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2024 WKO
WORLD GRAND PRIX

Countdown to the next event of the 2024 Season

THE BRITISH

 CHAMPIONSHIPS
(RINGSPORTS)








 

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The WKO World Grand prix consists of 10 major tournaments: 

  • WKO English Championships (All Rules)

  • Arnold Sports Festival Championships (All WKO Rules)

  • WKO European Ringsports Championships

  • WKO European Tatami Sports Championships

  • WKO 5 Nations Ringsports Championships

  • WKO British Tatami Sports Championships

  • WKO World Championships (All Rules)

  • WKO National Thaiboxing Championships

  • WKO British Ringsports Championships

  • WKO K-1 World Championships

                                         (all events are open championships)

WKO World Grand Prix Ranking Points Are:

  • Gold Medallist 4 Points

  • Silver Medallist 3 Points

  • Bronze Medallist 2 Points

  • Entering Each Tournament if not a medallist 1 Point

The fighter with the most points of the weight division will be listed as Number 1.

 

However with so many Age/Weight divisions there would be far too many lists to compile. We appreciate this is unfair to all the individual age groups to only recognise the weight group.  So we have 1 weight group for all ages as the season progresses.

Then once the season has finished  all the fighters who are No1 of their Actual Age/Weight & Gender are all joint No1.

Summary of scoring criteria to win each round:

All Ringsports and Tatami Based Continuous Rules are scored on the 10 point must system.

Light Contact Rules 10/9 in favour of the winner.

 

All Rules which can win by stoppage of KO:

  • 10/9 In favour of winner most shots landed

  • 10/8 In favour of winner if 1 8 count given in the round

  • 10/7 In favour of winner if 2/3 8 counts given in the round

  • KO or TKO if stoppage

Key scoring elements per style, what are the judges looking for?

Tatami Sports:

Pointfighting (all styles):

Punch to Head or body = 1 Point

Kick to body = 2 Points

Kick to Head = 3 Points

Jump Kick to body = 3 Points

Jump Kick to head = 5 Points

Sweep, Punch to body of downed fighter = 2 points

(to score any above must be majority of judges seen to award)

Light Continuous = Clean shots landed, effective defence, with the dominant kicker favoured 

Box-Light = Clean shots landed, effective defence

Low Kick Light = Clean shots landed, effective defence, all kicks punches score equal, with the dominant kicker favoured.

Ringsports Scoring:

Sport-Boxing (light) = Clean shots landed, effective defence + ring craft

Sport-Boxing (full) = Clean shots landed, damage caused, effective defence + ring craft

Thaiboxing = Shots landed, power, dominance, damage caused and willingness to win 

K-1 Light = Clean shots landed, effective defence, punch/kick/knee all score equally + ring craft

K-1 = Clean shots landed, power, dominance, damage caused, effective defence, punch/kick/knee all score equally + ring craft

Kickboxing (Light) = Clean shots landed, effective defence, dominant kicker favoured + ring craft

Kickboxing Full = Clean shots landed, power, dominance, damage caused, effective defence, dominant kicker favoured + ring craft

Low Kick = Clean shots landed, power, dominance, damage caused, effective defence, punch/kick all score equally, dominant kicker favoured + ring craft

Click on a below Grand Prix Event to register:

The Championship Belts

The belts of the world series

Location & Venue

(Click the Rules for Divisions)

WKO Rules Age & Weight Divisions Available

RINGSPORTS
TATAMI SPORTS
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WKO Recommended Hotels

Al hotel fees may vary on the time you book these images and prices may vary
 
These hotels are only recommended as the closest to the venue.
 
The Premier Inn central is the closest and 10-15 mins walking distance from the venue.

Holiday Inn Barnsley and the Tankersley Manor are more higher end quality hotels. Its every teams option to where they book.

There are many Hotels within 20 mins drive in and around Rotherham, Sheffield & Wakefield.
 
Cities with more choice for restaurants, shops and nightlife are Sheffield & Leeds. Where are Rotherham, Barnsley and Wakefield are towns which also have many amenities required.
If staying in a city Trains go back and forth from Airport to cities and from Cities to Barnsley

ALL ACCOMMODATION IS RESPONSIBILITY OF EACH TEAM TO BOOK  









 

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Closest Airports

  • LEEDS BRADFORD AIRPORT (45 Mins)

  • DONCASTER ROBIN HOOD AIRPORT (45 Mins)

  • EAST MIDLANDS AIRPORT (1hr 15 Mins)

  • MANCHESTER AIRPORT (1hr 30 Mins)

  • LIVERPOOL JOHN LENNON AIRPORT (1hr 45 Mins)

  • BIRMINGHAM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (1hr 45 Mins)

  • LUTON LONDON AIRPORT (2hr 30 Mins)

Trains Example

Time table

WKO Open World Grand Prix
is OPEN to all associations, teams and independent clubs from all nations, where all will be treated
fairly and with utmost respect.

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