Team Thailand emerges as the overall winner for the males and while Vietnam brought it home for the women!
A great success for the neighbouring countries at the Asian Beach Games, both Thailand and Vietnam claiming the overall trophy for the best male and female team in the Muaythai competition, which was celebrated by both teams in style. Read More
The last day of the Asian Beach Games Final was more than a success for the organisers of the ABG and the sport of Muaythai, as the stadium was packed to capacity to the point where a second VIP section had to be built to accommodate the many presidents of the NOCs, government representatives and so many sporting personalities. The event was live telecasted with various international press on hand. Read More
Young Muay Thai fighters pose before the IFMA youth conference. Photo: UN Women/Younghwa Choi
IFMA and the sport of Muaythai stands proud of its collaboration with UN Women Asia and the Pacific in the UNiTE to End Violence Against Women Campaign.
We are proud of our champions who continue to be role models in changing and redefining attitudes towards women and girls.
Read about our latest collaboration with UN Women at our Youth Event in their latest story here – Enlisting the Fiercest of Young Fighters to Help End Violence against Women
As you know, since 13 September 2016, the cyber espionage group “Fancy Bear” has been releasing batches of confidential athlete data on their website, which they illegally obtained from a Rio 2016 Olympic Games account of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)’s Anti-Doping Administration and Management System (ADAMS). Specifically, they are releasing data related to Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs) delivered by Anti-Doping Organizations (ADOs) – International Federations (IFs), National Anti-Doping Organizations (NADOs), and Major Event Organizers (MEOs). Read More
It was an Opening Ceremony that would remain in the memories of the spectators. In true spirit of a Beach Games, the skies made sure everyone had a refreshing splash with a showering welcome at the beginning of the Athletes Parade. Read More
The semi-finals at the Muaythai Asian Beach Games competition was a day which will linger in memories of those who bore witness forever thanks to the amazing atmosphere. Great sporting performances and a packed VIP section made this the most popular day of any sport in the games. Read More
Rained on but not rained out: a thunderous start to the 5th Asian Beach Games in Da Nang. Thousands of spectators packed along the white sand for the opening ceremony yesterday. Read More
This year’s FAMA Annual General Meeting was held on the rest day of the Muaythai competition at the 5th Asian Beach Games in Danang, Vietnam the Grand Sea Hotel. Read More
Today’s quarterfinal bouts produced some world class performances, and a great atmosphere at the Bien Dong Park Beach. Read More
The muaythai venue was packed to the last seat with standing room only, and the VIP section visited by many honoured guests from the various Asian NOCs. It was the quarterfinals for some divisions, and in the 54 KG division, it was Thailand booking their place in the semis with a win over Malaysia while Korea beat Kazakhstan. Read More
Combining sport and culture is the platform of IFMA and the cultural part again played an important part during the IFMA Youth World Championships 2016. The Wai Kru pays respect to the art and sport of Muaythai, our loved ones as much as our opponents and is an important pre-competition ritual in Muaythai. This tradition goes back thousands of years and plays an important part in the Muaythai practitioners life regardless if you do it for competition or just for fun. Read More
Muaythai, one of the most popular sports in the Asian Beach Games, had to start their 2 days before the opening giving it a total 6 days of competition. Read More
All muaythai national teams which have been sent by various NOCs of Asia have arrived in Da Nang. They settled into their hotels situated along one of the most beautiful beaches in Asia. But it all went down to business today. After the official weigh-in, the official draw took place to find out who is matched up against who.Dato Shahnnaz Azmi, FAMA Vice President and Technical Delegate of the 5thAsian Beach Games opened the meeting, welcoming all athletes, delegates and the representatives of the various NOCs and gave a detailed report on the week ahead. Read More
Amisha Azrilrizall from Malaysia received a hero’s welcome on her return home following her victory at the Youth World Championships. Coming from the province of Perak Darul Ridzuan and attending the high school of Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Gunung Rapat Amisha made her dream come true when she won her spot in the national team of Malaysia to the IFMA youth world championship 2016. Read More