The World Kickboxing Network will return to Scotland on August 3, 2019 to hold the first ever WKN British Open Championships at the Fraserburgh Leisure Centre in Fraserburgh, Scotland. The teams from all over the United Kingdom have been scheduled to participate.
Presented by Albert Ross, the inaugural WKN British Open Championships will see adult and junior competitors battling it out in their respective age and weight classes. The ProKick Team of Northern Ireland will bring as many as 30 competitors to participate in the tournament.
Included in the list of disciplines are full contact, oriental rules, low kick and light contact. WKN president Stephane Cabrera stated, “We look forward to the first WKN British Open organised in Scotland.”
“The concept of the amateur open tournament is to continue the development of sport, building a new generation,” Cabrera continued. “We also plan to host WKN Open in Spain in the near future, which will be an international amateur MMA tournament.”
Before the first WKN British Open Championships, the WKN was in Fraserburgh on July 20, 2019 to hold the “Rise of Champions” event featuring a pair of championship bouts. The next visit of the professional kickboxing organization to the U.K. is scheduled for October 26, 2019 with the next edition of the “Made-in Prokick” events to be held at the Stormont Hotel in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Billed as “Lord of the Ring,” the event in Belfast will be headlined by WKN Intercontinental Welterweight Champion Johnny “Swift” Smith of Northern Ireland and his challenger Shuhei Sone of Japan. Scheduled for five three-minute rounds, the title bout will be in oriental kickboxing.
From November 28-30, 2019, the WKN will hold the WKN World Cup 2019 at The Trusts Arena in Auckland, New Zealand. Meanwhile, here is a clip from the organization: