World Association of kickboxing organisations
WAKO is the largest unified Kickboxing organisation in the World. Today WAKO counts on 128 affiliated nations in the 5 continents, which are officially recognized by either National Olympic Committee or relevant National Government Sports Authority.
In 2006, it became recognised as the World Governing body for Kickboxing by GAISF and IOC.
Please see www.gaisf.sport for details.
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Here is a quick run down of the latest news we have to share.
Congratulations to WAKO! Today, the IOC session in Tokyo approved, unanimously, WAKO for Full IOC recognition. Kickboxing is a permanent member! Today is the most important day in the history of our sport. The proposal by the IOC board for the full...
WAKO GB ELITE SQUAD TRAINING - 25 JULY 2021 With the very recent Government COVID regulation changes, WAKO GB will be holding an Elite Squad Training event in preparation for the WAKO World Championships being held in Italy on the 3rd week of October 2021. This...
We are very pleased to introduce WAKO’s new concept: Adaptive Program for people with Parkinson Disease.
It is a pleasure to introduce WAKO's new concept; Adaptive Program for people with Parkinson Disease.This program is in line with WAKO's Social Integration strategy – Because We Care. As a result of a very successful project in Singapore, the Singapore Federation was...
At a duly convened IOC Executive Board meeting 10 June, IOC (International Olympic Committee) accepted to recommend to submit the application from World Association of Kickboxing Organizations, WAKO to the IOC Session for a vote to become fully recognized...
With our industry returning to play over the next few weeks, Pink Belt Kickboxing have published new coaching course dates. All WAKO GB members can receive a discount of 30% discount off ALL Pink Belt Kickboxing Instructor Coaching Courses, including the new yoga one...
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About W.A.K.O GB
WAKO GB started in 1979, was passed to Tom Hibbert in 1982 and in 2012 to Peter Edwards. WAKO is the SPORT ACCORD recognised World Governing Body for Kickboxing. WAKO GB is also active on the International scene with members and associated members in over 110 Countries. WAKO GB is controlled by an Executive Committee with a President, a Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Board of Directors and members.
As well as the Amateur Executive Committee, the Rule for contests is that no prize money or financial inducement may be awarded without approval. Professional instructors and proprietors are welcome in the WAKO GB, but if elected to executive committee may not receive pecuniary advantage by reason of controlling interest.
We have a full range of policies and documents that are public domain o that anyone wishing to join WAKO can see our beliefs, our aims and our best practices. We believe in transparency. Click HERE to read more.
We are the only organisation in the UK that have a full education structure within. We have 2 tears of coaching courses for our coaches, we have multiple 1 day courses that improve the knowledge of fitness & nutrition and we can even offer WAKO members the opportunity to become Personal Trainers.
Our insurance can cover Instructors, Students and even events. We have competitive pricing that is only available to WAKO GB Members.
Membership with us provides inroads to international awareness within the kickboxing world. We fully support our members offering discounts on Insurance, Education, Training Camps and much more.
Competing with WAKO GB couldn’t be easier. We run fully insured, well organised, licensed events that are open to all members.
Safeguarding our members is something we take seriously. We do our utmost to avoid any issues with water tight policies and procedures, we have workshops for members and should any situation arise, we’re quick to act. Find out more HERE
Here is a quick link to the essential documents of being part of WAKO GB and running a successful, safe and effective Kickboxing Club
Kickboxing is one of the youngest martial arts systems and one of the fastest growing. Kickboxing has been in existence since the early 60s. Its conception came about because of the desire of Martial Artists to test their skills against each other in a safe and controlled environment. In fact in the safe way and manner that Judo evolved from Jujitsu.
Our events are fully insured, well organised and great value for money. This includes seminars, competitions, educational courses, training camps and even black tie dinners and awards ceremonies. To see our upcoming events, click below.
Our membership offers the validation of Dan Grades, Student Grades and provides official WAKO GB Certificates. We hold regular National & International martial arts competitions & tournaments, First Aid Courses, NVQ Qualifications and the most competitive martial arts insurance for over 30 years in the Martial Arts.
RESULTS & RANKING
All of our competition results are public domain. We have tried to digitalise as many back dated results as we can for the last 5 years at least. Please click below to see more. Note, from 2017 onwards you will only fined results listed on Sport Accord’s Website.
Here is a quick link to the Safeguarding documents of being part of WAKO GB and running a successful, safe and effective Kickboxing Club. This will cover Insructors, Students and parents alike.
Associates & Affiliates
We have a strict safeguarding policy & practice for our members. Recognising the need to protect our members from things like bullying, child & data protection etc, we have several officers throughout the organisation to enforce this.
By clicking below you will be taken to a list of essential documents and policies that we have here at WAKO GB.
Roles & Responsibilities
How we handle your data
Rules & Regulations
Women in Kickboxing
WAKO GB Structure
From WAKO World Wide, through our Executive Committee and Directors right the way to our coaching team, by clicking below you can see the names and contact details of, our whole organisational structure for WAKO GB.
We have a full education platform available to our members.
If you want to upskill your knowledge in Physical Activity Prescription, Nutrition, BioMechanics for Martial Arts or even want to become a WAKO Instructor then we have the tools necessary to teach you.
We have also partnered with Universal Training to offer our members an exclusive WAKOGB discount on further learning and studies. This includes an NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training and multiple Awards.
We Serve The Entire U.K
Our membership spans the whole of the United Kingdom. We are developing a method to enable you to ‘find a club’ right here on the home page of our website.
“I have been with WAKO GB since 1997. I’ve been fully supported since establishing my club in South Wales and now growing in the Midlands & Essex. First with Tom Hibbert and now Peter & Lucy, I believe in the work they’re doing and reciprocate my support to them!”
—Marc Edwards, K500 Kickboxing.
Do I need to be a member to be insured?
Yes. They go hand in hand. To be insured by us is to become a member and all the benefits.
can you help me compile a syllabus?
Yes. Our technical team can help.
can you help me open a school?
Yes. We can. We recommend that aspiring instructors enrol in our Level 1 Coaching Course as this introduces you to everything WAKO GB.
WHAT ARE THE MAIN BENEFITS TO A MEMBER?
- Access to the WAKO GB Instructor Coaching Programme.
- Guidance on anti-doping policy for national and international competition.
- Access to the WAKO GB Conditioning Courses & Programmes.
- Training in relation to Young People’s Code of Ethics.
- Access to Coaching Development Programmes.
- Opportunity to apply for support to hold events.
- The right to use the WAKO GB Member logo on club promotional material.
Licensed & Insured
NO LICENSE, NO COMPETITION.
We have a strict guideline that if you don’t have a license and are not insured, you WILL NOT compete under our organisation. If you don’t have a license and are not valid, get in touch today.
DBS Checked & Vetted
Each of our coaches and instructors have been DBS checked and vetted to satisfaction before they’re allowed to teach under our umbrella.
New Instructors are urged to take our Level 1 Coaching Course also.
We have an open door policy meaning, if you’re not happy with anything you find within our organisation, please give us a call and let us know..
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We can tailor a package to suit you and your club.
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Fight training can occur within your club pr at one of our camps
Between WAKO GB and WAKO WW, we cater for the development of our coaches and theyr students with interactive online education.