Unifight is affiliated by world anti –doping agency.

Unifight (or Universal Fight) is a competitive training system with military applications.

It allows you to reach regular training and competitions are a significant part of children, adolescents and youth, introduce them to healthy lifestyles, improve their active recreation, to distract from the outdoor elements.

Instructor In-Charge:

Sagar Koli

(President, Raigad Unifight Association)

Nilesh Kisan Bhosale

(Secretary, Raigad Unifight Association)

Jayesh Chogale

UNIFIGHT as an individual kind of sports is related to the development of applied single combats:

• hand-to-hand fighting,

• self-defense wrestling,

• judo,

• jiu-jitsu,

• karate,

• boxing, and kickboxing tied together with shooting,

• cold steel throwing,

• and the elements of shooting range.


Unifight is not a fighting style. It is a method of training and control where all that matters is the application of notions and skills learned in a full-contact system, under circumstances of stress and effort.

Unifight is competing in a one-on-one fight in the ring.

The fight in the ring consists of unarmed combat between two fighters using techniques and elements from other full contact sports within the limits set by the rules and regulations.

At the end of the combat, the winner is the contestant who has prevailed in the most rounds, by most points or by forfeit of the adversary.

Practitioners of any full-contact fighting sport, (judo, boxing, kickboxing, jujutsu, wrestling, Muay Thai, MMA), regardless of style, can participate in Universal Fight.


As the unifight is combination of kicks, punches and throws.


Equipment of the participants

-A jacket (kimono or sambo jacket) and trousers

-Open gloves

-Protective helmet


-Protective shields to the ankle

-Protective shells


1. A body slam is an action of a standing fighter in grip, which results in his competitor losing his balance and falling touching the surface of the ring with some part of his body other than the soles of his feet.

2. The beginning of the body slam is the beginning of the fall and off-balance of the attacker.

3. A body slam without a fall (standing) is a body slam during which (from the beginning till the end) the attacker remains standing.

4. A body slam with a fall is a body slam in which the attacker is initially standing but then gradually changes his position and ends up lying or leaning over the lying competitor to keep his balance.

5. A standing body slam of a competitor is made standing. It is equal to body slams where the attacker transfers his competitor from the horizontal position to standing or completely takes him off the floor, raises him above the belt line level and then throws him down, turning him around a horizontal axis.

6. A counter body slam is one in which the defending fighter takes the initiative from the attacker and throws him, changing the nature or direction of the attacker’s fall.

7. A controlled body slam is one where the attacker, without doing anything which is forbidden, gives his opponent protection or allows his opponent to protect himself.

8. When carrying out the matches on tatami (carpet) the body slam is counted if the sportsman making it touches the boarder of tatami (carpet) with any part of his body at the end of the slam.

Pain-inducing strokes

1. A pain-inducing stroke is a grip of a hand or a leg of a competitor during the fighting while lying which allows the following actions to be performed: bending (lever), turning in the joint (knot), muscle and sinew strangulation, and makes the man admit defeat.

2. The beginning of the pain-inducing stroke is considered to take place when the attacker holds an extremity of his opponent so that he causes him pain or overcomes his protective grip.

3. When in pain or suffocation a competitor can signal his readiness to surrender by shouting loudly “Enough” (or anything else), or by clapping twice with a hand or a foot on the floor or the attacker’s body.

4. Pain-inducing strokes are only allowed when the competitor (the one who is attacked) remains lying. The attacker may remain standing.

5. Pain-inducing strokes must be stopped:

a) if the fighters are outside the ring

b) if the attacked fighter pulls himself into a standing position and pushes the body (or shoulders) of the attacker outside the ring

c) if the attacked fighter uses his leg to achieve a firm standing position.

6. A controlled pain-inducing stroke is one during which the attacker smoothly (not abruptly) increases the pressure applied, using permitted techniques and leaving the competitor a chance to surrender.

Suffocating strokes

1. A suffocating stroke occurs when a fighter presses the carotid arteries or throat of his opponent with the flaps of his jacket, his forearm, shoulder or shin. As a result the attacked man surrenders or loses consciousness.

2. The beginning of a suffocating stroke is considered to take place at the moment of a grip, which starts this suffocating stroke or overcomes a protective grip.

3. Suffocating strokes are only allowed when the attacked man is lying. The attacker can remain standing.

4. The suffocating stroke must be stopped immediately if the attacked man achieves a stable standing position or if both competitors are out of the ring.

5. A controlled suffocating stroke is one in which the attacker, using the permitted grips and actions, smoothly (not abruptly) increases the effort and leaves the competitor a chance to surrender.

Forbidden techniques and technical actions

1. During a fight it is forbidden to use techniques which:

- Which are dangerous for health.

- Create impediments to the normal running of a fight.

- Which violate discipline and ethical standards of the sport.

2. The following are forbidden:

- punches to a competitor who is lying down

- punches with a head, knee, elbow, forearm, fist, palm (open or closed), fingers

- punches to the forbidden areas: neck, back of the head, top of the head, spine, kidneys, groin or inside hip, below the belt, shin, arm and leg joints, instep

- punches from above to the head with a foot or heel

- punches from above to the part of the head not covered by the helmet

Leg movements like knee-wheels, grape which are applied during corresponding body slams are not considered punches and are not forbidden.

3. During a match it is forbidden to perform the following body slams:

- to the head

- with a grip of the competitor to carry out a pain-inducing stroke

- deliberately to fall on the competitor with one’s whole body

4. During a match it is forbidden to use the following pain-inducing strokes:

- if the attacked man is standing

- abruptly

- to the backbone and neck twist

- bending an arm behind the back and also pain-inducing strokes applied to hands

- a knee lever, which is made not in the normal bending area, twisting of a leg, knots to the foot.

5. During a match it is forbidden to use the following suffocating strokes:

- if the attacked man is standing

- abruptly

- using fingers

- squeezing the competitor’s nose and mouth

- crossing legs on the competitor’s neck

- stretching out the crossed legs on the swimming ribs.

6. During a match it is forbidden, for safety reasons:

- to attack and counter attack with non-controlled actions and techniques and also neglecting self protection and security

- to turn one’s back or the back of one’s head to the competitor

- to continue fighting after the gong and a clear command from the referee to stop

- to squeeze the head of the competitor, to press it against the ring, to put your palm of the hand on the competitor’s face, to scratch and to bite the competitor

- to stamp on the competitor’s feet, to press the elbow or a knee against any part of the competitor’s body.

- to grip separate fingers on the feet or hands of the competitor

- to move the mouthpiece into the opponent’s mouth or deliberately throw it off

- to perform any other actions which may result in injuries.

7. The actions which create impediments to a normal running of the match are as follows:

- gripping the rope; deliberating creating an “out of the ring” situation

- getting onto the floor without warning to interrupt the attacker’s actions

- gripping the competitor while standing for more than 5 seconds without applying any body slam or punch attack

- for the children of 8-13 years old – more than 10 seconds

- constant violation of the distance by stepping back without attempting to continue the attack or counter-attack

- prolonging break times during the match

8. The following are considered violations of ethical standards:

- to try to injure the adversary with illegal actions

- simulation of an injury

- loss of self-control: rude and incorrect behaviour towards the adversary, participants, referees or spectators.

9. The following are considered violations of discipline:

- the fighter does not appear at the competition

- the fighter is late to appear in the ring

- the fighter appears in the ring in an unprepared state

- speaking in the ring

- non-subordination to the commands or indications of the referee.

10. If referees do not notice that one of the fighters has done something, which is forbidden, the adversary is entitled to signal about it making a gesture or saying something.

If false signal is forbidden and is punished like other forbidden actions.

An assessment of techniques of fighters in the ring

1. A “clear victory” is declared when a fighter causes the following to his adversary:

Highest points scored

- Knock out

2. 3 points are given to the fighter for the following:

- Knock down (for perfect throw)

3. 2 points are given to a fighter who makes:

- kicks his opponent’s head.

4. 1 point is given to a fighter who makes

- strikes his opponent’s body or head with his hand

- kicks his opponent’s body (front portion from chest to stomach)

- body slams at his opponent’s abdomen or buttocks or a body slam on the side with himself falling (unperfect throw)

5. Where competitors have equal opportunities they do not receive points for technical actions (equal opportunities).

6. Fighters only receive points for body slams, which they carry out starting from a standing position.

7. Fighters in a single round compulsorily have to perform atleast 2 body slams(it may be perfect or unperfect throw).

8. Fighters using forbidden techniques will commence with 2 verbal warnings and then followed by 2 official warnings. Each official warning will have -1 points and then with third official warning, the fighter will be disqualified.

9. If the match has resulted in a tie, then there can be 30 seconds rule as:

a. If the opponent has the lead and at the end of the match has negative points which after deduction makes it equal then there will be 30 seconds.

b. If the opponent has the lead and at the end of the match has negative points which after deduction makes it less then there will be no 30 seconds.

c. If both the opponent has failed to make a body slam and there score is also equal then there will be 30 seconds.

and gestures

of referees in the ring at UNIFIGHT competitions



Gestures of referee

Description of gestures


Clear victory

Stretch up the hand with your palm forward


3 points

Raise your hand bent at the elbow showing 3 fingers - thumb, middle and forefinger


2 points

Raise your hand bent at the elbow showing 2 fingers – thumb and forefinger


1 point

Raise your hand bent at the elbow showing a thumb


Activeness according to judges’ decision

Raise your hand bent at the elbow, make a fist


Forbidden technique

Grip the wrist at chest level



Point upwards with the forefinger of the arm bent at the elbow


First warning

Point up to the side with the forefinger of the arm stretched from behind the head


Second warning

Point up to the side with the forefinger and the middle finger of the arm stretched from behind the head


Withdrawal from the match

Point horizontally to the side with a forefinger of the arms stretched from the opposite shoulder


Equal possibilities

Raise your arms to the chest level and move fists to meet each other



Move your arms to the sides, palms facing the floor


Below beltline

Move your hand below belt line with the palm down


Note the time

One hand horizontally with the palm down at face level, the other vertically moved from below with the edge forward


Consider painful (suffocating)

Stretch the arm forward at shoulder level, make a fist and hold it palm-down


Result of the match

Move your arm to the winner’s side, palm upwards