Provincial Sport Organizations

Provincial Sport Organizations (PSO) are not-for profit organizations formally recognized by the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport as the governing body of a particular amateur sport. The primary function of a PSO is the development of athletes, coaches and officials. Recognized PSOs play an important role in the sport system by developing their respective sports across your […]

Certifications

WAKO Canada proudly offers many certification programs which have been recognized world wide by the International Sport Federation. Through our certification programs we teach the highest safety standards which are monitored throughout all programs and events delivered by our organization. Our goal to ensure safety and fair play to all of our members. Please check […]

2019 Calendar

  WAKO Canada is excited to announce a very active year for both competitions and club development events.   We have added three Development Tournaments again this year; Frosty Friends, Summer Smash and Halloween Howl. These tournaments provide opportunities for new competitors as well extra experience for our advanced competitors.  We piloted two new divisions last […]

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 – […]