2nd Turkish Universities National Kick Boxing Championship was held in Grand Yazıcı Hotel, Marmaris, Turkey. The championships had over 600 participants from 68 universities. With 60 Referee having duty, the championships consisted of Point Fighting, Full Contact and Low Kick disciplines.  After the championships, Reşat Onur ER, Turkish Kickboxing Federation Chairman of Students Committee and Educational/Students Committee Member, stated: “This was the second time that we organized a national universities championships. This championships is very important for us because WAKO is in the process of becoming a member of FISU. Once WAKO becomes FISU member our federation and athletes will already be ready to participate in international events regulated by FISU. Our championships was organized with cooperation and patronage of Turkish University Sports Federation and this is very important both for us and for WAKO since Turkish University Sports Federation is a FISU member federation. Now only a few WAKO member federations are organizing Univesrity Championships and I hope this number will increase so that WAKO can get closer to it’s objective to become a FISU member sport and become a part of Universiade.”

Ranking of universities is as following;

1- Gazi University
2- Düzce University
3- Fırat University
3- Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University

1- Gazi University
2- İstanbul University
3- Anadolu University
3- Ankara University


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By Reşat Onur Er

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.

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