Muaythai at One Young World Summit

One Young World needs no introduction. This summit brings together the most valuable young talents from around the globe, joined by world leaders to debate, formulate and share innovative solutions for the ever changing world. This years summit was held in Bangkok with young people from over 196 countries participating. Countless fantastic speakers and guest speakers have been part of One Young World with big names such as Sir Richard Branson, Kofi Annan, Boris Becker, John Kerry, Sir Bob Geldof, Roger Federer, John Landau, Kal Penn and many more. Read More

Malaysia Muaythai gets major boost

Muaythai Malaysia is continuing to grow after a successful Challenger Muaythai, the Emmy nominated muaythai reality show. After the IFMA world Championship 2014, Malaysia is again in the limelight, starting a 13 episode TV series – Rise of Heroes. Read More

World Combat Games Meeting

Lausanne was the place for the World Combat Games meeting. The event showcasing the spirit of combat sports and martial arts. The meeting was opened by SportAccord chairman and the President of Winter Olympic Federations, AIOWF, Mr. Gian-Franco Kasper.

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Pan-American Championships in Peru

Peru Muaythai Association will be the host for one of the biggest muaythai events held in the region. Peru Muaythai Association under the Presidency and national director of Rodrigo Jorquera, have put together a world class event which will put Lima in the center of muaythai this weekend. The main match will be USA Superstar, Kevin Ross, taking on the Brazilian champion, Leandro Duarte. This match truly is putting two of Pan American’s best in the ring. Read More

IFMA Prayers for the World

On behalf of the International Federation of Muaythai Amateur (IFMA) and the world muaythai community, we would like to express our grief for the violent attacks that rocked the city of Paris, leaving at least 129 dead and over 350 injured. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims, the friends and families of those that lost their lives as well as those affected by this vicious and callous act of terror.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all the families affected by these horrific events and also with our global leaders as they navigate the aftermath of these tragedies. Undoubtedly, they will be faced with difficult decisions in the days to come and we pray for wisdom and that they may find a way to reciprocate in the spirit of justice and peace rather than revenge.

In this time of unfathomable loss and tragedy in the world, we also remember and mourn together with the families and friends of victims of the suicide bombings which claimed the lives of at least 41 in Beirut and the recent bombings which left at least 43 dead in Baghdad just one day before the terror attacks in Paris and another killing at least 21 on Friday. We mourn the 224 lives lost in the crash of Kogalymavia Flight 9268, 25 of which were children. Our hearts and thoughts are with the children left orphaned and the friends and families left in grief. In the most recent tragedies, we also grieve for the innocent lives lost in the 2 bomb attacks in Nigeria, and pray for the souls of the child suicide bombers. It is overwhelmingly sad to be faced with such stark examples of how evil knows no boundaries, consuming the innocence of youth.We must continue to recognise, acknowledge and renounce the on-going civil war in Syria that has killed 250,000 people since 2011.

The world muaythai community and IFMA join together in solemnity and solidarity to pray for our world, our brothers and sisters and our future.

Antalya Youth Championship


Traditionally part of the Antalya Cup is the Youth Championship to showcase the future of Muaythai, a friendly competition and most important of all, making friends.
20 European countries again come together in this championship in which the culture part of Muaythai, its ancient values and traditions promoting culture understanding in a world so desperately looking for peace. The IFMA youth are true ambassadors that, regardless of gender or social differences, the power of sport unites. If you witness the Wai-Kru competition in which the youth honour their family, country, their own gym as well as the opponents is the true testimony that sport can make a difference.

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Muaythai Antalya Cup – A Huge Success

20 Countries from all of Europe come together for this year’s Antalya Cup to celebrate culture and sports exchange and the spirit of Muaythai. President of the Turkish Muaythai Federation, Halil Durna, stated that the Antalya Cup is the event for athletes to celebrate Turkish hospitality in a beautiful atmosphere where the athletes stayed in a luxury resort with the best possible preparation opportunities and competition.

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IOC President opens SportAccord IF Forum 

The IOC President, Dr Thomas Bach opened the SportAccord IF Forum 2015 with a record number of international sports federations in attendance. This year’s conference programme is focused on governance and sport and has been developed in close cooperation with the International Olympic Committee and the SportAccord Convention stakeholders. The event was by invitation only for international sport federations from SportAccord, ASOIF, AIOWF, ARISF and AIMS. Read More


IFMA Sport Director Charissa Tynan travelled to Lausanne to discuss future FISU Muaythai events – the possibility of holding another FISU patronised Muaythai University World Cup in 2017 and plans for the 1st Muaythai University World Championships in 2018. Read More

SportAccord Extraordinary Congress

IFMA was one of the 109 world recognised full member International Sport Federations and Associate members which convened in Lausanne for the Extraordinary General Assembly for SportAccord.  The meeting was chaired by the President of the AOIWF (Winter Olympics) and Chariman of SportAccord Mr Gian-Franco Kasper and attended by special guest President of ASOIF (Summer Olympics) and SportAccord Convention Mr Francesco Ricci-Bitti. Read More

World Combat Games: The world recognised combat sports meet in Lausanne.

SportAccord, the umbrella body for the world recognised combat/fight sports has called in for the next meeting. 16 Sports met at this important meeting in Lausanne, in which 7 of them are Olympic sports, to discuss the 3rd edition of the World Combat Games. Read More

SportAccord agrees with principle of merging with SportAccord Convention

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – At the Extraordinary General Assembly of SportAccord held at the Hotel Royal Savoy in Lausanne, Switzerland on Wednesday 11th November, the members decided by large majority to authorise the SportAccord Council to negotiate with the Board of the SportAccord Convention to merge the organisations into one body. In spring 2016 the General Assembly of SportAccord will convene and review the proposed Statutes that will be established and submitted to the members.
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SportAccord IF Forum, Lausanne

The 2015 SportAccord IF Forum, Lausanne 11 – 13 November.

“Governance in Sport” will be one of the main focuses on the conference program for this important forum which will be opened by the President of the IOC, Dr. Thomas Bach. The opening address will be done by the President of ASIOF (Association of Summer Olympics Association), Franco Ricci Bitti, who is also the President of the SportAccord Convention.

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Korean Martial Art Meeting

Korea is a country with a proud Martial art tradition, with Taekwondo under the World Taekwondo Federation being a proud participant in the Olympic games. For the last 10 years, every year the Korean Martial Art festival has taken place, where muaythai has been one of the founding members to promote muaythai as a cultural art form with all it’s disciplines.

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