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WBCMT Under 18s Belt

Launched in 2014 by Daniel Suarez then Chairman for the UK Committee

WBC MuayThai Youth Guidelines: 


WBC MuayThai Under 18’s 
Age groups range from 10 to 17. 

**National ID’s and or Passports must be checked on the day of the weigh in.

• Junior Cadets: under 12’s: from 10 years – 11 years & 364 days**
• Cadets: under 14’s: from 12 years – 13 years & 364 days**
• Junior Youth: under 16’s: from 14 years – 15 years & 364 days**
• Senior Youth: under 18’s: from 16 years – 17 years & 364 days**

(**Exception for 365 days during a leap year) 

Junior Cadets & Cadets cannot fight for WBC championship belts.
Winners are awarded a uniquely cast WBC MuayThai medal.
Junior Youth & Senior Youth can contest for WBC MuayThai Youth championship belts.

Protective equipment for Junior Cadets, Cadets & Junior Youth:
Head guards.

Body protectors.
Hand wraps.
Shin guards.
Gum shields.
Gloves 10oz & 12oz. 
Groin protection.

Elbow pads.
Head guards are mandatory to prevent possibleinjuries. The health and safety of all students is important and we review our safety standards with an ongoing policy. 

Under 12s: Junior Cadets:
WBC MuayThai Youth bouts for 10 and 11 year olds.
Rounds will be staged over two by one minute thirty seconds rounds, with one minute rest between rounds.
No elbow strikes of any kind are to be used.
No knee strikes of any kind are to be used.
No strikes of any kind to the head.
No spinning back fists.

Under 14s: Cadets:
WBC MuayThai Youth bouts for 12 and 13 year olds.
Rounds will be staged over three by two minute rounds, with one minute thirty seconds rest between rounds.
No elbow strikes of any kind are to be used.
No knee strikes of any kind are to be used.
No spinning back fists.

No strikes of any kind to the head.
Punches to the head are permitted in this group.

Mandatory fighter’s equipment for Junior Cadets & Cadets: 
10oz gloves or above, gum shield, groin guard, hand wraps, shorts, shin guards, head guards, body protectors and elbow pads. 
The use of MuayThai striking techniques have been reduced for groups one and two in order to protect and safeguard the fighters while still giving the opportunity to enhance the ring skills needed to progress in the sport of MuayThai.


Under 16s: Junior Youth: 
WBC MuayThai Youth championships for 14 & 15 year olds.
Rounds will be staged over five by one minute thirty second rounds, with one minute rest between rounds.
No elbow strikes of any kind are to be used.
No knee strikes to the head.
Mandatory fighter’s equipment: 
10oz gloves or above, gum shield, groin guard, hand wraps, shorts, shin guards, head guards, body protectors and elbow pads.

Under 18s: Senior Youth:
WBC MuayThai championships for 16 & 17 year old’s.
Rounds will be staged over five by two minute rounds with 1 minute rest between rounds.

No elbow strikes of any kind to be used.
No knee strikes to the head.
Mandatory fighter’s equipment: 
10oz gloves or above, gum shield, groin guard, hand wraps, shorts and shin guards. Head guards elbow pads may be used if agreed by all relevant parties. 

Gloves are supplied by the promoter. Shin guards are to be supplied by the promoter and both gloves and shin guards are to be approved by the fight supervisor along with all other protective equipment. 

Approval & Costs:
Once the bout has been approved by the WBC MuayThai committee or appointed representative -- the promoter is free to publicize the contest.

The cost of an U18s / U16s champion’s belt is $350(US Dollars) each, plus postage. All local payments such as import tax are paid by the promoter. 

Alternatively -- WBC Medals may be used to reduce costs on the promoter. 

No belts may be ordered until all confirmation has been received and payment made in full. It is advised you allow a minimum of 4 weeks as a time frame to complete your order request. All belts are ordered from our official supplier, Mr. Kiate Sirigul: Email: kiatesirigul@gmail.com 

Weigh ins:
All participants shall weigh-in on the day of the event and at least 5 hours before the event starts. The participants club instructor shall be required to weigh student(s) taking part 14 days and 7 days before the date of the event and submit weights to the bout supervisor nominated for the event. The instructor shall also supply a signed record of the student’s weights as recorded to the bout supervisor on the day of the event.

Promoters shall be required to obtain parental/guardian consent for each under 18s fighter taking part and submitted to the bout supervisor for the event.  No bout shall be approved without this consent form.
A suggested guide for a consent form is as follows: 


Parental/Guardian consent form.
Club name: 
Instructors name: 
Consent: I hereby agree to: 
(student name)                                                            participating in the WBC MuayThai under 18s championships contest.  
In the case of an emergency or accident, I give my full consent as parent /guardian for the event promoter/instructor to act appropriately.



A full medical examination is required on the day of the event.
A doctor and paramedics are to attend at all times during the event.

Please advise the promoter/instructor of any physical or medical conditions that could affect the ability to participate safely in this event i.e. heart condition, drug issues, epilepsy, asthma, diabetes, anger management etc.  We do not readily exclude any person because of their medical needs; however, it is essential that we have details in order to offer the best standards of care.
Please give details of any medication or prescription drugs currently being taken.

Photos and recordings: 
At times may be taken and used in the forwarding of the student, the club or MuayThai. They may also be used in publications for publicity purposes like the WBC website, Facebook, or any other media outlet associated with the WBC MuayThai. By signing this consent form you give your permission to this.

Signature of parent/guardian: 

Signature of promoter or club instructor: 

Parent/guardian emergency contact details: 
Name:                                                 Contact number: 

Under 14s & 12s. Please note there are no weight divisions for groups one and two.  The weight allowance between students is to be no more than two kilos Max.

Competition Insurance for Athletes: 

The event promoter is solely responsible for all insurance and medical responsibilities in the event of injury or harm faced by a contestant in any or all bouts.


Duty of Care:

WBCMT rules and regulations are overseen by national committees or appointed representatives to ensure that all sanctioned WBCMT title bouts are regulated in accordance with national guidelines. Each country committee or appointed representative are/is responsible for implementing guidance for the safe guarding of under 18’s who take part in sanctioned WBCMT contests. Please remember the WBC MuayThai Youth program is set up to foster learning of the sport of MuayThai as a fighting art. All rules and regulations must be adhered too.

Under 18s weight divisions: Male & Female

Welterweight: (147lbs - 66.6kg)
Super Lightweight: (140lbs - 63.5kg)
Lightweight: (135lbs - 61.2kg)
Super Featherweight: (130lbs - 58.9kg) 
Featherweight: (126lbs - 57.1kg) 
Super Bantamweight: (122lbs - 55.3kg)
Bantamweight: (118lbs - 53.5kg) 
Super Flyweight: (115lbs - 52.1kg)
Flyweight: (112lbs - 50.8kg)
Light-flyweight: (108lbs - 48.9kg)
Mini-flyweight: (105lbs - 47.7kg) 
Atom-weight: (102lbs - 45.kg) 

Junior 20 - 22 kg
Junior 22 - 24 kg
Junior 24 - 26 kg
Junior 26 - 28 kg
Junior 28 - 30 kg
Junior 30 - 32 kg
Junior 32 - 34 kg
Junior 34 - 36 kg
Junior 36 - 38 kg
Junior 38 - 40 kg
Junior 40 - 42 kg