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BALKAN OPEN 2019 OFICIAL REPORT

Dear WAKO friends,

Balkan Open 2019 held in Tešanj 23-24.03.2019 /Bosnia and Herzegovina,participation number of entries 624,number of clubs 88,number of countries 15.

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WAKO supervizor Mr.Romeo Deša,

Chief judge Neđo Bratić,Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Competition held on 4 tatamis and 2 ring.Event was heald in a sport atmosphere.

Balkan Open 2019 another great WAKO event has been successfully organised traditionaly 12 times.Top level of organisation has shown that,year after year this signification tournament has improved in every way-from sports,competing,overality and organisation to hospitality.

Both female and male kickboxers has shown high quality in their performances and presented all the beauty of sport to big crowd of spectators.

By this we would like to show our respect and thank to Promotor,Mr.Alija Ogrić

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Balkan Open was attended by Mr.Vladimir Sitar President WAKO Balkan Kickboxing Union, Mr.Romeo Deša Technical Director of the WAKO Federation and Mr.Tomislav Bilandžić President Kickboxing Federation Croatia. The event was also present at the event

Mayor town of Tešanj Mr.Suad Huskić with your associates and President of the Association of Businessmen Jelah-Tesanj Mesud Ajanović, who opened the Balkan Open 2019.

and Mr.Alija Ogrić Vice President WAKO Balkan Kickboxing Union.

Partipacipated competitors from Austria,Slovenia,Hungary, Romania,Croatia,Serbia,Bulgaria,Moldavia,Makedonia,

Montenegro,Grece,Izrael,Poland,Litvania and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Best team in the ring disciplines KBV Flek Tom Cat Tuzla/Bosnia and Herzegovina and tatami discipline team CBS Tešanj/Bosnia and Herzegovina..

The judges made a very good job,and a lot of thanks goes to them

We thank all participants for coming.

See you next year…

The official results of the Balkan Open 2019 was heald 23-24.03..2019 in

www.balkanopentesanj.com

All photos are in image gallery

 

Alija Ogrić

Vice President WAKO Balkan Kickboxing Union and
Vice President Kickboxing Federation Bosnia and Herzegovina

SERBIA OPEN 2019 European Kick Boxing Cup - report

Belgrade, Hall "Ranko Žeravica" Novi Beograd,  15-17. March 2019.

THE BEST OF K-1

The European Kick Boxing Cup of Serbia OPEN, which is in the official calendar of activities of the World Kick Boxing Federation of WAKO, as well as its European division, was held this year from March 15-17 in Belgrade.

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305 competitors from 76 clubs from 14 countries of Europe participated, but also one far eastern Asian country of India.

The special guest and promoter of the tournament was Semmy Schilt, the Duch kick boxer, four time K-1 World Gran Prix Champion and one time GLORY heavyweight Grand Slam Champion. He is the only fighter in K-1 history who won Glory world championships three times in a row.

The competition took place in two disciplines of kick boxing, tatami Kick light and ring K-1, in the age categories ranging from senior, cadets, juniors to seniors, in women's and men's categories.

The competition began on Saturday, March 16, in the elimination bouts, so that on Sunday, March 17, some of the finals were completed during the day and the top ten final bouts were left for the special Gala evening program, which was designed as a real spectacle, started at 20,00h.

In front of about 1500 spectators and in front of the television cameras, the best fighters of the tournament faced each other in the ring.

The best competitor of the Serbia Open Cup was Remzija Dacić, -75kg K-1 from Montenegro.

The best female competitor was Marina Dekic, 56kg K-1, Kik Boxing Club "Internacional" Zrenjanin. The winners were awarded by Semmy Schilt, 4th World Glory Champion in K-1, who was the promoter of the tournament.

Within the special program of the Cup it was held the seminar in K-1, led by Semmy Schilt personally. Three hours of socializing and practicing with the champion were invaluable to all competitors who were eager to improve their career with the best in this matter. Simple explanations and demonstration of the techniques, as well as sparing supervision, confirmed why Semmy Schilt is the giant is not only by its physical constitution (2.10 m tall, weighing over 110 kg), but also by his heart and the passion to transfer precious knowledge to younger fighters who are just getting up for their biggest victories.

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The result of the competition by nations is as follows:

  1. Serbia
  2. Bosnia and Herzegovina
  3. Hungary
  4. Moldova
  5. Slovakia
  6. Northern Macedonia
  7. Montenegro
  8. Bulgaria
  9. Slovenia
  10. Croatia

The most successful clubs with the highest number of medals won are:

  1. Kiraly team Hungary
  2. National team of Moldova
  3. Club of martial arts "Pobednik" Belgrade
  4. Kick Boxing Club "Champion" Skopje
  5. Kick Boxing Club "Red Star-Delije"

WAKO K-1 EUROPEAN CUP 2018 Report

WAKO K-1 EUROPEAN CUP 2018 IN PRAGUE!
6TH- 9TH OF SEPTEMBER

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Dear friends,

our tournament is successfully over. We would like to Thank You for Your participation!
We hope that You enjoyed this event and beautiful Prague too.

WAKO K-1 European cup, hosted 216 fighters form 16 countries and 96 clubs. Amazing full weight categories brought great fights and fantastic atmosphere during three days. Some categories had more than 20 fighters. We seen lots of famous fighters who came from different part around the world. Whole tournament finished with great gala show, where public cloud watch final fights of men and  women categories with additional one PRO prestige fight in heavyweights category between Cyril Pohl (CZE) and Prince Aounallah(FRA).

WAKO K-1 European cup became  prestige tournament not only thanks to great fights but also for amazing prize money awards and trophy,belts for each men and women fighter! This year fighters received together AMAZING 23.000EUR!
Congratulation to ALL winners!

Behalf of Czech kickboxing UNION (ČSFU), president Jiri Mulač and organizing committee, we would like to THNAK YOU for Your support. Together with You, we made WAKO K-1 European tournament again successfull!
Especially we would like to thank also our honored guest Mr.Romeo Deša from Croatia, who is member of WAKO IF organizing committee and WAKO Europe board member, for your support and cooperation. Thank You also Mr. Yury Lakhtikov, who is Chairman of WAKO IF Ring sport committee and Mr.Sami Savo who is Chairmans of WAKO European ring sport committee for their excellent work and at least thank You to all referees for great job.

All results, statistic, photos are highlighted on website www.k-1-cz  and   Facebook site : https://www.facebook.com/mistrK1
Videos are published on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzBZS_QshgC68JpX10l5LEA

Best Regards

Michaela Kováčová
Director of WAKO K-1 European cup 2018

A school for great referees

The Bulgarian center of Bansko was the theater of 2 WAKO referees summer camps.

27-30th July 2018: in Bulgarian summer and winter center Bansko, Bulgarian Confederation of Kickboxing and MT hosted second WAKO International Summer Referee Camp for tatami referees and first WAKO International Summer Referee Camp for ring referees.
Bansko is in the south-western part of Bulgaria, 160 km from the capital of Bulgaria, near Pirin Natural Park, under mountain range Pirin with highest point Vihren (high 2914 m).

In the beautiful hotel Pirin House in Terra Complex, the 2nd WAKO International Summer Referee Camp for tatami referees was held with 67 WAKO referees from 21 countries (18 domestic and 49 from Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech, Great Britain, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, FYR of Macedonia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Ukraine - 23 women and 44 men).

During 4 days of seminar, referees rehearsed their knowledge of theoretical and practical rules and analyzed several problematic cases from previous WAKO Championships. The seminar was led by Brian Beck - Chairman of WAKO Tatami Referee Committee, the lectures were held by Brian Beck, Karl Wilson, Manuel Doria, Ivo Vodopivec and Gina Engelhardt-Aué. Alex Engelhardt presented the SportData computer system.

Summer Referee Camp 1

From 1. to 3. August, in same hotel, the 1st WAKO International Summer Referee Camp for ring referees was held. At this second part of camp participated 61 WAKO referees from 15 countries (14 domestic and 47 from other countries - Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech, Estonia, France, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Norway, Spain, and Ukraine - 8 women and 53 men).

The seminar was led by Yuri Lakhtikov - Chairman of WAKO Ring Referee Committee, lectures were held by Yuri Lakhtikov and Romeo Desa, and the practical part by Yuri Lakhtikov, Marco Pacor and Tomislav Novosel.

Organizers of the first part of seminars were Ivan Ivanov, Denitsa Milenkova, Ivan Georgiev; the organizers of the second part were Georgi Georgiev, Dimitar Spasov, Stanislava Boytcheva and Ivan Georgiev.

They provided great organization and hospitality for all camp participants.

Summer Referee Camp 2

Kickboxers from Bulgaria participated for the purposes of practical parts of the seminar. The clubs present for the tatami practical lessons were Ikken, CSKA Sofia, Skaptopara, Optix, Aabc and Aris. For the ring practical lessons we had the following clubs: Armeec, Boil, Patriot, Pride and Glory). The athletes were all very patient and tireless, and demonstrated to be excellent presenters of various problematic situations where referees and judges practiced their skills. At the end of all demonstration exercises, the young Bulgarian kickboxers received a great applause from all the participants.

Upon invitation of the organizers, both seminars were attended by Romeo Desa - Special Adviser of WAKO President and WAKO Europe Board Member, who held several meetings and talks with WAKO Referee Tatami Committee and committees' chairmen Brian Beck and Yuri Lakhtikov. During those meetings several things about rules, rule's changes, procedures of changes, future improvements of camp and seminars were discussed, as well as the cooperation between WAKO Organizing and Referee Committees on WAKO Championships.

All referees were very satisfied with all what was prepared and organized by the local organizers, they gave all the best marks for seminars, new knowledge, programs of seminars, presentations and practical lessons, accommodation and food in a beautiful hotel. All promised "we will come next year".

Also, very important to emphasize, Bulgarian federation was sponsor of both events, without its financial support it would be hard to organize both camps in this successful format. To all of this, both WAKO Referee Committees thank Bulgarian kickboxing and MT confederation as well as members of the local organizing committee.

Look at the gallery to see glimpes of these rich summer camps

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Turkish Open 2018 report

3rd International Turkish Open Kickboxing Tournament in memory of Alperen Atabay was held in PGS Kremlin Palace Hotel, Antalya, Turkey from 5th to 8th April 2018. The tournament has 2353 participants from 27 countries and 4 continents. This year’s event became one of the biggest in the world, with highest number of participants in ring sports and with one of the few highest overall. The event started with opening speeches of Mr. Salim KAYICI, President of  Turkish Kickboxing Federation and WAKO Europe Vice President and Mr. Roy BAKER, President of WAKO Europe.

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Antalya Province Vice Governor Mrs. Canan HANÇER BAŞTÜRK, Sports Vice General Director Mr. Ömer Altınsoy, Antalya Sports & Youth Provincial Vice Director Associate Professor Burhanettin Hacıcaferoğlu were present at the event. Athlete with down syndrome Yücel Mehmet ASA performed kickboxing demonstration. Participants also raised WhiteCard to support Peace through Sport. Starting from next year, Turkish Open will give out money awards. Thanks to everyone who participated or contributed in this event.

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(Mr. Srdjan Bugarcic),
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Mr. Istvan Kiraly
+ 36 309 400 935

Mr Istvan Kiraly WAKO Europe Acting President

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Srđan Bugarčić
+ 381 63 289 322
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WAKO Europe
Board
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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