International licensed WKF female referees and officials

Alexandra PETRE / Austria
Alexandra KAPPEL / Austria

WKF HEAD OFFICE work very hard in cooperation with our IRC- “International rules committee” to train our international officials and referees, to answer protests and requests for the competition rules and to develop our various WKF rules.

World referee seminar in Alicante, November 17th !


Our last World referee seminar´s 2022 in Wels, Austria and 2023 in Skofije, Slovenia and in Buenos Aires 2023 appointed several female WKF referees with international licenses. Today we again have 11 women worldwide with an international WKF referee license.

Milva BRITEZ / Argentina
Melissa SAILER / Austria

History has shown that nothing is set in stone.

As the world know – our next World referee seminar will be held in Spain, November 2024, just before the WKF World Championships.


Cornelia GESPERGER / Austria
Beatriz REYES / Chile

The next but one World referee seminar will be held now in autumn 2025, the weekend just before the  European Championships 2025 .



Tanja HELML / Austria

Without valid WKF license you are not an official in our World Kickboxing Federation!!

Patrizia APOLOT / Uganda

Today WKF has more than 100 international licensed referees on 6 continents.

Of these, unfortunately, we only have just


eleven (!) international licensed female officials.

Katharina GOTTWALD / Austria

Like all knowledge, more and more strong female champions and athletes are fighting

Pana BALADI / Germany

Our executive board therefore emphatically requests all WKF country presidents to send more female referees to Spain, the next seminar in November 2024.

Susanna ARRIGHI / Argentina



It’s in your hands and

we just need

more female officials

Our WKF registration program is ONLINE

Mr. Fritz EXENBERGER, WKF World president / CEO

Welcome in 2024 !

Since Years WKF technical committee work successfully with our amazing registration program.

Now, in time for the next upcoming World Championship, we are officially launching our new program.

ONLY ON REQUEST by E-mail, all Presidents all over the WKF WORLD will receive their personal access and password.

Thus only the presidents can register, change or delete their participants for the World Championship in Spain in November 2024. Of course you can also see the already registered participants.

But as I said – only the country presidents!   😉 

The link to the registration program can be found HERE !

Our WKF elite Amateur Division: PRO – AM

Mr. Daniel Z. HIRLAU

From the beginning in WKF we split very clearly amateur and pro business, in ring sport as well as in PPF, Sanda  and MMA.

Our newest is our BOXING / BKFC division.

Successfully managed by World president Mr. Daniel Z. HIRLAU from Hungary.


official BOXING / BKFC international title belt

Today we are very successfully not only in pro sport but of course in amateur business too.

With great pleasure we want your poster of WKF sanctioned tournaments, with our logo on the poster. We would like to help with online advertising free of charge, short reports with results and JPG after your event would be great.

We just want to remind every WKF country president World wide to send fighter profiles of your amateurs or just non-professional male/female fighters in ring sport.

We have same system like in other pro sport in WKF.

WKF PRO-AM continental title belt

We offer the chance to fight in all 4 ring sport divisions for the sought after WKF PRO AM champion belts. In full contact, low kick, K-1 and Thai Boxing as well as in MMA and SANDA for amateurs.

Our WKF PRO AM titles has a great value because of our World wide network with more than 140 member countries you have the chance to fight not only at home. And no fighter will lose his/her amateur status , he/she can fight still on any tournament, any World Championship World wide. And you can be sure just to face another amateur fighter with perhaps 15 to 20 fights and not real pro with more than 100 fights.

The rules and regulations for PRO AM are easy to understand and waiting for your download  All you have to do is just send your fighter profile and jpg photo like always and we post your team online in the PRO AM World ranking.

Because: only male and female fighter in our PRO AM and BOXING World rankings are qualified to fight for our WKF titles

For further requests or interest on any possible PRO AM title fights do not hesitate to send a mail , please.

WKF PRO-AM World title belt

World Championships 2024 in Spain !!!

¡Gran éxito de nuestro Presidente Sr. Juan PINILLA!

To all our strong WKF member countries,

Champions and our best referees!


El presidente de WKF ESPAÑA, Juan PINILLA, ha sido el experto español más famoso en kickboxing durante 40 años. El Sr. Pinilla es altamente considerado y respetado en todo el mundo.

The whole world will meet after Cairo 2021 in November 2024 in Spain

and many strong teams from Europe, North America and Latin America, Australia, Asia and Africa will challenge our best Champions !

In order to stay at the top of the world rankings, WKF needs all of our best fighters all over the World, women and men!

Weekend before is the usual World referee Seminar !

At least one of your officials must be there to get WKF license.

Full information and updates as always HERE:

I’ll see you all in Spain in November 2024


We look forward to working with new experts who would like

to represent their country as the new WKF country President.

Interested in working in a large world association? 

Send us a non-binding email with your inquiry!

El mundo entero se reunirá después de El Cairo 2021 en noviembre de 2024 en Torrevieja, España y muchos equipos fuertes

de Europa, América del Norte y América Latina, Asia, ¡Australia, Oceanía y África desafiarán a nuestros mejores campeones!

Para mantenerse en lo más alto del ranking mundial, ¡WKF necesita a todos nuestros mejores luchadores, mujeres y hombres!

Información completa y actualizaciones como siempre AQUÍ:

I’ll see you all in Spain in November 2024


WKF BOXING / BKFC – new World division

Daniel Z. HIRLAU

Dear sports friends,

On March 1, 2024, a new WKF Division Worldwide began work.

By athletes – for athletes!

The aim is not to compete with existing associations, but rather to complement them with significantly less bureaucracy and fewer annoying, outdated regulations.

In collaboration with all of our 140+ WKF country presidents with the new WKF department “BOXING/BKFC”, we are also internationally networked on 6 continents in over 140 nations.

The Hungarian expert Daniel Z. HIRLAU will become world president of the new division from March 1st, 2024.

From now on, ALL BOXERS – women and men – can use our free offer and apply for inclusion in the BOXING World rankings via the FIGHTER PROFILE. Free and non-bureaucratic!

The international WKF license applies to all boxers!

For PROFI boxers, a corresponding license and registration in BOXREC is mandatory! We would be happy to help you with this too.

The first amateur BOXING tournament will take place on April 26th/27th in Innsbruck, at the same time as the WKF Austrian Open in kickboxing.

All registrations should be sent directly to the BOXING head office, Mr. Hirlau,

by email:

Anyone with a WKF license and a valid medical certificate is eligible to participate.

If you have any further questions, I will be happy to help you at any time.

contact mail:  Ő beszél magyarul / limba romana / English oder Deutsch

respectfully greetings

Daniel Z. HIRLAU


WKF fighters license for all WKF Championships


Words from the WKF President …

WKF 2024big Chance for new partners



Dear WKF family,

we hope you, your family and friends are doing well.

WKF start in the background Worldwide to schedule great events in 2024.

More than 140 member countries on 6 continents are busy for the next season.

Spain is our host for the upcoming WKF World Championships 2024 in all disciplines.

Mr. Juan PINILLA is the head of the organizing team in November 2024.

And “We don’t care about a poor, lost and helpless braggart and liar somewhere in the Australian bush” 😀 


After our last World Championships in Cairo 2021 the whole world will meet again in Spain and many strong teams from EuropeLatin America, North America, Australia, Asia and Africa will challenge our best Champions.

All our Worldwide WKF MEMBER countries are most welcome.

More than 1.900 (!) posters of WKF events since 1965 are in our gallery.

WKF World president and CEO Fritz EXENBERGER


WKFWorld Kickboxing Federation as first real Global player and sanctioning body has organized first time ever real full amateur  World Championships on the African continent October 18th to 24th, 2021

Our next World Championships 2024 are planned in Spain!

There we celebrate an anniversary 

1964 to 202460 years of WKF

Cartagena in Latin America  or Chengdu in China – both have applied for the World Championships 2026 after next!

Here’s to another globally successful year 2024 !


WKF World president / CEO