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 and CIFP to cooperate on a WAKO FAIR PLAY AWARD
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WAKO and CIFP to cooperate on a WAKO FAIR PLAY AWARD

World Association of Kickboxing Organizations, WAKO, governing body in Kickboxing has the pleasure to announce the newly established WAKO Fair Play Award under the auspices of the International Fair Play Committee (CIFP), a recognized organization by the IOC. This will be a prize awarded yearly in order to focus on fair play, ethics, best practice and to […]

Kickboxing in the European Games
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Kickboxing in the European Games

New elected WAKO President Mr. Borislav Pelevic and Mr. Roy Baker, acting President of WAKO Europe, had a meeting in Dublin with Mr. Patrick Hickey, President of the European Olympic Committee (in the picture on the left with Mr. Pelevic). Mr Pat Hickey was specially invited to the finals of the Championships in Dublin, where […]

Szeged – Epicenter of Kickboxing
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Szeged – Epicenter of Kickboxing

XXI World Cup held in Szeged, Hungary, from 21st to 24th May 2015 was an amazing competition. Organizers tried their best to make participants from 20 countries feel welcomed in this beautifull city. New president of the Organizing Committee of World Cup, Mr. Istvan Kiraly, was very busy on these days but at the end, […]

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