Yves Charette, Professor with the Massage Therapy program at Collège Boréal’s School of Health Sciences since 1997, was named national team coach for the upcoming World Association of Kickboxing Organizations (WAKO) Championships being held in Italy from September 6 to 14, 2014.
Mr. Charette is a fifth degree black belt with over 25 years of training in the sport. As owner of a martial arts centre in Sudbury, Mr. Charette has shared his expertise with a number of students over the years, including UFC competitor Mitch Gagnon.
Approximately 3,000 athletes from all over the world will be competing at the junior and cadet levels, including Mr. Charette’s daughter Émilie, a student at l’École secondaire du Sacré-Cœur.
Mr. Charette was also named national team coach in 2013.
“Collège Boréal congratulates Mr. Yves Charette for his appointment to head coach which is a testament to his athletic abilities. This achievement allows Collège Boréal and its personnel to shine on the world stage.”
-Pierre Riopel, President, Collège Boréal
“It is such an honour to be named head coach for the national kickboxing team and to share my knowledge and expertise with young Canadians.”
-Yves Charette, Professor with the Massage Therapy program at Collège Boréal
WAKO started its activity in Europe in 1976. Today it counts on a market of kickboxers estimated to be around 3,000,000 participants and no less than 25,000 clubs around the globe.
The 2014 World Association of Kickboxing Championships will be held in Rimini, Italy, from September 6 to 14, 2014.
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