After hosting the 2012 WAKO European Championships and the 2013 WAKO World Championships, Turkish Kickboxing Federation decided to host an annual open tournament, therefore they are promoting International Turkish Open Kickboxing Tournament. 1st International Turkish Open Kickboxing Tournament will be held in Turgut Özal Sports Hall, Kepez, Antalya on 8-9-10 April 2016. The tournament consists of Point Fighting, Light Contact, Full Contact, Low Kick, Kick Light disciplines. Besides these cadegories, the tournament will have a Team Fighting event. For further information visit: http://www.turkishopenonline.com/
Reşat Onur Er, is a law graduate from Turkey with LL.M degree. He is involved in kickboxing since 2012. He is Turkish Kickboxing Federation Chairman of Students Committee and Member of Committee on Foreign Relations, WAKO IF Member of Education/Students Committee WAKO European Kickboxing Federation Member of Students/Educational Committee and is founder of WorldKickboxing.Net. He is a licensed kickboxing athlete who has 7th Dan Dark Brown Belt. He has been working actively for development of kickboxing in Turkey and Africa. He works at Cape Town Iron and Steel Works as a Legal Assistant.