Muaythai has been gaining more and more popularity in Iraq, and the national team has its sights set on garnering more international success in Bangkok where they have entered a big team to compete at the upcoming Youth World Championships. Read More
America is sending a youth team this year with over 20 boxers travelling to Bangkok for the Youth Championships. Read More
Nili Block is one of the most outstanding female athletes in the world but she is also one of the most outstanding social activists in her home country Israel contributing to raising the sport from the grass roots. Read More
A big team of 80 people is coming for the Youth World Championships from Australia with parents, coaches, spectators coming to support the youth and show again the spirit of Australian Muaythai. Read More
After being granted provisional recognition in April 2014, the International Ski Mountaineering Federation (ISMF) has been granted full recognition by the International Olympic Committee at the 129th IOC Session in Rio. Read More
IFMA President Dr. Sakchye Tapsuwan, who has served for nearly 20 years as AIBA Vice President, sends his best wishes to his old colleague, the President of the International Boxing Association Dr Ching-Kuo Wu who was re-elected to IOC Executive Board at the IOC Executive Board meeting in Rio. Read More
The 4th August every year is an important day in the Muaythai calendar as it marks the Saint Tropez Fight Night. For the last 5 years every year the best athletes travel to Saint Tropez to this spectacular venue which is visited by many celebrities from around the world, Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger to name a few. It is a glamour event televised around the world in a spectacular setting. Read More
IFMA and Muaythai shows full solidarity in the Olympic Spirit for the start of the Rio Olympic Games; commencing its own Olympic celebrations with a special Fight Night in St Tropez, France; hours before the Rio Games Opening Ceremony. The event celebrates the Olympic Spirit and gender equality, with a fantastic match up of two outstanding female fighters, Taehiran Chomanee from Thailand and Taina Duarta from Brazil in the 57.2 kg category. The victor will win a special trophy awarded by UN Women as a result of IFMA’s collaboration in the UNiTE to End Violence Against Women campaign. Read More
One of the most spectacular events in our Muaythai calendar is held every year on the 4th August, the legendary Fight Night in Saint Tropez, France. This year it will be held a day before the opening of the Olympic games and what else could be better than promoting the Olympic spirit and gender equality than with a United Nations fight between the motherland of Muaythai, Thailand and the host of the 2016 Rio De Janeiro Olympic Games, Brazil.
Baseball, softball, karate, skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing have all been added to the Tokyo 2020 programme, it was confirmed yesterday in Lausanne.
South African Muaythai Federation – SAAMF is one of the engines of African muaythai with so many social projects organised for the youth over the last years. Read More
Igor Liubchenko, one of the strongest Ukrainian and world’s muaythai athletes; also one of the main contenders for the gold medals in 63.5 kg weight division at the World Games 2017 in Wroclaw, Poland. Read More
A special workshop took place with over 100 people in attendance; representatives from the Royal Thai government, the Ministry of Sport and Tourism, the Cultural Ministry, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Sport Authority of Thailand. President of IFMA, Dr. Sakchye Tapsuwan, President of the World Muaythai Council under patronage of His Majesty the King General Chetta, IOC member, Dr. Nat Indrapana, Vice President of the Amateur Muaythai Association of Thailand under patronage of His Majesty the Crown Prince, IFMA Sport Director Charissa Tynan, IFMA Social Responsibility Director Abigail Pamei, IFMA Ethics Commission Azadeh Kamyabi, Director of European Muaythai Federation Gleb Kalita and also the AIMS President and SportAccord Vice President Mr. Stephan Fox, many other dignities from muaythai institute, leading muaythai masters, and representatives from muaythai institute were all present. Read More