OFFICIALS

REFEREE LICENSES

WMMAFC REFEREE LICENSES

WMMAFC REFEREE LICENSES
Judge
F National judge for local events
E National judge for national events
D National judge for national and international events
C International judge for national and international events
incl. local / national title and international titles
B International judge for all events, incl. European and Intercontinental title
A International judge for all events, World title
Referee
E National referee for local events
D National referee for national events
C International referee for national and international events
incl. local / national title and international titles
B International referee for all events, incl. European and Intercontinental title
A International referee for all events, World title
A 1 International Supervisor

All national licenses F, E, and D will be given by the local head referee of the country after the annual referee seminar. This licenses are valid for 12 month and has to be extend once a Year.        The international licenses C and B will be given directly from the IRC Head referee after the international referee seminar. These license have to be confirmed from the IRC committee and are valid for three Years. All international referees are responsible by themselves to extend their own licenses at least every third Year.                                                                                                        The A license and finally the A1 Supervisor license will be given only by majority decision from the IRC committee, valid only with confirmation from WMMAFC head office.                                These license are valid for three Years. All international A class referees and Supervisors are responsible by themselves to extend their own licenses at least every third Year.                                      International referee and judge: Minimum age 18 Years, member in national WMMAFC federation, national D license, attend international seminars, basically knowledge of English language is compulsory.

Cutman Course – Level B

The WMMAFC International Cutman Certification Course Grade B

This one day Grade B level WMMAFC Cutman Certification Course includes both theoretical and practical teaching and assessments.

Please contact your national federation for information about upcoming dates and to apply.

Entry Requirements:

The Grade B level WMMAFC Cutman Certification Course is aimed solely at those who have successfully completed the Grade C level course and must be supported by a Grade C level WMMAFC Cutman Certificate.

It is also a requirement for all participants to have a first aid qualification to include AED* (where this does not conflict with European laws ), CPR** and wound care with a recognized organization(s) as approved by WMMAFC or one that is recommended on the course syllabus e.g. Red Cross.

If a participant does not produce a certificate to include ***AED & CPR training from a reputable organization which is WMMAFC approved, the Grade B level license will be withheld until evidence of certification has been provided.

* AED – automated external defibrillator
** CPR – cardiopulmonary resuscitation
***exceptions are made for participants those countries in which it is not legally provided for on a first aid course syllabuses

Common Core Values & Code of Conduct

Grade B level cutmen must understand the basic ethical & moral responsibilities required to tend corners and demonstrate a code of conduct befitting of that role including adhering to appropriate dress code e.g. plain black polo, or t-shirt, no baseball caps, profanity or advertisements on clothing, modesty advised.

Syllabus:

Practical Examination:

Grade B level Cutmen must

– demonstrate the ability to work within the rules and regulations of WMMAFC.
– demonstrate comfortable, safe and effective hand wrapping skills, including hand wrapping for injuries within the rules and regulations of WMMAFC

There will be a total time of 20 minutes given to each candidate to prepare, apply and finish a hand wrap which will carry a total weight of 20%.

– demonstrate correct body position and handling skills in the administration of minor treatments specifically for epistaxis e.g. anterior nose bleeds, lacerations and hematomas within a 45 seconds timeframe

The treatments component will carry a total weight of 30%.

Written Examination:

There will be a total of 18 multiple choice question over 8 modules. There will be 3-4 options to choose from in answer to each question. The written examination will carry a marking weight of 50%.

The collective pass mark across the 3 exams (e.g. written, practical hand wrapping and treatments) is 60%.

For those with literacy issues an oral examination may be arranged on request.

Cutman Course – Level C

The WMMAFC International Cutman Certification Course Grade C

This one day course is designed as an educational resource promoting athlete safety and duty of care to coaches working in WMMAC clubs and anyone working closely with WMMAC fighters and participants in training or competition.

The Level C course also serves as an introductory prerequisite to Level B licensing under WMMAC.

Please contact your national federation for information about upcoming dates and to apply.

Experience:

No previous cutman experience or licensing is required, but a thorough understanding of the Rules of WMMAC is expected. All participants must to be registered with their National Federation; and/ or a letter of recommendation from their National Federation may be required.

Syllabus – Day 1:,

– History of cutmen – primary purpose, moral calls
– Rules & regulations of hand wrapping
– Hand wrapping and wrapping for injury
– Tools of the trade
– How to make a practical and functional cutman/woman kit for less money without brand
names & unnecessary equipment
– Impaired consciousness & concussion
– Hemostatic agents (Drugs that stop bleeding)
– Natural hemostatic vs pharmaceutical hemostatic Agents
– Rules & regulations: Sanctioned hemostatic agents/drugs
– Coagulation cascade
– Indications for using hemostatic agents and contraindications relevant to combat sports
– Vascular & neural networks of the face and skull; types of bleeds; venial vs arterial
treatments
– Cross contamination, hygiene and sanitation
– Handling skills
– Lacerations, single and multiple to the face, skull and ears
– Nose bleeds: Anterior & posterior, nasal cavity bleeds
– Hematomas

Please contact your national federation for details of upcoming courses in your region.

WMMAC Member Federations please contact wmmaf.office@gmail.com for information or to arrange an WMMAC Cutman course.

Cutman Licensing

WMMAFC Cutman Licensing

WMMAFC Award Levels C, B & A

The WMMAFC Cutman Progression includes 3 levels (C, B & A) with professional licenses issued at levels B (National Level) and A (International Level). Licenses are awarded on completion of WMMAFC Cutman Certification courses and based on records of events serviced, as outlined below.

Class C Certificate

This is an entry level course on which a certificate of attendance can be obtained. The aim is to provide participants with a general education in the field and the course is designed as an introduction for participants who would like to progress to the Class B licensing course.

A Class C course certificate of attendance enables participants to shadow experienced, WMMAFC qualified Cutmen of Class A level.

Their duties may consist of:

– Hand wrapping
– Greasing athletes before entering the Octagon, Ring or Tatami.
– Shadowing an experienced Cutman with Class A status on amateur or professional events

A Class C Cutman should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the Rules of WMMAFC.

A minimum of 3 months must pass before Class C course participants may sit the Class B Cutman Certification Course Exam.

Class B License – National Level

Participants who have served a minimum of 3 months shadowing Class A Cutmen may apply through their national federation to sit the Class B written and practical examination.

A Class B license will allow them to service amateur matches only that take place over 3 x 3 minute rounds and only after they have participated in Fetac Level 5 first aid course, or similar.

Each participant will be handed an activity logbook which demands that they service a minimum of 20 WMMAFC events to include an average 280 bouts, over a minimum time frame of 2 years from the time and date of being issued the Class B licence. The logbook can only be signed off by WMMAFC officials at national WMMAFC events and forwarded for review on completion of attendance to the required number of events/ bouts. Only WMMAFC official signatures, dates, the event and duties may be entered into the log book which may be presented as evidence on application for Class A Licensing.

On completion of the logbook, Class B Cutmen must service an event under a Class A Cutman.

To be successful in their application for a Class A licence, a Class B Cutman must demonstrate;

– an understanding of the role of a Cutman under the  Rules of WMMAFC
– an understanding of core values of the profession e.g. fighter safety first over self promotion
– adherence to the use of natural hemostatic agents only (i.e. non prescribed substances that do not require training such as alginate dressings in the treatment of wounds)
– adherence to dress code and professionalism.

The Class A License – International Level

In order to be eligible to participate in an WMMAFC International Cutman Certification course, participants must already have a national level Cutman Certificates Grades C & B and have a minimum of two years national level experience.

Those who have just qualified and attained a Class A licence as a Cutman may service both amateur and professional matches, including main event and title fights.

Each participant will be provided with an activity logbook which demands that they service a minimum of 30 WMMAFC Events, to include approximately 420 bouts within a minimum time frame of 3 years from the time and date of being issued a Class A licence. The logbook can only be signed off by WMMAFC officials, including Class A Cutmen at national & international amateur and professional events. The logbook will be forwarded for review on completion of the required bouts, in order that the Cutman may retain his/ her Class A license.

It is mandatory that WMMAFC licensed Cutmen participate in a minimum of 10 hours of Career Professional Development annually e.g. first aid courses, wound care, research, evidence based an referenced articles which can be published or submitted for review through WMMAFC.

REFEREE LICENSES

WMMAFC REFEREE LICENSES

Judge

F National judge for local events
E National judge for national events
D National judge for national and international events
C International judge for national and international events
incl. local / national title and international titles
B International judge for all events, incl. European and Intercontinental title
A International judge for all events, World title

Referee

E National referee for local events
D National referee for national events
C International referee for national and international events
incl. local / national title and international titles
B International referee for all events, incl. European and Intercontinental title
A International referee for all events, World title
A 1 International Supervisor

All national licenses F, E, and D will be given by the local head referee of the country after the annual referee seminar. This licenses are valid for 12 month and has to be extend once a Year.       

The international licenses C and B will be given directly from the IRC Head referee after the international referee seminar. These license have to be confirmed from the IRC committee and are valid for three Years. All international referees are responsible by themselves to extend their own licenses at least every third Year.                                                                                                       

The A license and finally the A1 Supervisor license will be given only by majority decision from the IRC committee, valid only with confirmation from WMMAFC head office.                               

These license are valid for three Years. All international A class referees and Supervisors are responsible by themselves to extend their own licenses at least every third Year.                                      International referee and judge: Minimum age 18 Years, member in national WMMAFC federation, national D license, attend international seminars, basically knowledge of English language is compulsory. 

PROGRAMS

PROGRAMS

WMMAFC Offers programs in the following categories:

Master Teacher

Master Instructor

Instructor

Assistant Instructor

Referee
Cutman

CLICK HERE for download the program application 

     COURSE APPLICATION FORM

WMMAFC CERTIFICATIONS

Become a WMMAFC Member

WMMAFC Members:

All sports institutions can simply and easily be Member (associations, companies, individuals, etc.). All members must carry the wording WMMAFC and use the official logo, and distribute passports, certificates, etc.

Membership and there policies in WMMAFC:

All institutes (Clubs, Associations, Juristic Persons, Companies, Persons and others) can fill out the membership application, which is free on the Homepage of WMMAFC, and send it to us.

Our Secretary General will check the application and send out the answer of WMMAFC.

The Membership entitled to participate in all Events which are organised or sanctioned from WMMAFC. (World Games, Seminars, World Championships and tournaments from sanctioned Martial Art Bodies a.o) The Membership of WMMAFC bellows to the sporty exercise and the interests of the disciplines in Martial Arts which are accredited of WMMAFC.

Admission Criteria for Membership:

  1. The community of Sport activity is the highest targets of the member
  2. The Documents are sended out (Statutes,Business Guidelines)
  3. The Applicant are real Martial Arts Organisation/Persons
  4. They must support the goals of WMMAFC and represent at there Events
  5. The new Member do not cause irritation Sports Political demarcations
  6. The Applicant must have no criminal convictions or action before

Election process / voting right:

The WMMAFC is an Organisation which is leaded by democratic principle and structure. All elections need a simple decisive majority. All Members of the Board have ONE voice (except Rules committee, Representatives) here can only the chairmen’s used one voice. The voting works with show of hands, open for all, or secret – with ballot paper. The chairmen in this WMMAFC – voting’s are the President, in his absence the Secretary General and after the Vice-president.

WMMAFC commissions:

Each recorded sport areas, has a specialist organization in the commission of or who are responsible for their areas and carry them out for the benefit of members/athletes.

The commissions are autonomous and are only subordinate to the Board of WMMAFC – except IRC (International Rules Committee – Referees). Members are elected or co-opted by the Board by a simple majority.

Application to be a WMMAFC Member:

New WMMAFC Membership Form Application