International Sport Karate Association. Clinching must be less than 5 seconds. Corcoran, John and Farkas, Emil. Opponents are allowed to hit each other with punches and kicks, striking the thigh (only from outside to inside and vice versa), which can be attacked using the shin. From December 2016, the management was passed back to Mr Paul Ingram, and the WKA headquarters was transferred back to Birmingham, England.. 10 oz gloves are used in all divisions, unless fighters up to and including middleweight agree to use 8 oz gloves. International Kickboxing Federation. All competitors wear competition appropriate attire, with compulsory groin protectors for men and breast protectors for women, with both additionally having to use a mouth guard. Kickboxers are allowed to hold the opponent's neck with both hands in order to attack only with the knee. "The Chapter I of WKA Official Rulebook 2011 (Amateur) says "WKA stands for the World Kickboxing and Karate Association with its seat in Germany. WAKO is the only organisation worldwide that is recognised by the GAISF (Global Association of Sports Federations) and the IOC (International Olympic Committee). The organisation was the first non-profit governing body to use an independently controlled rating list, the first to establish a world championship division for women and the first to include countries from Asia.  K-1. Opponents are allowed to hit each other with punches and kicks. For boxing and all forms of kickboxing and karate, rounds consist of three three minute rounds for Class B athletes or five three minute rounds for Class A athletes , depending on the experience of the competitors. This page was last edited on 29 September 2020, at 19:37. Class B athletes are those with seven amateur wins. WAKO originated in Europe in 1976 and formulated the rules and regulations for the new fighting sport de facto, acting as the Kickboxing Federations of the World. WAKO participated in the World Combat Games in St. Petersburg, Russia in September 2013, under the patronage of the IOC and SportAccord. The World Kickboxing Association (WKA) is the oldest and largest organization of its kind, with over 107 countries in its membership. ET / 7 p.m. PT) • Vasiliy Lomachenko 135 lbs vs.... Unified WBO Heavyweight Champion of the World Anthony Joshua OBE will defend his World Titles against Mandatory Challenger Kubrat... 1056 Muñoz Rivera Ave. It was founded by American Kickboxing promoter Mike Anderson, and his friend, German Kickboxing promoter Georg Brueckner. Opponents are allowed to hit each other with punches and kicks, striking the thigh (only from outside to inside and vice versa) which can be attacked using the shin. The governing body of amateur kickboxing certified by WAKO is created to develop support and govern at an amateur level In addition to holding world championship events, WAKO sanctions the champions of kickboxing. WAKO Kickboxing was one of thirteen combat sports participating in the first Combat Games being held in Beijing, China under the patronage of the IOC and SportAccord. UNIFIED WBO CHAMPIONSHIP: JOSHUA VS. PULEV CONFIRMED FOR DECEMBER 12. The organisation was the first non-profit governing body to use an independently controlled rating list, the first to establish a world championship division for women and the first to include countries from Asia.