Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, August 13, 2020: The Asian Kickboxing Confederation (WAKO Asia) conducted an international online kickboxing technical seminar on August 8 with the participation of more than 150 coaches, officials and members from over 20 national federations.
The Asian governing body of the World Association of Kickboxing Organisations (WAKO) held the seminar to focus on the opportunities and challenges of COVID-19 and related issues faced by the Asian Kickboxing Confederation and its member national federations.
At the same time, WAKO Asia gave the opportunity to national coaches and referees from other continents to participate in the seminar.
The seminar started at 3pm local time in Korea and lasted for five hours, with two intermissions each of 15 minutes.
Topics discussed included the grading of belts, techniques, basic and specialised tactics and updated referee/judges rules at the international standard with the aim of informing, raising knowledge and promoting coaches.
The organisation of such an important international event in Asia was a prestigious accomplishment for the world of kickboxing, said Euncheon Jeong, Chairman of the Technical Committee of WAKO Asia.
WAKO Asia thanked the President, Nasser Nassiri, Vice President Aleksandr Voinov and Euncheon Jeong for preparing and conducting the seminar.