Today is truly a historical day for our South East Asian member federations, as muaythai (muay) has been officially included into the SEA Games for the 2017 edition in Kuala Lumpur. Tan Sri Tunku Imran Tuanku Jaafar, President of the Olympic Council of Malaysia has announced the final 38 sports with the final 4 being judo, triathlon, fencing as the 3 Olympic sports and muaythai (muay) as the 4th and only non-Olympic sport to be added into the final 4 spots. Read More
Dakota Ditcheva has earned her nickname ‘the beast in the ring’ after winning her fourth consecutive gold medal at the IFMA Youth championships in Jonkoping, Sweden. Representing team GB, Dakota put on an excellent show for all in attendance once again taking home gold only 8 months after she was given best female junior athlete in Thailand, receiving the trophy donated by her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. Read More
Exchanging sport education and culture is an important platform of the Olympic movement and FISU has done such an outstanding job since 1948. Read More
Nelson Mandela once said, sport has the power to change the world, it has the power to inspire, it has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to the youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair. Read More
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has released the latest edition of Play True magazine. IFMA believes that the fight against doping must be fought at all levels and we encourage all our stakeholders to advocate for fair play.
Poland, which is the host of the World Games 2017 taking place a year from now, held its qualifier for the Youth World Championships which will take place in Bangkok from 24 August till 1 September. Read More
The Youth World Championship is one of the most important competitions in the IFMA event schedule as the youth is our future in life and sport. Read More
Fair Play is an important part in muaythai on all levels and IFMA stands united against doping.
Prevention is the cure and IFMA for years has done work on all levels to ensure that there is zero tolerance for doping and cheaters.
There is a saying that we rather fail in honour then win in dishonesty, and it is an ever going battle but the IFMA World Championships 2016 in Sweden proved another success in the fight against doping as all test results have been negative and that is truly positive result for our sport.
We must continue to do our best to promote clean sport, clean athletes to ensure fair play and credibility.
Muaythai has truly become a world recognised martial art and combat sport and a proud member of the Olympic family being recognised by SportAccord, AIMS, IWGA, FISU and so on. Read More
It was a special honour for 2 SportAccord and AIMS International Sporting Federations, the International Sepaktakraw Federation and the International Federation Muaythai Amateur, meeting SportAccord President, Mr Patrick Baumann. Read More
The official qualifier took place in the Afghan capital Kabul for female and male athletes with the final bouts taking place on the 5th June. Athletes from all the country again gathered to compete for the right to represent their country at the upcoming IFMA events; the Youth World Championships, and Kazan World Cup which is a qualifier for the World Games 2017. Read More
A meeting took place between the Royal Thai Government, Department of Physical Education representative Mr. Yotsapol Sukumolnan, IFMA President Dr. Sakchye Tapsuwan, the AMTAT Vice President Mr. Kajorn Prowsri, and the IFMA international office led by IFMA Secretary General and AIMS President Stephan Fox. Read More