WKF director Carlos SUAREZ – La visita a Colombia


De nuevo de Buenos Aires con mucho que contar sobre la visita a Colombia una semana de actividades a pleno, poco descanso pero con una pasión enorme por lo que hacemos.
El equipo Argentino SE LUCIO en Bucaramanga donde enfrentaron a sus pares de Colombia y Venezuela. los Hell’s Fighters representados en esta oportunidad por Claudio Bucht quien hizo 3 peleas en el día, K1. Kick LIght y Poiny figting quedándose con el la faja de K1 en la categoría Master, Facu Gramajo y Yiyo Aparicio se lucieron en sus combates llevándose la victoria.
En tanto Ariel Ariel Pablo Mazzone en una gran pelea fue vencido en las tarjetas por el Colombiano Brayham Lozano.
El cuerpo técnico se completo con el gran Pablo Imerito quien estuvo ayudando en cada rincón, una gran persona Pablo y el Director técnico de los Peleadores del Infierno el multiple campeón y amigo Cristian Gonzalez Bosch.
La verdad pasamos unos días ESPECTACULARES mas alla de la competencia donde se vio la entrega de cada peleador el grupo humano que se forma en cada viaje es increíble.
Además en Bucaramanga se dicto la capacitación de nivel 2, se hicieron homologaciones, se diputaron fajas nacionales y continentales y luego de Bucaramanga viajamos a Cartagena pero esas son otras historias.
Gracias a cada uno de los que confía en nuestro trabajo y nos permite crecer a nivel Latinoamericano y medirnos con grandes competidores del continente.
Gracias a mi familia que me banca en todo la verdad este año he estado poco en casa, esta pasión que uno siente por el deporte y por su crecimiento nos lleva a lugares y situaciones muy emocionantes y de compartir cientos de anécdotas, cada viaje es diferente y así los vivimos.   CON PASION
Back from Buenos Aires with a lot to tell about the visit to Colombia, a week of full activities, little rest but with an enormous passion for what we do. The Argentine team SE LUCIO in Bucaramanga where they faced their peers from Colombia and Venezuela. the Hell’s Fighters represented on this occasion by Claudio Bucht who made 3 fights on the day, K1. Kick Light and Poiny figting staying with the K1 belt in the Master category, Facu Gramajo and Yiyo Aparicio excelled in their fights taking the victory. Meanwhile Ariel Ariel Pablo Mazzone in a great fight was defeated on the cards by the Colombian Brayham Lozano. The coaching staff was completed with the great Pablo Imerito who was helping in every corner, a great person Pablo and the technical director of the Peleadores del Infierno, the multiple champion and friend Cristian Gonzalez Bosch. The truth is we spent a few SPECTACULAR days beyond the competition where the dedication of each fighter was seen, the human group that forms on each trip is incredible. In addition, in Bucaramanga level 2 training was issued, approvals were made, national and continental belts were deputized and after Bucaramanga we traveled to Cartagena but those are other stories. Thanks to each of those who trust in our work and allow us to grow at the Latin American level and measure ourselves against great competitors on the continent. Thanks to my family who trust me in everything this year I have been at home very little, this passion that one feels for the sport and for its growth leads us to very exciting places and situations and to share hundreds of anecdotes, each trip is different and so we live them. WITH PASSION

32nd Austrian Open tournament 22nd April 2023

WKF AUSTRIA president Tanja HELML
WKF LV. Tirol and Headcoach KBC Innsbruck Gerhard CORRADINI

WKF AUSTRIA president Mrs. Tanja HELML announce next great international event 2023 in Innsbruck, Austria.

Promoter Gerhard CORRADINI and his team organize one more time in Innsbruck Austrian Open tournament. Open for all countries, federations and teams.


full invitation HERE

only for the best

men and Woman !

Full Invitation

You can compete in point fighting, light contact , kick light and K-1 rules.

Registration deadline:

Friday, April 14th, 2023

Upon your request by e-mail, you will receive your access and password


registration open April 1st, 2023


Welcome to Austria

Welcome to Innsbruck 

WKF pro world champion title fight in Austria, on March 18th

Now it’s fixed, the contracts were signed in Sydney

and arrived in Vienna !

all details HERE








The WKF AUSTRALIA and OCEANIA Director Mr. Rustam A. ATTAI will be traveling from Sydney as supervisor for this fight. Mr. Hamid ATTAI will be ringside judge.

WKF AUSTRIA thus fulfills the minimum requirements of the WKF – World Kickboxing Federation.

World referee Hamid ATTAI

The title fight is cruiserweight – 88.2 kg / – 194 lbs, scheduled for 5 x 3 minutes!

The reigning Australian professional world champion Matt STAPLEFORD comes with his belt from Sydney and the Viennese Karim EL-ASHRY from Octagon pro Gym wants to bring this belt to Vienna.

WKF pro World champion “down under” Matt STAPLEFORD

The date is on Saturday, March 18th 2023 again in Korneuburg. nearby Vienna.

The Austrian challenger, Karim EL-ASHRY, is ranked seventh in the World PRO rankings and has been accepted as an opponent by the Australians.

Karim is very much looking forward to his first major title fight.



Florian BARTL

He is preparing in the Octagon pro gym in Vienna with the two world champions Florian BARTL and Alexandra PETRE.


WKF pro World title belt

Review of the European Championships in Wels

European Congress 2022



The last WKF European Championship in Wels, Upper Austria, was the expected success. Many thanks to WKF AUSTRIA President Mrs. Tanja HELML, LV. OÖ. President Andreas HELML, Alexander PLETZ and everyone who helped.

WKF Supervisor was Mr. Carlos SUAREZ from WKF Latin America

Our thanks also go to the city of Wels, who have tirelessly promoted our European Championship. Without the many helpers, the great success in Wels would not have been possible.

Four full days of action on 2 tatami and 2 rings, total over 500 fights 28 nations have registered online in advance and, as always, some nations did not appear. It was gratifying that small teams from Italy, Croatia, the Czech Republic and Turkey found their way to Wels again. Exactly 306 men and women from 21 nations weighed in on Monday and were professionally registered by our friendly team.

TOP international WKF referees from Romania, Austria, Croatia, France, Argentina, Spain, Ukraine and Germany.

The largest team was the Austrians as hosts with 97 (!) participants from 6 federal states. As always, our friends from France provided the largest team of guests. As is well known, France is the host of the 2024 World Cup in Thionville in Alsace.

Andreas and Tanja HELML

Romania, Portugal and Spain also all had large teams. Poland also had a lot of fighters and Frenky PAWLAK held first talks with many nations in view of the 2025 European Championships in Mikolow.

Important details would be discussed at the Europa Congress in the Hotel Plaza. Also some updates in the competition rules and also forms division, valid from 01.01.2023. Another report will follow shortly.

Romania and Slovakia have now applied for the 2023 European Championship. You can already find the list of results HERE, the medal table of ALL European Championships HERE.

Austrian Newcomer Championships 2022

full invitation HERE

In 2023, WKF AUSTRIA will again work in cooperation with the partner associations in the interests of sport.

The date has now been set and the “Newcomer Championships 2022” will take place on December 10th in Eichgraben near Vienna

The 4 ring sports are held: full contact, low kick, K-1 and Thai boxing.

For all men and women aged 16 and over. A novice is considered to have 0 to 5 fights in the ring sport! Our licensed referees are assigned by WKF AUSTRIA.

Fighters who are not yet WKF AUSTRIA members can participate without prejudice with a valid day license for 25 € and a medical certificate.

The “Newcomer Championships 2023” is planned for spring. Send your non-binding inquiry BY MAIL to the President of WKF AUSTRIA Ms. Tanja HELML

International licensed WKF female referees and officials

Alexandra PETRE / Austria
He WENJU / China

WKF HEAD OFFICE work very hard in cooperation with our IRC- “International rules committee”  to train our international officials and referees, to answer protests and requests for the competition rules and to develop our various WKF rules.

History has shown that nothing is set in stone.

Daniela GARRIDO ASENJO / Chile


soon !

As the world know – our next World referee seminar will be held October 21st to 23rd in Wels 2022, Austria, just the weekend before the WKF European Championships.

Tanja HELML / Austria

The next but one World referee seminar will be held in October 2023, the weekend just before next  European Championships .

Susanna ARRIGHI / Argentina

Without valid WKF license you are not an official in our World Kickboxing Federation!

Today WKF has more than 100 international licensed referees on 6 continents.

Patrizia APOLOT / Uganda

Of these, unfortunately, we only have just seven (!) international licensed female officials.

Adriana TATU / Romania

Like all knowledge, more and more strong female champions and athletes are fighting

Our executive board therefore emphatically requests all WKF country presidents to send more female referees to the seminar in Austria in October.


It’s in your hands and we just want

more female licensed officials

World referee seminar 2022 in Wels, Austria

full invitation European Championship is HERE

WKF AUSTRIA  president Mrs. Tanja HELML is the host of the next WKF World referee seminar 2022 on October  21st to 23rd.

Venue is the amazing 4 star Plaza Hotel Wels.

This is the perfect weekend, just before the European Championships 2022 in Wels, Austria. After more than 10 Years in Vienna, our World referee seminar takes place in Austria again.

We got already many requests from our male / female referees and officials from 6 continents and we hope everybody who would need Visa start in time with Visa procedure.

Invitation is here !

Registration deadline October 7th!

Invitation – World referee Seminar 2022

For details about the World seminar, Visa invitations, any requests about airport transfer and more contact our organizing team Mrs. Tanja HELML

Our update WKF licensed referee list is here !

Many photos of our international WKF referees here !

All rule books in 4 languages and more free to down load here !

All International WKF referees, who not has attended the last seminars in Buenos Aires 2018 , Baia Mare 2019 or Cairo 2021 must extend their license 2022 in Austria.

The extended license is valid for three Years again.

Many photos from all WKF seminars since 2011 are here in the gallery!

Next World referee seminar in autumn 2023 before the upcoming European Championships


Please note: without valid WKF license you are not qualified for WKF events !

last World referee seminar 2021 in Cairo


In spring 2022, our European WKF board decided 7:1 not to exclude our Russian sports friends of WKF RUSSIA from participating in the European Championships in Wels, Austria, from October 24th to 29th.

The reason was that we are a worldwide sports federation – and not politicians!

We were also criticized for this decision!

For the same reason (!) the Olympic Boxing Association IBA has now abolished its ban on Russian AND Belarusian athletes with immediate effect.

Ми знову запрошуємо наших українських спортивних друзів взяти участь у Чемпіонаті Європи та чекаємо на ваше повідомлення!

IBA Board of Directors voted in favor to cancel its previous decision and allow boxers of Russia and Belarus to compete at the IBA events with immediate effect. The IBA strongly believes that politics shouldn’t have any influence on sports. Hence, all athletes should be given equal conditions.

Respecting its own autonomy as the international sports federation, the IBA shall remain politically neutral and independent. IBA calls for peace and remains a peacemaker in any conflicts. Moreover, the IBA has obligation to ensure equal treatment towards the athletes and competition officials, regardless of their nationality and residence.

Both Russian and Belarus teams will be able to perform under their flags, and the national anthems will be played in case they win a gold medal.

According to the decision, the technical officials of Russia and Belarus will also be back in the competitions.

WKF AUSTRIA present European Championships 2022

WKF AUSTRIA president Mrs. Tanja HELML


31 countries have today already

received their username and

password on request

Don’t miss the registration deadline October 7th

book your Hotel today !

The Austrian WKF team is working hard for the European Championship in Wels near Linz.

The City Wels celebrate 2022 it´s 800 Years of foundation.

The date is long time confirmed for October 24th to 29th.

The Austrian team also have referees who are going to take part of the annual World Referee seminar October 21st to 23rd.

Just  the weekend before the European Championships.

The organizing Team of the European Championships is led by the WKF AUSTRIA President Mrs. Tanja HELML. MAIL


You can participate in various disciplines and categories:

For kids  under 13,  juniors  under 18, adults 16-35, veterans 35 -40 and masters 40 +: Forms, Semi contact, Light contact.


For adults 16-35 Years: Kick light, Full contact, Low kick, K-1, Thai Boxing, Sanda, MMA.






Best countries in the European Championships


trailer European Championships

This is the Grand total medal record of our TOP TEN European countries

from all WKF European Championships in the past !






here are tour TOP FIVE European countries:

Leading European country is today AUSTRIAGold 101,   Silver 101,   Bronze 93

full invitation is HERE

Second is GERMANY ,     68  / 63 / 53

third is FRANCE , 50 / 32 / 23

fourth is CZECH REPUBLIC,     47/34/20

and fifth ROMANIA,    43 / 47 / 32


All our WKF EUROPEAN countries are welcome in our

WKF EUROPEAN Championships in Wels, 

Austria, October 24th to 29th 2022

Full invitation in PDF here !

for Grand total klick here !