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Our Affiliations

Dynamic Martial Arts is affiliated with several groups, organisations and associations both locally in New Zealand and internationally. Our martial arts instructors are aligned with groups that are specific to the arts they teach which gives them credibility and oversight.

Our International Affiliations are

WKA – World Kickboxing Association

Logo_WKA_wordpress1Kickboxing was started in the 70’s by the World Kickboxing Association and has fast become the world’s most exciting sport, which instills confidence, self-esteem, fitness, awareness and agility. The WKA has no fewer than 129 international offices and their administration office is based in Italy.

 

KICKBOXING HISTORY

During the early seventies the American martial arts world was shaken to its foundations by the demands made on it by a fresh young new generation of practitioners. Fighters started looking for a competitive format in which they could use their skills to the full effect, full power punches and kicks in bouts fought to the knockout. The development of specialised protective equipment speeded up the evolution of this new sport, which became known as kickboxing. Between 1970 and 1973 a handful of kickboxing promotions were staged across the USA. In the early days the rules were never clear, one of the first tournaments had no weight divisions and all the competitors fought off until one was left. A very young Benny Urquidez reached the final. Weighing in at 10 stones Urquidez faced the 14 stones Dana Goodson. Urquidez won the tournament by pinning Goodson to the floor for more than 10 seconds, which was part of the rules.

On a cold October evening Howard Hanson held a small meeting at which he put forward his revolutionary idea about forming a truly global kickboxing organisation. Present at the meeting was Arnold Urquidez (older brother of world famous kickboxer, Benny ‘The Jet’ Urquidez). A name for the new organisation was agreed. At that time the initials stood for the World Karate Association as full contact karate was still at the forefront. Later the name was changed to World Kickboxing Association. They decided that the symbol of the WKA was to be a black belt tied around a world globe. The WKA was born. Then the hard work started, rules were written and re-written. The WKA was open to everyone. One of the first fighters to take up the challenge and who was later to become one of the WKA’s most famous champions was Benny ‘The Jet’ Urquidez. In 1977 he fought for the first time under WKA rules against Thai champion, Narong Noi.

From 1977 to 1980 the WKA grew like no other association, the great names in those days were: Benny Urquidez, Kunimasa Nagae, Don Wilson, Blinky Rodrigues, Steve Shepherd, Kinimitsu Okao, Alvin Prouder and even Jean Yves Theriault who competed on earlier WKA promotions. These were fighters that could be seen regularly fighting for the WKA on US and Japanese television. Kickboxing was now developing in to a professional sport with twelve rounds world title fights and a ranking system. The WKA was ready for expansion.

  • The WKA is the largest and oldest of the kickboxing associations and has its name and logo currently protected in over 120 countries world-wide.
  • The WKA is the largest association and authority on Kickboxing and associated disciplines worldwide their activities include Kickboxing, full contact, light contact, semi contact, savate, thai boxing and forms (kata).
  • The WKA hosts the largest and most prestigious combat event each year, The Unified World Championships.

2013 saw Dave Sawyer become the New Zealand President, since then WKA in New Zealand has grown throughout the country with two team representing NZ at the 2014 & 2015 Unified World Champs. Each time we have brought home Gold medals.

WTKA – World Traditional Karate Association

wtkaWTKA is a worldwide kick boxing sport association, present in over 120 countries. Born 9 years ago, becomed one of the biggest and important in the world of combat sports.

The WTKA intent is to promote and analyse all aspects related to the practice of kick boxing and its culture not only from the point of view of the sport but also from the philosophical, cultural and spiritual.

A real opportunity to promote the culture of friendship through a sport that is enjoying a huge success among young people around the world, and in countries otherwise difficult to reach. A real opportunity for thousands of young people to play sports, know each other better and share universal values, such as friendship, loyalty and respect that sport in general, and martial arts in particular, can promote.

WTKA’s main activity is to promote the sport of kick boxing. To reach this result we organize various events.

The first and most important event is the Unified World Championships. It is the worlds biggest event for combat sports based on dimensions and for number of athletes, over 1000 coming from 120 countries.

Competitions but also international seminars, stages and performances with the most important masters of the various styles of martial arts, that involve thousands of people, in a spirit of respect and friendships.

The World Day of Martial arts is another event WTKA organize in the World in open air for all people.

The International day of Kick boxing, an event that WTKA organize, with the help of various masters, for free in the parks of the main cities that helps to create a culture of the outdoor sport activity and that even values the green areas of our cities, promoting a lifestyle that contribute to give to men a deep respect for Nature.

And again we promote international and European tournaments in many places in the world, like England, Switzerland, South Africa, Hungary, Spain,Argentina ,Mexico etc. thanks to the national branch of each country we have.

We also organize cultural events like the Orient Festival, often together with the World Championships, a great event that is now at the fifth edition and one of the biggest in all the world with 60,000 spectators. An event dedicated to the Orient world and all its aspects and cultures.

New Zealand has sent two teams in 2014 and 2015 to the Unified World Champs.

WTCO – World Traditional Combat Organisation

WTCOWTCO is a new organisation that is involved in expanding Kickboxing to a new level, modular grading systems that allows the integration of traditional style along side the fighting syllabi of Kickboxing and Muay Thai.

WTCO is also involved in bringing new styles of fighting, including superkick rules, combat boxing to be competed in.
WTCO is working hard towards bringing its new fighting styles to the Unified World Championships.

UFR – Universal Fighting Rules

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UFR (Universal Fighting Rules) was set up in 2010 by Piotr Bąkowski and Łukasz Makarewicz – well-known Polish kick-boxers. The idea behind the federation was sports improvement by confronting various but similar fighting styles. In 2014 Piotr Bąkowski officially became the chairman of UFR World, while his friend Łukasz Makarewicz took the function of the UFR Poland chairman coordinating UFR’s actions in Poland.

ufr_daveThe new federation created its own rules and regulations in the form of UFR tatami (light contact) and UFR Ring (full contact) which later became separate disciplines. First round is fought with hands only, in the second one you can also use kicks, and in the third you can also use low kicks and knee strikes. In some time the federation also introduced rules for: pointfighting, kickboxing, MMA, kalaki, breaking, music and traditional patterns.

UFR World (Universal Fighting Rules) is an international federation of martial arts. It brings together enthusiasts of such styles as boxing, kickboxing, mma, muai thai, taekwondo, karate, kung fu.

Why UFR?

  • to create the possibility to develop and improve fighters and trainers’ skills.
  • to supply sporting challenges and possibilities to achieve success on every stage of training.
  • to experience the wonderful world of martial arts in a friendly and sports atmosphere.
  • to create a community which understands the idea of martial arts, personal development, competition and fair play

ufrIn 2014 UFR organised the first World Championships using UFR rules. It is organised in connection with the prestigious Unified World Championships. Our primary goal is to broadening international cooperation and to have new countries all over the world as UFR representatives, whose fighters could fight for the UFR World Champion title.

The World Championships are organised using our own UFR Tatami rules (light contact):

  • 1 round – boxing only (only punches)
  • 2 round – kickboxing (punches, and kicks to the head and torso)
  • 3 round – kick light (punches, and kicks to the head, torso, and low kicks)

Along with Ringsports rules (Full Contact)

  • 1 round – boxing only (only punches)
  • 2 round – kickboxing (punches, and kicks to the head and torso)
  • 3 round – k1 (punches, and kicks to the head, torso, low kicks and knees)

2015 saw Dave Sawyer become the New Zealand President for UFR.

TKDi – Tae Kwon-Do International

TKDIThe seeds for Tae Kwon Do International were first sown during the 2nd Open World Championships in 1991 when 21 countries declared their intention to join the Tae Kwon Do Association of Great Britain (TAGB) to form an international body able to rise above political differences, look after its members on a global scale but without interfering at a national level, and capable of promoting Tae Kwon Do for the mutual benefit of all those organisations actively involved in its propagation and practise.

Tae Kwon Do in the 21st century looks set to become the martial art of choice for fitness, fun and self defence for millions of people worldwide. We look forward to welcoming you into the family of Tae Kwon Do International and a partnership which will be fruitful and rewarding.

Master Dave Oliver, 8th dan.
(Chairman of Taekwondo International and the Taekwondo Association of Great Britian)