WAKO ( World Association of Kickboxing Organisations ) started its activity in Europe in 1976 . The founder was Mr. Georg Bruckner from Berlin, who promoted the first ever World Championships in semi and full contact karate (as it was called in those days) back in 1978 with 110 competitors representing 18 countries. WAKO immediately created the rules and regulations for the new fighting sports and acted , since the very beginning, as the authentic Kickboxing Federation in the world. In our Championships, only national teams are accepted. Each member country can present only 1 competitor in each weight class, the best, “la creme de la creme “. Our World Championships are NOT open competitions where everybody can try, spending a few dollars, to become “World Champ” like they do almost every week-end in USA.
Each competitor has gone through a long selection in his country before competing in WAKO tournaments and normally he is the national champ of his weight class in that particular kickboxing style. (WAKO offers 7 different styles: semi contact, light contact, full contact, low-kick, K1 Rules, aero-kickboxing and musical forms: 4 styles are on tatami or mats, 3 in the ring ). Therefore WAKO guarantees the best possible kickboxing fights and its gold medallists are true champions. Today WAKO can count on 110 affiliated nations in the 5 continents, and in the greatest majority of cases, WAKO unites the strongest and best national kickboxing organisations. WAKO has today 74 affiliated national federations which are officially recognized by either their National Olympic Committees or by their Highest Government Sport Authorities. WAKO has introduced, promoted and controlled the most advanced and exciting Martial Art sport Kickboxing disciplines which gives opportunities for its members to develop and shine with the training and activity that attracts them. It administer and coordinate all this activities in the same organization and is important to increase the number of women in Kickboxing Sports as follows :
| Ring Sports ( Men & Women )
||Tatami Sports ( Men & Women )
| Full Contact
|| Semi Contact
| Full Contact
|| Light Contact
| Low Kick
|| Musical Forms
| Thai Kickboxing ( K-1- Style )
IAKO (Indian Association of Kickboxing Organisations) is the sole representative of WAKO (World Association of Kickboxing Organizations) promoting and controlling Kickboxing in India as the National Kickboxing Federation.
Kickboxing Introduced in India since 1993 by Engineer S.S Harichandan (7th Dan Black belt and Founder President of the National Kickboxing Federation (IAKO) a well known Karate & Wushu expert from Orissa, has found its way to became the most popular Martial Art Sport after Karate. Being the former Chief Coach of Sports Authority of India (SAI) he produced the 1st Batch of NIS Diploma Coaches of 10 Nos in Wushu in 1999-2000. He was also represented India as the National President of “Shuko-Kai International” of USA for promoting and controlling Shito Ryu Karate not only in the County as its Highest Black Belt in International Level but also in-charge of Asian Division.
Since 2006 Kickboxing has been recognized by SGFI ( School Games Federation of India ) and introduced in its 52nd National School Games Championship was held in Delhi in Dec’2006 with only 9 nos of Teams from different states of India through a tough selection and qualification conducted by their concerned Sports Departments in Government. For the second time Kickboxing Championship was conducted for schools in 53rd National School Games Championship of SGFI in Bhubaneswar, Orissa with 13nos of qualified teams in Dec’ 2007.
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My heartiest congratulations to HKA for efficiently uplifting the standard of the Kickboxing game at the state level.
In this fast paced world HKA has established its name & got fame in Haryana as well as all over India. We can’t deny the fact that Kickboxing a game form of martial arts, introduced by Mr. Santosh Kumar Agrawal in Haryana state in 1998.300-207
Within a short span of time it has established its higher image in Haryana, Haryana State Kickboxing Team has maintained its top 5th position for 14 years & considered to be toughest team under the guidance of Mr. Santosh Kumar Agrawal famed as
International Referee – WAKO.
To inculcate the spirit of sportsmanship HKA is bringing forward this game so that there must be a personality boost to those sportsmen who need to be given vision to microgaming casinos access their highest.
This sport has been included as sports activity in Education Department, Govt. of Haryana as “State School Games”. Present scenario of the game can be classified by its achievements. It gives me immense pleasure to highlight its latest achievements.
Till now our 7 shining stars have make us proud by grabbing 2 Gold Medals & 3 Bronze Medals at International Games held at Bangkok, Vietnam, Russia, Italy, Slovakia & Korea.
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continue with the magnificent journey of growth and fame.
(Anand Mohan Sharan, IAS)
President – HKA
Wish you all the very best!!!