WAKO EUROPE is a Continental division of the World Association of Kickboxing Organizations (WAKO) which acts as a non-profit, non-political sport organization and represents the sport of kickbox in Europe.
It is composed of National Kickboxing Federations from European countries, recognized by the government sport authorities or National Olympic Committee, and at the same time are the members of the World Association of Kickboxing Organizations WAKO.
European kickboxing sport is represented only at the competitions organized by WAKO Europe.
WAKO EUROPE as the Continental Kickboxing Federation, is in charge of the organization or supervision of European Championships for seniors and children, cadets and juniors.
Other European kickboxing competitions, like Cups and tournaments, are also in compliance with WAKO Rules and WAKO Calendar in Europe.
WAKO Europe develops all seven kickboxing disciplines. Those are tatami disciplines: Kick light, Light Contact, Point fighting and ring disciplines: Full contact, Low kick and K1 Style, and also non fighting discipline Forms. All seven kickboxing disciplines are represented at all European kickboxing tournaments and championships.
Kickboxing in Europe is developed, regulated and promoted by the WAKO Europe organization at all stages.
WAKO Europe provides an environment which promotes a variety of activities that will enhance life-long learning and participation in kickboxing. It helps athletes, coaches, officials and students achieve a healthy life with the needed physical activity within a safe and controlled competition environment, whilst encouraging people to understand and respect individual differences among each other in their respective clubs and/or competitions.
WAKO Europe believes in compassion, fosters a sense of belongingness, and develops kickboxing as a sport which holds a place for everyone, a sport where every person will be treated with equal respect and dignity, while being protected from discrimination, harassment, racism and/or abuse.
WAKO Europe stands for the fact that every participant is important and matters as equally as the other, regardless of their background, culture, religion, race, abilities, needs, etc.