WAKO promotes seven disciplines witin its rules: ring – full contact,  low kick and K1 style, and tatami – point fighting, kick light, light contact and musical forms. These disciplines enable and  enhance life-long learning and participation. Kickboxing helps  athletes achieve a health-enhancing life of physical activity in  a  safe/controlled recreational and competition environment,  encouraging people to understand and respect individual  differences among people in class/competition. The variety  gives a diverse opportunity to train/exercise in different ways.