IFMA President Dr Sakchye Tapsuwan is elected for another term by the vote of 96 national federation that took part in the IFMA 24th Annual General Meeting. Dr Sakchye thanked all the delegates from the 5 continents for giving him their trust for another term, stating that as a Thai he is truly proud that muaythai is now world recognised with its inclusion in the World Games, its recognition by FISU and also its inclusion in the indoor Asian Martial Art Games, the Asian Beach Games and so many more. Read More
25 April 2014, BANGKOK –UN Women and the world governing bodies of the sport of muaythai have launched a new partnership to prevent violence against women, one of the most pervasive violations of human rights worldwide. The collaboration will focus on engaging and building skills of young people, athletes and trainers within the sport to challenge harmful masculinities and instead foster respectful and non-violent relationships, gender equality and empowerment of women.
Just last year, IFMA became a proud member of the International World Games Association at the annual General Assembly of IWGA in St.Petersburg at the SportAccord Convention 2013. History was made yet again at this year’s AGM when muaythai was included into the Official Sports Program amongst 29 other sports participating in 2017 World Games in Wroclaw, Poland.