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 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 […]

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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