Malaysia Major Events, representing the host country for the 2014 IFMA World Championships, the Russian Muaythai Federation and their sponsor Stroyservis, the Russian Union of Martial Arts and IFMA, joined forces for this cultural night. Thanks to the time of year, St. Petersburg is currently enjoying the beginning of its famed “White Nights” when the sun does not set until midnight. The special, unending light lent the evening a dreamy feel.
The 15 Olympic and non-Olympic Martial Arts are in full preparation for the upcoming World Combat Games in Saint Petersburg.
Sportaccord, the Russian Union of Martial Arts, the Government of the Russian Federation, and the Russian Olympic Committee are jointly inviting all media representatives of the international federations for a press conference which will take place on Monday, 22 October in Moscow.
The SportAccord Media Workshop took place this week from September 5th-7th, to promote cooperation and brainstorming amongst the 15 SportAccord combat sports, for the success of the 2013 World Combat Games next year in October. As IFMA’s 2012 Muaythai World Championships are the test event for next year’s World Combat Games, IFMA had the honour of having SportAccord and our brother and sister combat sports all present in Saint Petersburg during the World Championships.