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§ 523. Ring.

4 CA ADC § 523Barclays Official California Code of Regulations

Barclays California Code of Regulations
Title 4. Business Regulations
Division 2. State Athletic Commission (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 2. Full Contact Martial Arts and Kickboxing
Article 3. Conduct of Matches, Contests and Exhibitions
4 CCR § 523
§ 523. Ring.
(a) For kickboxing contests, the ring or fighting area shall either meet the requirements of Rules 310 through 312, inclusive, or shall meet the requirements of this section; except that subsection (d)(1) permitting a contest to be held in a ring enclosed by a fence shall not apply to kickboxing contests and the commission shall not permit a kickboxing contest to be held in a ring enclosed by a fence. For all other types of martial arts bouts, the ring or fighting area shall either meet the requirements set forth below in this section or shall be held in a ring that meets the requirements set forth in Rules 310 through 312, inclusive.
(b) The ring or fighting area shall be no smaller than 20' by 20' and no larger than 32' by 32'. A ring enclosed by ropes shall be square. The ring floor or floor of the fighting area enclosed by ropes shall extend at least 20 inches beyond the ropes. The ring floor or floor of the fighting area shall be padded in a manner approved by the commission, consistent with the requirements of section 18724 of the code. Padding shall extend beyond the ring or fighting area and over the edge of the platform. The ring or fighting area shall have a canvas covering or similar material, tightly stretched and laced to the ring platform. Vinyl or other plastic rubberized covering will not be permitted. There shall not be any obstruction or object, including but not limited to a triangular border, on any part of the ring floor.
(c) The ring platform shall not be more than four feet above the floor of the building. A ring enclosed by ropes shall have three sets of suitable steps or ramps, one for use by each of the fighters and one for use by the officials. A ring enclosed by a fence shall have two sets of suitable steps or ramps for use by the fighters and the officials. Ringside tables shall be no higher than ring platform level. Ring posts for a ring enclosed by ropes shall be of metal, not less than 3″ nor more than 6″ in diameter, extending from the floor of the building to a maximum height of 6″ above the highest horizontal rope above the ring floor. Ring posts for a ring enclosed by ropes shall be separated from the ring ropes by at least 18 inches. The posts for a ring enclosed by a fence shall extend from the floor to the top of the fighting area and shall be no less than 66″ and no more than 78″ above the floor of the fighting area. All posts shall be properly padded in a manner approved by the commission.
(d) The ring shall be enclosed by either of the following:
(1) A fence made of such material as will not allow a fighter to fall out or break through it on to the floor or spectators, including but not limited to vinyl-coated chain link. However, the enclosure shall not obstruct or limit the supervision and regulation of the bout by the officials or commission representatives. All metal parts shall be covered and padded in a manner approved by the commission and shall not be abrasive to the fighters.
(2) Five horizontal ropes not less than 1 inch in diameter and wrapped in soft material. The lowest rope to be not less than 5 inches nor more than 8 inches above the floor. The second rope to be not less than 8 inches nor more than 12 inches above the lowest rope. The top three ropes to be spaced equal distance apart and not less than 12 inches nor more than 14 inches from each other. The lowest rope shall have applied around it a padding of a thickness of not less than ½ inch. The horizontal ropes shall be tied together by vertical ropes not less than ¼ inch in diameter. If a ring is less than 24′ by 24′, there shall be two (2) vertical ropes, spaced equal distance apart, on each side of the ring. If a ring is 24′ by 24′ or greater, there shall be three (3) vertical ropes, spaced equal distance apart, on each side of the ring. The lowest portion of each vertical rope, between the lowest horizontal rope and second rope, shall have applied around them a padding of a thickness of not less than ¼ inch.

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Note: Authority cited: Sections 18611 and 18763, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 18724 and 18765, Business and Professions Code.
History
1. New section filed 11-28-2005; operative 12-28-2005 (Register 2005, No. 48). For prior history, see Register 80, No. 15.
2. Amendment filed 1-17-2007; operative 1-17-2007 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2007, No. 3).
3. Amendment of subsection (a) filed 4-6-2009; operative 4-6-2009 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2009, No. 15).
This database is current through 6/7/24 Register 2024, No. 23.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 4, § 523, 4 CA ADC § 523
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