2015 University World Cup Opening Ceremony Highlights

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2015 University World Cup Opening Ceremony Highlights

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H.E. Mrs Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul opens the AIMS conference at the Gala Dinner

IFMA hosted the AIMS conference in Bangkok from 10th to 13th of August with representatives from the IOC, IWGA, FISU, TAFISA, all recognised IOC groups, the representatives from 23 AIMS recognised sports , IEC in sports, the World Games Channel and many others in attendance. Her Execllency opened the beautiful evening with a heart-warming speech on behalf of the Royal Thai Government welcoming all sport dignitaries in true Thainess. Read More

Match Days Four and Five Give the Muaythai World the Best

The Royal World Cup continues to give joy everyone who visits the National Stadium and most importantly brings athletes closer to their personal and team goals. Medals in 105 weight and age division are contested by athletes from 102 countries and four trophies donated by the Royal Families will be awarded to the best participants of the Royal World Cup. Read More

We at IFMA would like to extend our condolences to those affected by the tragedies today. Our heartfelt thoughts are with the families and the people who are fighting for their lives in the hospitals.

We would like to assure all families of the participants of the IFMA Royal World Cup that all of them are safe and have been accounted for.

World Muaythai Community Meets Thai Sports Minister

The Minister of Tourism and Sport who was initially abroad for the opening of the Royal World Cup, has returned to invite representatives from the IFMA Athletes’ Commission for a morning meeting at the National Stadium. The minister who was truly impressed by the numbers of participants wanted to convey her thanks to the world. Read More

Athletes join forces at the IFMA Athletes’ Commission

IFMA Athletes’ Commission meeting has taken place in the framework of the IFMA Royal World Cup in Bangkok. IFMA recognition by IWGA, FISU, TAFISA has made a significant impact on the athletes and their role at the international muaythai events. The conference room was filled to capacity with athletes representing all 5 continents, with Valentina Shevchenko presiding the meeting and the former chairman Artem Levin showing full support of the direction the Commission is moving towards, in the recent years.

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Day Two of RWC2015, Australia Breaks Thai Hearts

The second day of the Royal World Cup  was even larger than the first with crowds supporting the athletes from the first to the last bell. The stadium was filled with flags from all participating countries, while fans cheered on their teams. Read More

First Day of the Royal World Cup Kicked-Off

After months and planning, hard sweat, dedication and sacrifices, IFMA Royal World Cup has kicked off.

The stadium was packed to bursting point with no free seat at VIP section; embassies, and sport officials from all around the world cheered for their national teams with colourful flags in an electrifying atmosphere. Read More


All Teams MUST be present at the Team Manager Meeting on Saturday 15th at 11 AM at Peony 6 on the 2nd Floor!!!


Voting Closes for the IFMA Muaythai Awards

After several exciting weeks of heavy voting from fans and supporters all over the world, the polls are now officially closed. The drum roll begins as the world Muaythai sport community convenes in Bangkok, Thailand for the IFMA Royal World Cup 2015.

Atheletes, officials, fans and delegates wait with baited breath, as the final results are tallied to be announced at the highly anticipated and live televised ‘Night of Olympism’ IFMA Muaythai Awards ceremony. The red carpet gala event promises to be an evening of splendour and extravagance as we gather to celebrate the spirit of sport, the legends of the past, the heroes of today and the champions of tomorrow.

See you there!

Royal World Cup Opening Ceremony – A Night to Remember

This year’s IFMA Royal World Cup promises to be an event competed at the highest level with elite athletes in all categories from juniors to seniors from all five continents. What makes this championships so special is the honour bestowed by Thailand’s Royal Family of an unprecedented 4 Royal Trophies for the most outstanding athletes in the Senior & Junior Male & Female divisions. The trophies include the King’s Cup going to the most outstanding male senior athlete, Queen’s Cup going to the most outstanding female senior athlete, the Prince’s Cup for the best junior male and Princess’s Cup for the best junior female. Read More

IFMA congratulates IWGA President

The World Games family congratulates IWGA President José Perurena for staying on the IOC. The IOC announced after its 128th session in Kuala Lumpur this week that José Perurena’s (ESP) term as IOC Member was extended for four years “as long as he remains President of the International World Games Association.” Read More

Opening Ceremony Promises to Be Spectacular

The IFMA World Cup Opening Ceremony promises to be spectacular and will be based on cultural understanding, unity, respect and friendship.

Presided over by the representatives of the Prime Minister of Thailand, representatives from Sport and Tourism and Culture Ministry, representatives from the International Olympic Committee, International World Games Association, FISU, TAFISA and the 23 representatives of AIMS, representatives from over 60 embassies it will be an event for the athletes and the youth of the world. Read More

IFMA Commissions Convene at the Royal World Cup

Amongst the martial arts of the world, muaythai has grown into a full-fledged discipline that has gained numerous stakeholders in all the aspect of the sport starting from scholars on the history of sport finishing with specialists in sports medicine and law. The Royal World Cup will be an event where IFMA Commissions will gather again to discuss the work done and the future milestones to be achieved.

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The Torch of Life

102 countries will participate in this year’s WC and the theme of the event is call the Torch of Life.

This is very much in tradition of muaythai in which tradition and respect play an important role. The youth are our future and the event is based around the youth from all the world coming together in fun, cultural and sporting exchange carrying the torch of life in muaythai to a time many of us will not see anymore.

Muaythai is over 1000 years old passed down from generation to generation taking with them values which for others are long forgotten but if you see the smiles, the friendship, the way these kids interact not just at a championship but after through social networking, staying friends and that is the true spirit of such an event to build something much larger than ourselves and through this outstanding young ambassadors leave the legacy behind.