in order to attract referee attention and point out particular moments of the duel.

§ 16. A Timekeeper

16.1.   A timekeeper is appointed out of the qualified judges and sits at the table of the arbiter.

16.2.   A timekeeper is obliged

а)      to inform about the beginning and ending of the duel with the sound signal (bell or gong ring);

b)      to fix with the stop-watch that the participant is late to come on the mat after the first call and announce the time of being late in each 30 seconds;

c)      to fix the participant`s absence on the mat in 2 minutes;

d)      to fix time after the referee commands “Account the hold-down!”

e)      to announce each minute of the duel passed.

16.3.   During the temporary duel stop after the referee`s command or arbiter`s directions, a timekeeper make his stop-watch stop and turn it on by the referee`s command counting the pure time of the duel.

16.4.   When the duel is stopped because of the participant to be injured, by the signal of the referee “To fix time” a timekeeper turns another stop-watch on and after each minute passed announces time of medical care given by the doctor to the participant.

16.5.   By the referee`s command “Account the hold-down!” a timekeeper turns another stop-watch on and loudly announces “Five seconds” in 5 seconds and “Hold-down time!” in ten seconds.

16.6.   As soon as the referee announces: “Account choke!”, a timekeeper turns another stop-watch on and fixes time expressing loudly each 10 seconds.

16.7.   A timekeeper deletes stop-watch data at the end of the duel in accordance with the directives of the arbiter.

§ 17. Technical Record Keeper, Judge at the Score-board

17.1.   Technical record keeper is appointed out of qualified judges, sits at arbiter`s table and registers duel events, writing down the special signs into the particular columns of the judge minute regarding the technical moves, penalties and warnings that are announced by the arbiter.

17.2.   Evaluation of all technical moves in order of their announcing and warnings or penalties of the participants as well are inserted into the minute in form of signs (graphical symbols):

2 – two points;

1 – one point;

1 – one point (while announcing the second penalty to the opponent);

А - activity – a hold-down of 10 seconds (1 hold-down per duel);

“R” - remark;

W 1 – the first warning;

W 2 – the second warning;

IM – an illegal move;

CIM – a coarse illegal move.

17.3.   The results of victory are written down with the explanations as follows:

а)       X – ahead of time victory: «Punch», «Submission moves», «Choke» («disable» or «hit back»). If «evident», score difference in points is written down in brackets; nearby time, fraction and score proportion 4 : 0 are set forth (winner : loser), for example, it is written X “Evident”(12 - 00) for 25 minutes/ 4 : О

b)       Ahead of time victory without the opponent “hit back” as the result of disqualification or refusal is written down with the note “disqualified by the doctor” or “as the result of refusal”; points are in the ratio 4 : 1;

it is written: X «Disqualification» (12 - 04) for 20 sec./ 4 : 1.

c)        Victory after the time of the duel passed is written “Based on points”; points are in the ratio 4 : 2.

d)        Victory is defined after the decision is taken if the score difference is absent when the main and additional time ended; it is written with the explanation “decided by the judges”, points are in the ratio 4 : 3.

It is written: X «in 7 minutes time» (12 - 08) for 7 min./ 4 : 3

Point for the hold-down is written in the circle, for the warning – in the square.

17.4.  If the participant does not go in the duel, after the reason to be clarified ab. – absent or d/doc. - disqualified by the doctor is written down opposite his surname. In this case “vacant” is written in his opponent`s column.

17.5.   As the result of ahead of time duel end by time limit for medical care to be over pure time is recorded (min., sec.). Time spent for the medical care given is recorded near the participant`s surname.

17.6.   By the end of the duel a technical record keeper writes scoring (points) down into the minute, gives it to the referee to determine and announce the result of the duel and after it records the results. Winner`s surname is written in the oval in the minute.

17.7.   Other notes must not be made in the judge minute.

17.8.   A judge at the score-board presents scoring for opponents` duel technique announced by the referee.

§ 18. A Reporter

18.1.   A reporter is appointed out of the qualified judges, responsible for information about competition terms, course and results to be given for participants and spectators. He is obliged to know and have the Rules and Position on Competitions, full information about sport progress of participants and teams, competition scenario.

18.2.  A reporter shall

а)       announce the Competition Program;

b)       present the following pare of participants: announce kurtka color (belts), name, surname, age, weight, height, qualification, sport progress, team (club, region, country);

c)       announce the results of the duel: kurtka color (belts), name, surname, team (club, region, country);

d)       explain the particular Rule items for Combat Sambo Competitions;

e)      announce orders and directions of Panel of Judges during the competitions and official competition results;

f)       represent Competition Honorary Guests;

g)      follow the Competition Scenario.

18.3.   Depending on the character of information equipment it is possible to share duties of a second and a reporter or duties of technical record keeper and reporter.

§ 19. Referee of the Participants

A referee of the participants is appointed out of the qualified judges, he is obliged:

а)      to know participants well and schedule, to check presence of the sportsmen and their readiness for the competitions;

b)      to inform the participants about the competition timetable;

c)      to give following participants know in time about leaving for mat and check their equipment thoroughly;

d)      to inform head record keeper in time about absence, refusal and disqualification of the participants in the competitions;

 e)      to organize formation and leaving of the participants at the ceremony of Competition Opening for rewarding and ceremony of Competition Closing.



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