The Thai Fight semi-final was another breath taking event, which shows that hard work is important for the overall development of Muaythai. Not many people know that Buakaw was also once a former IFMA World Champion. Read More
The quarter-final of Thai Fight showed how important the grassroots of Muaythai really are. The WMC (World Muaythai Council) and IFMA (International Federation of Muaythai Amateur) since their inauguration over two decades ago, have worked together closely to ensure this. In recent years the cooperation between the two organizations has really shown through. Yesterday Thai Fight was a major success. Buakaw Por Pramuk is a three times WMC World Champion and, to the surprise of many, also the winner of the IFMA Cultural Festival.
Day 5 of the IFMA World Championships will be the day to determine who is going for gold. There are so many world class fighters entering the ring today, that TV stations are fighting one another to know what rings will be telecast at what times.
Some of the competitions featured will be Andrei Kulebin from Belarus vs Thai superstar Dee Teerapong, and Vital Hurkou from Belarussia against Kem (Pakcotakang Surasak) from Thailand.
The first weekend in August the Danish national team for the World Championship gathered for 2 days on a school outside Copenhagen for the first ever national team training camp.
Both trainers and fighters were participating in the training, to get new inspiration the federation had invited Belarusian Fighter Andrei Kulebin and Trainer Evgeni Dobrotvorski to conduct the training. The workshop included theoretical teaching beside practical exercises and new techniques. The fighters got to try and lot of new and fun techniques.