Oceania is the smallest but far not weakest continent on muaythai map. Only teams from Australia and New Zealand have their athletes on the awarding podium on a regular basis, and New Zealand national dance Haka is famous to all IFMA member countries for giving confidence to their athletes. Read More
The 2017 Nai Kanom Tom and Wai Kru festival in Ayutthaya organised by the Tourism Authority of Thailand, and the city of Ayutthaya was again a successful event. Read More
It was a true celebration in Ayutthaya last Friday when IFMA participated in the parade honouring the father of muaythai Nai Kanom Tom. The IFMA booth at the exhibition was a popular place for muaythai practitioners where they could talk about muaythai recognitions, congratulate IFMA on IOC recognition, and take pictures with IFMA press wall.
See you next year, and for muaythai athletes have a great 2017 and successful events!
Muaythai might traditionally be associated with kicks and punches, but its International Federation also wants it to be a force to build peace and inclusion in Bangkok’s disadvantaged areas. Read More
The host of the World Muaythai Championships 2017, the Belarus Muaythai Federation was honoured by the recognition of the National Olympic Committee and joined the elite sports community. Read More
2016 was an incredibly successful year for IFMA with the sport receiving its recognition by the International Olympic Committee. 2017 has a calendar packed with events around the world.
A Muaythai Ontario which was the first region giving muaythai recognition organised an outstanding event – all female amateur muaythai event in support of International Women’s Day.
Ontario featured a wealth of female athletic and coaching talent, with champions such as Ashley Nichols, Candice Mitchell, Janice Lyn, and Taylor McClatchie having taken the world by storm. SHEfights provides a stage for the up and coming female athletes of Ontario to showcase their abilities while establishing a legacy for future athletes.
IFMA athletes commission chair Janice Lyn stated that IFMA stands for no discrimination of any kind where male and female stand hand in hand.
She for he, he for she, she for she, he for he, united we stand and Respect is the foundation we stand on.
Sport1 GmbH has acquired the comprehensive platform-neutral media rights to The World Games 2017 – exclusively for Germany and non-exclusively for Austria and Switzerland.
Muaythai mourns the loss of one of their outstanding ambassadors and athletes Luke Kempson.
Luke has been a world class athlete competing around the world, representing Australia and becoming a WMC and IFMA champion. We will remember him as one of our own and for his outstanding sportsmanship on and off the field of play. We send our deepest condolences to his loved ones and we all mourn a true warrior
We are pleased to announce that the competition for this year’s Youth World Championship mascot is officially OPEN!! This year’s YWC will be held in Bangkok, Thailand from 3-11 August 2017. Read More
The EMF President and Mayor of the city Odesa Mr. Gennadiy Trukhanov signed a Paris Declaration of commitment to prevent AIDS, and joined the movement initiated by the Mayor of Paris and UNAISD in 2014. The signing also carries a symbolic meaning as Paris is one of possible venues for the European Championships in 2017. Read More
A second Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) regional sub office has been officially opened during a ceremony in Thai capital Bangkok, as the organisation continues steps to ensure its stability amid ongoing tensions in Kuwait.
It comes after the continental bloc opted to press ahead with their plan to develop five regional headquarters, rather than keep their sole home in Kuwait City.
This was decided during an Executive Committee meeting in Japanese city Sapporo late last month.
Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister Thanasak Patimaprakon and National Olympic Committee of Thailand President Yuthasak Sasiprapha were among those present.
“Thailand is one of the main players in our Olympic Movement in Asia and I would like to thank you for your support,” said OCA President Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah.
IFMA president Doctor Sakchye Tapsuwan who is also the President of the amateur federation of Thailand under royal patronage stated that this is good news for IFMA the sole recognised Muaythai (Muay) organisation by the Olmypic Council of Asia since 1999. The cooperation has become even closer since Muaythai is also recognised by the IOC.