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Dear Guests, Competitors and Officials!,

We are pleased to invite you to the 2009 WAKO World Championships in Light-contact, Low-Kick and K1 Rules in Villach.

We are greatly honored to host such a prestigious kickboxing event in Austria, especially in our hometown Villach. We are particularly grateful to the World Association of Kickboxing Organizations and its President, Mr. Ennio Falsoni, for coming to Villach and to Austria for the first time with a WAKO World Championship.

Mag. Nikolaus Gstättner, Dr. Ennio Falsoni, Otmar Felsberger, Director Rudolf

This WAKO World Championship will also serve for the first time as a “Qualification

Tournament” for the first Martial Arts World Games, which will be held next year in China.

We are convinced that these WAKO World Championships will play an integral role in the wider development of our kickboxing sport, but also in friendship, co-operation and mutual understanding between countries and continents. It’s in this spirit that we invite you to make the very best of your time with us: enjoy our ancient city, meet those who share your passions, and do everything in your power to create fond, long-lasting memories.

We wish all of you luck, the results you hope for, and an unforgettable impression of our unforgettable country.

Otmar Felsberger and Nikolaus Gstättner
World Championship Organizing Committee