WAKO wish to bring to the attention of all K1 Rules fighters that the WAKO Board have decided to cancel its presentation in the 2013 World Combat Games and to replace it with the Low-Kick style. The reason is that the WAKO Board want to defend the original styles of Kickboxing. In other words, St.Petersburg's Combat Games will show the same styles WAKO had in Beijing in 2010. WAKO is sorry for those of you who dreamed to go to Russia, but WAKO truly believe of preserving the interests of Kickboxing in general. More detailed information will follow soon, but in the next Continental Championships scheduled in Turkey and Romania for Europe, in Madagascar for Africa, in Brasil for the Pan American countries and in Jordan for Asian countries, SEMI CONTACT, FULL CONTACT and LOW-KICK are the styles which will qualify fighters for the 2013 World Combat Games.
Comment: Maybe K1 style is for "everyday people" to similar to muay thai ? Is this the main reason?