Meet Danial Williams, winner of the 2015 IFMA Award in the category of “Breakthrough of the Year”. After having swooped in like a bat out of hell with a stunning performance at the recent FISU patronised University World Cup in March, Williams instantly turned heads and grabbed our attention. Not only was his performance in the ring impressive, but his friendly, humble and respectful nature that so well represented a true muaythai athlete also did not go unnoticed. Read More
IFMA Congratulates His Highness Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah on His Reelection as the President of OCA.
Sheikh Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah who has been President of OCA since 1999, a member of the IOC, President of the Association of National Olympic Committees has been reelected as the President of Olympic Council of Asia.
IFMA which has been recognised by OCA in 1999 congratulates His Highness and is looking forward to continue cooperation with the OCA.
Female muaythai has truly become as popular and in some countries even more popular than its male counterpart. Stadiums around the world are filled to bursting point with fans following their female heroes and this award honours past performance and contributions to the sport. Read More
Dragon MuayThai Club Malaysia under the Malaysian Muaythai Association underwent a soft launch and recruitment process for their take on the Sport is Your Gang initiative entitled “Discover Muaythai”. Read More
History will be made in Turkmenistan as for the first time the Asian and Oceania Olympic Committee will join forces for the Asian Indoor Martial Arts Games.
As in other sports like football the cooperation between Australia and Asia has undoubtedly developed the sport in Australia to huge popularity, similarly, as Oceania Olympic Committee joins Asian sport competition it will be the same for sports like muaythai. Read More
The President of AIMS and the General Secretary of IFMA has been invited by the IOC President, the distinguished Dr. Thomas Bach, to the IOC Meeting in Lausanne. Read More
The duties of a Technical Official go far above and beyond simply saying “Yut!” “Yak!” and “Chok!” …..They are the guardians of the rules and regulations, they are the protectors of the athletes, keeping them safe in the ring, their mandate, to uphold the pillar of fair play. Read More
The IFMA awards gala awarded nominees in many different categories. The nominees in the category of Best TV Show included The Contender Asia, The Challenger Muaythai, WMC Muaythai Warriors, The Silk Road Cup and Challenger Elite. Presenting the award on the evening was H.E. Giberto Fonseca Guimarães de Moura, Ambassador of Brazil to Thailand. Read More
Congratulations to Vewart Comta, IWGA Athlete of the Month for August 2015. The Muaythai fighter from Thailand won the gold medal (weight class 57 kg) at the IFMA Muaythai Royal World Cup in Bangkok. He became the first athlete to qualify for The World Games 2017 in Wroclaw/Poland. Finally, the Jury, made up of all Technical Officials of IFMA, awarded the King’s Trophy to Thailand and Vewart Comta for most outstanding performance in the Senior Male category. Read More
The International Federation of Muaythai Amateur is not only the world recognised federation for sport of muaythai. It is so much more than that. IFMA is family. A family made up of a growing number of member federations working together to develop the sport in one unified direction. Read More
Asian Beach Games 2016, in Da Nang, Vietnam is the next grand event that muaythai will be included in in the official programme. IFMA is a proud member of OCA, that is fully recognised since 1998 with the continental arm FAMA under the presidency of the Prime minister of Kazakhstan, Mr. Massimov. Read More
A special cocktail reception was organised by the Royal Thai Government and the Minister for Tourism and Sport to welcome the Sweden delegation in Thailand.
Traditionally, at the closing ceremony the host city and country will hand over the IFMA flag to the next host city and country and this is always an emotional moment where the present meets the future with muaythai having a rich past. Read More
The IFMA Awards night not only recognised the nominees in the various categories, but special awards were also presented to other outstanding patrons of the sport. Read More