The National Kickboxing Federation known as IAKO (Indian Association of Kickboxing Organisations) is the pioneer in introducing and representing the International Kickboxing Federation WAKO (World Association of kickboxing Organisations) in India for two decades successfully.
IAKO founder Engineer S.S. Harichandan from Odisha is an International repute Martial arts Master. He came in contact with WAKO President Mr. Ennio Falsoni in 1993 and introduced Kickboxing in India through his organization PUMAS INTERNATIONAL. Later stage he founded IAKO for greater interest of its members which became instrumental in introducing Kickboxing in School Games through SGFI since 2005. IAKO is a registered body under Socities Registration Act XXI of 1860 since 1996.