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The World Association of Kickboxing Organisations for Great Britain.

WAKO is the largest unified Kickboxing organisation in the World. It has over 110 countries currently in membership. In 2006, it became recognised as the World Governing body for Kickboxing by SPORTACCORD (formally GAISF) and OCA. Please see www.sportaccord.com for details.


Most Recent News:

WAKO IF Newsletter – January 2021

"Let us all step up and step forward, create new energy and new optimism for our sport. We will not waver; We will not tire; We will not falter and we will not fail.  WE WILL PREVAIL" Message from WAKO IF President - Mr Roy Baker To read more:

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Impact of COVID-19 on Grassroots Activity Survey

The last year has been incredibly tough for community clubs. Lockdowns, restrictions and social-distancing has seen many of you temporarily close or reduce your capacity to deliver the activity you love. We are working with the Sport and Recreation Alliance to...

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Mental Health and Physical Health are Inseparable!

Mental health and physical health are inseparable and with awareness comes the possibility of change.   While we’ve learned a lot, there’s still so much more we can do to evolve as a society. Check out the link below for more information and ideas on what to do, how...

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WAKO IF Newsletter – December 2020

We are all equal in the fact that we are all different. We are all the same in the fact that we will never be the same. We are united by the reality that all colours and all cultures are distinct and individual. We are harmonious in the reality that we are all held to...

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R.I.P. Tom Hibbert MBE 1925 – 2020

It is with a heavy heart that we have to announce the passing of Mr Tom Hibbert MBE. Tom was president of WAKO GB for a number of years and helped to make it the organisation that it has become. He retired in 2012 at the grand old age of 87. He was a truly...

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The Queen’s New Year’s Honours Lists 2021

One of WAKO GB's very own National Coaches, Sharon Gill, has received a BEM (British Empire Medal) for her services to Kickboxing and to young people in Bristol.NEW YEAR HONOURS are an annual occurrence which recognises the achievements and service of extraordinary...

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"It is our members federations' positive reaction to adversity, not the adversity itself that determines how our sport will grow in the future and it will grow, of that I am sure. No matter how difficult the situation may appear, it does not entirely own us. It can't...

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Kickboxing is included as a participating sport at European Games 2023 to be held in Poland from 21st June to the 2nd July.   The European Games is a world class multi sport event with a global footprint, celebrating Europe’s finest athletes in a crucial staging...

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Harassment and abuse have no place in sport

Every athlete should be able to train and compete in a healthy, respectful and supportive environment free from harassment and abuse. Knowing your rights, treating others with respect, knowing how and where to report, and feeling supported in doing so can help create...

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Online Membership (new)

Did you know that you can now purchase your WAKO Membership & Insurance online!

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3:

1 – Choose your membership type from the shop
2 – Confirm your purchase
3 – Complete the Online Membership Application Form