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OFFICIAL INVITATION TO BALTIC-CUP 2019 WAKO K1

First Fighting Club (FFC) is pleased to officially invite all Kickboxing clubs all over the world to participate in the international BALTIC-CUP 2019 WAKO K1 tournament, which will take place from the 14th to 15th of December in Tallinn, Estonia. 

Participation is open for all kickboxing clubs of Estonia and other countries, according to given entry-forms. Participating KIDS, CADETS and JUNIORS - in K1 only. Each club can present several fighters in each weight division.

See you all in Tallinn!

GARANT-CUP 2019 (K1, 2-3.11.2019), Tallinn - OFFICIAL INVITATION

Garant and Estonian Kickboxing Federation are pleased to officially invite all Kickboxing clubs all over the world to participate in the international Garant-Cup 2019 K1 tournament, which will take place from the 2nd to 3rd of November in Tallinn, Estonia. 

Participation is open for all kickboxing clubs of Estonia and other countries, according to given entry-forms. Participating KIDS, CADETS and JUNIORS - in K1 only. 

Each club can present several fighters in each weight division.

PLEASE NOTE!
ALL ENTRY-FORMS SHOULD BE SEND NO LATER THAN 30TH OF OCTOBER.


If you need assistance with the accommodation, please contact the promoter no later than 28th of October.

ROY BAKER IS THE NEW PRESIDENT OF WAKO

WAKO Extraordinary General Assembly took place at Sheraton Malpensa Hotel in Milan, on 2nd February 2019
 

Present were representatives of 51 countries which had the right to vote. From three candidates appointed, Mr. Nasser Nassiri, Iran, pulled out his candidacy the day before the General Assembly and two candidates were left: Mrs. Olga Pavlenko, Ukraine and Mr. Roy Baker, Ireland.
 

Firstly a short presentation of the two candidates, they introduced themselves and presented the plans for the future. Than the voting could start.

After appointing an electoral and scrutinized commission, the conformity and transparency has been confirmed. Votes were held by secret ballot in a controlled but transparent way: each country was called, they came forward one by one receiving voting card, went to the booth, made the decision, and inserted decision in the ballot urn. The best practice.
 

The commission counted the votes and it was announced that with 47 votes the new WAKO President is Mr. Roy Baker. Three votes were for the opponent and one void vote.
 

The new WAKO President Mr. Roy Baker thanked to all members of the Assembly, introducing the short speech about the main ideas and the concept of work he would like to have in the organization:
 

"Thank you for your confidence in me. I promise I will do everything in my power to help the athletes, the coaches, the national federations, the continental federations. Individual commitment to a group effort is what will make WAKO work. A team will make WAKO work. I will rely on the WAKO Board, administration and the national federations and when we come together, we will move forward. I will rely on my family, who allowed me to go for this. The great things in sport are never done by one person. Trust me, the presidency is a very tough job. I would like to thank the people who listened to me without judgment, who spoke with me without prejudice, who helped me without entitlement and understood me without pretension. We are responsible for the young children in our sport. They are our future.


The sport of kickboxing has been the fundamental shaper of the person I am today, it gives me confidence, resilience and joy. I gave the most of my life to this sport. And I will continue to do so. Thank you very much."


A short Biography of Mr. Roy Baker:
 

Roy Baker is a former World and European champion of kickboxing, current president of WAKO Ireland and current president of WAKO Europe. Professionally, he is a director of SSE, which is FTSE 20 company with a multi billion turnover. He has the degree in Credit management, degree in IT Integration and Masters in Management. He is A six sigma lean master Black belt. He is now the first Irishman to be a President of a World governing body of a sport recognized by the IOC. He has two children, who are the very center of his life and he never misses the opportunity to stress that.

Dear Clubs representatives!

Our FFC OPEN 2017 K1 tournament will be only by K-1 WAKO rules, unfortunately without Kick-Light. Due to low participation we have managed to cancel Kick-Light discipline. Please find the final list of participants in K-1.

Dear friends!

First Fighting Club (FFC) is pleased to officially invite all Kickboxing clubs all over the world to participate in the international WAKO FFC-OPEN 2017 tournament in K-1 and Kick Light, which will take place from the 16th to 17th of December in Tallinn, Estonia.FFC-OPEN 2017 is the 4th tournament in its series, which gets bigger each year. In 2016 over 200 competitors from 8 countries took part in FFC-OPEN.

Tournament promoter First Fighting Club (FFC) guarantees the most comfortable conditions for all competitors. Fights will take place in 2 rings and 1 tatami. International judges and referees will serve the tournament.

WAKO Estonia

Dear friends, kickboxing fans!

Estonian Kickboxing Federation congratulate you on being interested in such an attractive field of sports as kickboxing.

Ever since it was founded in 1995, Estonian Kickboxing Federation established its goal to make this sports, which has already found many admirers all over the world, more popular in Estonia. Kickboxing forms one of the best displays among different types of martial arts and sports in all. It is important to mention that our Federation has been the member of the Estonian Olympic Committee ever since it was founded.

During these years Estonia has brought home many medals from international championships: our kickboxing athletes have won 10 gold, 11 silver and 17 bronze medals from World and European Championships both for grown-ups and juniors. Dmitri Vorobjov who became the world champion in 2003 has now become a well-known trainer.

15 Estonian kickboxing clubs have joined into Estonian Kickboxing Federation and these clubs consist of 1500 active sportsmen. Every year Tallinn holds an international tournament called EstOpen that is also part of the WAKO program. That has also helped us a lot in making the sports more popular, attracting new followers as well as supporters.

Young people, you are most welcome to join kickboxing – sports that is both playful and more and more popular all over the world!
 


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