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.

2nd BOLIVARIAN KICKBOXING CHAMPIONSHIP
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2nd BOLIVARIAN KICKBOXING CHAMPIONSHIP

Kickboxing in Santo Domingo de los Colorados in the Republic of Ecuador Organizer: WAKO Equador with the support of WAKO PANAM 200 athletes from 4 countries gathered in the city of Santo Domingo de los Colorados in the Republic of Ecuador, for the 2nd Bolivian Kickboxing Championship. The event was part of the agenda for […]

World Cup “The Best Fighter” Rimini, Italy 15th June-18th June 2017
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World Cup “The Best Fighter” Rimini, Italy 15th June-18th June 2017

Who is The Best Fighter?   Fourth WAKO World Cup in the World Cups series this year has gathered the best fighters all around the world. Remembering the fantastic organization of  the editions before, this  year The Best Fighter was one of the best ever!        Among 1816 entries of the competitors from 29 countries, […]

Kickboxing in Cape Verde, Africa
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Kickboxing in Cape Verde, Africa

Kickboxing in Cape Verde, Africa On July 5th, kickboxing will be one of the demonstration sports during the event “Fight for the values” ,as the part of the celebration of Cape Verde independence day. Cape Verde is beautiful but very poor country, with lot of criminal problems, so the event will be for about 1000 […]

THREE DAYS OF EARTHQUAKE OF KICKBOXING- HUNGARIAN WORLD CUP
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THREE DAYS OF EARTHQUAKE OF KICKBOXING- HUNGARIAN WORLD CUP

Hungarian Kickboxing World Cup 18th-21th May 2017 This year edition of Hungarian kickboxing World Cup was a total earthquake of kickboxing during three days of the competition. Fantastic venue reserved only for tatami and separate hotel hall with three rings gave a full joy for participants as well as the audience, offering them to choose […]

“WAKO kickboxing Women against Cancer” Campaign
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“WAKO kickboxing Women against Cancer” Campaign

Exactly one year ago WAKO kickboxing has started the social campaign “WAKO WOMEN AGAINST CANCER”  which has started  in occasion of POINT FIGHTING CUP Tournament, in Castellanza (VA), Italy, on 1st and 2nd April 2017 and went on during Yokoso Duch Open in Amsterdam,  to promote PREVENTION as the main method fighting breast cancer and […]

BALKAN OPEN 2017
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BALKAN OPEN 2017

Balkan Open 2017 held in Tesanj 05-06.05.2017 / Bosnia and Herzegovina.   Participation number  of competitors – 354. Number of clubs 71, number of countries 10. WAKO supervisor was Mr.Srđan Bugarčić from Serbia. Delegate Kickboxing Federation Bosnia and Herzegovina Mr.Salko Zildžić. Chief judge Neđo Bratić,Bosnia and Herzegovina Competition held on 4 tatamis and 1 ring. […]

Austrian Classics Kickboxing World Cup
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Austrian Classics Kickboxing World Cup

Innsbruck, 21st-23rd April 2017                           20th Anniversary for great kickboxing tournament this year was a celebration of sport and fair play. 32 WAKO nations represented with 2176 entries in the event from 242 clubs made this Austrian Classics special again. K1, Full contact, kick […]

Turkish Open International Kickboxing Tournament
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Turkish Open International Kickboxing Tournament

The 2nd International Open Kick Boxing Tournament was held between 06-09 April 2017 in Turkey-Antalya. 700 athletes from 14 countries participated in the event in 1200 categories.                  The tournament was held at the WOW Kremline Palace, one of the best hotels of the world famous tourism city of […]

6th April is the day for Peace and Sport
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6th April is the day for Peace and Sport

WAKO is looking forward for tomorrow’s celebration of 6th April- International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. Peace and Sport, the politically neutral organisation dedicated to promoting sport as a tool for peace, has launched its 2017 #WhiteCard campaign, inviting the world to show its commitment to global peace efforts. We celebrate 6th April […]

WAKO Oceania Continental Kickboxing Championships
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WAKO Oceania Continental Kickboxing Championships

Proud and happiness under the WAKO flag   Over the weekend of 18-19 March WAKO Oceania held its inaugural WAKO Continental Kickboxing championships at the Arnold Classics Multi-Sport event in Melbourne, Australia. Over 170 fighters competed in this event across all WAKO disciplines and fighters from across the Oceania region enjoyed 2 days of exciting […]

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