Friday, December 12, 2008


Boxing and Wrestling don't understand the meaning of MARS = Martial art games. MARS doesn't mean KIMONO or GI. Will savate also translate Martial art in this way?

Thank you WAKO about this information:

Moscow (Russia), on occasion of the first AIBA (boxing) World Cup, will host the last 2008 AGFIS meeting regarding the Games of the fighting sports. As everybody remember, 13 International Federations of fighting sports agreed to create a new umbrella organization which originally was called Martial Arts Games. But since Wrestling and Boxing do not consider themselves Martial Arts at all, a new name is mandatory. And that it will come out in Moscow.
On 13th and 14th, the 13 IFs presidents and their collaborators will meet in Swisshotel to vote about - among other issues - the Bid cities wishing to host the first Games, the name of the Games, the dates of the Games, the Cultural program.
Rumours say that Beijing (China) will probably host the first Games and it will be in August, from 24th to 1st of September 2010.
WAKO have proposed to have 3 of its 7 disciplines in the first Games: semi contact, full contact and low-kick. Only about 80 competitors are allowed to be the Games, and so they have to cut down categories in semi contact to: -63,69,74,79,84 (male) and -55,-60 (female). In ring sports: -63,-67,-71,-75,-81 (male) and -52,-56 (female). WAKO decided that 2009 World Championships will be considered also final tests to qualify for the first Games. WAKO will then consider only the official results of the next World events. The very best 4 competitors in each of the weight classes chosen will compete in the Games.

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