Happy Holidays from IFMA!!


Thank you to all stakeholders! 2016 has been another important year for IFMA and muaythai as a recognisable and credible member in the world of sport and the Olympic movement. Read More

Malaysia is getting ready for the SEA Games


A two day gathering took place in Malaysia organised by the Malaysian National Olympic Committee and the national Ministry of Youth and Sports. His Excellency, Mr. Khairy Jamaluddin the Minister for Youth and Sports, addressed all the athletes, for them to work sincerely and enthusiastically to represent Malaysia, their families, their sport and most importantly, themselves. Read More

IOC Executive Board Member congratulates IFMA

sergey-bubka-meets-european-muaythai-federation-president-1One of the most successful Olympians of all time, Sergei Bubka, who is also an IOC executive board member and President of the Ukrainian National Olympic Committee, visited the president of the European Muaythai Federation Gennadiy Turkhanov who is also the mayor of the city of Odessa.

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IWGA Delegation Visits Birmingham


During their recent visit to Birmingham/Alabama, José Perurena, President of the International World Games Association, and CEO Joachim Gossow met representatives of the Birmingham Local Organizing Committee (BOC) and Chester Wheeler, responsible for marketing and media within the United States Olympic Committee (USOC). During the sessions they set up the framework for close cooperation in the lead-up to The World Games 2021. In a separate meeting with the Mayor of Birmingham, William A. Bell, the IWGA President discussed the involvement of the City in the preparation and execution of the 2021 World Games. Mayor Bell assured all participants of the full support of the City.

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IFMA celebrates its IOC Recognition in a Successful Press Conference in Bangkok


Yesterday’s Press Conference hosted by IFMA to announce and celebrate their recent IOC recognition was one that was watched by IFMA members, stakeholders, muaythai fans and members of the world sporting family across the globe.

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IFMA to Host Special Press Conference to Celebrate its IOC Recognition


December 6th 2016 will be forever remembered as the historical day when the sport and art of muaythai via the International Federation of Muaythai Amateur was recognised by the International Olympic Committee. Muaythai is many hundred years old, but this major milestone will pave the way for the future as muaythai now sits on the same table as all Olympic recognised sports. Read More

Thai Leading Masters Show Respect

Hundreds of year old traditions came alive on December 5th at the WMC and IFMA King Rama 9 Memorial Muaythai Tournament when over 200 leading masters from all Muaythai styles male and female from all regions of Thailand came together in a very special ceremony.

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Muaythai Receives IOC Recognition


Muaythai is a martial art and combat sport with over 1,000 years of tradition, but December 6th 2016 will shape the next 1,000 years, as muaythai was granted provisional recognition by the IOC Executive Board. In an official letter to IFMA President Dr. Sakchye Tapsuwan, the IOC congratulated IFMA “on its achievements in the development of the federation and the sport…” Read More

Junior Cup December 5


A special junior event was held on December 5 in memory of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the 9th Rama at the beautiful setting of Lumpinee Park, Bangkok. Some of the most outstanding junior fighters were invited to participate in this special event to showcase the future of Muaythai. Read More

Condolences on the Loss of Muaythai Federation of Nigeria President


It was with great sadness that we learned of Prince Kehinde Adekunle Adedeji’s sudden passing. As the President of the Muaythai Federation of Nigeria, he was dedicated to the development of the sport and art of muaythai. A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts, through us, they live on.

On behalf of the world muaythai community, we at the International Federation of Muaythai Amateur wish to extend our deepest condolences to his friends, family, loved ones and all our brothers and sisters of the Muaythai Federation of Nigeria.

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. May in rest in peace.

Super 4 female

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December 5 will see a special event in remembrance of King Rama IX, which will also include a Super 4 female event, as female muaythai has become as popular as it’s male counterpart and also to uphold IFMA’s missions and vision in the cooperation with UN Women’s Unite to End Violence Against Women. This event will see four of the world’s best female fighters square up against each other. The women will fight twice on the evening to claim the trophy.

The line up will be:

Candice Mitchell (Trinidad and Tobago)

Sawsing Sor Sopit (Thailand)

Nguyen The Hong Nga (Vietnam)

And also IFMA’s Chair of Athletes Commission Janice Lyn (Canada)

The event will be held at the famous Lumpini park in from of Rama 6 Stature.

King Rama IX Memorial Muaythai Tournament

December 5th has and always will mark an important day in the Thai Calendar as it is the birthday of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who sadly passed away on October 13th this year. The Royal Thai Govt has now permanently declared December 5 a national holiday. The World Muaythai Council which is under royal patronage has been organizing for the last twenty years the King’s Cup; and this December 5th will see a special event in memory of King Rama IX. Read More

Muaythai Association of Finland Achieves Recognition by NOC

The Muaythai Association of Finland is now a qualified member of the Finnish National Olympic committee!

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IFMA Promotes Women in Sport and fights for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

2016-11-28-photo-00000154On the 28th November, IFMA attended the Asia- Pacific Commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women at Unite Nations ESCAP in Bangkok, Thailand. The opening address was delivered by Dr Shamshad Akhtar, Under-Secretary General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of ESCAP.  Read More