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
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
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.
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.
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
The Muaythai Association of Finland is now a qualified member of the Finnish National Olympic committee!
On 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
On behalf of the International Federation of Muaythai Amateur and the world muaythai community, we wish to express our sincere condolences for the recent passing of Nilar Win who lost his battle with cancer. A beloved member of the IFMA Technical Officials, his death is no doubt a great loss, as he touched the lives of many in our IFMA family, as an ambassador of the IFMA pillar of Fair Play, ensuring the safety of the athletes and the observance of the rules.
We wish to extend our heartfelt sympathy to his family and friends who are affected so greatly by this loss. We honour him and those whose lives he touched are in our thoughts and prayers.
Lima, the host of the 2017 IOC Congress is in muaythai fever as the teams from across the Pan American countries arrive for the Pan American Championship 2016. This event is held under the Peruvian Institute of Sport and will be the official qualifier for the 2017 World Games. Elisa Salinas, the president of the Pan-American Muaythai Confederation stated that large national teams are either on their way or have arrived from Canada, United States, Mexico, Argentina and many more.
FAIRPLAY is one of the five pillars in Muaythai and the mantra in muaythai is “to rather lose in honour than win in dishonesty.”
Finals day at the IFMA World Cup in Kazan, with 11 spots for The World Games 2017 up for grabs across male and female places.
After a long and exciting day we had eight new athletes to add to the IFMA roster for The World Games as three of the gold medal winners previously qualified during other championships. Read More
A special day of cultural exchange was part of the muaythai world cup, where all visiting countries congregated to hear about IFMA’s projects on Gender Equality and Non-discrimination in sport and life and specially IFMA’s cooperation with UN Women and UNESCO. Read More
Today was all about the beauty of the Kazan Kremlin and marking IFMA’s partnership with UN Women Asia-Pacific to stop violence against women.
Tomorrow the final bouts are upon – it always happens so fast! Up eleven of our athletes across the male and female divisions will take their place on the Road to Wroclaw when they claim gold tomorrow – some of our finalists are already in the happy position of being safely qualified but still gunning for glory!
IFMA is proud to be working with UN Women through their Asia-Pacific offices on the UNiTE to Eliminate Violence Against Women campaign. We are proud of our champions who continue to be role models in changing and redefining attitudes towards women and girls. Read More