The IFMA World Youth takes Bangkok by storm

The National Stadium came alive for the IFMA Royal World Cup 2015, when the youth from all 5 continents contested for the semi finals. Over 20 Bangkok schools came with buses packed with support for their Thai heroes, while the stadium was filled with supporters for all the junior teams. Read More

The 24th IFMA Annual General Assembly

96 fully recognised IFMA national federations, plus 24 prospective federations, representatives from sport authorities and governments took part at the 24th IFMA Annual General Meeting, which was filled to the last seat. Dr Sakchye Tapsuwan was re-elected as IFMA President and presentations from future host cities were made. Read More

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

Australia delegates 100+ team to the Royal World Cup

Australian Muaythai Federation has made it as the largest team in the Royal World Cup 2015 so far, sending a delegation of over 110 participants to the prestigious event.

The popularity of muaythai in Australia has seen an unprecedented boost in recent years and the official application with such a big number participants coming for the Royal World Cup is a clear confirmation of the muaythai expansion in Australia. Read More

Royal World Cup breaks record

A record number of 1000+ participating athletes has been reached today with Armenia sending its application for Muaythai’s Royal World Cup 2015 this August. An overall number of about 3000 participants are expected to visit Bangkok already guaranteeing a full house for the event. Read More

Royal World Cup meeting

The third important meeting took place between the Royal Thai Government, chaired by the Her Excellency Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, the Minister of Tourism and Sport, the Department of Physical Education, the Sport Authority of Thailand, the Amateur Muay Thai Association of Thailand, represented by Mr Kajorn Prowsri and IFMA represented by President Dr Sakchye Tapsuwan, General Secretary Mr Stephan Fox, and Sport Director Mrs Charissa Tynan.

The Minister thanked IFMA for bringing this important event to Thailand. Thailand is honoured to be the host country, especially with the important Royal Trophies being presented. It is not just a sporting event, it is an exchange of cultural understanding and friendship and the fact that we have over a hundred countries and over 3000 athletes and officials travelling to Thailand, shows the popularity of Muaythai as a sport and cultural art form. Read More

Slovenia Muaythai Preparing for the Royal World Cup!

Novo Mesto, Slovenia will be the center of Slovenia amateur Muaythai at the end of this month as the IMTL Finals will be held on the 30th of May in the Drska Sports Hall arena.

The IMTL has grown into one of the strongest regional amateur Muaythai competitions with 24 gyms from 12 different countries coming together to participate, compete and exchange friendship and culture through the art and sport of Muaythai. Read More

US Muaythai Open

Phoenix was chosen to be the host city for the 2015 Final of the United States Muaythai Open Championship to unearth athletes that will represent America at the upcoming Royal World Cup in Bangkok, Thailand.

The United States Muaythai Federation (USMF) contracted Siam Fight Productions for the first qualifying U.S. Muaythai Open tournament for purposes to form the 2015 National Team. Read More

SportAccord Convention Starts with a Bang

Sochi, Russia: The local organisers of the 2015 SportAccord Convention World Sport and Business Summit presented a grand spectacle for the international audiences during the opening ceremony of the event. Showcasing Russian culture and sports, the colourful ceremony was organised in the Iceberg Skating Palace inside the Olympic Park in Sochi.


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Sochi is Where Sport Meets

IFMA will be representing Muaythai at the SportAccord Convention, in Sochi, Russia during the following week. The event will be the event where all sporting federations will converge in a massive week long convention that continues to shape the sporting world.

With the promise of bringing the sports world closer, the 2015 edition of the SportAccord Convention World Sport and Business Summit opened in Sochi in Russia today. The 5-day long event will see leaders from the world of sports, sports industry and sports associations converge on the Black Sea resort city from all corners of the globe.

With almost 3100 registered participants, the latest edition of the SportAccord Convention has broadened its scope to include in its fray participants from sports business and sports media. Read More

Muaythai Is Ready for SportAccord Convention 2015

Muaythai is ready for this year’s SportAccord Convention in Sochi, Russia. As every year, Muaythai looks to make a big impact at the Convention with various activities planned for the week.

This year will be no different as Muaythai will be well represented at the Sports Demo Zone with a big demo team from Thailand as well as the Russian national team to showcase the cultural art and sport of Muaythai.

The Sport Accord Convention in Sochi is now less than two days away as organisers get ready to host its unique Village for the very first time, as well as a Sports Demo Zone.

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IFMA MUWC Highlights

This year’s IFMA Muaythai University World Cup, under FISU patronage, has been a highly successful event, which was made possible through the cooperation of all the IFMA National Federations, organizers and all stakeholders involved.

The adage “A picture is worth a thousand words,” is well known and we are all familiar as to how a simple picture can convey complex ideas and emotions to the audience. We’ll leave you with images from the final night of fights, courtesy of ZRS Gamboa Photography. Thank you once again to all the participants, coaches and officials for competing and working together to bring the cultural art and sport of Muaythai to the highest sporting recognition.

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And The Winner Is: Lima, Peru 2017 World Combat Games

Lausanne, Switzerland: SportAccord recently announced that the third edition of the World Combat Games will be organised in Lima, Peru in the end of 2017. The agreement to organise the event in the capital city of Peru was signed between Marius L. Vizer, president of SportAccord and José Quiñones González, the president of the Peru Olympic Committee.

Organised with the full support of the International Federations, the World Combat Games are due to be composed of 16 sports, 6 of which are in the Olympics and the remaining 10 are non-Olympic sports. Over 2500 athletes in 33 disciplines and 135 categories will participate in the 2017 edition of the event in Lima. The event will be broadcast live around the world in over 100 territories and also streamed live over the internet, apart from highlights and news coverage. Read More

Farewell to an Outstanding Event

In IFMA tradition, an important function and party was held for all the athletes, officials, and volunteers to come together in friendship as there are no losers in Muaythai. The party was hosted by IFMA President Dr Sakchye Tapsuwan and the Director General of the Department of Physical Education of Thailand, Dr Patanachart Kridiborworn in a grand ball room with great entertainment, smiling faces all around, and athletes mingling together. Friendship is the most important part of the sport. In Muaythai, we never look down on anyone, only to help people back on their feet.

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