IFMA Secretary General speaks on Muaythai at UN-Habitat event

It was a true honour for AIMS President, SportAccord Vice President and IFMA General Secretary Stephan Fox to have been invited during their time at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, to speak on the topic of Youth and Sustainable Development Goals at an exclusive event hosted by UN-Habitat and Nexus Brazil. 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

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