The "PRO WAKO World Association of Kickboxing Organizations" (WAKO PRO called) was established in 1991 to ensure the elite fighters of amateur athletes of kickboxing WAKO , founded in 1976, development of promotional career.
Until 2006, WAKO and WAKO PRO were two sides of the same coin. Then the WAKO PRO was officially separated from the WAKO to enable it to become the world federation of amateur recognized by reference GAISF (today SportAccord), bringing together 118 affiliated nations present on 5 continents, including the Kick Boxing and Krav Maga Monegasque Federation, chaired by Claude Pouget.
WAKO PRO is represented by Claude POUGET Monaco, National Technical Director of the Federation Monegasque Contact Sports and Associated Disciplines.
WAKO PRO was founded and chaired for 18 years (1991 to 2009) by Ennio M. Falsoni, charismatic Italian champion of martial arts. Since 2009, his daughter Miss Barbara Falsoni took over, while M. Ennio Falsoni presides over the WAKO.
WAKO PRO gives priority and exclusivity WAKO national federations to represent.
WAKO PRO offers the best competitors in the WAKO opportunities for international promotions.
WAKO PRO has created strong rules and standards that ensure promoters and fighters in their rights and interests.
WAKO PRO guarantees the right decisions in championship fights. His ethics requires loyalty, fairness and integrity in the interest of kickboxing, promoters and champions.
WAKO PRO has adopted the code of the World Anti-Doping Agency and strongly opposes the use of any narcotic or type dopant.
WAKO-PRO is against discrimination on the basis of race, nationality and religion. It promotes fair play in sport.
WAKO PRO is in the interest of kickboxers, guaranteeing fair pay, equal treatment and respect for their rights.
WAKO PRO holds about fifty annual events on five continents