Muaythai Athlete Sofia Olofsson wins IWGA Athlete of the Year

AOTY2016-banner-homepage-595x229-2Sofia Olofsson (SWE) tops the polls and wins the IWGA Athlete of the Year 2016! The 28-year-old Muaythai fighter wins the race by a huge margin . Olofsson won 39 % of the votes, making her clear number 1. Read More

IFMA using sports to inspire deviant youth in Kazan

school1_4It goes without saying that the five foundational pillars in the sport of Muaythai of Respect, Tradition, Honour, Excellence and FairPlay go beyond the field of play. IFMA prides itself in it’s social projects, initiatives and collaborations, with it’s main campaign Sport Is Your Gang, under patronage of Peace and Sport spanning 70 countries across all continents, not to mention active awareness and youth development programmes with UN Women and UNESCO. IFMA ensures that social initiatives stay at the heart of all our national federations in not only making it constitutional for each NF to have social involvement, but also in dedicating a number of days at every event towards special programmes for social and cultural exchange.
It was a special privilege and opportunity in special cooperation with the city of Kazan upon an initiative of the Deputy of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation for a joint project in cooperation with the Russian Muaythai Federation in the regional Tatarstan muaythai federation to visit Raifa Secondary School for deviant youth. This is one of IFMA’s important missions to connect directly to young people that have walked the wrong path, to help them find the right one.  Read More

Opening Ceremony EMF European Championships 2016

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Athletes and teams received a warm Croatian welcome at the Opening Ceremony of the IFMA/EMF European Championships 2016 on Sunday.

Split, one of the oldest cities in Europe with Ancient Roman ruins making up the city centre, has really opened its heart to muaythai. This championship is the culmination of months of training for the athletes. And with eleven spots at the World Games 2017 up for grabs as well as the glory of winning a medal for their countries, the competition is sure to be intense. Read More