Article Link: https://www.straitstimes.com/sport/combat-sports/kickboxing-it-feels-damn-power-says-spores-nazri-sutari-after-milestone-medals-at-serbia-open
Singapore national kickboxer Nazri Sutari (right) won a bronze and silver medal at the Serbia Open on March 20, 2022. PHOTO: COURTESY OF NAZRI SUTARI
SINGAPORE - In Belgrade, a city that sits along one of Europe's most famous rivers the Danube, Singaporean kickboxer Nazri Sutari charted new waters for local kickboxing.
He picked up two medals at the Serbia Open on Sunday (March 20) which were worth more than their weight in silver (men's Under-74kg kick-light) and bronze (U-69kg) respectively.
After all, they were the first ones ever won by a Singaporean at any meet sanctioned by global body World Association of Kickboxing Organisations (Wako).
Article Link: https://www.beritaharian.sg/sukan/menjelang-sukan-sea-semangat-jaguh-tinju-tendang-terus-membara
DUA tahun adalah waktu yang agak lama dan dalam tempoh itu, pelbagai perubahan boleh berlaku.
Bagi petinju tendang Singapura Nazri Sutari, perubahan yang ketara sejak memenangi pingat emas dalam sambo di Sukan SEA Manila pada Disember 2019 - yang pertama buat negara dalam sukan seni mempertahankan diri itu - adalah sosok tubuhnya yang lebih tegap dan kurus.
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SINGAPORE - Over the years, it has been a common occurrence for national kickboxer Nazri Sutari to raise the funds he needs for competitions overseas.
As part of fundraising efforts by the Kickboxing Federation of Singapore, the kickboxing coach has taken to conducting extra training sessions and he would also save as much as he could to make sure he had enough to cover his travel expenses.
But last year, Nazri was able to compete at the Wako World Senior and Master Kickboxing Championships in Venice and more - he also participated in a six-week training camp in Serbia - thanks to the support he received from the Temasek Foundation Inspire Fund for Athletes.
Article Link: https://www.beritaharian.sg/sukan/juara-sambo-sukan-sea-beraksi-di-kejohanan-tinju-tendang-dunia-di-italy
GHAIRAH KEMBALI DI PENTAS DUNIA: Nazri (kanan) dan Loh (kiri) akan bersaing di di Kejohanan Dunia Tinju Tendang Senior dan Master WAKO 2021 di Jesolo Lido, Italy, pada 15 hingga 24 Oktober ini. - Foto BH oleh NG SOR LUAN
SETELAH hampir dua tahun "melawan" kecederaan teruk dan pelbagai ketidakpastian akibat pandemik Covid-19, petinju tendang (kickboxer) Singapura Nazri Sutari bersedia berdepan cabaran seterusnya di pentas antarabangsa.
Malah, pemenang pingat emas sukan sambo di Sukan SEA 2019 di Filipina itu menganggap dirinya kini "lebih gagah daripada sebelumnya".
Nazri, 31 tahun, bakal mewakili negara di Kejohanan Dunia Tinju Tendang Senior dan Master Wako 2021 di Jesolo Lido, Italy, pada 15 hingga 24 Oktober ini.
SINGAPORE - For 13 years, top national kickboxer Nazri Sutari has considered Bruce Loh his sensei (master). Soon, for the first time he will count Loh as a teammate as well.
Student and mentor will both compete at the Oct 15-24 Wako World Senior and Master Kickboxing Championships in Venice.
They are aiming to reach at least the quarter-finals in each of their respective categories, which would help them earn a top-eight finish at the event run by the World Association of Kickboxing Organisations (Wako).
SINGAPORE - 9 September 2021
𝗠𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗟𝘂𝗼 𝗝𝗶𝗮𝗻𝗸𝗮𝗶 𝗷𝗼𝗶𝗻𝘀 𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗱𝘀 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗿𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝗡𝗮𝘇𝗿𝗶 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱 𝗞𝗶𝗰𝗸𝗯𝗼𝘅𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗖𝗵𝗮𝗺𝗽𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗽𝘀
An inspiring and uplifting article about what it's like to compete side-by-side with your coach, and corner your coach. A once-in-a-lifetime experience.
We're deeply thankful to have Bruce and Nazri taking on the challenge to compete at the Senior and Masters WAKO World Kickboxing Championships 2021 from 15 to 24 October in Venice, Italy!
Bruce will be competing in the Master's category, whilst Nazri in the Senior category
We wish Bruce and Nazri all the best, and will be supporting them as much as we can!
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Today 20th July, The IOC session in Tokyo, Japan, accepted the sport of Kickboxing with full recognition under the auspices of the World Governing Body, WAKO (World Association of Kickboxing Organizations) at the duly convened IOC session.
Then a long journey finally came to an end. Since 30 November 2018, WAKO has been provisionally recognized and WAKO has since then worked diligently, strategically and targeted. All this resulted in that the IOC Executive Board on 10th of June decided to recommend WAKO to get Full Recognition.
WAKO President, Roy Baker; “Again we make history for our sport and this is a memorable day for our entire community and an inspiration to continue to develop our sport within the Olympic family of sports. Today I am grateful to president Bach for his continued support and to the members of the IOC for the confidence in bringing us in to the Olympic family of sports. As a leader of the organization I simply needed a boost like this to continue to drive our sport ensuring it has a sustainable future amongst the combat sports within the Olympic family. Thank you to everybody in our organization that have contributed. Thank you to the IOC Members who have accepted us, to the IOC Sports Department and to the IOC Executive Board and its President, Thomas Bach, for having understood our sport and recommended us”.
Mr. Baker continues; “I need to thank the previous Presidents of WAKO whose contribution have been irreplaceable. Especially I need to extend my gratitude to our former presidents, Mr. Bruckner, and in particular our Honorary President, Mr. Ennio Falsoni, the initial constructor of the growth and the sport we see today alongside our previous president Borislav Pelevic (RIP). I must also thank the WAKO Executive board and committees, that continue to work tirelessly for the betterment of the sport. Thank you, we are standing on your shoulders today.
I will use this opportunity to say that, tomorrow, we continue to develop and to aim for new bigger and better goals. This will only happen with the support of our member federations and the continental committees and their presidents. What we did today is not good enough for tomorrow, we must continually evolve and grow alongside the ever-changing needs of our athletes and officials. This is the future key to our success. But today I do celebrate, with all the members of the WAKO family.”.
WAKO also congratulates the other 5 IFs that achieved the same goal for their sport.
SINGAPORE - He won Singapore's first sambo gold medal at the SEA Games after making an 11th hour switch ahead of the 2019 edition in the Philippines, but Nazri Sutari's heart always remained with kickboxing.
With sambo not featuring at the upcoming edition of the Games - kickboxing will - the 30-year-old decided the time was right for a return. He returned to kickboxing training earlier this year after a major knee injury, with an eye on making the cut for Hanoi.
Now, he has been given a boost off the mat.
Already holding appointments in the Kickboxing Federation of Singapore (KFS) as technical director (since August 2020) and national coach (since May 2019), Nazri is set to play an even bigger role in the sport after he was among the 15 individuals selected by kickboxing's world governing body Wako to be in its inaugural GameChanger (WGC) programme.