Friday, October 31, 2008
Fred Royers (ex WKA head) and Eurosport journalist (martial arts).
A shot from one of their epic battles, guess who these two Savatuers are? Frenchman Robert Paturel(left) and Dutch legend Fred Royers (right). Paturel was a Savate legend while Fred Royer was one of Hollands true pioneers of combat sports.
10th June 1983 WAKO fight.
5th december 1985 WAKO fight.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
School "Giovanni Pascoli", Via Salerno, Ceglie M.ca ( BR )
Responsible: M° Pietro Leo
President FKBI (Federation Italia of Kickboxing)- (don't change with FIKB (WAKO)) is Dr. Andrea Albertin who is also president of Sport Federation of Venice (Veneto) region.
President Walter Meneghini of GOJU ITALIA named also AGKAI (American GojuRyu Karate Italia) with disciplines - karate, kickboxing and ju-jitsu http://www.agkaiitalia.it/ is also a vice-president of FKBI.
FKBI on a national Italian level represents two international Sports federations:
World kickboxing and Karate Association
World karate Association
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
A Savate team of 3 athletes from FRANCE is taking part in the city of Chung Ju, South Korea - World Martial Arts Festival which will be held from 2nd to 8th of October 2008.
2008 event: Do I have a feeling that savate is hiding?
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
WOMAA (World Organization Martial Arts Athletes), United States.http://www.womaa1.com/womaa.html
WOMAA - Italia
WUMA (World United Martial Arts), England. http://www.wuma.com/
President of WUMA
1. Won Adriano Fabbris (accademia europea Milano) vs. Francesco Condom (team Ali Genova)
2. Won Marco Liguori (fight club Firenze) vs. Nicola Isola (team Ali Genova)
3. Equality Stefano Zucchetti (accademia europea Milano) vs. Jacopo Volta (team Ali Genova)
4. Won Davide Fravega (team Ali Genova) vs. Andrea Zucchetti accademia europea Milano
5. Won Andrea Bindi (martial project Pesaro) vs. Alessandro Nervi (team Ali Genova)
6. Won Aminta Ariano (accademia europea Milano) vs. Laura Girardi (team Ali Genova)
7. Won Adriano Fabbris (accademia europea Milano) vs. Francesco Foglino (team Ali Genova)
8. Won Andrea Bindi (martial project Pesaro) vs. Alberto Maggioni (team Ali Genova)
Andrea Bindi in fight:
And after all we got also IAKSA PRO. WAKO PRO was not enough.
With 5000 competitors coming from 78 countries from all 5 continents:
JAPAN, ITALY, GEORGIA, ENGLAND, IRELAND, BELGIUM, MACEDONIA, USA, SPAIN, HOLLAND, BRASIL, MEXICO, GERMANY, SWEDEN, FINLAND, DENMARK, ARMENIA, FRANCE, SCOTLAND, SOUTH AFRICA, CZECH REPUBLIC, SLOVAKIA, ISRAEL, CHILE, POLAND, SWITZERLAND, KOSOVO, BANGLADESH, ROMANIA, CANADA, CATALONIA, SLOVENIA, MOLDAVIA, SENEGAL, CAMEROON, MAURITIUS, IRAN, PALESTINE, EMIRATES, SINGAPORE, AFGHANISTAN, AUSTRALIA, GREECE, HUNGARY, RUSSIA, EGYPT, ALBANIA, DOMINICANA REPUBLIC, UZBEKISTAN, KAZAKISTAN, KYRGYZSTAN, PERU, NEW ZEALAND, COLOMBIA, BERMUDA, ARGENTINA, CAMERUN, NIGERIA, ECUADOR, PHILIPPINE, JORDAN, INDIA, LITUANIA, PAKISTAN, PORTUGAL, SRI LANKA, VENEZUELA, CROATIA, AUSTRIA, BULGARIA, TURKEY, SERBIA, MONTENEGRO, HAWAII, PANAMA, GIAMAICA, NICARAGUA, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, MALAYSIA, ISLE OF MAN.
The Tournament was Opened to all Federations, Clubs and Organizations, Associations with an unlimited number of competitors without any restriction (only for WAKO kickboxing members forbidden).
The Tournament was held in Italy Marina di Carrara the beautiful location of last year.
Competitions started officially Wednesday 22nd October after the Opening Ceremony.
The Opening Ceremony was more great than the last years.
The Sport Halls is “Carrarafiere” complex: www.carrarafiere.com the great and innovative location of last year.
But this year was bigger competition area: 14.000 square metres, Because of 5000 competitors from any part of the world.
Carrarafiere is a great innovative building with more than 30.000 cover square metres. It is famous all around the world thanks to its services and events that are organized inside.
Marina di Carrara is located in Tuscany in the middle between Sea and Alpi Apuane mountains.
Czech kickboxing: http://www.csfu.cz/iska/english
Mr. Frabsa was the promoter of the last ISKA World Championship held in Prague. WAKO could not stand such a situation any longer and he was obliged to make a choice. What he did.
Mr. Frabsa will also immediately resign from his positions as vice-president of IAKSA and member of the Organizing Committee of WPKA.
WAKO are looking forward to better cooperation with the federation and hope to develop kickboxing in Czech Republic. From next year the Czech Open will be a WAKO event and it will be included in WAKO schedule.
New opportunity for SAVATE?
They say a picture can tell a thousand words and when one photo is taken of Andy Geer – a former president of the Cage Rage organization, Zlatko Mahic – owner of the WFC organization, and Maciej Kawulski – owner of the KSW organization all together, after spending time with each other, then we now that something’s up!
If this “trinity” could unite their fighters, their ascendancy, media and sponsors, they would, no doubt, become the strongest European fighting organization, which could easily equate itself with American and Japanese fighting associations.
They already talk about MMA reality show, where 16 fighters from neighbour countries will live, and fight together somewhere on the coast of Adriatic sea.
TV companies from Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Monte Negro and Hungary already showed their interes.
Monday, October 27, 2008
Enoch Effah (France) was awarded the world-wide belt. The heavyweight world savate champion of 2005 and 2007 won on points against Michele Cianelli (Switzerland), the European full contact champion.
Mohamed Diaby won the tournament brilliantly, showing his extraordinary experience and technique. Diaby was champion of France and vice champion of the world in savate in 2007. All of his victories during the tournament were on points. In the quarter finals, he beat Nicolas Aicardi. Innocent Widens was dispatched in the semifinals. To secure the victory, he beat Michaël Lallemand, kickboxing champion of Europe 2005 and Thai boxing champion of France 2004.
The event will be broadcast on the French TV channel SPORT + in late November.
- Jacqueline Beroud beat Myriam El Abraoui, by a points majority
- Yves Reynaud beat Nicolas Atmani on points
- Francis Tavares beat Fréderic Gargani on points
Tournament ¼ finals:
Widens Innocent beat Mourad Elbahri by hors combat in the 3rd round
Mohamed Diaby beat Nicolas Aicardi on points
Mickael Lallemand beat Bega Shqiprim on points
Laurent Debono beat Lionel Cali by hors combat in the 3rd round
Tournament ½ finals:
Mohamed Diaby beat Widens Innocent on points
Mickael Lallemand beat Laurent Debono by hors combat in the 1st round