The driving force of WAKO and kickboxing in Europe. Without him, his devotion, his energy and his financial support the association would have never existed.
The first president of the global WAKO federation and one of its founders. Read all about the American who made up the original rules of all-style karate leading the way to today’s kickboxing. Anderson earned the reputation of being the father of western kickboxing as it is known today.
Austria’s former WAKO president and an extraordinarily gifted international referee: Gerhard Tuschla is one of the most respected members of the international WAKO tournament scene.
The longest reigning president in kickboxing’s history comes from Italy.
Turkey’s friendly face of point fighting.
IOC president Thomas Bach announced in Tokyo, WAKO is now representing the sport of kickboxing at the Olympics.
One of the flashiest kickers and hardest punchers in Worldchampionship fullcontact fighting. Dimitroff outscored or knocked out all oponents queued up against him.
She was one of the first Polish females to compete internationally. Agnieszka Rylik became Polish champion at age 15 and later continued to become a pro boxer and celebrity in her home country.