A Full Contact Exhibition (FC Exh) match follows nearly the exact same rules as judged competition. There is no restriction on the use of power in a full-contact exhibition. Athletes are still able to go full out, however, regardless of the outcome the match is considered an exhibition. It will still count towards a record, but it will not add a win or loss to the record. For example, “1-2-0; 1 Exh”
The differences are:
No elbows to the body are permitted
If an athlete bleeds the bout will be stopped regardless of severity
16 oz gloves and leather shin guards are worn in exhibitions (and must be brought by athlete) vs. the usual 10 ounce gloves and cloth shin guards provided by the event host in judged competition
This is not to be mistaken with Light Contact Exhibitions, which do not allow head contact.
To read all about the Exhibition ruleset, go to this link.
The entire staff of two (!) at MTO works hard to maintain an average turnover time of 5-10 business days, or sooner.
Whether it be an email, contact inquiry, medical or membership submission, we will definitely get back to you after 10 business days. If you haven’t received any follow-up or confirmation emails from MTO after 10 business days, please email us to inquire or fill in a contact form.
If you are competing or cornering at an event, the submission deadline for all membership information* is two businessdays before the event. However it is recommended to submit membership information in much earlier for review to receive any feedback from the MTO staff.
Example 1: If an event is on a Friday 3rd, the deadline is Wednesday 1st.
Example 2: If an event is on a Saturday 4th, the deadline is Thursday 2nd.
Example 3:If an event is on a Sunday 5th, the deadline is Thursday 2nd.
*Membership information consists of: club membership, athlete/coach membership, medical submissions, background check submissions.
A reminder that regular processing times are between 5-10 business days.
At this time, Athletes from Ontario intending to compete must be registered with MTO and be affiliated with an MTO registered club. Athletes from Canada that are outside of Ontario must be registered with Muaythai Canada and affiliated with an MTC registered club. Please contact Muaythai Ontario
**Medicals will no longer be required to be uploaded to the website. If you are competing the day of the event, please bring all relevant forms (digital or paper) to each and EVERY competition, regardless whether you presented it the month before, the week before or the day before. Otherwise, you will NOT be able to participate.
Valid Semi-Annual Medical Declarations expire 6 months from when it was dated.
Valid Lab Test Results expire 6 months from dated form.
Note that lab test results are bundled together (HIV, Hepatitis C, Hepatitis B Surface Antigen), so if your tests all have different dates then the earliest dated test will be used to calculate the expiry date.
Example: HIV and Hepatitis C tests were done January 3, 2023, but Hepatitis B Surface Antigen was done January 10, 2023. The earliest dated tests in this case is January 3, 2023. Meaning the athlete’s expiry date would be June 3, 2023.
Full Contact Judged Competition: A Full Contact contest in which judges are present, and one contestant may be declared a winner. This match would affect an athlete’s Class progression as a win, loss, or draw.
Full Contact Exhibition (FC Exh): A Full Contact contest in which no judges are present, and no contestant is declared a winner. Athletes who do FC Exh still compete with full force, displaying technique and power. This match affects an athlete’s Class progression but not as a win or loss. For example, an athlete with 2 wins and 2 FC Exh has a record that looks like 2-0-0, 2 Exh, and is in B class.
Light Contact Exhibition (LC Exh): A Light Contact contest in which no judges are present, and no contestant is declared a winner. This does not affect an athlete’s Class progression. But should still be disclosed in an athlete’s record.
A) Expiry Date
Make sure the expiry date is December 31 of the current year you’ve registered in. Example, if I register at any time in 2022, the expiry date should be Dec 31, 2022. If I register at any point in 2020, the expiry date should be Dec 31, 2020.
B) Medical Expiry Date
This is your Annual Medical Declaration form. The expiry date is 12 months after it was dated by the physician. Only stamped medicals are valid.
Example, an athlete’s medical expiry date is Oct 2, 2018, meaning the physician dated the medical on Oct 2, 2017.
C) Lab Test Expiry Date
This expiry date is bundled from the three required lab tests as stated on the Annual Medical Declaration form. The earliest dated test out of the three is used as reference for the expiry date. Expiry date is 6 months from when it was dated.
Example: If HIV and Hepatitis B Surface Antigen were completed in June 2022, but Hepatitis C was completed October 2022, the expiry date for these three tests becomes December 2022 as it’s the earliest dated test.
Tests required: HIV Antibody (HIVAb), Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (HBsAg), Hepatitis C Antibody (HCVAb).The expiry date will only be updated once all three test results are valid.
Have other questions? Check out the rest of our FAQ!
**Background checks/VSV will no longer be required to be uploaded to the website. If you are cornering the day of the competition, please bring all relevant forms (digital or paper) to each and EVERY competition, regardless whether you presented it the month before, the week before or the day before. Otherwise, you will NOT be able to participate.
Background checks for coaches, officials, or volunteers should not be emailed to MTO. These submissions are reviewed by a Screening Committee.
If you are doing an online Sterling E-PIC (Enhanced Police Information Check), login to Sterling to send your results to Muaythai Canada and MTO will receive the checks for review.
If you are submitting a Vulnerable Sector Verification or local police check, go to the ‘Background Check Upload’ link found under the ‘Coaches’ tab on the homepage.
Make sure the expiry date is December 31 of the current year you’ve registered in. Example, if I register at any time in 2019, the expiry date should be Dec 31, 2019. If I register at any point in 2020, the expiry date should be Dec 31, 2020.
B) Background Check
Depending on your date of birth, the background check you get differs. This is explained at this link.
Vulnerable Sector Verification must say either “E-PIC Only” or “On File”. If it is blank or says ”not on file”, then passport is not valid
Background Check Expiry should not expire before the event day you’re participating in. Example, if you are cornering at an event on November 2, 2019 but the background check expiry date is September 30, 2019, then it is invalid. Expiry dates are 12 months from when the documents are dated.
C) Concussion Awareness
Disregard this section if you are registering for 2020 as a coach. Previously this field was created to track coaches who registered before the implementation of Rowan’s Law in 2019, and ensure they read Concussion Awareness documents.
This year, all coaches will be able to sign-off on concussion awareness information on their membership application, meaning all coaches will have gone through the same Concussion Awareness documents. This field will be removed from the coach’s passport early 2020 and won’t affect participation at events.