Too many medals in Croatian martial arts - some say especially in kickboxing WAKO were on European Championships in Portugal 2007, 64 competitors which got 66 medals (23 gold, 24 silver, 9 bronze). Journalist talk about disciplines , sub-discpilines, light, semi, full, low kick, thai kick, non-contact, contact with evil eyes and so on...
Report from: Kickboxing club Kutina
If we compare top categorised sportsman - in Croatia beetwen two sports - SAVATE and WAKO KICKBOXING we find out that:
SAVATE has 8 sportsman (7 from Omega gym savate club (CRO Assaut selector Emerik Veceric won 3rd place on EC2007 and is categorised sporstman) and 1 from Sesvete savate club)(financed from Ministry of Sport and Olympic Comitee and Local Communities) http://www.hoo.hr/sportasi/kategorizacija/savate_boks.htm
WAKO KICKBOXING has 45 sportsman (financed from Ministry of Sport and Olympic Comitee and Local Communities) http://www.hoo.hr/sportasi/kategorizacija/kick_boxing.htm
45:8= 5,6 times more
How can you then develop sport like savate in Croatia when you want to compete with other martial arts?