Today is the day ALL Kickboxers in the world should celebrate, it is the day one year ago we received Provisional Olympic recognition, a great day. This week we had two IOC observers at the World Championships in Antalya and we are delighted to say they where happy with what they saw and how we run our events. This can only happen because of the WAKO Team, OUR team, all traveling in the same direction with the same focus on the athlete and positive development. We are all working on something that we really care about, therefore we don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls us. The IOC family inspire us. Together we are going to do wonderful things for the sport we all love for all Kickboxers in the world. We must stay positive, create harmony, work hard, stay focused on the athletes and make it happen. We must achieve greatness for our athletes.