IFMA Mourns the Loss of Former World Champion Thomas Dupuy

2004 IFMA Featherweight World Champion Thomas Dupuy from France lost his life during a violent clash whilst on mission in Mali. Read More

Muaythai is Getting Ready for the IF Forum

Muaythai is one of the 109 of world recognized sports by SportAccord and this year will be in in the 2014 IF Forum in Lausanne held from the 3rd to the 5th of November. The Forum will be opened by the IOC president, Thomas Bach, and will feature many guest speakers focusing on the theme of Innovation and Technology.

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Muaythai Australia is Safe!

Last weekend, Muaythai Australia held the Australian National Junior Championship 2014 on the Gold Coast in Queensland at the Tallabudgerra Leisure Centre. Read More

IFMA President Chairs the Meeting for Muaythai’s UNiTE Campaign

Dr Sakchye Tapsuwan President of IFMA and General Secretary of WMC chaired the meeting of the Social Responsibility Unit. November will be an important month as it will be the official launch of the campaign which is held in cooperation with UN Women’s UNiTE to End Violence Against Women campaign, the World Muaythai Council and IFMA.

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A joint meeting took place today, between the General Secretary of FAMA, IFMA Executive board member and President of the Singapore Muaythai Association, Mervyn Tan, as well as the IFMA International Office at the IFMA HQ in Bangkok.

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Technical Tuesdays: Paksa Waeg Rang

Our Technical Tuesday article for this week focuses on the next defensive technique called “Paksa Weak Rang” strategy, or “Bird Peeping Through the Nest.” This is one of the strategies used in defending a punch. It is one of the basic strategies the fighter uses to evade out of the attacking range of the opponent so that the fighter can apply other countering strategies afterwards.

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Motivation Monday: Roadwork

All hardened, veteran Muaythai fighters are well conditioned to the grind of waking up early in the morning, putting their running shoes on and jogging at least 4-5 miles everday. We all know how much help putting in the roadwork helps, so in today’s article lets go into depth in regards to the real benefits of roadwork, why we need to do regular roadwork and how you can do effective roadwork that really pays off from your devotion and tolerance.

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On-Site Visits of IWGA Bid Evaluation Committee for The World Games 2021

Final Destination: Lima, Peru

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Warrior Wednesday: Samart Payakaroon

If you are the real fan of Muaythai, then you must know about this Legendary Muaythai boxer we are going to present you - Samart Payakaroon

Samart Payakaroon is known as the Jade Faced Tiger. He is one of the greatest Muaythai Fighters of all time, becoming a world champion in both Muaythai and Boxing.

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Technical Tuesday: Salab Fan Pla Strategy

Today’s technique is a defensive technique called the “Salab Fan Pla,” or Cross-switch. This is a series of fundamental movements to defend and avoid the straight punch from the opponent by stepping aside to make him miss. Although a lot of these moves and techniques are quite basic, it’s good to break them down and really understand the spirit of Muaythai and what goes into the isolation of each move and step.


More Intelligent and Effective Anti-Doping Programs

As part of WADA’s move towards ensuring Anti-Doping Organizations implement more intelligent and effective anti-doping programs, “WADA, in consultation with International Federations, adopted an International Standard that establishes by means of a risk assessment which Prohibited Substances and Prohibited Methods are most likely to be abused in particular sports and disciplines.” Read More

On-Site Visits of IWGA Bid Evaluation Committee for The World Games 2021

Next Stop: Birmingham, Alabama Read More

Muaythai Gala in Barcelona

The highly anticipated Spanish super Muaythai gala organized by the WMC, IFMA and Asociacion WMTC Del Mundo Hispano (All Hispanic World WMC Asociation), will commence tomorrow in Tarragona, near Barcelona, Spain. WMC Vice President and IFMA General Secretary, Stephan Fox will be at the event representing both world-recognized organizations for the sport of Muaythai.

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2014 European Championship Sustainability Report

This year’s European Championship, organized by the European Muaythai Federation (EMF), was integrated into a part IFMA’s Sustainability Initiative. Sustainability is an integral part of IFMA, especially in the planning of major events like Continental and World Championships.
With thousands of athletes, officials and spectators from over 40 different European countries participating in the event, careful planning was undertaken in order to leave a small carbon footprint in the beautiful city of Krakow, Poland.

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