About Us

WAKO Kickboxing began in New Zealand in 2004. As early as 2005, New Zealand sent its first senior team to the 2005 World Championships in Hungary, and has continued to compete internationally at this level in 2007 (Portugal), 2009 (France) and will be doing so again this year to Macedonia in late October.

New Zealand junior teams (12 - 18 years) have also competed at World Junior Championships in 2006 (Croatia), 2008 (Italy) and again last year (2010) to Serbia.

In 2008, a professional team went to England to compete for Inter-Continental and World Professional full contact and K1 titles.

WAKO (NZ) boasts clubs from Whangarei in the north, through to Invercargill in the far south.