Slovenia Muaythai Preparing for the Royal World Cup!

Novo Mesto, Slovenia will be the center of Slovenia amateur Muaythai at the end of this month as the IMTL Finals will be held on the 30th of May in the Drska Sports Hall arena.

The IMTL has grown into one of the strongest regional amateur Muaythai competitions with 24 gyms from 12 different countries coming together to participate, compete and exchange friendship and culture through the art and sport of Muaythai. Read More

IFMA Congratulates Ron Froehlich on Being Named Alabama Sports Hall of Fame Distinguished American Sportsman

Ron Froehlich, Honorary Life President of the International World Games Association (IWGA) has been named an Alabama Sports Hall of Fame Distinguished American Sportsman for 2015. The 47th Annual Induction Ceremony was held on Saturday at the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel.

IWGA CEO Joachim Gossow attended the ceremony in Ron Froehlich’s hometown Birmingham, Alabama, which is also the venue for the upcoming World Games in 2021. IFMA would like to congratulate Mr Froehlich on this great honour as there is no one more deserving of this prestigious title.  Read More

Official Launch of FISU Logo on IFMA Site

Muaythai is a combat sport and martial art which integrates sport, cultural understanding, and education. Already recognized by SportAccord, the Olympic Council of Asia, the International World Games Association, and TAFISA, another world sporting organization, Fédération internationale du sport universitaire (FISU) has recognized Muaythai and included it in their World University Championship sport program.

The first FISU Muaythai University World Cup, staged two months ago in Bangkok, was held from 16th to the 23rd of March and was hailed as a major success. Personal congratulatory messages were sent to IFMA from FISU President Mr Claude Louis Gallien, IOC Exec Board Member and AIBA President Ching Kuo Wu, ANOC and OCA President Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, SportAccord President Marius Vizer, IOC member and IWGA President JJosé Perurena López, Prime Minister of Kazakhstan H.E. Karim Massimov, UN Women Regional Programme Manager, Ending Violence Against Women Mrs Anna Karin Jatfors, the Prime Minister of Thailand H.E. General Prayut Chan-o-cha (Ret.), and so many more leaders from the sporting world. Read More

IFMA Champion Holds Muaythai Clinic in Mexico

Multiple IFMA World Champion, Muaythai superstar and IFMA Athletes Commission Chairperson Valentina Shevchenko recently visited Mexico to hold a Mauythai clinic and conference.

Valentina conducted special classes for young up and coming fighters during the course of the seminar. All participants, both male and female, gained a wealth of knowledge about the cultural art form and sport from the experienced Muaythai superstar. Read More

Statement from SportAccord on recent developments around and on the organisation of the World Combat Games 2017

Lausanne, Switzerland: The SportAccord World Combat Games have been conceptualised, initiated, delivered and developed further with the cooperation and participation of all respective member International Federations of SportAccord. Read More

Muaythai included in Asian Beach Games 2016

History is made again for the sport of Muaythai with its inclusion as an official Beach Games sport for the 2016 Beach Games in Vietnam, this following its very successful participation in the 2014 Beach Games in Phuket. IFMA President Dr Sakchye Tapsuwan considers this an important event for Asian federations under the Olympic Committee of Asia and that Muaythai has been one of the most successful sports at the last Asian Beach Games in Phuket. Read More

Joint Meeting Between OCA, Minister of Tourism and Sports, IFMA and AIMS

An important joint meeting took place between the President of the Association of National Olympic Committees, President of the Olympic Council of Asia and newly elected FIFA Executive Board Member, His Royal Highness Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, Thailand’s Minister of Tourism and Sports, Her Excellency Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, IFMA President Dr Sakchye Tapsuwan and newly elected AIMS President and SportAccord Council Member Mr Stephan Fox. Read More

US Muaythai Open

Phoenix was chosen to be the host city for the 2015 Final of the United States Muaythai Open Championship to unearth athletes that will represent America at the upcoming Royal World Cup in Bangkok, Thailand.

The United States Muaythai Federation (USMF) contracted Siam Fight Productions for the first qualifying U.S. Muaythai Open tournament for purposes to form the 2015 National Team. Read More

Sport is Your Gang a Proud Partner of Peace and Sport

IFMA’s social initiative Sport is Your Gang is a proud partner of Peace and Sport. Last month, the Muaythai family joined in with Peace and Sport to celebrate the International Day of Sport for Development and Sport.

The special day is held to bring together and promote all the initiatives carried out worldwide to celebrate the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. Professional athletes and stars from the sporting world joined in and showed their support to be a part of what matters. Read More

IFMA Congratulates Birmingham as Host City of TWG 2021

IFMA was a part of the press conference together with the President of the International World Games Association (IWGA), Mr José Perurena at the official signing ceremony of the upcoming The World Games 2021.

IFMA congratulates the city Birmingham, Alabama on the fantastic news and Muaythai is looking forward to participating in The World Games 2021. Read More

Joint meeting between Royal Thai Government, IFMA, Russian Muaythai Federation and Russian University

Her Excellency Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, Minister of Tourism and Sports chaired a special meeting with representatives from the Royal Thai Government (Ministry for Tourism and Sports, Department of Physical Education and Sport Authority of Thailand), IFMA, the Russian Muaythai Federation and the representatives of the Russian University with the main focus being the discussion of cooperation on an educational level especially for the art and sport of Muaythai between Russia and the Kingdom of Thailand. Read More

Her Excellency Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul thanks FISU President

With the news of Muaythai’s recognition by the Fédération internationale du sport universitaire (FISU), Her Excellency Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, on behalf of the Royal Thai Government met FISU President Mr Claude-Louis Gallien to convey her personal thanks. The FISU patronised Muaythai University Cup, held on March 2015 in Bangkok was hailed a great success; a result of the cooperation between IFMA, the Royal Thai Government and FISU. Read More

2015 IFMA Royal World Cup

It has been six years since Thailand had the honour to host an IFMA World Cup. 2011 saw an outstanding championship in Uzbekistan, 2012 was Russia, 2013 was the year of the World Combat Games, and 2014 saw 101 countries travelling to Langkawi, Malaysia. For this year, 2015, Thailand has won the bid, and it will be the biggest single-sporting event in the history of Thailand with the greatest awards given: the three Royal Trophies in one event.

His Majesty the King’s Trophy will be presented to the best male national team, Her Majesty the Queen’s Trophy will be presented to the best female national team, and His Royal Highness the Prince’s Trophy will be given to the presented to the best junior team. The Royal World Cup is scheduled for the 13th to the 22nd of August 2015. Read More

IFMA Meeting With the President of the IWGA

World Games President, Council Member of the Summer Olympic Sport and IOC member, Mr José Perurena, congratulated IFMA General Secretary Stephan Fox on his election as AIMS President, and at the same time, IFMA congratulated Mr Perurena on his election into the ASOIF Board.

Muaythai is a proud member of the IWGA, and certainly, AIMS will work closely with the IWGA under the leadership of Mr José Perurena to promote the upcoming World Games 2017 and the AIMS sports already included in the games. AIMS will also work for other members to get possible recognition of the IWGA and to have the chance to be included in these important multi-sport games under the patronage of the IOC. Read More