The 1st WAKO International University Kickboxing Championship took place in Ufa, Russia, between 12th to 17th July, 2014. The event started with the opening ceremony, which was held at the sports center of the Bashkir State Medical University. The competition involved 164 members representing 17 countries – from Ireland to Nepal. Russian participants come from 20 different cities. Finals with their participation promises to be very exciting. Championship finals were held on July 16 and begun at 12:00.
This championship an important stage in the development of world kickboxing. It is a big step for gaining FISU recognition and it is very positive for IOC recognition process of kickboxing.
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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.