President of Ukrainian Kickboxing Federation Mr. Pavel Orel has passed away due to a heart attack this morning. He has been working in the field of physical culture and sport and in the organization for more than 40 years. Since 1974 he has been chief coach of National Kickboxing team of Ukraine WAKO and since 1993 he has successfully lead the Kickboxing Federation of Ukraine, as the President of NFKU WAKO. His past contribution of our fine sport in Ukraine is indisputable and he is was still contributing in the development of kickboxing in Ukraine before his death.
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.