A special workshop took place with over 100 people in attendance; representatives from the Royal Thai government, the Ministry of Sport and Tourism, the Cultural Ministry, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Sport Authority of Thailand. President of IFMA, Dr. Sakchye Tapsuwan, President of the World Muaythai Council under patronage of His Majesty the King General Chetta, IOC member, Dr. Nat Indrapana, Vice President of the Amateur Muaythai Association of Thailand under patronage of His Majesty the Crown Prince, IFMA Sport Director Charissa Tynan, IFMA Social Responsibility Director Abigail Pamei, IFMA Ethics Commission Azadeh Kamyabi, Director of European Muaythai Federation Gleb Kalita and also the AIMS President and SportAccord Vice President Mr. Stephan Fox, many other dignities from muaythai institute, leading muaythai masters, and representatives from muaythai institute were all present. Read More
On behalf of our President Dr. Sakchye Tapsuwan and the IFMA Executive Board, let us all congratulate him on this achievement.
History was made earlier this year at the International Federation of Muaythai Amateur (IFMA) World Championships when Mireim El Moubarik of Morocco became the first woman to win a medal in the sport wearing a hijab. Moubarik’s gold medal victory came only one year after IFMA’s decision to amend their constitution to include the full hijab as an optional uniform in line with International Olympic Committee guidelines. Read More
24th September to 4th October we’ll see amazing Asian Beach Games held in Vietnam which is one of the highlights of the IFMA and FAMA agenda. The events under the patronage of the Olympic Council of Asia will see some of the most exiting sports, and one of them is muaythai. Read More
“Girls can’t do Muaythai? Rubbish!” says 13-year-old Crystal Cook, scoffing at the suggestion that some might consider it a “boy’s sport”. “Girls have every right to do Muaythai. It is a highly skilled sport that females are excelling at worldwide. Gone are the days of just netball for girls. Why can’t girls do it? In fact, we are doing it, and doing really well.” Read More
2016 European EMF-IFMA Muaythai Championships, held in one of the most historical and beautiful cities in Europe, Split, under the patronage of NOC and Sports Ministry of Croatia just received the highest honour. The President of the country, Ms Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic gave her patronage to the event. Read More
A special celebration took place in Hong Kong to celebrate the 15th year inauguration of the Hong Kong Muaythai Association (HKMTA). HKMTA is solely recognised by the Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China and is one of the leading muaythai federations in the world, in fact per capita the biggest with over 150 muaythai gyms in Hong Kong solely united under one banner. The secret is no secret. It’s about the sport and the athletes and the promotion of Hong Kong. The Executive Board of HKMTA is strong and former presidents like Tim Lee and Eldy Chan stay in the board supporting the new President and Chairman, Sam Chau. Read More
The beautiful city of Cheongju will be the host for the 2016 world martial arts masterships held from the 2nd to the 8th of September. Taekwondo, Wushu, Kendo, Judo , Kurash, Ju-Jitsu, Sambo, Kickboxing and Muaythai will all send their top athletes to this event. The slogan is martial arts for one world, one world for martial arts. Read More
IFMA President Dr. Sakchye Tapsuwan, IFMA Sport Director Charissa Tynan, and IFMA Secretary General Stephan Fox, as well as President of Polish Muaythai Federation Rafal Szlachta and representative of Swiss Muaythai Federation Olivier Mueller met with the President of French Olympic Committee and congratulated the French Muaythai Federation FFKMDA on becoming a full provisional member of the IFMA family. Read More
An important coordination meeting took place between representatives of the Royal Thai Games, Department of Physical Education, and Ministry of Tourism and Sport, the Tourism Authority of Thailand, the city of Bangkok, the Amateur Muaythai Association of Thailand under Royal patronage and IFMA, the world Governing body for amateur muaythai. Read More
The South East Asian Games Council comprising of 11 National Olympic Committees have just convened in Kuala Lumpur for an important meeting, where one of the topics is the confirmation of the 38 sports for the 2017 SEA Games. Muaythai (Muay), under IFMA has been announced as one of the 38 sports included in this programme. Read More
Rafal Simonides, former IFMA and WMC champion, and presently the Ambassador of the Muaythai Against Drugs and Sport Is Your Gang campaigns in Poland has made multiple projects to introduce muaythai for the youth and attract kids attention to sport values.
Rafal has travelled all around Poland to promote the healthy life style and tell the story of his path from a teen who was at a cross roads in his life until he became an accomplished athlete of muaythai. Read More
Morocco is the proud sporting nation with a proud tradition. Equality plays an important part in Morocco and the current IOC Vice President, former multiple gold medal winner Mr. Nawal El Moutawakel is the example of the respect Morocco has, and he is now in the highest position in the IOC. Read More
Being a SportAccord member and part of the recognised world sporting federation and associate members like IWGA and FISU, has serious advantages for sports, especially for the ones which are not yet in the Olympic programme or individually recognised by IOC. Read More