This video of the first fullcontact kickboxing World Championships is a rare document showing the final fights of the night.
The big bang for todays WAKO, back then called World All-Style Karate Organization, cam in November 1978 in West Berlin. Founder and promoter Georg F. Brückner put on a big Show inside the Deutschlandhalle when around 8000 spectators witnessed the first WAKO World Championship. From there on WAKO continued to spread and expand. back in the days the sport was more uniform as all fighters had to compete in fullcontact competition, only. Daryll Tyler, Tony Palmore, Peter Harbrecht were the outstanding champions of the night.
Full Video: First WAKO World Championships