World Association of kickboxing organisations

W.A.K.O
Great Britain

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.

Applying for membership with us couldn’t be more simple. 
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‘apply for membership online’
below and fill in all of your details.

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Phone

+44(0)1628 415923

Email

office@wakogb.com

Office

94 Ray Mill Road West
Maidenhead
Berkshre
SL6 8SL

Hours

Monday-Friday:
9am – 5pm

KICKBOXING

IT’S WHAT WE DO

 

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NEWS

Here is a quick run down of the latest news we have to share.

WAKO IF President’s Newsletter of June 2020

"I truly hope that people will finally come to realize that there is only one ‘race’ – the human race – and that we are all equal members of it and must respect each other and work towards living in harmony." Words from WAKO IF President - Mr Roy Baker - June...

UNITED WE STAND – DIVIDED WE FALL

Kickboxing is a strong and positive way of bringing people together. It best antidotes to ignorance and is a powerful means to foster understanding of other people and cultures.We have all been moved by the scenes in America and around the world following the murder...

WAKO IF President’s Newsletter of May 2020

“One thing this pandemic has shown me is that, life is not meant to follow a set pattern. Every moment has a multitude of adaptions. We must as a sport and as a society adapt. We must make informed well-constructed decisions. Sometimes our decisions may take us on an...

one of the 137 countries

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.

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Documents

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.

 

Education

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.

Insurance

Our insurance can cover Instructors, Students and even events. We have competitive pricing that is only available to WAKO GB Members.

Membership

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.

Competitions

Competing with WAKO GB couldn’t be easier. We run fully insured, well organised, licensed events that are open to all members.

Safeguarding

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

ESSENTIAL DOCUMENTATION

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

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.

EVENTS

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.

MEMBERSHIP

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.

SAFEGUARDING DOCUMENTATION

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

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Satisfaction

Safeguarding

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.

Safeguarding Policies

Essential Documents

By clicking below you will be taken to a list of essential documents and policies that we have here at WAKO GB.
These include:
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.

Athlete Support

We care a great deal about the development and safety of your athletes. This section links to WADA, the IOC and the quizzes we have  set up/have access to. Take a look…

WADA Play True Quiz

WADA Play True Challenge 

WADA Coach True

Proud to be working with the IOC to further develop and protect our athletes.
Please click the image above to find out more.

CALENDAR

Date/Time Event
18/07/2020 - 19/07/2020
All Day
WAKO GB Weekend Training Camp
Lilleshall National Sports Centre, Shropshire
21/07/2020 - 26/07/2020
All Day
European University Games - Belgrade 2020 - CANCELLED
16/08/2020
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WAKO GB Squad Training
Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre, Bisham, Marlow Bucks
20/09/2020
All Day
WAKO GB Junior Euro Cup Open Tournament
Harvey Hadden Sports Village, Nottingham
25/09/2020 - 27/09/2020
All Day
Bristol Open 2020
City Academy Bristol, Bristol
31/10/2020 - 01/11/2020
All Day
TOPTEN British Open - 2020
The NEC, Birmingham
14/11/2020 - 22/11/2020
All Day
WAKO Junior & Cadet World Championships 2020
22/11/2020
All Day
GB Grand Slam League - Event 1
K2 Crawley, Crawley West Sussex
05/12/2020 - 13/12/2020
All Day
WAKO Adult European Championships 2020

EDUCATION

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.

Service Areas

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.

F.A.Q.

Common Questions

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?

Membership Benefits:

  1. Access to the WAKO GB Instructor Coaching Programme.
  2. Guidance on anti-doping policy for national and international competition.
  3. Access to the WAKO GB Conditioning Courses & Programmes.
  4. Training in relation to Young People’s Code of Ethics.
  5. Access to Coaching Development Programmes.
  6. Opportunity to apply for support to hold events.
  7. The right to use the WAKO GB Member logo on club promotional material.

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Official

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.

SAFE

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.

Trusted

Satisfaction Guaranteed

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..

STORE

WAKO GB Shop

We have a selection of products to purchase from the store, including INSURANCE

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Get In touCh

Any questions or comments are welcomed.

Membership Packages

We can tailor a package to suit you and your club.

Certifications

If you need a member of the technical development committee to assist with a grading, let us know.

National Training

Fight training can occur within your club pr at one of our camps

E-Learning

Between WAKO GB and WAKO WW, we cater for the development of our coaches and theyr students with interactive online education.