This is the first time that all world sanction bodies have agreed to sit round a table in a historical meeting.

World kickboxing groups will bury their differences for this day to come together in Geneva under the umbrella of the ‘Pantheon of sports and martial arts.’ The goal, to create a world kickboxing forum.

This Inaugural meeting of all World Sanctioning Bodies has been spearheaded by Carl Emery from Switzerland a former World Full-Contact champion. Mr Emery also created the Pantheon of sports and martial arts group.

Several top executives of the following federations have already confirmed their participation:

IAKSA, ISKA, IKF, ITB, WAKO, WFK, WFC, WKA, WKF, WKN, WMAG, WPKA, WPMF, WTKA, WUFC and many others to be announced soon

TAKE NOTE:- All executives of international federations are cordially invited to take part in this forum. There will be no registration fees charged and it will be open to all without any restriction. The only condition for membership is to be in an executive position in an international kickboxing federation.

WORLD KICKBOXING FORUM – AGENDA

The WORLD KICKBOXING FORUM aims to promote and develop kickboxing in a neutral way. It is a non-politic body.

The following subjects will be discussed:

1) The collaboration of the plan for ethics and responsibilities of the Pantheon of sports and martial arts which is directly inspired by the values of the Olympic movement

2) Creation of a centralised website for results (like boxrec.com for boxing)

3) Common policy for a medical form for competitors

4) Unification of weight divisions

5) Discuss common problems within the world of kickboxing to find solutions that will suit all parties.

6) The main goal is to have unanimity in the sport of kickboxing – with one group heading toward Olympic recognition with all groups maintaining their individuality

Note: Minutes of the WORLD KICKBOXING FORUM will be sent to the media, to the international sports sanctioning bodies (International Olympic Committee, national Olympic Committees, Sport Accord, etc.)

For this inaugural forum meeting we have set some measurable and attainable objectives that are not too difficult to reach and agree upon.

Planned Schedule for November 19th-21st

Friday 19 November 2010 – 7 to 10 PM
Welcoming of the participants at the Hostellerie de la Vendée

Saturday 20th November 2010 – 9 to 12 AM
Welcoming of the participants at the Hostellerie de la Vendée
Saturday 20th November 2010 – 2 to 6 PM

Saturday 20th November 2010 – 8 to 11 PM
Dinner and groups discussion (optional) CHF 90.- per person

Sunday 21st November 2010 – 10 AM to 2 PM
Visit of the Olympic Museum (optional) CHF 150.- per person

Sunday 21st November 2010 – 4 to 6 PM
Set a date for the WORLD KICKBOXING FORUM 2011.
Creation and nomination of Task force groups
Closing of the WORLD KICKBOXING FORUM 2010.

“On behalf of the Pantheon of Sports and Martial Arts I am very pleased to officially invite you to the 1st WORLD KICKBOXING FORUM. All the main World Kickboxing sanctioning bodies have already confirmed their participation. This historical event will be held on November 20th 2010 in Geneva, Switzerland. Several martial arts magazines will cover this forum,” Carl Emery.

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Parviz Iskenderov

Parviz Iskenderov is a muaythai fighter from Perth, Australia. He is a former national champion of Belarus, and also a finalist of IFMA European Cup. He is an editor and journalist at FIGHTMAG. He covers national and world news. Iskenderov is also the WKN (World Kickboxing Network) international coordinator for Australia.