Official Invitation to WAKO Senior European Championships 2014 For Tatami Disciplines

WAKO Seniors European Championships for tatami disciplines took place at Tabor Hall, Maribor, Slovenia between 15th – 23th November 2014. The championship was held with 6 tatamies. Tomaz Barada was the promoter of the event in cooperation with Slovenian Kickboxing Federation.  During the championship, several committees of WAKO Europe had meetings and Chairmans of WAKO Europe committees have given a report to WAKO Europe President Mr. Borislav Pelevis, WAKO Europe Vice Presidents Mr. Roy Baker and Mr. Salim Kayıcı. WAKO IF standing committee also had a meeting during this event and discussed several important issues.

The championship had a very high level of fights and fighters. Even though it was just a continental championship, 564 fighters from 33 countries participated in this event. As a new application, WAKO started to select best fighters and best referee of championships. Best referee of this event was Zoran Simurina from Serbia and best fighters of the championship are as in below:

Nomination of Best fighters:

PF female
Petra Loncar (CRO)

PF male
Marc Mcdermot (IRL)

LC female
Gaynor Morgan (GBR)

LC male
Damiano Tramontana (ITA)

KL female
Veronika Cmarova (SVK)

KL male
Mukremin Guler (TUR)

MF female
Inna Berestoya (RUS)

MF male
Kevin Cetou (FRA)

Nomination of Best Referees:

Female
Gina Engelhart

Male
Mitko Kostadinov

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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