The first day of the competition was as full of emotions as the beginning of the World Championships can be with many achievements, disappointments, victories and losses which is what the sport is about.
The IFMA 2016 World Championship had a spectacular opening with a fantastic cultural program bringing together the mother land of the sport and the host country Sweden. The Thai part had some classical folk dance followed by a Muaythai demonstration team from Thailand and then over 300 kids performed in a musical, dancing and singing performance bringing down the house with a performance by Astrid Lindgren who is best known for
children’s book series featuring Pippi Longstocking, Emil i Lönneberga, Karlsson-on-the-Roof, and the Six Bullerby Children (Children of Noisy Village in the US), as well as Read More
The Master Schedule will show on what day weight categories/divisions will have their bouts… Read More
More than 150 officials gathered for the official draw of the IFMA World Championship supervised by Ajarn Warawut and witnessed by the chairman of the legal commission Mr Murvyn Tan, chairman of the athlete’s commission and of course Sports Director Charissa Tynan and General Secretary Stephan Fox. Read More
Over 1000 athletes and officials turned up for the first official weigh-in at the 2016 IFMA World Championship in Jonkoping, Sweden. Athletes from over 80 countries and all 5 continents gathered together to receive their medical check-up and their first official weigh in. Chairman of the IFMA Medical Commission Doctor Erdogan made the announcement that Read More
The National Muay Thai team of the Philippines which is fully recognized by the national Olympic committee and one of the most active Asian federations was the first to check in at the Read More
The city of Jonkoping will be the centre of the muaythai world as the host of the IFMA World Championships 2016. Athletes from all 5 continents will arrive in Sweden from today onwards and from the 18th to the 28th the Kinnarps Arena will be the centre stage for the female and male athletes which are trying to book their place in the 2017 World Games in Poland under patronage of the IOC.
The athlete representative for the Read More
The IFMA international office lead by IFMA sports director Miss Charissa Tynan arrived in Jonkoping, Sweden, four days before the opening ceremony of the historical event of the first World Championship held in Scandinavia. Miss Tynan stated that it is important for IFMA to be here early to work closely with the LOC on any last problems and perform the final inspections with the technical commission of the venue and hotel, as well as liaise with the transportation department. Read More
The World Championships 2016 in the city of Jonkoping, Sweden is the biggest muaythai event this year with thousands of participants registering for the event. For all the participants it is also a chance to get their spot in the World Games 2017 as the World Championships 2016 is an official qualifier to the Games in Wroclaw, Poland. Read More
Branko Cikatic, is a man who needs no introduction in Croatia, Japan or as an international martial artist. Branko also known as the Croatian Tiger is a former K1 superstar and a multiple time World Champion in muaythai and has made Croatia proud on so many occasions. Due to this he is in the hall of fame of sporting heroes in Croatia and serves as a model to the youth. Read More