Asian Kickboxing Confederation calls for countries to resume sport in strict compliance with national health guidelines

© Asian Kickboxing Confederation
© Asian Kickboxing Confederation

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, January 5, 2021: The Asian Kickboxing Confederation (WAKO Asia) has called for national federations to resume kickboxing activities in compliance with the governing body’s anti-coronavirus protocols as well as prescribed local health guidelines.

The Asian governing body for kickboxing issued a circular to its member national federations on December 31, 2020 related to the re-start of the sport keeping in mind the COVID-19 pandemic and the imminent vaccination campaign.

Sina Zahedi, Secretary General of the Asian Kickboxing Confederation, wrote: “The COVID-19 vaccination campaign is in the programme of many countries in the near future and we encourage countries to restart their sports activities in general and, of course, kickboxing. These must take place in strict compliance with the anti-Covid-19 prescribed measures.”

Zahedi, however, stressed: “The resumption of kickboxing activities can in no way replace the official national required safety measures, if any, in place by your country’s health agency and competent authorities. In the event of a possible conflict between our recommended protocols and national safety measures, the latter should prevail.”

Along with the circular, WAKO Asia has sent four other forms – two health declarations for athletes as well as two for kickboxing clubs asking for the measures taken to ensure athletes are safe. 

This protocol has been approved by the Board of Directors of WAKO Asia on the recommendation of its Medical, Health and Anti-Doping Committee chaired by Dr. Hosein Hasani.

“We wish you all the safe resumption of kickboxing activities as soon as you have the specific authorisation of your country’s health authorities,” Zahedi added.

Source: Asian Kickboxing Confederation