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Dear WAKO friends,

For those that celebrate Christmas I wish Merry Christmas. I hope you will celebrate it with your family and beloved ones.

For those that don’t celebrate Christmas I wish you all happiness and love for you and your families.

I wish you all very Happy New Year.

Mr. Istvan Kiraly
WAKO Europe Acting President


WAKO Activity Calendar 2020

WAKO LogoDear WAKO members,

Please find here below attached the WAKO activity Calendar 2020 (updated at 11/12/2019).
We would like to remind you some of the main events taking place during the year 2020 in the five continents as follows:

WAKO Oceania Championship 2020
Canberra, Australia, from 17th to 19th April 2020

5th European Universities Games 2020
Belgrade, Serbia, from 21st to 25th July 2020

WAKO African Championship 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa, August 2020 (dates and place to be confirmed)

WAKO Cadets & Juniors World Championships (All disciplines)
Belgrade, Serbia, from 21st to 30th August 2020

WAKO Asian Championship 2020
South Korea, October 2020
(dates and place to be confirmed)

WAKO Senior & Master European Championships (All disciplines)
Antalya, Turkey, from 3rd to 11th October 2020

WAKO PanAmerican Championship 2020
Brasil, from 11th to 15th November 2020

Following WAKO rules and regulations the eligibility for the participation is reserved only to WAKO national Federation/Association members that have fulfilled all the obligations in that year (including payment of the annual affiliation fee to WAKO IF).

In case of any change or update to be made to the Calendar please contact:

For advertising material (poster, invitation ecc.) about your event already present on Calendar to be published on WAKO website please send it to:

IMPORTANT: please send the poster in high resolution and possibly both in vertical and horizontal format.

Thanks for cooperation,

best regards

WAKO Administration



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Turkish Kickboxing Federation 2019 Coaches and Referees Seminar

Turkish Kickboxing Federation 2019 Coaches and Referees Seminar was held in Antalya with participation of around 1400 Referees and Coaches. Thomaz Barada, WAKO Europe Board Member, WAKO Chief Referees Brain Beck, Sami Savo and Yury Lakhtikov, provided theoretical and practical training.
After the seminar, WAKO Vice President and President of Turkish Kickboxing Federation sttated: "The theoretical and practical training provided in our seminar will be essential for future development of kickboxing in Turkey. I would like to thank everyone who contributed to the seminar and wish the participants success in their activities in 2020."






The great success of the WAKO Athletes seminar

Antalya, Turkey, November 28th

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Athletes seminar took part at World Championships in Antalya on November 28th and it was a great success. Besides the opportunity that WAKO athletes could visit Athletes seminar at the Sport hall of the Championships and join activities there, the seminar finalized the successful year full of activities and presented it to the participants.

After welcoming speech of WAKO Vice President Espen Lund and brief explanation about Athletes Corner and our social programs, he welcomed and introduced two representatives of the IOC Sports Department Mr. Andrew Hofer and Mrs. Irina Gladkikh, who were observing for and inspection of our sport, to see how we manage our championships, our organization and to understand what we do.

Dr. Daniele Gianlorenzo, WAKO Antidoping officer introduced the importance of the constant anti-doping education as well as the news from WADA.

Borja Mendioroz from WAKO Spain shared his experience working with disabilities for both training, well being and for competition. For his passionate work he received a big applause from his colleagues and present athletes.

Athlete Committee Chairman Zsolt Moradi together with Ali Hussein Alkhaldi, who escaped from war in Syria and found his home in the refugee camp where in the meantime had built his family, talked about inclusion and how WAKO and BecauseWeCare mision gives hope to hundreds of children and women in the Za’atary refugee camp in Jordan.

Photos on this link


Official report of WAKO Senior World Championship (PF, KL, FC, MF)

Antalya (Turkey), from 23rd November to 1st December 2019

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The official report book containing all the pools, results, statistics and medals table of the WAKO Senior World Championship (PF, KL, FC, MF) held in Antalya, Turkey, from 23rd November to 1st December 2019, is available online.

Please download it herewith attached.

WAKO WC Antalya 2019 Official Report Book (11 MB)

WAKO Europe HQ

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

Contact phone:
+381 63 289 322


Acting president
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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