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.

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 […]

Fights for the diamond shine
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Fights for the diamond shine

Report from  Kickboxing Diamond Cup Anapa, Russia 21st-26th September 2016 In Anapa, Russia, in modern sports complex, the annual World Cup Diamond/kickboxing of WAKO took place. This year the event hosted more than 1000 athletes from 28 countries from all around the world. There were teams which come every year: India, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Armenia, […]

PARTICIPATE AND BECOME A PART OF HISTORY
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PARTICIPATE AND BECOME A PART OF HISTORY

9th Panamerican Kickboxing Championship” Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo October 26th – 30th, 2016. Pan American Championships 2016 is over. One more fantastic championships, one big step forward in developing WAKO as a stable, big and perspective organization. Continents are finishing their activities for 2016. Pan America as the biggest part of WAKO  had a significant […]

WAKO officially included in International Fair Play Committee, CIFP
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WAKO officially included in International Fair Play Committee, CIFP

During the General Assembly of the International Fair Play Committee, conducted in Budapest on October 15th 2016, WAKO became officially included in the International Fair Play Committee, CIFP. CIFP, an organization recognized by IOC, is the worldwide organization with the aim of defensing and promotion fair play. WAKO IF President, Mr. Borislav Pelevic says: “The […]

WAKO European K-1 Cup Prague 2016
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WAKO European K-1 Cup Prague 2016

K-1 ARENA One could almost touch the energy in the air. Two days on  four rings more than 300 fighters were seeking for the victory in the Arena Sparta in Prague. It was the tournament  in the WAKO K-1 discipline – the strongest, the toughest. The level of Adrenalin was extremely high. Many of the […]

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR CADETS AND JUNIORS Dublin, 27th August – 3rd September
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WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR CADETS AND JUNIORS Dublin, 27th August – 3rd September

BEAUTIFUL WAKO YOUTH There were eight days enjoying kickboxing in Dublin, City West Conventional  center. World championships for the youngest categories in WAKO  were the real celebration of life. Sporthall and hotel were full of young smiling faces,full of laugh,  it was an explosion of the emotions in the arena where fights were the reasons […]

1st WAKO Fair Play Award
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1st WAKO Fair Play Award

Mr. Romeo Deša from Croatia was awarded the newly established WAKO Fair Play Award during the WAKO Cadets and Junior World Championship in Dublin, Ireland. This new invention is established in cooperation with International Fair Play Association, CIFP, and with the President Mr. Jenö Kamuti, who was present at the ceremony. WAKO and CIFP want […]

WAKO tournament activities in 2016
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WAKO tournament activities in 2016

TIGHT SCHEDULE OF GREAT WORLD WAKO TOURNAMENTS AND CHAMPIONSHIPS The beginning of the year was reserved for celebration of kickboxing on 13th Athens Challenge, 06th-07th February 2016. Athens Challenge Tournament is without any doubt one of the top 5 Kickboxing events across the Wold and the biggest Kickboxing event in Greece. The tournament was in […]

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