December 5 will see a special event in remembrance of King Rama IX, which will also include a Super 4 female event, as female muaythai has become as popular as it’s male counterpart and also to uphold IFMA’s missions and vision in the cooperation with UN Women’s Unite to End Violence Against Women. This event will see four of the world’s best female fighters square up against each other. The women will fight twice on the evening to claim the trophy.
The line up will be:
Candice Mitchell (Trinidad and Tobago)
Sawsing Sor Sopit (Thailand)
Nguyen The Hong Nga (Vietnam)
And also IFMA’s Chair of Athletes Commission Janice Lyn (Canada)
The event will be held at the famous Lumpini park in from of Rama 6 Stature.
December 5th has and always will mark an important day in the Thai Calendar as it is the birthday of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who sadly passed away on October 13th this year. The Royal Thai Govt has now permanently declared December 5 a national holiday. The World Muaythai Council which is under royal patronage has been organizing for the last twenty years the King’s Cup; and this December 5th will see a special event in memory of King Rama IX. Read More
The Muaythai Association of Finland is now a qualified member of the Finnish National Olympic committee!
On the 28th November, IFMA attended the Asia- Pacific Commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women at Unite Nations ESCAP in Bangkok, Thailand. The opening address was delivered by Dr Shamshad Akhtar, Under-Secretary General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of ESCAP. Read More
On behalf of the International Federation of Muaythai Amateur and the world muaythai community, we wish to express our sincere condolences for the recent passing of Nilar Win who lost his battle with cancer. A beloved member of the IFMA Technical Officials, his death is no doubt a great loss, as he touched the lives of many in our IFMA family, as an ambassador of the IFMA pillar of Fair Play, ensuring the safety of the athletes and the observance of the rules.
We wish to extend our heartfelt sympathy to his family and friends who are affected so greatly by this loss. We honour him and those whose lives he touched are in our thoughts and prayers.
Lima, the host of the 2017 IOC Congress is in muaythai fever as the teams from across the Pan American countries arrive for the Pan American Championship 2016. This event is held under the Peruvian Institute of Sport and will be the official qualifier for the 2017 World Games. Elisa Salinas, the president of the Pan-American Muaythai Confederation stated that large national teams are either on their way or have arrived from Canada, United States, Mexico, Argentina and many more.
Aslander Zikreev Russia doing the ritual Wai Khru dance before winning his place at The World Games
Finals day at the IFMA World Cup in Kazan, with 11 spots for The World Games 2017 up for grabs across male and female places.
After a long and exciting day we had eight new athletes to add to the IFMA roster for The World Games as three of the gold medal winners previously qualified during other championships. Read More
A special day of cultural exchange was part of the muaythai world cup, where all visiting countries congregated to hear about IFMA’s projects on Gender Equality and Non-discrimination in sport and life and specially IFMA’s cooperation with UN Women and UNESCO. Read More
Today was all about the beauty of the Kazan Kremlin and marking IFMA’s partnership with UN Women Asia-Pacific to stop violence against women.
Tomorrow the final bouts are upon – it always happens so fast! Up eleven of our athletes across the male and female divisions will take their place on the Road to Wroclaw when they claim gold tomorrow – some of our finalists are already in the happy position of being safely qualified but still gunning for glory!
IFMA is proud to be working with UN Women through their Asia-Pacific offices on the UNiTE to Eliminate Violence Against Women campaign. We are proud of our champions who continue to be role models in changing and redefining attitudes towards women and girls. Read More
Day Three already at the IFMA World Cup in Kazan and we are as they say approaching the business end of the tournament with The World Games places looming large! Read More
The Philippines hold their national championships on December 15th and the countdown is on now for athletes around the country. Read More
It was a full house with journalists from around the world at the Kazan Muaythai World Cup press conference at the Basket Hall Arena with special addresses from the Minister of Youth and Sports Affairs of the Republic of Tatarstan Vladimir Leonov, Russian Muaythai Federation President Dmitry Putilin and IFMA General Secretary Stephan Fox. Read More