IFMA President, guest of honour at the World Muay Boran Championships

Grand Master Chinawut Sirisompan (GM Woody) chairman of the Kru Muaythai Association welcomed the President Dr. Sakchye Tapsuwan Read More

SportAccord VIPs & Sports Celebrities Enjoy Muaythai Semi Finals

The semi-finals of the IFMA muaythai competition attracted many VIPs from all different sports participating in the SportAccord World Combat Games 2013. Read More

The 4th Asian Indoor & Martial Arts Games 2013 Have Begun!!

26 National Olympic committees of Asia have sent official teams to the Asian Indoor & Martial Arts Games in Incheon Korea.

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Muaythai: A proud member of the International World Games Association (IWGA)

The first day of the Convention saw the General Assembly of the IWGA. Muaythai was one of the candidates for inclusion as a member in this prestigious organisation. Representatives of all 33 member federations were in attendance.

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Silk Road Cup Final Huge Success

In front of the President of SportAccord Mr Hein Verbruggen, the President of the World Muaythai Council General Thanajaro, the President of IFMA Dr Tapsuwan, and so many dignitaries from around the world, beautiful Samarkand was the perfect venue for this historical event.

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Press Conference Silk Road Cup 2013

 The Final of the Silk Road Cup 2013 has attracted many dignitaries, such as the President of SportAccord, Mr. Verbruggen, the President of IFMA, Dr. Tapsuwan, General Thanajaro, IFMA General Secretary Mr. Fox, EMF General Secretary Mr.  Szlachta, and member of the Thai Government Sports Commission, Mr. Uthaiviankul, the President of the Uzbekistan Muaythai Federation and FAMA Vice President Mr. Tashmatov and General Secretary of the Uzbekistan NOC, Mr. Kasimov.

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IFMA President Visits Uzbekistan NOC

IFMA President Dr. Tapsuwan and WMC President General Thanajaro, met the President of the National Olympic Committee of Uzbekistan Mr. Mirabror Usmanov, and the First Deputy Minister of Culture and Sports Affairs of Uzbekistan Mr. Jasur Akramov, followed by a visit to the Museum of Olympic Glory in Tashkent.

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All Chinese Championships

As every year, it’s time for the All Chinese Championships to be held again. In 2012 it was China’s turn, and 2013 is set for Macau, the Las Vegas of Asia.

The event will be held from the 8th-10th of January in Macau. The national teams of China, Hong Kong, Chinese Taipei and Macau will compete for pride and honour, under the sanctioning of IFMA and FAMA.

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Dr. Tapsuwan leads successful seminar in Germany

This November, IFMA’s President, Dr. Sakchye Tapsuwan, was a guest in the city of Rommerskirchen, Germany, where he led a Muaythai seminar which covered the Khan system and referee and judging courses.

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IFMA’s President and WMC General Secretary will head the 2012 European Instructors Workshop

This year Germany is the host country for the 2012 WMC and IFMA joint Khan workshop, organised by the Muaythai Bund Deutschland and Ajarn Detlef Turmau.

The five day workshop will be chaired by IFMA’s President and the WMC General Secretary, Dr. Sakchye Tapsuwan

Participants are looking forward to this Khan 10 through 13 workshop. Read More

Thai Parliament Supports Muaythai

The Sports Commission of the Thai Parliament staged a special session for Muaythai, in order to support the “Muaythai Towards IOC” recognition campaign and to find ways to help with the international expansion of Muaythai, not only as a sport, but also as a cultural art form.

Chairman Thanet Kruarat invited the Sports Ministry, the Sport Authority of Thailand, the National Olympic Committee of Thailand, the WMC, IFMA and the Amateur Muaythai Association of Thailand (AMTAT) to this important meeting.

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IFMA’s General Congress Takes Place

Representatives from eighty two countries participated in this year’s annual congress, which was filled with presentations to discuss many future activities, campaigns.

The President Dr. Tapsuwan, welcomed all the representatives from the national federations, the IFMA Executive Board, the guests from the Russian government, National Olympic and thanked the city of Saint Petersburg and the Russian Muaythai Federation for a fantastic 2013. He also thanked SportAccord for declaring this a test event and for holding a workshop and being part of the Opening Ceremony.

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Night of Friendship and Cultural Understanding

The 2012 IFMA Goodbye Party was a night where all the competitions came to an end and over 80 countries celebrated their cultural understanding and friendship through Muaythai.

The President of IFMA, Dr. Tapsuwan, thanked the Russian Muaythai Federation and its president Mr. Dmitry Putilin.

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150 Years – Germany and Thailand: History is Always In the Making

This year, 2012, is a historical one for many reasons. We have just witnessed the amazing Olympic Games in London, Muaythai has launched its application to become IOC recognized, and this year also marks 150 years of diplomatic relations between Germany and Thailand. In order to celebrate this, a cultural exchange will take place between the two countries. The “Thailand VS Germany” gala event will take place on German soil on September 15th, sanctioned by the world governing body for Muaythai, the World Muaythai Council (WMC), and organised by Elite Boxing Germany in cooperation with the official German Muaythai member federation, Muaythai Bund Deutschland (MTBD).

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