This will be the biggest team NZ has ever sent to the World championships and definitely the biggest junior team. With 35 + athletes and over 40 supporters traveling to Bangkok, mostly mums and dads who have put in countless hours to support their children as they train and prepare for the championships. This year’s team will also boast the largest female athlete delegation in the history of Team NZ! Read More
Having served as the main arena for the Asian Games and Asian Football Competitions before, the Thailand National Stadium will host the 2015 IFMA Royal World Cup, opening its gates for more than 2000 participants from 102 countries; offering its legendary premises to the athletes, spectators, distinguished guests from the IOC, IWGA, FISU as well as many political personalities and non-governmental organisations.
National Media – The biggest News Channel in Thailand has signed an agreement with IFMA in the presence of the chairman of the Organising Committee, General Chetta Thanajaro, President of IFMA Dr. Sakchye Tapsuwan, representative of the the Amateur Muaythai Association of Thailand under Royal Patronage of HRH Crown Prince of Thailand, Kajorn Prowsree, IFMA General Secretary, Stephan Fox and Sport Director, Charissa Tynan. Read More
The Ambassador Hotel, one of the largest hotels and convention centres in Bangkok, will be the official hotel for the IFMA world Cup 2015. The hotel with nearly 800 rooms and many convention facilities is in the heart of Bangkok in the shopping and entertainment district with the BTS and MRT within walking distance. Read More
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IWGA President José Perurena has spoken about the upcoming World Games in the city of Wroclaw and told that muaythai is the first sport to hold the qualifying event for the World Games 2017 in Poland.
A very important sport meeting is taking place 2 days before the Opening of the IFMA Royal World Cup, where the 23 world-recognised non-Olympic sport will meet for an Extraordinary General Assembly and many other workshops. Muaythai is a member of the recognised world sport community since 2006 and this year, IFMA General Secretary Stephan Fox has been elected the AIMS President.
The meeting is packed with important topics and the world of sport is sending leading representatives to be part of this meeting from the IOC, World Games, FISU, OCA and many guest speakers will be part of the workshops. Read More
China is a country with a proud martial arts history, the country of wushu, kung fu which history goes back thousands of years.
Chinese martial art is filled with ancient traditions and values like muaythai and therefore there is a very close relationship between the two martial arts.
IFMA and muaythai have truly gained world sporting recognition by SportAccord, OCA, TAFISA, IWGA, FISU and is in the process for IOC recognition.
IFMA Royal World Cup will see over 2500 athletes and officials, delegates coming for this ten-day event with one of the highlights being the Night of Olympism to celebrate and honour the five pillars of muaythai – Respect, Honour, Tradition, Fair Play, Excellence.
With a bright and vivid Closing Ceremony the 28th Summer Universiade came to an end on Tuesday night July 14th at Gwangju Universiade Main Stadium. IFMA congratulates both FISU and the organisers of the event on the outstanding event IFMA is thanking FISU for the special invitation to 28th Universiade and Muaythai is looking forward to the FISU 2018 Muaythai World Championships.
Thailand was deeply honoured when the IFMA World executive board in 2014, announced it as the winning bidder for the World Cup 2015. The Amateur Muaythai Association of Thailand under Royal patronage, IFMA solely representing Muaythai in Thailand and the Thai government went immediately to work.
It has been six years since Thailand was given a major world event and the Royal Family is donating 4 trophies for this event. Read More
The Wroclaw Organizing Committee has issued the result of a poll concerning The World Games 2017. One of the positive results: the awareness of citizens that the City of Wroclaw will host this event in 2017 has nearly doubled in the last seven months. The event will be held from 20 – 30 July 2017 where muaythai is in the official programme of the Games.
Nearly one month to the kick-off of the Royal World Cup in Bangkok which has so many activities: commission meetings, Annual General Meeting, 10 days of competition in three rings and the Night of Olympism – a joint event between the Royal Thai Government, the Government of Brazil and the world body for muaythai – IFMA.
It has been six years since Thailand was the host of an IFMA World Cup or World Championship therefore Thailand is excited to be the first country to hold the competition under the Royal patronage.
It is for the first time that the Royal Family has donated 4 trophies for one event His Majesty the King’s Trophy, Her Majesty the Queen’s Trophy, His Royal Highness the Prince’s Trophy and Her Royal Highness Princess Sirinthorn’s Cup so for Thailand it is more than just a competition, it is a reason for the pride of the Kingdom. Read More