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Polish Open 2016 report

Beautiful city of Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski in Poland hosted this year WAKO Europe cup "Polish Open". This great tournament took place from April 29 till May 01, 2016.
More than 400 fighters competed in 4 kickboxing disciplines: Point fighting, Kicklight contact, Full contact and Low kick. All of them showed great desire, skills and determination to win. Spectators could only enjoy in great achievements made by top level fighters.

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Among the best clubs were presented: CCA Champion Lubawa, DAN Swidnik, X Fight Piaseczno and KBC Panthers Presov.
Promoter of WAKO European cup Polish Open was Ostrowiecki Club Sportow Walki and they did a great job. We congratulate them for good organization and wish them even more success next year.

WAKO Europe administration

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BALKAN OPEN 2016 report

Balkan Open 2016 held in Tesanj 07.05.2016 / Bosnia and Herzegovina, participation number of entries 455, number of competitors 330, number of clubs 82, number of countries 12. Competition held on 4 tatamis and 1ring. Event was held in a sports atmosphere.

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Balkan Open was attended by Minister of sport and Minister of economy of Zenica-Doboj Canton, mayor town of Tesanj, President  Kickboxing Federation Ukraine Olga Pavlenko, President  Kickboxing Federation Croatian Tomislav Bilandžić, member of the Sports Committee of Ukraine Anna Zahyrova and vice president WAKO Kickboxing Balkan Union Alija Ogrić.

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Balkan Open partipacipated competitors from Ukraina, Austria, Sweden, Denmark,  Slovenia, Hungary, Croatian, Serbia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Best team in the ring disciplines team Sv. Georgije B. Luka Bosnia and Herzegovina and tatami discipline the team Metex05-Controll Sportclub Hungary.

We thank all participants for coming. The judges made a very god job, and a lot of thanks goes to them.

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The official results of the Balkan Open 2016 was held 07.05.2016 in kickboxing-data.com

Complete image gallery on this link

Alija Ogrić
Vice president WAKO Balkan Kickboxing Union

WAKO World Cup Austrian Classics 2016 report

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WAKO World Cup "Austrian Classic" Innsbruck - Tournament Report
Venue: Olimpian Halle, Innsbruck, Austria
Organiser: OBFK - Austrian kickboxing federation

Promotor: Michael Kruckenhauser, Otmar Felsberger
Date: 15.-17.04.2016

WAKO World Cup Austrian Classics is one of the biggest kickboxing WAKO tournament. On this year's tournament participated 2241 competitors, 244 clubs from 31 countries. Competition was in points fighting, light contact, kick light, full contact and K1-Rules for younger and older cadets, juniors, seniors and veterans.

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All results and reports (online) can be found at www.pro-registration.com and on official tournament's web page
www.austrian-calssics.at , as well.

Photos by Wolfgang Scherzer

Video galllery is on this link

Prepared by Romeo Desa
WAKO Media Committee

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Turkish Open 2016 report

The Turkish Open International Kickboxing Tournament, which was held last weekend in Antalya, Kepez Turgut Ozel Sports Hall, hosted approximately 1,000 athletes and more than 300 officials from Israel, Azerbaijan, Denmark, Croatia, India, Iraq, Iran, Kosovo, Palestine, Macedonia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, South Africa and Turkey.

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Over 100 referees were on duty on 8 fighting areas. This tournament drew a lot of attention with all the participation and the great fights that took place. The atmosphere was one of camaraderie and sportsmanship from every country. All participants left home with beautiful memories and great successes! Point Fighting, Team Fights, Grand Champion Open, Kick Light, Light Contact, Full Contact and Low Kick were disciplines on program.

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Participating countries gave great reviews and feedback about the tournament that was held for the first time. In the opening ceremony, representatives of the participating countries were given special gifts. The competition ended after the final matches on Sunday.

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The Promoter of this great event was Turkish kickboxing federation leaded by President, Mr. Salim Kayici, WAKO Europe Vice President who took chance to thank and congratulate to all participants and to invite them to come again next year. "I would like to thank all of the participants and countries for their participation and I would like to invite them back next year along with those who could not participate. We had a great time in Antalya."

We congratulate Mr. Salim Kayici and Turkish kickboxing federation for good organization and wish them to have even more success in the future.

Complete image gallery from Turkish Open 2016

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BiH Open 2016 Report

BiH OPEN 2016 - Bihać - Tournament Report
Venue: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bihać  (Sports hall "Luke")
Organiser: Kickboxing center "Bihać"
Promotor: Zijad Halilović
Date: 02.04.2016

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"BiH OPEN" is the oldest international kickboxing tournament in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Last Saturday held in Bihać - 17th International Kickboxing Cup "Bosnia and Herzegovina Open - Bihać 2016" for children, cadets, juniors and  seniors in disciplines:

Point fighting
Light contact
Kick light
Full contact
Low Kick
K-1 Rules
Musical forms

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257 competitors, 33 clubs from 5 countries participated on this tournament.

Report can be found at www.kickboxing-data.com as on club website www.kickboxing.ba/bih-open

More photos in our image gallery

Prepared by Romeo Desa

WAKO Media Committee


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(Mr. Srdjan Bugarcic),
11050 Belgrade, Serbia.

Contact phone:
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