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The Ancient Art of Muay Boran

Posted on Nov 26, 20131

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C K Wu Re-elected as AIBA President

Muaythai congratulates C K Wu on officially being re-elected as the President of the International Boxing Association (AIBA). C K Wu was officially re-elected for a third four-year term today and vowed to continue his radical overhaul of the sport.

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An Evening of Miracles planned at the Phuket Beach Games Opening Ceremony

Phuket, Thailand: Organisers of the 4th Asian Beach Games in Phuket, Thailand, are promising an evening of miracles at the opening ceremony on Friday, November 14.

The opening ceremony will be held at the 2,500-capacity Saphan Hin public park, near Phuket town centre, and each National Olympic Committee can send a 20-strong delegation, plus flag bearer, for the traditional parade of athletes. 

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IFMA First International Federation to Sign Partnership Contract for SportAccord Convention 2015

IFMA General Secretary Stephan Fox and SportAccord Convention Managing Director Nis Hatt signed a contract for Sochi 2015. Owned by SportAccord, ASOIF, AIOWF, ARISF and AIMS, SportAccord Convention annually brings together representatives from more than 100 International Sports Federations and organisations affiliated to SportAccord (General Association of International Sports Federations), ASOIF (Association of Summer Olympic International Federations), AIOWF (Association of International Olympic Winter Sports Federations), ARISF (Association of IOC Recognised International Sports Federations), and AIMS (Alliance of Independent Members of SportAccord).

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Technical Tuesday: Sok Ti (Slashing Elbow)

Today’s elbow technique is one of the most common type of elbow thrown in muaythai, one which most beginners and intermediates grow accustomed to, and one which seasoned athletes know like the back of their hands. In this offensive technique, the motion of the elbow is thrown in an oblique downwards angle. The area this elbow targets is usually the top of the head, forehead, and side of the face. The elbow can be thrown with the leading elbow arm or the rear arm.

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SportAccord IF Forum 2014 a Huge Success

The SportAccord IF Forum in Lausanne this year was a huge success. Read below for a quick roundup of the events and activities.

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IFMA Meets with Thailand’s Department of Physical Education

IFMA President, Dr Sakchye Tapsuwan, IFMA Sport Director Charissa Tynan, and Vice President of the AMTAT under Royal Patronage, Kajorn Prowsri met with the Director General of the Department of Physical Education of Thailand, Dr Patanachart Kridiborworn, to discuss on-going cooperation especially with the upcoming Muaythai University Championships. The Championship is scheduled for February next year, and will be opened on the 6th, which will be World Muaythai Day.

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Congratulations to HRH Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah on His Re-election as ANOC President

Muaythai would like to congratulate HRH Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah on his Re-election as ANOC President. The re-election was held at last week’s historical XIX ANOC General Assembly held in Bangkok, Thailand, and Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah was re-elected as the ANOC President for the 2014-2018 term by the world’s 203 NOCs present at the General Assembly after a successful two year interim term at the helm of the organisation. Patrick Hickey was also re-elected as ANOC Senior Vice-President during the XIX ANOC General Assembly.

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Phuket Beach Games to provide blueprint for ANOC’s World Beach Games

Bangkok, Thailand: The 4th Asian Beach Games in Phuket, Thailand, next week will take on added significance following the ANOC General Assembly decision to organise a World Beach Games, ANOC and OCA President Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah said on Saturday 8th November.

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IFMA & WMC’s New Social Initative: Female Empowerment through Muaythai (FEM)

As part of IFMA & WMC’s new social initiative Female Empowerment through Muaythai (FEM) and in collaboration with UN Woman’s UNite campaign to Stop Violence against Woman and Girls, The Woman’s Project (TWP) has launched a new foundation in Mexico. TWP’s main objective is to ensure that women and men have equal opportunities of development, The Women’s Project (TWP) is a Mexican nonprofit organization created by Elisa and Francesca Salinas of Mexico. TWP has been a passion project of Elisa, a successful business woman, TV producer, and IFMA Female Commission member. Sue Glassy, IFMA Vice President and Female Commission Chairwoman is present at the launch to represent IFMA and will be a keynote speaker on the IFMA & WMC’s FEM Social Initiative Forum.

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IOC President Opens the 2014 SportAccord IF Forum

Tomas Bach, the President of the IOC was a keynote speaker at the opening of the 2014 SportAccord International Federations Forum. The event was held at the Beau-Rivage Hotel in the Olympic capital of Lausanne in Switzerland. The IOC President expressed his delight at the UN’s very recent recognition of the autonomy and freedom of sport and of the IOC’s mission.

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Euronews and SportAccord Sign Historic Partnership

Euronews becomes the first international news channel for all sports, announcing the launch of its ‘Sports United’ programme.

Euronews and SportAccord signed a historic collaboration for sports programming, which will enable the global broadcaster and the union of all 92 international sports federations to establish a new sports programme. The agreement was signed today between Michael Peters, CEO of Euronews group and Marius Vizer, President of SportAccord, at the annual International Forum for international sports federations in Lausanne.

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Technical Tuesday: Jarakhe Fad Hang (Crocodile thrashes its tail)

In other words, it is the swing-back kick. This technique is used when the opponent would throw the punch towards the wrong target and loses his balance. We would then turn his/her body for a kick by swinging the heel back.

He/She would take a step forward, putting the weight on the left leg to then turn around and kick backwards with the right heel, aiming for the opponent’s jaw or the right rib. The opponent can counter this attack by pushing the right foot to the right with his/her right arm or he/she can catch the right foot in order to jerk it forward.

“Confidence comes from discipline and training” – Robert Kiosaki

TWG2017 Mayor’s Agreement Signed

An agreement inaugurating the cooperation of the City of Wroclaw and the Lower Silesian Voivodeship in the organization and promotion of The World Games 2017 was signed. The signatories of the document werde the Mayor of Wrocław, Rafał Dutkiewicz, and the Marshall for the Lower Silesian Voivodeship, Cezary Przybylski, along with the Vice-marshall of the Lower Silesian Voivodeship, Radosław Mołoń. Read More

Motivation Monday: Strength Training

Last week our topic was about roadwork, but what’s road-work without strength training. In order to keep your mind and body strong, it is necessary to add in some weight training into your daily or weekly exercise routine. A lot of you who exercise or are new to the fitness world feel that strength training might think that this is reserved for the professional athletes or muaythai fighters. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Also, for muaythai practitioners, it is often debated whether or not to add weight training to your regimen. On one side of the argument, there are those that say that lifting weights won’t increase your power or will slow you down. On the other side, there are those that swear by weight training and say that it will indeed improve your muaythai.

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