Finals and The World Games qualifying places at IFMA World Cup Kazan


Aslander Zikreev Russia doing the ritual Wai Khru dance before winning his place at The World Games

Finals day at the IFMA World Cup in Kazan, with 11 spots for The World Games 2017 up for grabs across male and female places.

After a long and exciting day we had eight new athletes to add to the IFMA roster for The World Games as three of the gold medal winners previously qualified during other championships. Read More

#orangetheworld IFMA World Cup Kazan


Today was all about the beauty of the Kazan Kremlin and marking IFMA’s partnership with UN Women Asia-Pacific to stop violence against women.

Tomorrow the final bouts are upon – it always happens so fast!  Up eleven of our athletes across the male and female divisions will take their place on the Road to Wroclaw when they claim gold tomorrow  – some of our finalists are already in the happy position of being safely qualified but still gunning for glory!

IFMA is proud to be working with UN Women through their Asia-Pacific offices on the UNiTE to Eliminate 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 More

Day Three IFMA World Cup Kazan

website-2411-wc-kazan-uzbekistan-victory-pose-ring-aDay Three already at the IFMA World Cup in Kazan and we are as they say approaching the business end of the tournament with The World Games places looming large! Read More

Kazan Muaythai World Cup Press Conference 2016

presscon6It was a full house with journalists from around the world at the Kazan Muaythai World Cup press conference at the Basket Hall Arena with special addresses from the Minister of Youth and Sports Affairs of the Republic of Tatarstan Vladimir Leonov, Russian Muaythai Federation President Dmitry Putilin and IFMA General Secretary Stephan Fox. Read More

The World Games’ Hansel and Gretel visit Kazan IFMA World Cup

2211-wc-kazan-hg-on-red-chairIFMA athletes have gathered again to battle for a place at The World Games 2017 in Wroclaw, Poland. And we’re delighted Hansel and Gretel, the mascots for the 2017 Games have joined us once more!

They are now working with IFMA on our project to end violence against women in partnership with UN-Women under the #heforshe banner. Read More

Day Two IFMA World Cup Kazan

Turkey (red) vs Turkmeistan at 54kgs

Turkey (red) vs Turkmeistan at 54kgs

Thrills and spills were the order of the day in Kazan during Day Two as the competition ramped up across the two rings. Read More

Day One IFMA World Cup Kazan


The first bouts of the IFMA World Cup in Kazan have taken place, with male and female athletes from around the world competing for 11 places at The World Games next summer in Wroclaw. Read More

Opening Ceremony of the IFMA World Cup Kazan!

2211-wc-kazan-opening-trad-tartarstanLit by pulsing strobe lights, the stage was set for athletes representing their countries to introduce their flags to the cheering crowd at the Kazan IFMA World Cup. Time for the first steps on the Road to Wroclaw for some of our athletes as the battle for places at The World Games continues. Read More

Weigh-ins and Draw at Muaythai Kazan

Medical checks to start the tournament

Medical checks to start the tournament

Athletes and officials from around the world represented their countries  today at the weigh-ins and checks for the opening of the IFMA World Cup in Kazan.

This exciting tournament is also a qualifier for The World Games in Wroclaw next year, with the gold medal winners from 11 weigh categories in male and female divisions going on to that multi-sport tournament. Read More

Pan American World Games Qualifier 

panamerican-championshipsLima, which will be the host for the 130th IOC Session 2017  in which the host city for the 2024 Olympics will be decide, will also be host the Pan American World Games Qualifier from the 30th November – 4th December 2016.
All Pan-American countries will come together to decide who will represent Pan-America in Wroclaw at the 2017 World Games under patronage of the IOC. Pan-American Muaythai President, Elisa Salinas stated that “the best of the best will come together”, thanking the Peruvian Muaythai Association for hosting this event.
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Argentina’s women take up amateur muaythai!


Argentina plays host to a special event this month when a tournament for female referees and athletes takes place in Buenos Aires. Read More

Day Five EMF European Muaythai Championships

28 EC Croatia Day 5 medals Russia Swden

Gold at 71kgs for Russia, silver for Sweden and bronze for Croatia, Turkey

Twenty-four bouts were held today with medals going a-begging across male and female bouts, as well as spots in the eleven World Games weight divisions

The winning athletes entered the arena led by a parade of women dressed in traditional Croatian dress, and received their medals from a variety of local and international dignitaries – followed of course by a rush for the ultimate selfie! Read More

Day Four at EMF European Championships

2710 EC Croatia Day 4 Kulebin vs Stomatov

Day four already with gold medal day getting ever closer for our athletes with bronze won in many bouts today under a blue Croatian sky.

We had 23 bouts today in two rings between male and female athletes, and it was an intense day for our judges.  Read More

AGM of the European Muaythai Federation during European Championships

2510 EC Croatia EMF meeting group shot

The annual general meeting of the EMF took place on Day Two of the European Championships, a lively discussion with many plans to make for the future of our sport. Read More