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

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

For the best men and Woman only !

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 spring 2023


Welcome to Austria

Welcome to Innsbruck 

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


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 now 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.






WKF pro world champion title fight in Wels, Austria, on October 26th

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

and arrived in Vienna today!


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.

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.

World referee Hamid ATTAI
WKF pro World champion “down under” Matt STAPLEFORD

The date is on Wednesday (!), October 26, 2022 on the Austrian national holiday.

This is Wednesday during the WKF European Championship, at the end of the first day of the eliminator fights.


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

Florian BARTL

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

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

на Русском языке !!! Downloads available in Russian language

Собор Василия Блаженного

Привет друзья …

For better understanding WKF translated most important PDF files in Russian language available to down load.

This is a service for our millions of Russian language speaking friends and WKF members World wide.

Visit our WKF RUSSIA international web site!

Thanks to Mrs. Татьяна Давыдова from ВКФ  Россия  for her translation.

Из уважения к нашим российским спортивным друзьям, официальным лицам и, конечно же, организаторам, ВКФ – «Лучшая всемирная ассоциация по кикбоксингу» – предлагает вам новый бесплатный сервис

Штаб-квартира ВКФ в Вене получает все больше запросов из Восточной Европы и Российской Федерации.

Из уважения к нашим российским спортивным друзьям, официальным лицам и, конечно же, организаторам, ВКФ — «Лучшая в мире ассоциация кикбоксинга» — предлагает вам новую бесплатную услугу.

WKF Россия
Россия международная

На чемпионате Европы в Австрии в октябре ждем наших российских чемпионов, дамы и господа.

Всю информацию на английском языке можно найти ЗДЕСЬ.

Вы также заинтересованы в работе с ВКФ, любителем или профессионалом, или заинтересованы в организации санкционированного боя ВКФ?

Всю информацию на английском языке можно найти ЗДЕСЬ

Если вы тоже хотите работать с ВКФ вместе, в любительской или профессиональной сфере, или вы заинтересованы в организации санкционированного боя ВКФ ? Тогда мы с нетерпением ждем вашей почты !


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Роман Логиш Президент Федерации ВКФ в Германии. Успешно развивает Федерацию ВКФ на территории Германии, является совладельцем спортивного профессионального клуба. По вопросам организации совместной работы обращайтесь на адрес электронной почты:

Успешно развивает Федерацию ВКФ на территории Германии, является совладельцем спортивного профессионального клуба. По вопросам организации совместной работы обращайтесь на адрес электронной почты:

ВКФ Федерация мира по кикбоксингу – офис

Легенда: Алексей ИГНАШОВ, Александр БЕРЕЗКИН, руководитель ВКФ Роман Логиш и Сергей ХАРИТОНОВ

International training in Colombia

On July 16-26, Latin America director Carlos Suarez visited Colombia for a series of ring authority training sessions and for the PRO-AM continental title contention of 71 kilos in the K1 modality.

The first day was Saturday 16th in Bogotá by promoter Héctor Gómez, where 18 people took part in the training and on Sunday 17th in Bucaramanga, 38 people from different departments of Colombia and Venezuela met to take part in the training given by promoter attend the training organized for Colombia by Luis Midworld.

Both days were intense and back and forth with great participation from the participants. These trainings will focus on the World Kickboxing Federation’s next international commitments, such as the South American/Pan American 2023 in Argentina and the 2024 World Championship in France, where a large participation from the American continent is expected.

Colombia retained the 71 Kilo – K1 Rules title On Saturday, July 23rd, as part of the Andean League of Colombia, the fight for the PRO-AM Continental Title took place at 71 kilos. The intended format was Super 4 and Chile, Colombia, Venezuela and Argentina participated.

In the first round, Argentina’s Leonel Garnica defeated fellow Venezuelan Leonel Barreto on points in an intense 3-round bout. On the other hand, Colombian Carlos Mario Gutierrez defeated his Chilean Diego Araya by KO in the first round. Reaching the final Argentina and Colombia.

The final lasted only one round, the Colombian hitting an uppercut on the Argentine’s nose, causing the technical KO in the first round. In this way the belt stayed in Colombia and we congratulate the current continental champion Carlos Mario Gutiérrez who joins the CHILE champion of the 67 kilos of K1.

We appreciate the participation of the countries CHILE, led by Rodrigo Miño Silva, VENEZUELA, led by Alfredo Cuevas, COLOMBIA, led by promoters Luis Mediomundo and Hector Gomez, and Argentina, represented by Carlos Suarez.

What’s coming in America in the second half. Latin America continues to grow at a steady pace, working and uniting the continental distances. In the second semester we will have another 3 continental titles and international cup challenges.

More international training planned for the World Cup in France 2024.

August 14 Carlos Suarez will visit Paraguay.

August 27 Training in Bolivia Level 1

August 28 Andean Cup between Bolivia and Chile in Cochabamba.

October 8th Continental Title 140lbs – Low Kick.

November 5th Level 2 training in Chile. November 6th Trasandina Cup – Chile vs. Argentina. November 6 Chile Continental Women’s Title K1 – 50 Kilos.

November 20th Level 2 training in Colombia. November 21 Colombia Women’s Low Continental Title – 56 kilos.

17 December Bolivia Men’s Continental Low – 71 kilos.

No one is stronger than all of us together!!


Capacitación Internacional en Colombia

Del 16 al 26 de Julio el director de latinoamerica Carlos Suarez visito Colombia en una serie de capacitaciones para autoridades de ring y para la disputa del título continental PRO-AM de los 71 kilos en la modalidad de K1.

La primera jornada fue el sábado 16 en Bogotá a cargo del Promotor Héctor Gómez donde 18 personas tomaron la capacitación y el domingo 17 en Bucaramanga se reunieron 38 personas de diferentes departamentos de Colombia y Venezuela para sumarse a la capacitación organizada por el Promotor para Colombia Luis Mediomundo.

Ambas jornadas fueron intensas y de ida y vuelta con gran participación de los concursantes.

Estas capacitaciones están enfocadas a los próximos compromisos internacionales de la Federación Mundial de Kickboxing como lo será el Sudamericano / Panamericano a realizarse en Argentina en 2023 y el Mundial de Francia 2024 donde se espera gran participación del continente Americano.

Colombia se quedo con el titulo de los 71 Kilos – K1 Rules

El sábado  23 de Julio en el marco de la Liga Andina de Colombia se desarrollo la disputa del Título Continental PRO-AM de los 71 kilos. El formato designado fue de Super 4 y participation Chile, Colombia, Venezuela y Argentina …

El informe completo se puede encontrar en nuestro sitio web WKF LAC

YES – More than 2.500.000 (!) visitors here on our main web site !

Semper et ubique


As everybody know, many federations existing in our sport.

What makes the different, why do we have that success since 1964, more than 58 Years World wide?

Our high class events World wide speak for themselves. The answer is simple, our global team and our head office work really hard and serious. 

„Pacta sunt servanda“ , for our clients, promoters, Champions and members – to satisfy

YOU !!!

We all love our sport, and of course we want to make business, but a deal must be a deal, any World ranking must getting updated weekly, Champions must be real and not a “fairy tail” story and an event schedule must be serious, without fakes of copies of other events, or not even existing events.

More than 1.600 (!) posters from our WKF World wide events in the gallery are the proof of our hard work.

Here are our 5 divisions, with valid World ranking lists, rules, title fight minimum requirements and much more


And because we are serious, have no fakes in the event schedule, have weekly updated World ranking, real Champions and promoters World wide on 6 continents in more than 140 member countries – because of that all

“WKF – we are the real global player” 


1964 to 2024 – 60 Years of WKF

WKF – World Kickboxing Federation as first real Global player and sanctioning body has organized first time ever real full amateur  World Championships on the African continent October 18th to 24th, 2021

Our next World Championships 2024 are in Thionville in France!

There we celebrate an anniversary and celebrate 1964 to 2024 – 60 years of WKF





Words from the WKF President …

Fritz EXENBERGER – WKF World president / CEO

Dear WKF family,

we hope you, your family and friends are still healthy.

WKF start in the background to schedule great events in autumn in 2022, when we all have “survived” after the Virus situation.

The City of Wels in Austria is our host for the upcoming WKF European Championships in all disciplines.

WKF AUSTRIA president Mrs. Tanja HELML is the head of the organizing team October 24th to 29th.

full information HERE / informations complètes ICI / información completa AQUÍ

All our WKF EUROPEAN countries are most welcome.

More than 1.600 (!) posters of WKF events since 1965 are in our gallery.


1964 to 2024 – 60 Years of WKF

WKF – World Kickboxing Federation as first real Global player and sanctioning body has organized first time ever real full amateur  World Championships on the African continent October 18th to 24th, 2021

Our next World Championships 2024 are in Thionville in France!

There we celebrate an anniversary and celebrate 1964 to 2024 – 60 years of WKF


WKF World president / CEO

WKF family in World Championships 2018 in Buenos Aires – LAC continental president Carlos SUAREZ, WKF Supervisor in Austria in October

Overview of our WKF forms discipline in Wels, Austria

Dear friends in martial arts!

Respected WKF country presidents!

As everybody know, the European Championship in Wels, Austria is coming closer. Confirmed date is October, 24th to 29th!

Sport has no racial, social or political barriers,
which means that it is the perfect way for all kids, junior boys and girls
men and women, veterans and masters to achieve amazing results,
regardless of race, creed or colour

Today we have 14 categories for forms/Kata/poomse/Hyong/creative   etc.


To avoid any misunderstandings on the tatami or mat, I would like to ask you kindly one more time to read carefully the online WKF rule book for forms.


To see what is a traditional form, have a look here in two lists of forms.

What are the dress codes?

When does the timer start e.g. for traditional forms with and without weapons ?

WKF Forms and age categories

Any traditional form / Kata etc. can be customized, but it still has to be recognizable. From our official WKF recognized List and a traditional Japanese or Korean form or Kata!

In creative and freestyle:  also compiled (with parts of existing forms) form using traditional techniques is permitted.

What is the time limit in creative forms or soft style forms?

Int. Referee from Italy, Germany, Supervisor Paone Italy, Ukraine and Russia

All traditional Forms must be using traditional moves only. A traditional Form / Kata / Pommse / Hyong etc. must resemble a traditional work, an adaptation will be acceptable if added moves are of a traditional nature.

Any so called “allstyle” form is not a traditional one!

Budo weapons for forms 1
Budo weapons for forms 2

For any creative forms is just the division creative forms with music, with and without weapon.

Once again I kindly ask you read the online forms rule book , available in 4 languages!

There you will find exactly what is a traditional form, where is which time limit, what is a creative form and so on.

I thank you for the cooperation so far and wish all of us many traditional participants and a successful European Championship in Wels, Austria.