Club Membership offers 2M liability coverage and a Risk Management program for registered members. WAKO Canada provides clubs with training and accreditation to support your professional martial arts and kickboxing club. Members received an annual Club Membership Certificate that you can proudly display at your club. Each Member club can enter athletes in competitions sanctioned by our PSOs. The Board of Directors is also composed of Club Owners who provide direction to the Association.
Athletes wishing to participate in WAKO Canada competitions in Tatami Sports or Ring Sports must also register with WAKO Canada through the member club. Ring Sport athletes must also complete an Annual medical with the form provided; while Tatami Sport athletes simply register and do not need an annual medical. Member clubs will be mailed a WAKO Athlete Passport (Ring Sports) and a Competition Card (Tatami Sports). These allow competitors to enter competitions approved by WAKO Canada
WAKO Canada offers a number of programs and services for instructors and coaches. Our objective is to provide Ministry of Sport accreditation and as many professional development and certification opportunities as possible. All Coaches are required to complete a Police Check with a vulnerability sector screen every three years; First Aid training every three years; complete a concussion on-line educational module one time and then register with WAKO Canada annually. Coaches are must also complete a NCCP equivalency course and will then receive a Ministry of Sport accreditation certificate that can be displayed proudly.
Seminars for athletes and recreational members are offered by National and Provincial level coaches. Seminars can be booked by contacting the WAKO Canada office.
WAKO Canada offers these courses throughout the year as well as professional development opportunities. Coaches can also participate in national and provincial training camps.
Elite level athletes and coaches in the final stages of the kickboxing LTAD can sign up for training camp series to further their skills.