London: Competitor registration opens immediately for the 2021 IMMAF Youth MMA Championships for twelve to eighteen-year-olds, which is to happen in Istanbul on the Hyatt Regency Istanbul Ataköy from 29 July – 1 August.

The Worldwide Combined Martial Arts Federation’s second instalment of its underneath -18s match will happen with out an viewers with a purpose to create a secure surroundings for worldwide contributors with respect to the worldwide pandemic. All contributors are to be examined for COVID-19 on arrival on 28 July earlier than getting into the competitors ‘bubble’.

Supporters as a substitute will be capable to watch the total three days of the youth competitors, streamed dwell for the primary time from 30 July – 1 August. Viewing info is to be introduced sooner or later.

IMMAF’s final Youth World Championships noticed 269 contributors enter from 26 nations, with the USA dominating the medals desk with 28 medals, together with 16 golds. Following behind, additionally with important leads, had been Russia (17 medals), Ukraine (16), Italy (13), UK (12), Eire (9) and Kazakhstan (8). As the event of Youth MMA has continued to surge, but bigger numbers are anticipated to enter this yr.


IMMAF Youth MMA rule units disallow strikes head strikes for underneath 18s and are modified from the IMMAF Newbie MMA Guidelines as regards to the physiological improvement of the next three age classes, as suggested by IMMAF’s knowledgeable medical, teaching and regulatory committees:

• IMMAF Youth A 16-17s (U18)

• IMMAF Youth B 14-15s (U16)

• IMMAF Youth C 12-13s (U14)

View the total Combined Martial Arts Unified Guidelines for Youth Competitors right here.

This yr, IMMAF has moreover launched obligatory grading necessities as a situation of entry for rivals.

IMMAF President Kerrith Brown stated: “The youth are the longer term and subsequently a precedence focus at IMMAF. We had been shocked on the world’s first Youth World MMA Championships not solely by the uptake but additionally on the spectacular ability degree that confirmed longevity of coaching and expertise among the many youths. This demonstrated demand for good governance, improvement constructions, and secure competitors alternatives for the hidden 12s – 18s age teams already taking part in MMA world over. It’s for the youthful era that we proceed to battle for the official recognition of MMA to safeguard them within the sport and provides them the identical rights as contributors of different disciplines. I’m excited that following the lengthy pause on competitors brought on by the pandemic, we are able to now return once more with our Youth Championships, offering the chance for younger folks to compete as soon as once more in well-governed MMA on a global platform.”


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