Kickboxing (WAKO)

WAKO started its activity in Europe in 1976 . The founder was Mr. Georg Bruckner from Berlin, who…

About Kickboxing (WAKO)

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WAKO started its activity in Europe in 1976 . The founder was Mr. Georg Bruckner from Berlin, who promoted the first ever World Championships in semi and full contact karate (as it was called in those days) back in 1978 with 110 competitors representing 18 countries. WAKO immediately created the rules and regulations for the new fighting sports and acted , since the very beginning, as the authentic Kickboxing Federation in the world. In our Championships, only national teams are accepted. Each member country can present only 1 competitor in each weight class, the best, "la creme de la creme ". Our World Championships are NOT open competitions where everybody can try, spending a few dollars, to become "World Champ" like they do almost every week-end in USA.

Each competitor has gone through a long selection in his country before competing in WAKO tournaments and normally he is the national champ of his weight class in that particular kickboxing style. (WAKO offers 7 different styles: semi contact, light contact, kick-light,  full contact, low-kick, K1 Rules, and musical forms: 4 styles are on tatami or mats, 3 in the ring ). Therefore WAKO guarantees the best possible kickboxing fights and its gold medallists are true champions. Today WAKO can count on 118 affiliated nations in the 5 continents, and in the greatest majority of cases, WAKO unites the strongest and best national kickboxing organisations.WAKO has today 85  affiliated national federations which are officially recognized by either their National Olympic Committees or by their Highest Government Sport Authorities.

Irish Open International Cup for Peace and Sport
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Irish Open International Cup for Peace and Sport

Dublin was again a great host of massive kickboxing tournament, unique in it’s quantity, quality and humanitarian work. Kickboxers from all around the World were again on the same trucks showing that humanity and sport raises under the same flag.                                    More than 4,000 athletes of all ages are taking part in the competition […]

WAKO and  International Working Group on Women and Sport (IWG) partnership
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WAKO and International Working Group on Women and Sport (IWG) partnership

SIGN FOR THE FUTURE WAKO became a partner of one more International organization which deals with Women in sport issue. International Working Group on Women and Sport  IWG is International organization dealing with gender equality and women presence in sport in all levels, forcing initiatives to promote physical activity, offering men and women equal opportunities […]

14th Challenge for the best
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14th Challenge for the best

The 14th Athens Challenge Tournament took place 04 -05 February 2017 at the Olympic Wrestling Arena in Ano Liossia.          Organized in association with WAKO and the PAN-HELLENIC FEDERATION OF KICKBOXING “POK “, Athens Challenge Tournament is without a doubt the biggest Kick Boxing event in Greece. Athens Challenge Tournament is one of the top 5 Kick […]

THE PLACE WHERE THE CHAMPIONS RISE
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THE PLACE WHERE THE CHAMPIONS RISE

2017 Edition of Golden Glove European Cup brought much joy for the participants and for the promoters. The beginning of the year started very well for the WAKO and one more competition has been successfully finished. With 18 nations participating with more than 900 entries, this was more than a good opportunity to check  positions in […]

WAKO Delegates visited Polish Olympic Committee
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WAKO Delegates visited Polish Olympic Committee

WAKO DELEGATION IN POLAND WAKO President Mr. Borislav Pelevic, WAKO Board member Mrs. Kate Kocsiewska and President of  Polish Kickboxing Association Mr.Andrzej Palasz, visited Polish Olympic Committee. On the meeting with Mrs. Irena Szewińska, who is IOC member and Vice President of Polish Olympic Committee, five times Olympic Champion in athletics (running), WAKO President introduced […]

CHAMPIONSHIP IN GREECE
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CHAMPIONSHIP IN GREECE

WAKO European Championships Greece Loutraki 19th-27th November 2016   From 19th till 27th November  2016  Greece hosted the European Kickboxing Championship for the disciplines: Point fighting, Kick Light, Musical forms and Full Contact .These days were fully packed with high-quality fighting, great fights, friendship, and fair play. This championship is the example of  the big […]

WAKO  Became a Partner of “Peace And Sport” Organization
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WAKO Became a Partner of “Peace And Sport” Organization

  WAKO  BECAME A PARTNER OF “PEACE AND SPORT” ORGANIZATION   Fantastic success has been made at 24th November 2016  for WAKO.                            According to the invitation of the President of International Organization “Peace and Sport” Mr. Joel Bouzou, WAKO President Mr. Borislav […]

WAKO  PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
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WAKO PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

  KICKBOXING FOR BRIGHTER FUTURE OF YOUNG PEOPLE Every person, regardless of age, ability, economic advantage or any other criteria which make us different, has the right to participate in sport. Physical activity is the key to each individual’s physical and mental well-being. All young people has to have a sporting chance and to take […]

WAKO European Championships  2016, Maribor, Slovenia
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WAKO European Championships 2016, Maribor, Slovenia

WHO IS GOING TO WROCLAW 2017? WAKO European Championship (K1 Rules, Low Kick, Light Contact) is over and another great WAKO event came to an end. Next stop is Loutraki, Greece, where the second part of the WAKO European Championship, this time in Point Fighting, Kick Light Contact, Full Contact and Musical Forms will take […]

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