“WAKO India Kickboxing Federation” as the National Governing Body to control and develop Kickboxing Sport activities, in all age groups and styles both in male and female categories, in India. WAKO India also has membership of Asian & International Federations working under Olympic Charter and Fold.
‘WAKO India Kickboxing Federation’ is affiliated to World Association of Kickboxing Organizations (WAKO) International Federation head quartered in Italy. Due to its affiliation with WAKO (IF), “WAKO India Kickboxing Federation”, popularly known as “WAKO INDIA” is presently headed by Mr. Santosh K. Agrawal as a President having its Registered National Office at No. 7, 1st Floor, Achievers Centre Point Mall, Sector – 49, Faridabad – 121001, Haryana.
WAKO (IF) is recognized by International Olympic Committee (IOC). WAKO (IF) has global presence. Across the globe, total 145 countries are affiliated to WAKO (IF). Earlier, WAKO India stood at 89th position in the ranking of WAKO (IF) among 145 countries. By its persistent hard work, at present WAKO India has attained 47th position in world ranking and continuously making efforts to go close to the top global ranking. In Asian continent, WAKO India is at 3rd ranking among Asian countries.
WAKO India has 32 Affiliates across the country which includes States and Union Territories and all of them are registered with the respective State Sports Authorities and a few of them have recognition from State Olympic Associations. Since their existence, all these Affiliated Associations are working very closely with their Sports Authorities and State Olympic Associations for the development of Kickboxing Sport in the country. All these 32 Affiliates have representations in their respective State through Associates at District level thus ensuring development of Kickboxing Sport at village level.
WAKO India has been conducting a lot of competitions in the country with the help of our Affiliates, Sports Authorities and State Olympic Associations and received an overwhelming response to Kickboxing Sport activities.
WAKO India is regularly imparting technical education and upgrading all the concerned Referees and Coaches time to time by conducting various technical seminars/training camps and event. Reputed famous International Referees and Coaches are being invited in these technical seminars and events to uplift the level of our Technical officials to International level.
WAKO India has made nation proud by winning two gold and one bronze medal in “World Cadets and Junior Kickboxing Championships” held in Italy in September 2018, where we stood at 25th place in the World medal tally among 65 countries across the globe.
Also the year 2020, made India proud when WAKO India conducted very first time, very successfully “WAKO Indian Open International Kickboxing Tournament” at Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi wherein 12 countries participated. This was indeed a proud moment for India where all the International community realized and appreciated well by submitting that “India is having a great International potential in Kickboxing sport”. We proudly say that our efforts were well appreciated by WAKO (IF) and other countries.
In India, this sport has been recognized by the ‘School Games Federation of India (SGFI)’ at the school level and ‘Association of Indian Universities (AIU)’ at the university level by including it in their sports calendar.
Recently, ‘WAKO INDIA KICKBOXING FEDERATION’ officially recognized by the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of INDIA as National Sports Federation on 02nd July 2021. This is recognition and NSF status help WAKO India to take forward its ultimate aim of ‘Redefining Kickboxing Sport in INDIA’. Mr. Santosh K. Agrawal, President of WAKO INDIA took this day of historic and milestone achievement as an occasion for all persons related with Kickboxing sport in India for celebration and declared 2nd July as a “National Kickboxing Day” for the sport of Kickboxing in India.
PR – WAKO India