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WAY OF WARRIOR (WOW) – International Federation

WHY WAS THE WAY OF WARRIOR FEDERATION FOUNDED?

Way of Warrior – Budo. A lifestyle for some fighters, inspiration for others, the meaning of life for a few. The WOW Federation was inspired by this noble idea and set its aim to unite and develop fighters who resonate with this philosophy. It does so in the ways listed below.

 

HOW IS THE WAY OF WARRIOR FEDERATION DIFFERENT FROM OTHER FEDERATIONS?

The most important thing for the WOW Federation is QUALITY in everything it offers to its members.

  • Workshops are held with top masters and trainers. The belt colour or number of DANs plays no role. Emphasis is put mostly on the skills, techniques and history of the teacher.
  • Tournaments follow rules that the leadership of WOW stands by and that they have tested in practice.
  • Belt awarding takes place under strict supervision of a committee comprised of masters of several fighting styles (often guarantors).
  • Throughout a WOW year, there are several thematic events which help interclub cooperation and networking cooperation (getting new contacts for fighters, clubs).
  • The WOW Federation takes pride in maintaining a friendly atmosphere without unhealthy rivalry among the members and clubs.

 

WHO IS THE WAY OF WARRIOR FEDERATION INTENDED FOR?

The WOW Federation is open to fighters, trainers and students of martial arts and sport who want to improve and work on themselves. A belt colour plays no role; the federation welcomes both beginners and advanced, clubs and individuals.

 

WHAT IS THE AIM OF THE WAY OF WARRIOR FEDERATION?

The aim of the WOW Federation is to help fighters on their way – Budo. The Federation does so through many events:

  1. Tournaments with modified rules which are often more logical than those at conventional tournaments.
  2. Workshops with top masters and trainers from all over the world.
  3. Thematic events and days – Old Masters’ Legacy, Warrior Day, Miss Warrior… all of these are moderated events, where fighters with various styles but the same mentality and goals can meet.
  4. Belt awarding based on the fighting skills of a fighter – not their contributions.
  5. Establishing contact between fighters and supporting them in meeting one another not only within clubs.
  6. Popularization of martial arts and sport.