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Bihac Open - 2014

In Bihac was celebration of good kickboxing

bihac open 2014 report

Big sport competition held in Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina, was 15 th in long successfull line in organizing one of most prestigious Open tournament in this part of country. Atmosphere was marked with huge expectations of competitors as well as all participants. There were 590 competitors from 56 clubs coming from nine European countries.

Quality was confirmed by Mr. Romeo Desa`s, WAKO supervisor, words:

“It was started in modest conditions, with pioneer efforts, but with strong WAKO IF support. Now, we are proud because work was paid up and quality showed up. This tournament is the beginning of working in kickboxing on high level in Bosnia and Herzegovina.”

Results are in this PDF document

Importance, potentials and possibilities of this tournament promises a lot.

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Here is the promotion link:




seminar---prag1Saturday 05 of April the club "team fighters" of Martin Zavoral (Czech national team coach) arranged one date for "LIGHT REVOLUTION" of Manuel Nordio and Ivan Sciolla. About 20 fighters from different Czech Republic areas met in Prague at Martin's club for a full day totally dedicated at Light Contact and Kick Light. In Czech capital city, program was very intensive,all morning coaches worked on different kinds of training systemsseminar-prag-2 and some basic combinations. Manuel Nordio and Ivan Sciolla already were with their seminars in Italy, Greece, Norway, Austria, Czech Republic and Nepal, and actually are working progress for new agreements with Germany, Croatia and Norway, next official stop for Manuel and Ivan will be Sicily,on 24 of May and the big summer camp in Hungary from 20 to 27 of July .


Athens challenge tournament 5The beginning of February was reserved for traditional tournament Athens challenge. We still remember brilliant fights performed by Nikos Memmos, and now we have him as a great organizer of this important tournament.

These two days (1st and 2nd of February), Olympic Tae Kwon Do Arena in Athens hosted fighters from 15 countries ( 975 competitors and 1426 registrations). Main impression was that all program was on time, arena was suitable for this kind of competition and there were 21 international reffree who carryed on with fights.

Event photos in our image gallery and on Facebook link


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Serbia Open 2014 report

SO slika2On last March 01-02, 2014 Serbian kickboxing federation hosted European cup „Serbia Open“ in city of Belgrade. On this WAKO international tournament participated 118 fighters from 42 clubs representing 7 countries. Numbers are not so great but level of the fights seen there, specially finals was amazing. We could see great final fights both in kicklight and K1 rules presented by some of WAKO World and European champions.

We hope that next year we will have some more fighters from more countries since this tournament is on very high organization and quality level with good prize for winers in all categories. Until then you can enjoy in video of final fights in K1 rules posted on our web page.

Srdjan Bugarčić

WAKO Organizing committee member

Official report European Cup Serbia open 2014 - medal list

Official report Europen Cup Serbia open 2014




Serbia Open 2014

Irish Open beated all records

Irish Open beated all records in number of athletes and also in quality of performing


   As far as we are talking about championships, we have to say that master of all master championships in WAKO kickboxing ever was latest Irish open. Amazing number of 3450 participants leave us speachless. If somebody doubt that this is possible in one tournament, we were the bystanders. We participated. And we really enjoyed.

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Read more: Irish Open beated all records


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On last February 8-9, 2014, city of Karlovac was the center of European kickboxing. During two days of competition Karlovac hosted 1245 competitors representing 117 clubs from 15 countries. This kickboxing festival was organized under the auspices of Croatian Olympic Committee and was officially opened by Mr. Sinisa Krajač, representative of Croatian Olympic Committee. Among the organizations that have also been sponsors of this great WAKO event were the Ministry of Science and Sport of the Republic of Croatia, Karlovac County, the City of Karlovac and Karlovac sports community. The first day was reserved for the tatami sports where we could see many great fights on eight fighting areas. On the second day there were only ring sports and among more than 90 fights on two rings a lot of them made audience really enjoy in spectacular kickboxing. Large LED screens mounted in the center of the arena were something that could not be seen very often. Traditionally good organization of this event rose even higher popularity of kickboxing in Croatia. The impression is that the quality of the competition has grown B class level, so it is reasonable to consider possibility to place it at higher class level. It is a pity that the weather conditions that have brought unprecedented amounts of snow in this part of Europe, obstruct more teams to participate. Invitation sent out from our host to all to this beautiful city stands for the following year as well.

Here are the results from European cup “Karlovac Open” 2014

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Slovak Open 2014

WAKO International tournament - Slovak Open 2014

( Memorial of Ladislav " Doky " Toth ) - Banska Bystrica , 21st - 22nd February 2014

slovak kickLast Saturday 22nd of February 2014 belonged to 15 Anniversary WAKO international tournament in kickboxing - Slovak Open ( Memorial DOKY Ladislav Tóth ) in Dukla hall in Banska Bystrica.

This year was exceptional  concerning on a record number of participants ( 646 starters from 51 clubs and 12 countries - BLR , CZE, CRO , FIN , HUN , ITA , NOR, POL, SLO , SRB , SVK, UA ) , as well as the names of individual representatives of countries , many of whom are champions of the world , Europe , and medalists from the top events WAKO , moreover great organized preparation of tournament from organizers side of the Slovak Association of kickboxing and domestic club ŠKP B.Bystrica .

After the opening ceremony of the tournament at 09.30AM and traditional minute of silence dedicated to the tragically deceased a representative from Slovakia and national coach Ladislav " Doky " Toth, associated with Tribute to the human victims in Kyev, Ukraine as well as the moral support to long-time President of WAKO Ennio Falsoni , a marathon was running on 6 tatamies  and in two rings.

Athletes demonstrated excellent performances, in some cases, the top world and European level , as well as matches of new fighters entering into international confrontation ..... but that´s why these tournaments are .

The referees have done under the guidance of experienced international ring inspectors and judges  quality performances without any delays or complications , so last matches ended before 20 hours, which is a particularly good time at the tournament of this magnitude .

Tournament Result Service can be found at:


Statistics of tournament can be found at:


Videos found on the our partner´s web : 

http://www.eastlabs.sk/kickbox .

Photo : http://www.slovak-kickboxing.sk/

Thank You for Your coming, and hope to see All of You next Year again!

Your Sincerely

Peter Onuščák

President of Slovak kickboxing Union

WAKO Europe HQ

Blagajska 15/41
(Mr. Srdjan Bugarcic),
11050 Belgrade, Serbia.

Contact phone:
+381 63 289 322


Mr. Istvan Kiraly
+ 36 309 400 935

Mr Istvan Kiraly WAKO Europe Acting President

Srđan Bugarčić
+ 381 63 289 322
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WAKO Europe
Istvan Kiraly (HUN)
Salim Kayici (TUR)
Francesca Falsoni (ITA)
Yury Filimonov (RUS)
Nikolaus Gstattner (AUT)
Katarszyna Kocisewska (POL)
Olga Pavlenko (UKR)
Daimi Akin (NOR)
Romeo Desa (HRV)
Tomaz Barada (SVN)
Michaela Kovacova (SVK)
Michail Trantafillou (GRC)



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