Ping Ki Wong is one of the top technical officials of IFMA but also a stern supporter of the IFMA and WMC ‘Sport is your Gang’ and ‘Muaythai Against Drugs (MAD)’ campaign. 52 years young, he decided to raise money for charity and fought for the prestigious WMC MAD Belt in a special match verses David Kwon at the WMC ‘The One Legend’ event in Hong Kong.
Quention Chong, president of the South African Muaythai Association (SAMA) and the South African Amateur Muaythai Federation (SAAMF), and fellow muaythai athletes conducted a special Muaythai Aerobics event in South Africa for their National Youth Day on the 16th of June.
The sport of Muaythai has come a long way and IFMA, which has National Federations in over 120 countries and is fully recognized by SportAccord, the Olympic committee of Asia, the International World Games Association, and TAFISA, will be welcoming 30 national Olympic committees in Asia to send muaythai teams to compete in the upcoming 4th Asian Beach Games in Phuket.
Halfway through the year and there are still plenty of Muaythai events penned into the calendar for 2014. Krakow, Poland is gearing up to host the 2014 Muaythai European Championships from the 21st to the 28th of September this year.
There’s only a few more days before 2014′s IFMA World Championships, situated in one of the worlds most tranquil islands, Langkawi in Maylaysia. We are working around the clock to bring you one of the biggest event in the world of Muaythai. Here are some pictures to help get into the vibe and buzz we are experiencing here on the beautiful island of Langkawi. Stand by for more updates.
Ajarn Paiboon and Ajarn Radom needs no introduction to the Muaythai community. Ajarn Radom, the former chairman of the technical commission at the famous Lumpinee Boxing Stadium as well as chairman of the WMC technical board and Ajarn Paiboon, chairman of the IFMA technical commission and the technical delegate for the last World Combat Games was honoured to accept the Golden Mongkol. Read More
March 17 is Nai Khanom Tom day. This auspicious event will take place in the old capital city of Thailand. Ayuthaya. The event is organized by the Kru Muay association. The main organizer and chairperson of Kru Muay Association Chinawut Sirisompan stated that this is an important day for all Muaythai and Muay Boran enthusiasts to be a part of. The president of the International Federation of Muaythai Amateur (under royal patronage) Dr. Sakchye Tapsuwan and the General Secretary of IFMA and WMC Vice President Stephan Fox will be part of the VIP’s for the ceremony. Ayuthaya will also host the Muay Boran World Championships from the 13th to the 22nd of March.
Here is a little historical anecdote about our Muaythai Legend, Nai Khanom Tom…. Read More
In 2010, Beijing saw the first SportAccord World Combat Games take place under patronage of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The event was a great success and ensured a sequel: the second World Combat Games on the 18–26th of October in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The IOC has again given its patronage to the games. Read More
Saturday the 18th of May will be a historical day for Muaythai, with the final of the Silk Road Cup taking place in Uzbekistan.
The story of the Silk Road is one of grand adventure. From China to India, through Southeast Asia, Persia, Arabia and into the ancient Mediterranean, the Silk Road once stretched through baking deserts, over treacherous mountain passes, and across lush landscapes.
The route was traveled by merchants and caravans, explorers, and conquerors in search of wealth, trade, and new lands. The result was a mix of culture and civilization which marked the history of our world.