About Us

Kickboxing is a martial art of Japanese origin, created by the boxing promoter Osamu Noguchi in 1964, creating the first association in the world as well, named WKBA World Kick Boxing Association.

In 2009, Mr. Noguchi named Kaicho Ihara as his only successor, giving him the WKBA’s presidency and all its rights. Since then, WKBA has been developed as the original and most important professional organization of Kickboxing in Japan.

Today, more than 50 years after its creation, millions of people around the world practice Kickboxing, receiving all its benefits as a martial art, as personal defense guidance, as a contact and fitness sport, etc, on a professional and amateur level, thanks to the conviction of big men who make history.

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WKBA About Us

Message from Kaicho Ihara (WKBA President)