New to competing under Muaythai Ontario? This handy guide will lead you through step by step what is needed to enter competition.
Preparation Prior to Competition
The Rules & Regulations of Muaythai Ontario govern all aspects of competition. This includes divisions of competition, equipment requirements, scoring, legal weapons, fouls, and more. It is required that all members be familiar with the rules.
The Muaythai Ontario Medical Handbook covers medical conditions that prevent an athlete from competing in the ring, the duties and requirements of the competition doctor, prohibited substances and practices before/during/after competition, and more. It is required that all members be familiar with the medical requirements.
The Annual Medical Declaration is a form that is printed and taken to a licensed physician who will perform an examination and sign off that you are fit for competition. Depending on the physician that you see you may be charged a documentation fee. The Annual Medical Declaration remains on file for 12 months following the date it was signed off on.
Additionally, athletes age 16 and older must complete HIV Antibody (HIVAb), Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (HBsAg), Hepatitis C Antibody (HCVAb) screening blood tests. These tests also stay on file for 12 months following the date of sample collection.
Annual Medical Declarations must be completed prior to the day of competition. No Annual Medicals will be completed on the day of the event. If you have already submitted your Competitive Membership and need to submit an Annual Medical Declaration or laboratory blood tests, please do so at our Athlete Medical Upload Form.
Your Muaythai Ontario membership is your ticket to all the competitive activities that you wish to pursue in the sport of Muaythai. The same membership will cover you for other roles with Muaythai Ontario should you wish to expand into coaching or officiating.
Membership is renewed annually and costs $45 for Muaythai Ontario and $10 for Muaythai Canada.
The Division Upgrade form is for those individuals who which to move to a higher Age Category or Experience Class. These athletes are at the top of their competitive division and looking to pursue more challenging competition that is a better match for their abilities.
Professional athletes who wish to return to amateur competition are able to do so in A and Open classes of competition. The Request for Amateur Reclassification is for athletes who have participated in low level professional competition that wish to enter B Class under Muaythai Ontario. To be eligible, the athlete must still fall within the experience requirements (4-9 contests) and may be required to provide supporting evidence of their professional experience.
Each form is reviewed by a technical committee with oversight from the Board of Directors.
Find your profile page in the Muaythai Ontario Athlete Directory to check that all the information you submitted has been updated within 7 days. Your online passport is your key to competition, so if something looks incorrect please contact us right away. (We cannot make any changes to your profile on the day of the event!)
If you’re not sure about what to look at when you pull up your MTO Online Passport, we have a guide on the FAQ.
What to do on Competition Day
You and your coach should arrive at the competition venue a minimum 30 minutes prior to the weigh ins to allow time for registration and check in. Want to be extra prepared for competition? Download and fill out your Competition Day Medical Form in advance.
Find your profile page in the Muaythai Ontario Athlete Directory through your mobile device and be ready to show your passport to the accreditation desk. MTO Officials will use your passport to ensure all of your information is up to date.
Proceed to the Muaythai Ontario registration desk in order to receive your competition accreditation (wristband, lanyard, or otherwise) and pre-competition medical form (if you have not brought one with you).
Proceed to the doctor where you will receive your medical certification. After having been cleared for competition by the event physician, you will be able to make your official weigh-in. Be sure to bring your doctor-completed Competition Day Medical form with you to the scales.
This is where all your dieting and hard work pays off. Weigh-ins must be completed wearing Muaythai shorts, and for non-title, non-tournament competition a .25 kg allowance is provided to athletes. Athletes who do not make weight are not permitted to attempt to lose more than 2% of their body weight for subsequent attempts.
Once you have made weight you are cleared for competition. Enjoy eating and drinking before competition, but don’t fill up too much- the action is going to start soon.
Don’t wander too far after weighing in; the pre-competition rules meeting takes place about an hour prior to the first bell. This meeting is mandatory for all Athletes and Seconds (Coaches and Corners).
Give your best performance in the ring, and remember to follow all the rules and obey the ref at all times. Safety is paramount.
Congratulations on your performance! Following the contest, make sure that you are examined by the doctor as you exit the ring.