Dear WAKO members,
Please find herewith enclosed
WAKO activity calendar 2017.
By the present we would like to remind you the following events for next year:
Wroclaw (Poland), 24 – 28 July 2017:
IWGA World Games (K-1 rules)
Skopje (Macedonia), 2 – 10 September 2017:
WAKO Cadets/Juniors European Championships (All Disciplines)
Budapest (Hungary), 18 - 26 November, 2017:
WAKO Senior World Championships (Point Fighting, Full Contact, Kick Light, Musical Forms)
For some events we are just waiting for final confirmation of dates before including them on Calendar.
Moreover further information about events from WAKO Continental Divisions is coming soon... the calendar will be updated accordingly.
Following WAKO rules and regulations the eligibility for the participation is reserved only to WAKO national Federation/Association members.
In case of any query, update or any additional information please contact
WAKO IF Administration
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RESEARCH PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS:
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· Athletes and athlete support personnel in general, have received little formal anti-doping education. As a result, this leaves these populations more vulnerable and susceptible to doping
· Values-based education through moral reasoning and decision making are the most effective strategies in preventing doping in the first instance
WAKO European Championships
Greece Loutraki 19th-27th November 2016
From 19th till 27th November 2016 Greece hosted second part of the European Kickboxing Championship for disciplines: Point fighting, Kick Light, Musical forms and Full Contact .These days were fully packed with high-quality fighting, friendship and fair play.
This championship is the example of the big positive development within the WAKO organization as a whole. For all participants, this was a great opportunity to join and be inspired for the future work.
The highest marks for the condition in the sport hall
Great Opening ceremony
With 480 participants from 33 countries, WAKO continues to show strength in Europe. Counting with the participants on the first part of the Championships held in Maribor, Slovenia, we have number of more than 1000 entries on the European Championships 2016.
Spain on the ceremony Turkey came with the most numerous team
With the participation of great, confirmed champions and legends of WAKO, fighters like Zsolt Moradi, Roman Brundl, McMenamy Robbie, Szabo Dorina, etc. we had also the newcomers who attended Championships of Europe for the first time. This was certainly inspiring for all of the participants.
The toughest discipline and category with much concurrence was for sure Full contact man -71kg, where we had the numerous number of registered participants. Interesting thing is that Turkey had the most numerous team, 49 athletes, even more than the host country, Greece.
Scheduled three days elimination fights passed very well and everybody was excited about the finals.
Medals statistics is as follows:
Three best nations are:
1. Russia (19 gold, 8 silver, 6 bronze-total 33)
2. Hungary (9 gold, 5 silver, 2 bronze - total 16)
3. Italy ( 5 gold, 9 silver, 13 bronze - total 27)
Igor Kulbaev most successful coach Russia
Fantastic success for the Russians: from 39 participants of the Championships, they brought home 33 medals, which means that their success was 84%.
Hanne Lauslehto Finland best female fighter
Europe got the new Champions and they will go home inspired to train even harder, remembering the great event but most important, looking forward to the positive future of the sport of Kickboxing.
European Championship 2016 - Awards
Best male fighter: Roland Veres (Hungary)
Roland Veres Best male fighter with his trainer
Best female fighter: Paulina Jarzmik (Poland)
Paulina Jarzmik best female fighter Poland
Best male fighter: Iurii Konikov (Russia)
Best female fighter: Hanne Lauslehto (Finland)
Most ethical coach - Elaine Small (Ireland)
Best referee - Tatami: Oriano De Bei (Italy)
Best referee - Ring: Farigat Kasymov (Russia)
Most successful coach: Igor Kulbaev (Russia)
Text by: Marijana Pelević
Photo by: Per Andreas Ringsby
End of first finals in European Championship
Todays big contest in matsport was between Robbie McMenamy and Zolt Moradi. Two fighters with incredible merits for the last 10 years. This match above all other was like a chess game two competent and capable athletes constantly meeting each other in finals, Moradi with his incredible flexibility and kicking over, and Mc Menamy with his incredible distance control and counter attack, always one that gets the entire area attention and is always extraordinarily close in the end. Zsolt Moradi ended up as Champion.
In the ring today the big fight was Thea Therese Næss from Norway against 18 years old Tennesse Randall from Great Britain. After a very exposive start with some fantastic head kicks Tennessee was ahead at the end of the 1st round. Thea used all her experience to claw her way back into the fight, remaining calm landing some good right hands bringing the scores very close at the end of the 2nd round. Tennessee again started the final round very strong scoring with the side kicks to the head following up with solid punches, Thea managed to stay in the fight
within 1 point until 30 seconds remaining where she then used all her experience to snatch the victory in the dying seconds by a single point.
Tennessee Randall is a very unassuming young lady who has the skill, talent and work ethic to become one of WAKO full contact´s future stars. She is a huge asset to Team GB where she is very well looked upon by her teammates and coaches. After winning gold at the junior world championships this is her first Adult European championships and earned herself an incredible silver medal.
40 finals is over and we look forward to 17 more WAKO finals tomorrow.
PER ANDREAS RINGSBY
WAKO Media committee
First vice-president and acting president
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WAKO Europe Board
Francesca Falsoni (ITA)
Salim Kayici (TUR)
Yury Filimonov (RUS)
Borislav Pelević (SRB)
Daimi Akin (NOR)
Istvan Kiraly (HUN)
Aleksandra Nedelkovska (MKD)
Katarzyna Kociszewska (POL)
Olga Pavlenko (UKR)
Nicolaus Gstaettner (AUT)