European Muaythai Championships Press Conference

The beautiful city of Split, Croatia will hold the 10th edition of the European Muaythai Championships October 22-29, where again all EMF members will unite to compete for the gold medals. Also, it’s a qualifier for the 2017 World Games in Poland under patronage of the IOC. Read More

José Perurena to Represent SportAccord Associate Members

IWGA just signed an important MOU with the IOC for an even closer cooperation, showcasing the importance of the world games in the Olympic movement.
IWGA President José Perurena has been designated to represent the Associate Members on the SportAccord Council. The delegates of the ten Associate Members such as IWGA, FICS or FISU agreed that José Perurena will serve as their representative until the next SportAccord Convention in April 2017. Read More

Armenia Gives Way to the Youth

Armenian Muaythai Federation has stepped up the sport under the presidency of Mr. Artak Brutyan and his staff, which made it possible for Armenian athletes to represent their country at the Royal World Cup in Bangkok, EMF Cup in Turkey and many other events where the Armenian flag was among IFMA and EMF members which are also part of the World Games, FISU, SportAccord and other important recognised sports bodies. Read More

Polish Muaythai Joins its First Olympic Sessions

After the full recognition of the Polish Muaythai Federation, its President took part in his first plenary session of the National Polish Olympic Committee where such questions like the development of the sport in Poland, World Games 2017 and many others were discussed. Read More

Turkish National Muaythai University Championships a Big Success

Blending sport and education is the foundation of Olympism, and IFMA is truly proud to be recognised by FISU and to be included in the official FISU World Championship programme. Read More

Patrick Baumann elected President of SportAccord

FIBA Secretary General Patrick Baumann has been elected President of SportAccord after overcoming the President of World Underwater Federation Anna Arzhanova in today’s SportAccord General Assembly.

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Muaythai’s Wake-up Call for SportAccord Delegates!

Kicking and punching started the day for delegates of the SportAccord Convention 2016 as the traditional morning muaythai session was held in Lausanne under the guidance of the Swiss Muaythai team and President of Polish Muaythai Federation Rafal Szlachta.

IFMA President Doctor Sakcyche Tapsuwan himself was there to add his knowledge of the sport which was a special honor fo the participants. Read More

MoU between IOC & IWGA

LAUSANNE (19/4/2016) The International World Games Association (IWGA) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) agreed on a new Memorandum of Understanding on Tuesday. IOC President Dr. Thomas Bach and President José Perurena of the IWGA signed this important agreement about mutual support during the SportAccord Convention in Lausanne. This document supersedes the previous Memorandum of Understanding dated 27 October 2000. Read More

History has been made!

A historical MoU has been signed between the IOC represented by IOC President Dr. Thomas Bach and AIMS represented by its counterpart Stephan Fox. The signing ceremony was witnessed by 4 Vice Presidents from the IOC, and IOC Director General Christophe De Kepper; this is a testament of the importance of the signing. Read More

IWGA, ARISF, AIMS Meet at Joint Dinner at SportAccord Convention

SportAccord Convention is the world’s premier and most exclusive annual event at the service of sport. It is focused on driving positive change internationally and dedicated to engaging and connecting; rights holders, organising committees, cities, press and media, businesses and other organisations involved in the development of sport. Read More

IFMA is Getting Ready for SportAccord Convention

IFMA is a proud member of SportAccord and one the 93 official federations under the SportAccord umbrella. SportAccord convention has become a powerful platform in the world of sport for discussion and knowledge sharing. Muaythai and IFMA is a proud member of SportAccord and has been an exhibitor at every convention since 2006. Read More

IFMA Celebrates Songkran

A special day of celebration at the IFMA international office took place to honour songkran which is an important festival celebrated in Thailand as the traditional New Year’s Day from 13 to 15 April, a festival of unity, where people who have moved away usually return homes to their loved ones and elder family members. Read More

IFMA World championship Joint Meeting

A very important and productive meeting took place in Bangkok between IFMA International office and General Manager of the World Championships 2016, Mr. Jonas Elfving from Sweden .He was accompanied by his technical team. Read More

Congratulations to Austria

Muaythai in Austria is going from strong to stronger and one of the oldest gyms is celebrating 35 years.
The KSF gym established itself in 1991, founder Peter Fist was a visionary and one of the pioneers of muaythai in Austria. He sadly passed away on 1st day of 2016 but he is remembered in Austria as the ambassador, a martial artist, which volunteered his life for the good of sport. Read More