Muaythai Revealed

IFMA has published more than 15 books over the last 20 years promoting all aspects of the art and sport of muaythai. The new book just has been released titled Muaythai Revealed.
172 pages of images shot by Richard Juilliart, the official four time Olympic Games photographer. Richard is one of the most famous sport photographers covering the Olympic Games in Torino, Beijing, Vancouver and most recently in London.
As per request of IOC he also captured the future great Olympians in the first two Youth Olympic Games in Singapore and Innsbruck.

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UN Women: International Sport Federations Commit to Combat Violence Against Women and Girls

Twenty three sport federations from around the world committed to promote gender equality and train coaches and athletes to prevent violence against women and girls.

A joint pledge was signed by the sports groups’ representatives and presented to UN Women during the Muaythai Royal World Cup 2015 held in Bangkok in August. The signing ceremony was witnessed by over 400 delegates and sports representatives from around the world.
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Muaythai Against Drugs Around the World

The German Muaythai Federation continue developing the campaign Muaythai Against Drugs which has traveled around the world taking kids and youth from the streets and giving them the strongest drug muaythai can offer – a healthy way of life. It has been a true success in Germany where youth welfare office, police and even banks spoke in support of the campaign. Read More

Muaythai will Perform at the United Nation & WIPO Congress

WIPO (WIPO – World Intellectual Property Organization) is one of the 17 specialized agencies of the United Nation. A special exhibition will take place on the achievements of His Majesty the King Bhumibhol Adulyadej and Her Royal Highness Pricess Maha Chakree Sirindhorn. Muaythai, which is under the Royal patronage, proudly is part of this exhibition in Muaythai Live, which has been part of WMC and IFMA since the inauguration part of every opening of the IFMA World Championship. Read More

Mauritius: Creating Awareness and Hype for the 2016 IFMA World Championships

The Mauritius – Federation de Muay-Thai et Disciplines Assimilees recently welcomed Daniel Norrgard from the Organising Committee of the 2016 IFMA World Championships. The President of the Mauritian Muaythai NF and IFMA Executive Board member Sham Seetaram jumped on the opportunity to gather the local press and the National TV to promote IFMA and the upcoming World Championships.  The National NF really appreciated the visit/exchange and it was a BIG opportunity to raise the awareness of Muaythai in Mauritius and the news had spread locally and regionally.  Read More

Do Good, Feel Good

Giving back and using the power of sport to do something larger than you and to create a positive impact to society is an important element in muaythai.

Muaythai is involved in many charity projects: Muaythai Against Drugs is going from strong to stronger after 17 years, Sport Is Your Gang which is winner of the Spirit of Sport award is now established in over 50 countries while the involvement with UN Women has gone far beyond muaythai as last month 23 recognised AIMS member federation signed the pledge.
But it’s the small events which contribute direct to the local community and the money raised in these events is relatively small but the awareness has a huge impact. Read More

IFMA Award Winners Received a Hero Welcome

IFMA Awards Gala Night was a night of glamour in which 130 national federations have eagerly been waiting to witness would be the winner for the respective 13 award categories.

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Featured Athlete : Janice Lyn – The perfect mix of brains and brawn

Meet Canada’s Janice Lyn, relative new comer to the IFMA scene but possesses every bit as much passion for the sport as our veterans. Janice had her first taste of IFMA level competition at the 2014 IFMA world championships in Langkawi, Malaysia and the experience of elite athleticism, friendship, respect and cultural exchange fuelled her desire to become more and more involved with IFMA. Read More

5th Asian Beach Games Slogan and Mascot Have Been Launched

‘Shining sea, bright future’ is the official slogan of the 5th Asian Beach Games. It will be the second time for Vietnam to host an Asia level multi-sports event, after Hanoi held Asian Indoor Games (2009) and Southeast Asian Games (2003). Read More

IFMA Senior Vice President speaks on Youth in Sport 

Mr. Yeo needs no introduction in the world of sport, one of the highest decorated judokas in the world, a 9th Dan former President of Korean Judo Association.

He is a highly decorated member of sport community, Vice President of Korean Judo Association, President of Examination Committee of Korean Judo Associaion, Vice President of Seoul Athletic Association, President of Yongin University, President of Seoul Judo Association and many others.
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Nothing Feels Better than When Athletes Say Thank You!

Dear IFMA,

On behalf of all the participating athletes we would like to say thank you to the Thai Government, Amateur Muaythai Association of Thailand and our IFMA for an outstanding, unforgettable, 2015 IFMA Royal World Cup.

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Muaythai Debuts in the Russian Beach Games with Huge Success

Sochi, the city which just hosted the unforgettable Olympic Winter Games and also has beautiful beaches to be the host city of the Russian Beach Games. With the first World Beach Games in planning, Muaythai is one of the most popular sports in Asian Beach Games which is held under the umbrella of the Olympic Council of Asia.

Professor Hoang Vinh Giang Gives an Impressive Presentation on 5th Edition of the Asian Beach Games

Vice President of the Olympic Council of Asia , Professor Hoang Vinh Giang from Vietnam, made an impressive presentation on the 5thedition of the Asian Beach Games, which will be held from 24th of September to the 3rd of October 2016 in Da Nang City.  Read More

IFMA at Olympic Council of Asia General Assembly


IFMA and Muaythai is recognized by the Olympic Council of Asia since 1998 and is part of many multi sport  games under the umbrella of the OCA.