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