CARISMA Town vs. Gown 2016 – The Fights

Great fight card for tomorrow.Here are the the fights in their order of appeareance:

AR Robertas Maneikis CA Joe Ourussoff
CA Lukasz Sobisz CA Elliot Fletcher
CU Sarah Ashcroft-Jones CA Eloise Lebrun
CU Konstantin Semeniuk CA James Hall
AR Mario Micillo CA Meitar Blumenfeld
CU Anna Schumann CA Eloise Lebrun
CU Matthew Coates CA Richard Gordon
CU John Quan CU Shayan Ali
CU Jessica Slim CA Zosia K-J
CU Peter Hardwidge CA Andy Brinkworth
CU Tim Williamson CA Eugene Ho
CU Alex Hamilton CA Canardach Maciver
CU Farakh Shahzad AR Matt Hunt
CU Kaylyn Z-Y AR Elina Kadakovska
CU Matt Kaye CA JQ Wang
CU George Bowerie CA Cedric Deur
CU Jessica Matheret CA Steph Reikine
CU Zakaria Moustiri CA Simon Gardiner

CARISMA Town vs. Gown 2016 – Rules

Will all fighters please read carefully this post and ensure to understand. Any question please comment the post so the answer can be seen by everyone.


All fights are pre-matched by gender, weight and experience, trying to get athletes from different clubs in each match.  All fighters will be weighted in before the event start and if the fighter’s weight is substantially higher than her/his expected weight it might be disqualified.


All fights will have 3 rounds with 60 seconds breaks; matches where at least one of the fighters has less than 6 months experience will have 1 mins rounds.  Fighters with up to 18 months experience will fight 1.5 minutes rounds. The others will fight 2 mins rounds.


Punch to Head 1 point
Punch to Body 1 point
Front Foot Sweep 1 point
Kick to Body 2 points
Kick to Head 3 points
Jump Kick to Body 3 points
Any Jump Kick to Head 5 points

Clubs Scoring

Each club will receive 3 points for each won fight and 1 point for each lost fight; at the end of the tournament the club with higher score will be nominated the winner.

Scoring Areas

  • Side of Head
  • Face
  • Under Chin
  • Front Torso
  • Side Torso

Illegal Areas

  • Back of Head
  • Top of Head
  • Neck
  • Arm
  • Hand
  • Back
  • Kidney Area
  • Below the Belt (other than below the ankle sweeps)

All Sweeps must be boot to boot and no higher than the ankle. For a Sweep to score, the sweep must incur either a complete grounding, or a stumble leading to the fighter touching the ground with any part of the body other than the soles of the feet. Even the slightest of touches to the ground by the fingers for example, will result in the sweep being deemed successful.

Legal Techniques.

  • Jab (landing with knuckle part of the glove)
  • Reverse Punch (Back Fist, landing with knuckle part of the glove)
  • Hook Punch (to the body and head)
  • Uppercut Punch (to the body and head with control)
  • Front Kick (to the body and head)
  • Side Kick (to the body and head)
  • Hook Kick (to body and head) including Spinning Back Hook Kick
  • Jump Spinning Hook Kick (to the body and head)
  • Back Kick (to the body and head)
  • Jump Back Kick (to the body and head)
  • Roundhouse Kick ((to the body and head) including Jump Round Kick)
  • Spinning Back Kick (to the body and head)
  • Jump Spinning Back Kick (to the body and head)
  • Inside & Outside Crescent Kick ((to the body & head) including Jump)
  • Jump Inside & Outside Crescent Kick ((to the body & head) incl Jump)
  • Inside & Outside Axe Kick ((to the body & head) including Jump Axe)
  • Front Sweep (performed with inside of foot to below ankle), both legs front Sweep can be to the inside and outside of the opponent’s boot

Illegal Techniques

  • Any open handed strike with the inside of the hand (slap)
  • Knife Hand (inc Spinning/Turning Knife Hand Strike)
  • Ridge Hand
  • Drop Sweep
  • Reverse Drop Sweep
  • Palm Heel Strike
  • Strikes with the elbows
  • Any Throw
  • Any Takedown
  • Pushing with arms
  • Leg Kicks
  • Strikes with the knee
  • Strikes with the Head
  • Use of the thighs
  • Touching the ground with any other part of the body than the soles of the feet.
  • Any Blind Technique

Illegal Actions

  • Swearing
  • Verbal attacks to the Opponent or Officials
  • Accusations of cheating to any Official or Competitor
  • Uncontrolled Strikes and Kicks
  • Any strike or kick to a joint
  • Strike to top or back of head or to the back of the body
  • Strike or Kick to the groin
  • Scratching, biting or spitting
  • Punching or Kicking after the Referee calls stop
  • Leaving the fighting area
  • Falling down
  • Running around the area
  • Using faulty or ill-fitting safety equipment
  • Wasting time in an unsporting fashion
  • Talking
  • Causing offence by inappropriate apparel, gestures or words
  • Excess power
  • Refusing to touch gloves or any other unsporting behaviour
  • All of the above offences may be punishable by the Referee. The Referee may decide to verbally warn, officially warn, deduct a point or disqualify the competitor depending upon the severity of the offence.

Fighter’s Equipment

  • Headguard Must cover the top of the head. Must be a Martial Arts type Headguard in good condition which fits well. A full-face or semi-face visor may be worn if it can be proven that a medical condition requires it. This must be authorised by the promoter prior to the start of the Tournament.
  • Gumshield Martial Arts or Boxing type. No football / rugby type.
  • Boxing Gloves Must be 10 ounces for everyone.
  • Kick Boots Must cover the Instep and heel. Must be full boots and not shin-guards with instep pads. Must cover the whole foot.
  • Groin Guard. Must be worn under clothing, and not on top.
  • Shin Guards Must be worn under clothing and not on top. Must not be worn higher than the knee
  • Chest Guard Must be worn under clothing and not on top. Essential for female Juniors and Adults.


Fighters must be clean and dressed in an appropriate outfit. Toe nails should be clean and cut short. Fighters should wear a clean club’s T-Shirt that ensures that the top half of the arm is covered by a sleeve.

Martial Arts style trousers must be worn. The trousers should cover the Velcro fastening on the boots and should be full length. There should be no zips, pockets or buttons on the trousers at all. Track suit style trousers are not allowed. Hand bandages are allowed, maximum length 2.5 meters. Tape on the fist or the knuckles is allowed, but must not be excessive. The Referee can deem any hand-wrapping to be excessive.

Long hair should be tied back. No Metal/Plastic objects to be worn by any competitor, including earrings, eyeglasses, rings, watches, hair grips, chains, piercing jewellery etc. Soft contact lenses are allowed at the Fighter’s risk.

The Coach must wear appropriate clean sports clothing, and sporting shoes.

Equipment Check

Each Fighter is subject to an equipment check prior to the start of the fight. The checks are to be done by the Center Referee. Groin guards and chest guards are not to be touched by the Referee. The Fighter should be asked if they have the relevant equipment on, and they should reply in the affirmative. If injury occurs, and the Fighter has lied about the presence of such safety equipment, the Center Referee must disqualify the Fighter for breaching the safety rules. This is a compulsory disqualification regardless of how the accident happened.

What the Referee can do.

The Referee is the only person who can stop the bout. The Medic must signal to the Referee if he/she wants the fight stopped. The Coach can retire the Fighter.

The Referee may change any or all of the officials in his area if he wishes. This must not happen during a fight unless an Official is ill.

A Referee can deduct a point, or disqualify a Fighter, for any unsporting behaviour or dissent.

A Referee can disqualify a Fighter if he/she fails to be ready to fight after being called. (This includes not having the correct safety equipment, or not turning up at all). One minute should be called, and the Timekeeper should indicate when the minute has expires. The winner will be the Fighter who is ready to fight, and the win shall be recorded as a Walk Over.

Town vs. Gown 2015 – The fights

Will all fighters please be at the venue on Saturday 28 February at 12:30 for a prompt 1pm start.  Signs will indicate the exact building.

All fighters will be checked for weight before the fight.  There will be one referee and two judges and their score will be final.  All fights will be light contact following these rules which are the same as the previous events.

All fighters must wear full kit (e.g. head guard, mouth guard, hand wraps, 10oz gloves, groin guard (males), shin guard and separate foot guard).  Uniform must be a club t-shirt (or black in the worse case) and long lose trousers.  No belt should be worn and all pads must be worn under the uniform (e.g. no visible shin or groin guards).  All fighters should bring a towel and a bottle of water.

The order of fights is indicated in the table below; please bear in mind that such order can vary depending or a number of circumstances, including some of the fighters not turning up (which will be adequately punished in due course).

Club Full Name Club Full Name
CU Anna Lappala vs. CU Sarah A-J
CU Konstantin Semeniuk vs. CA Felix Schmitten
CU Sophie Constable vs. AR Nadira Valera
CU James Althorpe vs. CU George Bowerie
CU Rob Hume vs. AR Hugo Kingsley
CU Rebecca Baker vs. AR Nadira Valera
CA Felix Schmitten vs. CU Thomas Cebo
CA Meitar Blumenfeld vs. AR Chris Jones
CA Simon Gardiner vs. CU Dominik Lentrolt
CA Jethro Akroyd vs. CU Ryan Potter
CA Meitar Blumenfeld vs. CU Liland Hui
CU Tim Williamson vs. CA Liam Pride
AR Ryan Marcano vs. CU Adam Jelley
CU Matthew Coates vs. CU Josh Breedon
CA Cedric Deur vs. CU Tim Williamson

CARISMA Town vs. Gown 2015

As already announced at our classes and on Facebook CARISMA is organising another Town vs. Gown Kickboxing tournament to be held in CAMBRIDGE at the North Cambridge Sports Centre on 28 Feb 2015, starting at 1:00pm sharp.

The town represented by CARISMA will be challeging members from both university clubs: Cambridge University Kickboxing Society and Anglia Ruskin University Kickboxing Club.

Each fight will be pre matched, taking into account gender, weight and experience, following the Wako international weight categories and Kickboxing Light Continuous rules. Each fighter will take part in a 3 rounds fight in the ring.

This is a great opportunity for all members of all clubs to experience their first fight in a friendly and safe environment where all fighters are well known members of the clubs.

We are looking forward to members of all these club to come forward and take part is this uniques opportunity: please Email Massimo (replacing <at> with @ before sending), no later than Friday 20 February 2014, indicating the following details:

  • Full Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Weight (that will have to be the same weight on the day of the fight)
  • Years (months) of experience in Kickboxing
  • Years (months) of experience in other martial arts
  • Number of fights to date

Please invite all of your friends to the fight by advertising this Facebook Event.  Spectators will pay £5 upfront or £8 at the door.

CUKBS wins Varsity Kickboxing 2014

Varsity2014It is with great pride and pleasure that I can announce that on Saturday 8 March the Cambridge University Kickboxing Society (CUKBS) won, once more and for the 4th consecutive time, the Varsity Kickboxing tournament against Oxford University Kickboxing.

We will add details about the individual fights at a later stage but I feel it is  important to write this little post just to officially state our victory, already strongly celebrated on Facebook.

Congratulations to all fighters Anna, Francesca, Prithvi, Tim, Raz, Dom and Kostas that all contributed to this victory. A great thank you to all members of CUKBS, ARUKBC and CARISMA which helped with training and preparation for these fighters.  A super special thanks goes also to Duncan, Georgios, James and Jarek which all helped and contributed, with their expertise and efforts, to train and prepare these fighters. Videos and further information about the fights will follow in due course.