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National Team Camp

May 27, 2023 - May 28, 2023

WAKO Canada is excited to begin planning for our 2023 National Team that will represent Canada at the WAKO World Senior Championship in Lisbon, Portugal this coming November.

Lisbon is an amazing location for a World Championship.  The city has an amazing cosmopolitan flavour with outstanding restaurants, beautiful beaches and vibrant night-life. The beautiful city and Portugal as the host country are excited to host every national delegation and are planning on an outstanding edition of the WAKO Worlds.

The last time WAKO Canada fielded a team in Portgual was the 2009 World Championship where we won a record 6 medals in ring sport.  Fast forward to the 2021 World Senior Championship in Italy and Canada made great strides winning medals in both Tatami and Ring disciplines and with a team from across all provinces and territories.

The WAKO National Championship  in Niagara Falls (Ring & Kick Light) and the Nationals in Quebec (Point, Light Contact and Forms/Weapons) will crown the National Champions for 2023.  Athletes from Ontario and Quebec wishing to solidfy their spot on the National Team are required to attend one NT training camp/Team trials to be held in Burlington, Ontario on May 27-28.

Athletes that qualify from the Nationals (Niagara Falls or Quebec) from eastern and western provinces or the territories will have training camps announced shortly.

Registration for the Camp can be found below:


Athletes that qualife for Team Canada were selected based on their performance and results from the 2023 Nationals.  The list of qualifed athletes are below:




All participants must attend the camp with the following –

Sparring equipment

Outdoor training clothes and running shoes



Training Journal

Change of clothes if needed

Any out of town participants are welcome to book into the host hotel –

Quality Hotel – 950 Walkers Line, Burlington, ON L7N 2G2, Canada (905-639-9290)

Request the WAKO Canada discount rate when booking.
Please make sure you arrive before the schedule start time.


May 27, 2023
May 28, 2023
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