A special day of celebration at the IFMA international office took place to honour songkran which is an important festival celebrated in Thailand as the traditional New Year’s Day from 13 to 15 April, a festival of unity, where people who have moved away usually return homes to their loved ones and elder family members. Read More
A very important and productive meeting took place in Bangkok between IFMA International office and General Manager of the World Championships 2016, Mr. Jonas Elfving from Sweden .He was accompanied by his technical team. Read More
Muaythai in Austria is going from strong to stronger and one of the oldest gyms is celebrating 35 years.
The KSF gym established itself in 1991, founder Peter Fist was a visionary and one of the pioneers of muaythai in Austria. He sadly passed away on 1st day of 2016 but he is remembered in Austria as the ambassador, a martial artist, which volunteered his life for the good of sport. Read More
Elisa Salinas, the IFMA Executive Board member has built Sport Is Your Gang in Mexico in 12 different states and over 1000 kids are now enrolled in this IFMA initiative which won the 2014 Spirit of Sport Award. Using the power of sport to make a difference to take kids from the street, give them a belonging in the sport family and at the same time show them that sport can open doors to many possibilities. Read More
IFMA continues to play an integral part in their role for social responsibilities.
This year IFMA traditionally joins the interactive initiative “White Card”, as part of the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace taking place every year on 6 April. Read More
After having received an overwhelming 58 creative mascot design submissions, the 2016 WC Mascot Selection committee it narrowed down to the top four designs. Read More
“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 YOUTH in a language they understand.” – Nelson Mandela Read More
It is with great pleasure that we officially announce IFMA’s participation at the 2016 Cheongju Martial Arts Masterships which are scheduled to take place in Cheongju City, Chungcheongbuk-do, Republic of Korea from 2-8 September 2016. The muaythai competition which will run from 3-5 September, will be hosted by the 2016 Cheongju World Martial Arts Masterships Organising Committee (WMAMOC) in cooperation with the Korean Muaythai Association under the sanctioning of IFMA. Read More
At 500 days before The World Games 2017 (20-30 July 2017) starts, Marcin Przychodny, who took over in February as President of the Organizing Committee in Wrocław/Poland, describes his expectations for the biggest multi-sport event where 88 world best muaythai athletes will compete for IWGA medals. Read More
IFMA Vice President is re-elected as the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Mr. Karim Massimov is a true visionary in life; one of the most respected statespersons. He is re-elected as the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan for 4th term which truly shows his credibility in the country, and ironically he is serving his 4th time as IFMA Vice President and President of Asian Federation, FAMA. Read More
Nili Block needs no introduction in the world of muaythai as she is one of the most outstanding female athletes in the world known for her skills, endurance and sportsmanship.
Every year the Israeli association of non Olympic sports gives out the highest awards for athletes which could not participate in the Olympic games but nevertheless brought pride and honour to Israel and themselves. Read More
International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has met with his International University Sports Federation (FISU) counterpart Oleg Matytsin to discuss the potential for closer cooperation between the organisations. Read More
Muaythai is one of the fastest growing sports in Poland and has been recognized by the Polish Sports Ministry and National Olympic Committee for years. The President of the Polish Muaythai Federation, Rafal Szlachta, has done some outstanding work helping to develop the sport from the grassroots. Rafal Simonies and so many others like Joana Jedzejczyk have made Polish athletes a household name around the world. Head referee Bogdan Rybka has been appointed in the world technical committee; all this shows the credibility and respect Poland has internationally. Read More
A historic meeting took place between the former and current IFMA sport director. Both of them have played an important part in the IFMA and muaythai success story.
Niamh Griffin was the IFMA sport director from 2001 to 2008 and Charissa Tynan who started as the executive secretary of IFMA in 2006 took over the role of Sport Director in 2008. Read More