Promoter Georg F. Brückner put together the greatest WAKO Kickboxing World Championships in 1987 to unite the organization. He used Munich’s Olympic Hall to gain attention for his vision of kickboxing becoming an Olympic sport.
The man who moved from Germany to Norway to pioneer the sport of kickboxing (sport karate). Wedde is one of the original founders of WAKO.
Poland’s first point fighting champion from Warsaw who later bacame the most powerful man in Polish kickboxing.
One of the flashiest kickers and hardest punchers in Worldchampionship fullcontact fighting. Dimitroff outscored or knocked out all oponents queued up against him.
The longest reigning president in kickboxing’s history, a true pioneer from Italy with organisational talent.
Austria’s former WAKO president and an extraordinarily gifted international referee: Gerhard Tuschla is one of the most respected members of the international WAKO tournament scene.
The father of modern competitive all-style kickboxing, WAKO and German Taekwondo.
An outstanding American athlete who dominated point fighting and fullcontact during the late 80ies.