Belarus will remember this moment!
Another cracking day of muaythai here in Split with 29 fights for male and female athletes in the rings!
The day starts early here with medical checks and weigh-ins for athletes from 7am – and of course that means the doctors and referees are up at that hour too. Good thing we all love muaythai so much or things could get cranky! 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
Athletes and teams received a warm Croatian welcome at the Opening Ceremony of the IFMA/EMF European Championships 2016 on Sunday.
Split, one of the oldest cities in Europe with Ancient Roman ruins making up the city centre, has really opened its heart to muaythai. This championship is the culmination of months of training for the athletes. And with eleven spots at the World Games 2017 up for grabs as well as the glory of winning a medal for their countries, the competition is sure to be intense. Read More
“Giving Back” is an important part of MUAYTHAI…
For over twenty years IFMA has used the power of sport, to contribute to communities. Alone we can only do so much; united we can achieve so much more.
The Headquarters of IFMA has sent a request out to all its members calling for a minute of silence to be observed at all IFMA events to pay respect to HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej who sadly passed away on October 13th.
Split will be the host city for the 2017 IFMA European Championships which will also serve as the European Qualifier for the 2017 World Games which are scheduled to be held in Wroclaw Poland in July next year. Read More
One of Europe’s most historical cities, Split Croatia is in preparations to host the European Championships of one of the most ancient combat sports of all time. Athletes from around 40 European countries will descend on Split from 23-29 October to participate in this historical event. Read More
His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej rose to the greatest heights in modern Thai history and was in his lifetime, the pillar and soul of his nation. At the time of his passing yesterday, he was the world’s longest reigning Monarch, and had been recognised with several international awards, especially for his social contributions. Read More
Muaythai under IFMA is a highly valued member of the world recognised sporting family with a strong emphasis on community. Sport has a unique power and IFMA and Muaythai has greatly established itself using the power of sport for the good of society. Important partnerships have been formed with Peace and Sport , Generations for Peace, UN Women and recently an important signing took place with UNESCO. Read More
Elisa Salinas needs no introduction in Pan-America. A successful businesswoman, TV producer, entrepreneur, philanthropist and also one of the backbones of IFMA; Elisa is also the President of the Pan-Am Continental Muaythai Federation, an IFMA Vice President and also the President of the Mexican Muaythai Federation. Read More
Singapore shows the Lion heart and that size does not matter. With one of the smallest population at the world and continental championships, Singapore athletes this year, have delivered outstanding performances. Read More
(left to right) Consul-General of Thailand to Vietnam, Mrs Ureerat Ratanaprukse, IFMA General Secretary Stephan Fox, IOC President Dr Thomas Bach and Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand Gen Tanasak Patimapragorn
IFMA and the Muaythai athletes received the highest honour when the IOC President made a personal visit to the IFMA event at the 5th Asian Beach Games in Da Nang Vietnam. President Bach had shown support for the IFMA championships with a personalised message at the Royal World Cup, but it was the first time that an IOC president sat ringside at any Muaythai competition, experiencing the traditions and atmosphere Muaythai has as a martial art and combat sport. Read More
Many representatives from NOCs, the OCA and the IOC came to enjoy the electrifying atmosphere, the ancient traditions of muaythai during the 5th Asian Beach Games. Over 40 NOCs sent their representatives to the Semi and the Finals of the Muaythai event; Mr Husain Al-Mussalam, the Director General & Technical Director of the OCA, the Manager of Olympic Solidarity in Asia, Mr Olivier Niamkey, the Presidents of both the NOCs of Thailand and Vietnam and so many other countries sat next to each other. Read More