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RULES

Ready to fight in a PFC Professional Pillow Fighting match? Get your PFC Combat Pillow & Study the official PFC rules (below).

DO

● Swing pillow at full force

● Dodge/Avoid strikes to the head

● Incorporate showmanship into fight

● Perform special moves as defined

● Only strike with pillow

DON'T

· Do not strike opponent with any part of

your body

· Don’t drop your pillow

· Do not grab opponent or their pillow

· No pushing or charging opponent

TERMS

Knockdown – When a fighter causes an opponent to “fall down” or touch the floor of the ring with a third point of support, which can be any part of the body. No points will be awarded if an opponent falls and was not caused by a strike from the fighter.

360° – a full 360°spin followed by a strike to opponent’s head, whether blocked or not.

Strike to Head – strike to the head with pillow, whether blocked or not.

Showmanship – includes acts such as repeatedly dodging a series of strikes from opponent, or performing an acrobatic type move-such as a summersault or cartwheel that ends with a strike that awards you a point, or getting airborne-with both feet off the ground and ends with a strike to opponent that awards you a point.

SCORING

Matches are scored on a points-based system. Strikes must be swung at “full force” to count for points. If match ends in a tie, a 30 second tiebreaker round will commence. Each match will be scored by 3 judges.

Points Awarded Per Round:

Strike to Head = 1 point (This is important, going forward, any strike to the head, whether blocked or not, will count as a strike to head, and will be awarded 1 point. For example, if fighter 1 is holding their pillow in their right hand, and has their left hand positioned on the left side of their head to block a strike to the left side of their head, and fighter 2 lands a pillow strike with full force to the left side of fighter 1’s head, fighter 2 will be awarded a point. Therefore the only way to avoid a strike to your head and keep your opponent from scoring a point, is to dodge your opponents strike to the head.)

(To be awarded points for above moves, strikes must land with full force)

360° Strike to the Head = 3 points (The above explanation for “Strike to Head” will also apply for a 360° Strike to the Head)

Knockdown = 5 points

Repeatedly avoids opponent’s hits, display showmanship = 1 point

RULES

● A floored/knocked down fighter has ten seconds to get up before losing the match by knockout.

● A fighter may not push or charge into their opponent with any part of the body.

● You can only hold the pillow by the handles, one or both hands may be used, and you may hold one, two or all three handles at once.

● You cannot grab or hold on to your opponent or opponent’s pillow.

● You cannot hold the pillow stationary over your head.

● At all times fighters must keep 4’ between themselves during a round – no crowding.

● Fighters are not allowed to fully extend their non-pillow holding arm in front of them.

● Fighter may not stand still for more than 3 seconds.

● Fighters may use their non-pillow holding arm to push/move the opponents non-pillow holding arm. Fighters cannot at any time grab their opponents non-pillow holding arm. Grabbing your opponent’s arm will result in a point deduction. Repeated violations could disqualify the fighter.

● No open wounds, long fingernails, or jewelry.

● No spitting, cursing, or foul language.

● Referee will deduct a point from a repeat offender of any rule after a warning.

All fighters are expected to give 100% effort and behave with complete sportsmanship.

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