National Team Athlete Selection

Dear Coaches, Athletes and Parents, WAKO Canada has begun our National Team Athlete Selection Process.  In 2018 there are a number of international competitions – both in Canada and overseas.  To have a open, fair and transparent selection process the WAKO Board has selected the following protocols to select athletes that an be part of […]

National Team Coaching Selection

Dear Club Owners/Coaches, WAKO Canada is always providing opportunities for our coaches to develop their skills and experiences in both domestic and international events. We will be selecting National Team coaches to accompany the Canadian National Team to a number of international and national events for the 2018 competitive year. These events include:   WAKO […]

WAKO World Champion – Chuck McCarthy

Chuck McCarthy joined his club with WAKO Canada only a few years ago and in a short time he has taken the International WAKO World by storm.  In two years our Newfoundland native has medalled at the 2016 WAKO PANAMs in Mexico and the 2017 WAKO World Championship in Hungary.   His accomplishments in winning international […]

Vic Provost – the calm in every storm

At any WAKO Canada competition the Officials table is a frenzy of activity.  Fast action bouts are closely observed; critical paperwork is completed; medical staff monitor athlete safety; officials are tracking corners and ensure rules are followed.  You can also add the stress of fans being vocal for their favorite athletes adding to the pressure […]

Sensi Billy builds a new generation

Martial Arts clubs and kickboxing gyms are often known by their stars athletes most of which are adults.  Billy Strumenikovski from Legends MMA of Brampton is changing that image.  While his club has many highly talented adults the greatest strength of Legends is Billy’s army of youngsters! At any given WAKO Canada competition there is […]

National Team Camps

WAKO Canada has planned 6 National Team training camps for 2018.  These camps have two objectives: Qualify athletes for National Teams Prepare National Team athletes for success at International Championships The 2018 competitive calendar has the following WAKO International Championships: South Africa vs Canada – April 14 – Oakville USA vs Canada – TBD – […]

2018 YEAR of YOUTH

WAKO Canada has pronounced 2018 as the Year of Youth! Our association continues to make young people a priority.  The year will be kicked off with a developmental tournament on February 24th focused on newer participants.  Both new and experienced athletes will get a chance to enter two new divisions – TAG TEAM KICK-LIGHT divisions […]

2018 WAKO Canada Calendar

WAKO Canada is excited to announce a very active year for both competitions and club development events.   We have added two Development Tournaments to provide opportunities for new competitors.  WAKO Canada is also piloting two new divisions – TAG TEAM KICK LIGHT and CHOREOGRAPHED FOCUS PAD ROUTINES.   These two new divisions are meant to provide […]

Winter Games

Winter Games

In March 2018 the Ministry of Sport will once again bring together over 3000 young athletes, 500 coaches, and 200 officials from across Ontario to participate in the 2018 Ontario Winter Games. The OWG is the largest multisport event in Canada and a very exciting event for all. The event is subsidized by the Ministry […]