List of WAKO Amateur World Championships

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W.A.K.O. held its first amateur world championships in 1978 in West Berlin,[1] after having previously staged two European championships the two years previously. It followed this with a second world championships a year later in Tampa, Florida. During the 1980s the world championships were held every other year except for in 1985 when a feud within the W.A.K.O. organization led to two versions of the championships being held on the same date – one in London, the other in Budapest.[2]

In the 1990s W.A.K.O. held its world championships intermittently with at least one every other year although, in 1993 the organization again had a temporary political dispute which like 1985 meant two championships in one year.[3] Additionally, the outbreak of the Balkan War resulted in the 1995 world championships being moved to Kiev and in 1997 to Gdańsk.[4] By the turn-of-the-twentieth-century, the organization began introducing two different world championships every two years - one typically covering forms of kickboxing such as full-contact, semi-contact and musical forms, while the other types such as Thai-boxing, low-kick kickboxing and later K-1 rules. Of late, W.A.K.O. have begun to get involved with the SportAccord World Combat Games, hosting male and female full-contact, semi-contact and low-contact kickboxing competitions at the 2010 event,[5] with the 2009 world championships (both events) being used as qualifiers.[6][7]

List of World Championships[edit]

WAKO World Championships (Seniors and Masters)[edit]

W.A.K.O. Amateur Kickboxing World Championships

Edition Year Host City Country Events
1 1978 West Berlin  Germany 7
2 1979 Tampa  United States 14
3 1981 Milan  Italy 7
4 1983 London  United Kingdom 16
5 1985 London  United Kingdom 22
5 1985 Budapest  Hungary 20
6 1987 Munich  Germany 24
7 1990 Mestre  Italy 32
8 1991 London  United Kingdom 28
9 1993 Atlantic City  United States 34
9 1993 Budapest  Hungary 30
10 1995 Kiev  Ukraine
11 1997 Gdańsk  Poland
12 1999 Bishkek  Kyrgyzstan
12 1999 Caorle  Italy 66
13 2001 Maribor  Slovenia 39
13 2001 Belgrade  Serbia and Montenegro 42
14 2003 Paris  France +37
14 2003 Yalta  Ukraine
15 2005 Agadir  Morocco
15 2005 Szeged  Hungary
16 2007 Belgrade  Serbia
16 2007 Coimbra  Portugal
17 2009 Villach  Austria
17 2009 Lignano  Italy
18 2011 Skopje  North Macedonia
18 2011 Dublin  Ireland
19 2013 Guarujá  Brazil
19 2013 Antalya  Turkey
20 2015 Belgrade  Serbia
20 2015 Dublin  Ireland
21 2017 Budapest  Hungary 136
22 2019 Sarajevo  Bosnia and Herzegovina
22 2019 Antalya  Turkey

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WAKO World Championships (Cadets and Juniors)[edit]

  • Cadets first time add to championship from 2004 (5th)
Edition Year Host City Country Events
1 1996
2 1998
3 2000
4 2002
5 2004
6 2006 Zadar  Croatia
7 2008 Naples  Italy
8 2010 Belgrade  Serbia
9 2012 Bratislava  Slovakia
10 2014 Rimini  Italy
11 2016 Dublin  Ireland 230
12 2018 Jesolo  Italy 238

WAKO World University Championships (Students)[edit]

Edition Year Host City Country Events
1 2014 Ufa  Russia

All time medal table[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "First WAKO World Championships 1978 and 1979 - USA Karate Story". karate-in-english-lewis-wallace.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2011-03-05.
  2. ^ "5th WAKO World Championship Results" (PDF). www.wakoweb.com. Retrieved 2011-03-05.
  3. ^ "9th WAKO World Championship Results" (PDF). www.wakoweb.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-26. Retrieved 2011-03-05.
  4. ^ "WAKO and Balcane influence". frenchboxing.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2011-03-05.
  5. ^ "Kickboxing - Sports - World Combat Games 2010 - Sport Accord". www.worldcombatgames.com. Archived from the original on 2010-12-02. Retrieved 2011-03-05.
  6. ^ "Combat Games - . : WAKO World Association of Kickboxing". www.wakoweb.com. Retrieved 2011-03-05.
  7. ^ "Reports Archive - KYRGYZ TEAM WINS KICKBOXING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (Dates of event provided)". www.wakoweb.com. Retrieved 2011-05-28.
  8. ^ http://www.wakoweb.com/en/event/2019/11/23/wako-senior-world-championships-pf-kl-fc-mf/622/
  9. ^ https://www.sportdata.org/kickboxing/set-online/veranstaltung_info_main.php?active_menu=calendar&vernr=626#a_eventhead

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