Organisers of Ashgabat 2017 has unveiled the design of the medals that will be used during the fifth Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in September.
Muaythai in Afghanistan is a very popular combat sport and martial art, fully recognised by their National Olympic Committee and is one of the power houses in Asia. Afghanistan muaythai under the Presidency of Mr. Amir Hussain Hussaini has done some outstanding work in grassroots development and also in the IFMA gender equality programme. In 2016, they were awarded the world muaythai award for Outstanding Social Development, presented by a representative of UN Women. Read More
The National Federation of Spain have just signed a television deal to produce a series of muaythai events called “Nak Muay 8”. This will be a series of 7 national televised events hosting Round Robin tournaments with 8 athletes per division competing in 4 weight categories 61.2kg, 63.5kg, 67kg and 70kg. Read More
A special Host City conference was called in, chaired by IFMA General Secretary Stephan Fox, IFMA Sport Director Charissa Tynan and Chair of Technical & Rules Commission Dmitry Putilin. Representatives from all future and bidding host cities participated in the meeting at which the IFMA General Secretary gave a detailed presentation on all hosting requirements and criteria from A to Z. Read More
6th of December 2016 was a historical day for IFMA and muaythai with the recognition granted by the IOC which now makes muaythai and IFMA an individually recognised member in the Olympic family. The IFMA Ad-Hoc Management Committee met in Bangkok. The meeting was opened by IFMA President Dr. Sakchye Tapsuwan, and then it was “roll your sleeves up” for the 2-day meeting. Read More
IFMA follows a strict policy on cooperation between the international and national federations so that all stakeholders in the IFMA family mutually benefit. Read More
The Embassy of Brazil in Bangkok and Muaythai Live organised a special Muaythai charity night at the Asiatique stage. The evening opened with a speech by the Ambassador of Brazil to Thailand, His Excellency Mr Gilberto Moura. The Ambassador talked about the power of sport, unity and diversity, and an unforgettable Olympic Games in Rio. Read More
The 6th of February is officially called muaythai Day in Thailand, held in honour of the historic King Sanphet VIII (also known as “Phra Chao Suea” the “Tiger King”), to mark his coronation day in 1702. Read More
IFMA would like to congratulate the Armenian Muaythai Federation of getting full recognition by the National Olympic Committee. This is a testimony of the outstanding work for the development of muaythai nationally and internationally. Read More
An important meeting took place with the Minister of Tourism and Sport Aleksandr Shamko, the Chairman of the Belarus Muaythai Federation General Yuriy Karaev, and the IFMA General Secretary, Stephan Fox.
The Minister again confirmed that the IFMA World Championships 2017 in Minsk will be a governmental project, and the government will work closely together with the Belarus federation and IFMA to ensure that it will be a festival of friendship and sport. The Belarus Muaythai Federation Chairman stated that he is proud to host the World Championships and every party involved will do their best to welcome all athletes in Minsk in May.
IFMA General Secretary applauded the efforts of the government as many activities are planned outside the field of play during the 10 days.
A press conference was held afterwards to inform the press on all the activities.
The Royal Thai government, Ministry for Tourism and Sports and the Sports Authority of Thailand organised this year’s muaythai day celebrations at the SAT office.
The 6th of February is officially called muaythai Day in Thailand, held in honour of the historic King Sanphet VIII (also known as “Phra Chao Suea” the “Tiger King”), to mark his coronation day in 1702.
The event was presided over by the Deputy Prime Minister, His Excellency Tanasak Patimapragorn and the Sports Minister of Thailand, Her Excellency Kobkarn alongside the Governor of the Sports Authority of Thailand His Excellency Sakol Wannapong.
IFMA was represented by President Doctor Tapsuwan, and the IFMA Ad Hoc Committee were invited to be guests of honour in the celebrations to pay homage to the best athletes, officials and stakeholders in the art and sport of Muaythai.
His Excellency the Deputy Prime Minister thanked the IFMA Executive Board for all their work of getting Muaythai recognised by the IOC and again confirmed the full support of the Royal Thai government. His Excellency and the entire kingdom are celebrating with the world muaythai community the recognition of muaythai as a full recognised and valuable member of the Olympic family.
The Muaythai Association of Sri Lanka (MTASL) is one of IFMA’s newest members, having submitted their application to IFMA in October 2016. Read More
Sofia Olofsson (SWE) tops the polls and wins the IWGA Athlete of the Year 2016! The 28-year-old Muaythai fighter wins the race by a huge margin . Olofsson won 39 % of the votes, making her clear number 1. Read More