2015 University World Cup Opening Ceremony Highlights

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2015 University World Cup Opening Ceremony Highlights

Posted on Mar 23, 20151

The Ancient Art of Muay Boran

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Muaythai Explained

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Muaythai Anthem

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Russia – the Youngest Team of the Royal World Cup

The national team of Russia sends the highest number of junior athletes which makes it the youngest team of the Royal World Cup so far.

Russian athletes have always been one of the strongest at the IFMA competitions as well as all multisport games – World Combat Games and FISU events. This has given Russia many outstanding athletes and coaches which share their skills and experience with young athletes who start their way in taking new heights in the sport. Read More

Universiade Torch to Ignite Gwangju Today

The grand opening of the Universiade in Gwangju, Korea takes place today, 3rd July at the Universiade Main Stadium and will be a unique event introduced under Eco & Economic, Peace & Development, IT & Communication, and Culture & Education.

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Pan America is Coming!

Muaythai in Pan America is striving and all Pan American countries have finalised the qualifications for the upcoming Royal World Cup which is also the first official qualifier for 2017 World Games held under patronage of the International Olympic Committee. Read More

German Muaythai Fever Before the RWC 2015

Over 300 athletes from all around Germany qualified for the final of the German Muaythai Championship and passed the selection phase for the official German team competing at the IFMA Royal World Cup in Bangkok. Read More

Muaythai Kindergarden and Kids Club at the Royal World Cup

IFMA is family and it is important to us that our events are family events. For the Royal World Cup, a special kids club will be opened from the 11th till 24th of August for all the kids from around the world to play together, develop friendship and cultural understanding from an early age. Read More

World Championship Organising Team Meet Again

Only 7 weeks left to the biggest event in the history of muaythai with over 2500 athletes, officials, delegates meeting in Bangkok for this glorious event for which the Royal Family graciously donate four Royal Trophies. Read More

Sportaccord Convention Elects New President and Executive Committee Member

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – The SportAccord Convention Executive Committee met today in Lausanne, Switzerland and elected ASOIF President Francesco Ricci Bitti to serve as the new President of SportAccord Convention.  Gian Franco Kasper, AIOWF President and Senior Vice-President/Interim Chairman of the SportAccord Council, was elected to the Executive Committee of SportAccord Convention at the meeting of the SportAccord Convention General Assembly also held earlier today. Read More

Arabian Muaythai Junior Championship

The final test for the children in the Juniors Division from Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Kuwait and Egypt was held in Amman, Jordan – to select the final team for the upcoming Royal World Cup in Bangkok. Read More

Sue Glassey, IFMA Female Comission Chair on the rise of women in Muaythai

Sue Glassey, IFMA Vice President and former world champion shared how the world of sport has changed for women in recent years and what has been achieved by IFMA’s Female Commission of which she is Chairperson.

Thailand is only 50 days out from the opening of the 2015 IFMA Royal World Cup. With around 100 teams participating this will be the largest of any IFMA world event to date. The substantial increase in entrants can be accounted for by an increase in the total number of countries attending and the considerable growth of both female and junior competitors. This significant rise in female and junior involvement at national and international levels indicate Muaythai’s enormous gain in popularity worldwide. Read More

History is made for the Muaythai Royal World Cup 2015

For the first time in history the royal family of Thailand has gracefully donated four trophies for this event.  His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Her Majesty Queen Sirikij, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn and Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn have each respectively donated a trophy. This demonstrates the great importance the royal family has given to Muaythai. It also shows the appreciation from the Kingdom of Thailand towards all the athletes and coaches from over one hundred countries, numbering to nearly two thousand who are all making their way to beautiful Thailand. IFMA would like to thank the royal family of Thailand for giving us this honor to our athletes.

Peru, The First Team To Arrive

Peru may be a small country in size but is a fantastic sporting nation where muaythai is a fully recognised sport by the NOC and Sports Ministry. Peru was the first team to arrive for the preparation for the upcoming Royal World Cup to participate in the 6 week training camp using different gym facilities around Thailand not just for training, but also for cultural exchange and understanding. Read More

Youth Is Our Future

Positive youth development is an important part of muaythai and IFMA. Sport Is Your Gang has become a world-recognised project winning the SportAccord Spirit of Sport Award 2014.

Peace building is a process of conflict transformation that involves addressing deep-rooted structural and cultural violence. Sport is the universal language for dialogue and interaction. It fosters understanding, tolerance and trust.  Read More

Afghanistan National Muaythai Federation granted Voting Member Status by NOC

Afghanistan, one of the strongest muaythai nations in Asia, has received the highest honour from their National Olympic Committee which has granted voting member status to the Afghanistan National Muaythai Federation, under the Presidency of Mr Amir Hussain Hussaini.

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Muaythai and Ethics – Caroline Aebersold

Caroline Aebersold needs no introduction to the world of Muaythai. A former Muaythai champion who has become one of the most respected community business leader in Australia, the CEO of a national non-profit education provider, working with approximately 20,000 young people every week. The deputy chair of suicide prevention Australia, currently competing her doctorate in international law.

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