Kickboxing (WAKO)

Kickboxing started activities in America 1974. when was invented the new sport "full contact karate" and that was…

About Kickboxing (WAKO)

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Kickboxing started activities in America 1974. when was invented the new sport "full contact karate" and that was the cornerstone of the sport later named KICKBOXING.

WAKO was initially called World Association of all style Karate Organizations and started its activity in Europe in 1976. The founder was George Bruckner  from Berlin, Germany. The new rules and regulations were immediately created for the new contact fighting sport, including punches (hand techniques) and kicks (leg techniques) for amateur fights with maximum use of protective equipment.

The new term KICKBOXING was used to define the sport and also WAKO name was changed into World Association of Kickboxing Organizations and acted, since the very beginning, as authentic Kickboxing Federation in the world.

WAKO is growing steadily all over the World promoting regularly Continental and World Championships (in all seven disciplines) and organizes World and Continental  cups and Open tournaments.

WAKO World Championships are not open competitions where everybody can participate. In WAKO Championships, only National teams are accepted. Each member country can present only 1 comptitor in  each weight class. Each kickboxer has gone through a long selection on National championships and qualifications in his country before competing at WAKO tournaments.

WAKO has seven different kickboxing disciplines:

tatami disciplines: Point fighting, Light contact, Kick light and Musical Forms and

ring disciplines: Full contact, Low kick, K-Rules.

WAKO has the President in the mandate of four years and WAKO's main Executive body is Board of Directors. WAKO has 20 Experts Committees which are consisted of experts in each field, proposed by all WAKO members and approved by Board of Directors. This is volonteery work, where everybody can make a personal contribution for the benefit of the organization.

WAKO is officially recognized by: GAISF, former SportAccord (Global Association of International Sports Federations), OCA (Olympic Council of Asia), WADA (World Antidoping Agency), IWGA ( International World Games Association), Peace&Sport , International Fair Play Organization, AIMS (Alliance of International Recognized Members of Sport), IWG (International Working Group of Women in Sport) and FISU (International  University Sports Federation).

Kickboxing is modern contact fighting sport created on the basis of many traditional  combat sports and martial arts. Kickboxing is a unique Western response to many Eastern martial arts. It can be practiced on competitive or recreational level depends on the aspirations of the kickboxer, but for sure it is a sport designed to improve  overall health, strength and endurance.

Today, WAKO kickboxing organization counts on 128 affiliated nations in the 5 continents, which are recognized by either their National Olympic Committees or by their relevant Government Sports Authorities.

As the World Kickboxing governing body responsible  for creating, interpretation, managing, coordination, improving and organizing activities in all five continents, WAKO (World Association of Kickboxing Organizations) has the huge responsibility on both National and International level.

To fulfill the goal of hundred of thousands kickboxers in the World, to be recognized by the International Olympic Committee and integrated into IOC movement, WAKO ensured development in-line with the Olympic Movement and its various Charters, whose principles are integrated into all documents of WAKO organization.

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 […]

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 […]

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