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Aotearoa Muay Thai Association 
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Aotearoa Muay Thai Association officials are proudly dressed by Hi Viz Trends Queenstown 

Aotearoa Muay Thai Association Rules

 

AMTA CLASS RULES 

Youth Under 9 (5-8yrs) 

Rounds: 3 x 1.5 minutes, 1 minute rest.

Restrictions: No head strikes of any kind

Mandatory Equipment:

Gum shield

Groin guard

Elastic shin guards

Hand wraps

Elbow pads

8oz gloves over 50kg, 6oz gloves under 50kg

Youth Under 12 (9 -11yrs) 

Rounds: 3 x 1.5 minutes, 1 minute rest.

Restrictions: No head strikes of any kind

Mandatory Equipment:

Gum shield

Groin guard

Elastic shin guards

Hand wraps

Elbow pads

10oz gloves

Youth Under 15 (12-14yrs) 

Rounds: 3 x 1.5 minutes, 1 minute rest.

Restrictions: Punches to head allowed

Mandatory Equipment:

Gum shield

Groin guard

Elastic shin guards

Hand wraps

Elbow pads

10oz gloves

Youth Under 18 (15-17yrs) 

Rounds: 3 x 2 minutes, 1 minute rest.

Restrictions: Punches and Kicks to head allowed

Mandatory Equipment:

Gum shield

Groin guard

Elastic shin guards

Hand wraps

Elbow pads

10oz gloves

Adult C Class (18+ Novice) 

Bouts: 0-5

Rounds: 3 x 2 minutes 

Rules: Full Muay Thai 

Restrictions: None

Mandatory Equipment:

Gum shield

Groin guard

Elastic shin guards

Hand wraps

Elbow pads

16oz gloves 

Headgear optional

Adult B Class (18+ Amateur)

Bouts: 6-10

Rounds: 5 x 2 minutes 

Rules: Full Muay Thai

Mandatory Equipment:

Gum shield

Groin guard

Elastic shin guards

Hand wraps - Tape and Gauze, tape can be used up to 5mm from the back of the knuckle when fist is clenched

Elbow pads

10oz gloves 64kg and over

8oz gloves under 64kg

Adult A Class (Pro)

Rounds: 5 x 3 minutes, 2 min rests

Mandatory Equipment:

Gum shield

Groin guard

Hand wraps - Tape and Gauze, tape can be used up to 5mm from the back of the knuckle when fist is clenched

10oz gloves 64kg and over

8oz gloves under 64kg

TITLES 

Youth: National, North and South Island: Must have 6 wins

B Class: National, North and South Island: Must have 6 wins 

A Class: National must have 10 wins North and South Island: Must have 6 wins and of had 2 elbows matches minimum

TITLE MATCHING PROCEDURE

  1. TITLES WILL ONLY BE ORGANISED VIA PROMOTERS 

  2. THE PROMOTER WILL WORK WITH THE SANCTION TO CONFIRM TITLE and ELIGIBILITY

  3. FIGHTERS MUST BE ON THE AMTA FIGHTER RECORDS DATABASE.

  4. FIGHTS WILL BE MATCHED TO THE APPROPRIATE RULE SETS, THESE WILL NOT BE CHANGED.

  5. COACHES MUST CONFIRM ALL FIGHT EXPERIENCE, INCLUDING YOUTH AND NOVICE MATCHES WITHIN 48 HOURS OF REQUEST BY PROMOTER OR AMTA

SANCTIONING

We will request the AMTA H&S Pdf filled out, and the judges and refs approved by AMTA. Any belts must be paid for at this time. 

BLOOD TESTS

Any fighter 16 years or over is required to have a blood test for Hepatitis B, C and HIV. The test dates are valid for 1 year. There is no tolerance on this time period, and any fighter that does not provide a blood test at the medical checks will not be allowed to fight. 

STAND DOWNS 

AMTA has a 7 week stand down period for any KO, the use of a brain scan or a DR clearance to shorten this time will NOT be accepted. AMTA sanctioned shows must follow this rule AND/OR any other stand down recommendations in line with the Southern Fight Medics Concussions Book. 

Any fighter who is recommended by a SFM medic post fight that a stand down or rest period is advised is strongly encouraged, along with the fighters coach to follow the recommendations, however this cannot be enforced.

A fighter who has lost via TKO (Head) will have a 5 week stand down before fighting on an AMTA promotion

If a fighter has lost their last two fights by knock out the stand down period is 14 weeks.

WEIGHT LIMITS & WEIGH INS. 

Fights are matched at class weights not catch weights.

Weight Cutting Rules

1. A video may be requested prior to the match being confirmed. If requested the COACH must submit this within 36 hours. 

2. There is zero tolerance for these fighters missing weight. 

3. Fighters will be weighed in the night before and must be on the agreed fight weight. 

4. Missing weight by 50-500grms will incur a 1 point deduction

5. Missing weight by over 500grms will disqualify the fighter.

6. There is a 2% tolerance of agreed weight for youth female fighters that are menstruating, however this is ONLY applied if notice of 36 hours is given.

RANDOM HYDRATION TESTING AT THE MEDIC CHECK IS PERMITTED BY THE AMTA SANCTIONER, OR IF REQUESTED BY A MEDIC IF THEY SUSPECT A FIGHTER IS DEHYDRATED 

AMTA WEIGHT CLASSES 

Piwakawaka Weight 26kg - 300grm tolerance

Pukeko Weight 30kg - 300grm tolerance

Tui Weight 34kg - 300grm tolerance

Kea Weight 38kg - 300grm tolerance

Koromiko Weight 42kg - 300grm tolerance

Kiwi Weight 46 kg - 300grm tolerance

Fly Weight 50kg 

Bantam Weight 54kg 

Feather Weight 58kg 

Light Weight 62kg

Light Welter Weight 64kg

Welter Weight 68kg

Middle Weight 72kg 

Super Middle Weight 76kg

Light Heavy Weight 80kg

Super Light Heavy Weight 84kg

Cruiser Weight 88kg

Super Cruiser Weight 92kg

Heavy Weight 96kg

Super Heavy Weight 100+ kg 

AMTA OFFICIALS

AMTA has a goal of creating a register of competent Judges and Referees. This has been done by ensuring AMTA judges and referees have met 3 levels of achievement. All AMTA titles must have Level 3 approved Judges as of 2022.

JUDGES AND REFEREES LEVELS

Level 1:

Completed AMTA Judging and Scoring exam score 100%. Attended Mark Hamptons Muay Thai Judging and Scoring Seminar

Level 2: 

Must of shadow judged 10 Muay Thai Rules fights (this does not include K1, Glory or Mod Thai rules) alongside a competent judge. Score sheets must be submitted and not changed. A shadow judge cannot change the result given on his or her score cards and must hand each score card to the competent judge after each fight, and can only get advise from the competent judge once they have marked down their round score. Cost $0

 

Level 3:

On completion of shadow judging with an approved judge, the trainee must judge to the side of a show (in a 4th judges position ringside) Where they must judge an additional 5 Muay Thai rules fights where they must give the correct decision if the fight is unanimous, or the same result as at least 2 of the judges in a split decision. 

If this is not achieved then the applicant will shadow judge another 5 fights and then repeat the above step.

Should they fail this again the applicant will be asked to start again at Level 1.

Once Level 3 is achieved the applicant is now able to judge solo and also supervise in shadow judging circumstances. A judge must be Level 3 to judge any AMTA Title fight.

LEVEL 4 REFEREES ONLY

On completion of Level 3 an applicant can apply to become an AMTA Level 4 Referee. 

To gain this the applicant must of refereed 10 fights at no higher than C Class.

Once this is done and has been observed by another qualified referee, then the applicant must referee either in person or via video 5 B-A class fights where the AMTA head referee can ensure that the applicant is at a satisfactory level to be signed off as competent

 

LEVEL 4 REFEREES - Have been overseen by the AMTA Head Referee and deemed competent

Tony Angelov - AMTA Head Referee

Wayne Vaega

Kru Chain

Tasha Chambers

Mike Crossley

John Conway

Scott Tweedie

Terry Hill 

David Bendall

AMTA HEAD MEDICAL ADVISOR

Mavis Gunn RN - Christchurch

LEVEL 3 JUDGES 

Tony Angelov - Auckland

Greg Nesbit - Auckland

Ritchie Hardcore Stewart - Auckland

Ben Sisam - Auckland

John Conway - Auckland

Mark Hampton - Wellington

Kru Chain - Wellington

Kevin Dick - Wellington

Justin McDermott - Taupo

Tasha Chambers - Palmerston North

Stew Chambers - Palmerston North

Caitlin Pirie - Palmerston North

Zane Hopman - Masterton

Darryl Dawson - Hamilton

Terry Hill - Hamilton

Wayne Vaega - Christchurch

Dan Hatch - Christchurch

Dave Gahan - Christchurch

David Bendall - Christchurch

Suds Karki - Nelson

Scott Tweedie - Timaru

Blake Tomlinson - Dunedin

Wanita Tuatua - Dunedin

Beathe Korneliussen - Dunedin

Fi Sim - Queenstown

Diego Beneduzzi - Queenstown

 

LEVEL 2 JUDGES - Can shadow with a Level 3 10 required

Rob Horrocks 0/10

LEVEL 1 - Completed theory and seminar

AMTA OFFICIALS 

Scott Tweedie - Founder, Rules, Sanctioning, Rankings, Titles, Training

Mark Hampton - Rules, Head Judge, Consultant, Training

Tony Angelov - Head Referee, Consultant

Dr Tony Myers (UK) - Rules, Judging and Refereeing Consultant

Mavis Gunn (RN) - AMTA Head Medic

Aotearoa Muay Thai Association Champions Timeline

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AJ Short Fuse Foster

4-14 Kiwi Weight NZ

AJ Foster Lucky Nine Gym beat Boyd Timanus Spartans Unanimous. December 2019

Vacated February 2020,

Amber Clarke

Light Weight A Class

Amber Clarke Toa Ngatihine Muay Thai beat Asher Bennie Lucky Nine Gym Split Decision December 2019.

Vacated January 2020

Kaitlyn The Tornado Tucker

Light Welter Weight NZ 

A Class

Kaitlyn Tucker Lucky Nine Gym beat Quinita Hati Toa Ngatahine Muay Thai Unanimous December 2019. 

Kodie Huffam

NZ A Class Welter Weight

Kodie Huffam Eltham Hydras beat Yoshi Matsuda Fight Science Queenstown  Unanimous December 2019. Vacated June 2020

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Sonny Treggo

NZ 4-14 Koromiko Weight 

Sonny Treggo East Coast Muay Thai beat

Corbin Searanke Spartans Unanimous Decision

February 2020 Siam Cup Napier

Chris The Cobra Eades

NZ Elite Super Light Heavy

Chris Eades Urban Sport beat Mandela Ale Beyond Muay Thai via Unanimous Decision

July 2020 

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Kyrin Togia

4-14 NZ Kiwi Weight

Kyrin Togia Tihipuke Muay Thai beat Ngaru Moeke Siam Pitbull Thai Unanimous Decision

August 29 2020 TMT Hamilton

Vacated May 2021

AJ Short Fuse Foster

Youth NZ Light

Welter Weight 

AJ Foster Lucky Nine Gym beat Lfah Trego East Coast Muay Thai  via Unanimous Decision

October 2 2020 

The Razors Edge

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Matt Sutherland

NZ A Class Super

Light Heavy Weight

Matt Sutherland Muay Thai Christchurch beat Swade Wallace Assassins Muay Thai via split decision

November 27 2020 Vendetta 

Fern Nixon

NZ Youth Fly Weight

Fern Nixon ROC Taupo beat Ashley Nesbitt CKB Split decision December 27 2020 

Vacated March 2020

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David MTC Bendall

NZ Elite Super

Heavyweight

David Bendall Muay Thai Christchurch beat

Moe Hussain SMAC Featherston via split decision

November 28 2020 Vendetta Timaru

Melody Diva Downs

Queens of Muay Thai 

Light Welter Weight

8 Woman Eliminator

Melody Downs Team Downs/Core MMA

beat in quarter final Melissa Mackey-Huriwai ROA

via unanimous decision, in semi final beat Miriam Hummingbird Tio Lenzen via TKO

in final beat Macca The Devils Child Jean

via split decision

$5000 November 28 2020 Vendetta Timaru

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AJ Short Fuse Foster

NZ Youth Feather Weight

Aj Foster Lucky Nine Gym beat

Levi Smith Toa Fight Systems

via unanimous decision

Aftermath of Elbows Christchurch

March 27 2021

Charlie Charalambides

South Island A Class

Welterweight

Charlie Charalambides Fight Science Queenstown

beat Shaun Spencer Academy of Combat 

via TKO legs 

March 27 After Math of Elbows

Christchurch

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John Pyers

NZ A Class Middleweight

John Pyers Maui Muay Thai

beat Shem Murdoch Dunedin Kickboxing

via unanimous decision

April 10 2021 The Razors Edge Timaru

Rayvn Simpson

NZ Youth Fly Weight

Rayvn Simpson ROA Gisbourne

beat Ashley Nesbitt City Kickboxing/Team Nesbitt

via split decision

April 24 2021 TMT Fight Night Hamilton

Jack Young

NZ Youth Welterweight

Jack Young Manawa Muay Thai

beat via Unanimous Decision

Lfah Treggo Last Stance Otara

Budokan Rotorua May 1 2021

Boston Moylan
NZ Youth Flyweight

Boston Moylan The Fortitude Gym

beat via Unanimous Decision

Tama Moeke Tu Kaha Muay Thai

Hands of Hope June 5 2021

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AJ Short Fuse Foster
NZ Youth Light Welter Weight Defense 

AJ Foster Lucky Nine Gym

beat via Split Decision

Journey Petero Last Stance Otara

TMT Fight Night June 26 2021

Alex Sorenson
NZ Junior Adult
Light Welter Weight 

Alex Sorenson Team Hardcore

beat via TKO

Matthew Phongsai Fight Lab

Art of War 15 

13 August 2021

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