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European Championship 2016. will be held in Athens, Greece.

WAKO European Board of Directors, on the meeting in Maribor, decided that  next European Championship 2016. (full contact, light contact, point fighting and musical forms) will be in Athens, Greece.
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Mr. Borislav Pelevic with Mr. Triantafillou Mike, President of Greece kickboxing federation

President Panhellenic kickboxing federation Mr. Mike Triantafillou invited Mr. Borislav Pelevic, WAKO Europe President to visit Athens and check sport hall and hotels which will host European Championship.
At the same time, he asked Mr. Pelevic to be guest on Panhellenic Championship in kickboxing.
Mr. Borislav Pelevic inspected the sport hall, which is the sport hall of famous basketball club Olimpijakos.
The hall is huge, and has 12 000 seats. All hotels reserved for accommodation are  very near the sport hall and only five km from the Center of Athens, one of the oldest towns in the world, rich with historical and cultural heritage.
The sport hall and hotels are quite new, build for Olympic games 2004.

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National Greece Championship in Athens
Mr. Pelevic was very satisfied with all what he saw.
On the national Greece  championship- Panhellenic Kickboxing championship, there were 1600 participants from 252 clubs.

Fights were very good and Greece, with Mr. Mike Triantafillou as the President, made big steps forward in passed few years, in  quality of work in all points.


Mr. Borislav Pelevic, WAKO European President and WAKO Vice President and Mr.  Nasser Nassiri, WAKO Asia President and WAKO Vice President, took part on Pan American Championship 2014 and Pan AM General Assembly as special guests.

On the  2014 WAKO PANAMERICAN Championships which was held from 4 to 7 December 2014 in Corrientes, Argentina, Mr. Borislav Pelevic, WAKO Europe President and WAKO IF Vice President  and Mr. Nasser Nassiri, WAKO Asia President and WAKO Vice President were special guests on the General Assembly.

Mr. Borislav Pelevic, with Mr. Jan Frana, International referee from Czech, leaded the seminar for 45 judges and referees from Pan America, for ring sports.

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Mr. Borislav Pelevic with referees on the seminar

Every day before the fights started, they had short briefing for all referees.

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Borislav Pelevic, Jacueline Walters, Tim Mazurkievich and Jan Frana

In agreement with President of WAKO referee Committee Mr. Vadim Ukrainchev, after the competition Mr. Borislav Pelevic announced four referees for international referee C class ( two from Brasil, one from Argentina and one from USA) and referee from Canada Jacqueline Walters now is B class.

 Championship was organized by Mr. Paulo Zorello, one of pioneers of kickboxing in the world, former World Championship, now President of WAKO Pan Am Confederation, with assistance of President of kickboxing federation of Argentina, Mr. Juan Corrales.

Competition was great organized, there were 450 participants, from nine countries. Quality of fights was very good, and fighters from Latin America are on the same quality range as European fighters.

Most of medals and the best country on competition was Brazil, second and third place were Chile and Argentina.

On Pan Am  Gen.Assembly there were members from 9 countries + two proxy. Totally, eleven.There were few amendments on Statute adopted and bylaws were adopted too.
New elected President is Paulo Zorello.

On Gen. Assembly were present Mr. Borislav Pelevic and Mr. Nasser Nassiri. President Paulo Zorello thanked them for their dedicated work and support.

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Historical agreement for WAKO: Rob Zbilski (USA) Borislav Pelevic, Paulo Zorello, Nasser Nassiri and  Chip Post (USA).

New Board of Directors were elected too, now PAN AM has two Board members from USA: Mr. Chip Post and Mr. Rob Zbilski.Thanks to vise decisions of Mr. Paulo Zorello, the leaders of two American federations made  large and historical step for uniting two groups in one American WAKO kickboxing federation.

Dispute very high temperature which made conditions in the sport hall almost impossible for competition, quality of fights was very good, fighters were strong and dedicated.

All photos are in gallery

New publishing achievements in WAKO Europe

Kickboxing knjiga sloveniaThe second book from author Vladimir Sitar, concerning  theoretical and practical knowledge  about techniques and  tactics of sport fight in kickboxing, is professional approach to kickboxing and is the literature anybody who wants to learn basic facts of competing in tatami and ring kickboxing   needs.


Award for great success

Mr. Borislav Pelevic, WAKO Europe President received the Government  award as  most successful national president of sport federation in Serbia for 2014, in concurrence of  97 sport federations in Serbia.

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That award is given by Ministry of sport of Serbia with Sport association of Serbia,the highest governing body in Serbian sport.

The award was delivered on the International sport fair held in Belgrade.

This award establishes  belief that  hard and dedicated work in sport always gets recognized.

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Maribor EC Videos

maribor2014-145Dear WAKO friends,

Thanks to our WAKO Europe Media committee member Danny Slevin from Ireland we are happy to announce that more than 100 individual fights in a playlist from WAKO European Championships in Maribor can be found now using link bellow.

Dany, thank you for your great job.

Complete video gallery


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Mr. Istvan Kiraly
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Mr Istvan Kiraly WAKO Europe Acting President

Srđan Bugarčić
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