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 – Toronto
- WAKO World Junior Championship – Sept 15-22 – Italy
- Battle Series II – China vs Canada – October 13 – Toronto
- WAKO PANAM Championship – Oct 24-27 – Mexico
- East West II – China vs Canada – November TBD – China
The six camps and WAKO Canada tournaments (Nationals, Canadian Qualifiers etc) will be used to select qualified athletes for all international events. The camps are run by National Team coaches with experience in international WAKO competitions. Specialized trainers in sport psychology, strength and conditioning and nutrition will be brought in to assist all athletes.
The most successful athletes in WAKO Canada history have had the highest attendance at our training camps learning from the coaches that provide the greatest international competitive experience.
The camps will all be held at the WAKO Canada headquarters (5008 South Service Road, Burlington).
Junior camps are from 10 am – 1 pm; Senior camps are 1 pm – 4 pm
The Junior National Team will have a two camp prior to the World Championship on August 25-26. Alternative camp dates will be set for athletes from other provinces. Camp dates are being finalized for Western Canada, Quebec and the Maritimes. Information will be provided shortly, Date for the Ontario camps are below:
February 25 – April 22 – May 27 – June 10 (Western Canada) – June 24 – August 25/26
Please note – National Team camps are mandatory for all Ontario Athletes. There is a registration fee for each camp. The fees go to cover the cost of our National Association membership, administration and the cost of coaches attending international events to support our teams.
The registration for the training camps can be found here: