The longest reigning president in kickboxing’s history, a true pioneer from Italy with organisational talent.
In 1979 Italy was first represented by Ennio Falsoni at international competition. While he was none of the organization’s founders and not around in the early days he quickly became one of the most prolific promoters of kickboxing. In 1981 he organized the third WAKO World Championships in Milano and later promoted another set of World Championships in Mestre in 1990. He has been famous for various amateur and professional events in Italy ever since.
Ennio Falsoni served as president of the global WAKO federation from 1987 to 2015 before he retired due to health issues.
Photo: Horst Kalcher, Namibia.