The priority of their duties is to safeguard the fighters: Their duties are to judge in the ring. (1.) To keep to the rules and justice strictly. (2.) To control the bout at all times. (3.) Safeguard the weaker fighter from undue injuries. (4.) To inspect the fighter's gloves and uniform. (5.) To make decisions with 3 orders: "YOOT" = to stop the fight. "CHOK" = to start the fight, and "YAK" = to separate the fighters.
After a "YAK" the fighters must step back before they fight again without the Referees order of "CHOK". (6.) The Referee shall give an appropriate signal or gesture to tell the fighter's fault. (7.) After the final round, the Referee shall collect the score sheets from all the Judges and examine them before handing them to the Senior Official. (8.) The Referee shall not identify the winner by raising the fighter's hand or by other means before the announcement of the winner. Only then, shall the Referee raise the winner's hand.( 9.) When the Referee disqualifies a fighter or stops the contest, he must notify the Senior Official that he disqualifies a fighter or gives reasons for stopping the contest in order for the Senior Official to notify the MC or announcer to inform the audience.
Caution of Point Deduction Procedure: If a fighter breaks the rules, but the fault does warrant a disqualification, the Referee shall stop the fight and give him a caution of a Point deduction. The caution, must be clear and understandable to the fighter. The Referee shall give a hand signal to all Judges for having given a caution, with a finger pointing to the offending fighter. After the caution, the referee shall order "CHOK". If after 3 cautions of a point deduction, that fighter will be disqualified.
Warning Procedure: The Referee may give a warning to either or both fighters. It is an advantage to advice or to tell the fighters to be careful or to prevent them from doing mistakes which may break the rule, but only when he may find an appropriate moment to warn either or both fighters.
The Referee's Physical Examination: Before the start of any National or International Championship event, the Referee must have a physical examination for an approval of fitness for his duty as stipulated in the rules and regulations of the AMTJRA. The Referee is not allowed to wear eye-glasses on duty, except contact lens.
(1.) Stop the contest when one of the fighters is out-classed by the other, or he out-pointed his opponent, or that the fight was too one-sided.
(2.) Stop the contest when seeing that a fighter is too seriously injured to continue.
(3.) Stop the contest when seeing that a fighter intentionally withhold the fight in this case, either the fighter or both may be disqualified.
(4.) Warn the fighter or stop the fight for a caution with a point deduction because of a fault or other reason for a fair fight or not abiding to the rules.
(5.) Immediately disqualifying a fighter who disobeys an order, or violently injures or offends the referee.
(6.) Discharge the fighter's second or assistant who breaks the rules of his duties and disqualify the fighter if the second or assistant disobeys the referee's orders.
(7.) Disqualify the fighter who commits a foul with or without a caution of a point deduction.
(8.) Stop the count for a fall if the other fighter hesitates or does not go to a neutral corner.
(9.) Interpret the rules as provided or make decisions in any situation that is not mentioned in the rules and regulations.
Each of the Judges shall make decisions for each bout independently, according to the rules and regulations that, (1.) During the bout, the judge shall not discuss the matter with any judge or person, except the Referee. If necessary, during the interval or rest period, he may inform the incident to the Referee, such as a misconduct of the second, a loose rope, or anything else that the Referee may have over-looked.
(2.) Immediately after each round, the Judge shall score for each fighter on the score sheet. (3.) After the match, the Judge shall compile the score to identify the winner and sign the score sheet. The decision will be notified to the public on the score board. (4.) The Judge shall remain in his seat until the result has been announced.
TIME KEEPER DUTIES:
(1.) His main duty is to keep time for each round, number of rounds and time during the rest period which must be two full minutes. (2.) 10 seconds before the beginning and end of each round, the Time keeper must signal for the seconds and assistants to clear off the ring by bell with an order of "Clear off the ring or seconds out". His main duty is to keep time for each round, number of rounds and time during the rest period which must be two full minutes. (2.) 10 seconds before the beginning and end of each round, the Time keeper must signal for the seconds and assistants to clear off the ring by bell with an order of "Clear off the ring or seconds out".
(3.) The Time keeper shall signal the beginning of the round and the end of the round by gong or bell sound. (4.) The Time keeper shall announce the round immediately before the beginning of that round. (5.) The Time keeper shall adjust the time which is stopped for any delay or the Referee's order to stop it.
(6.) The Time keeper must keep up the right time for a count with his stop watch or clock. (7.) When the fighter is in a "fall" the Time keeper shall signal for the Referee by hand every second while the Referee is counting. (8.) At the end of the 3 minute round, not the last round of the final match, if there is a fall by any fighter and the Referee starts counting and the round is ended, the Time keeper shall hold the bell signal until the Referee orders to ring the bell when the 3 minute round is over.
The Time Keeper's Seat: The Time keeper will be seated besides the ring with the announcer to do the announcement of the match results or of any other information concerned.