A joint meeting was held in Istanbul between the EMF Executive Board and the IFMA Head Office. Updates were given to IFMA by EMF regarding the upcoming European Championship, the qualification process of Europe for the upcoming SportAccord World Combat Games, and EMF’s strategic planning in line with IFMA for the next two years.
The opening of the IFMA Kids and Juniors World Championships 2013 must be described as a cultural milestone. Over 400 kids from forty countries travelled to the beautiful city of Istanbul to take part in this proud chapter in IFMA’s history. Seeing the enthusiasm in the eyes of these children and youth made the event even more special.
The Turkish Muaythai Federation has released the official poster for the World Kids & Junior Muaythai Championships. The countdown begins, as there are only two months to go before March!
The 3rd Balkan Open Kids Muaythai Championships was held in cooperation with Esenler Municipality. Turkey was pleased to host the championships and to welcome countries like Azerbaijan, Greece, Bulgaria, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Denmark and Belgium. Over two hundred athletes, trainers, team leaders, officials and participants took part in the opening ceremony.
The beautiful city of Istanbul will be hosting the IFMA World Muaythai Kids & Junior Championships from 13-17 March, 2013. It will be a celebration of fun and cultural exchange, with some friendly competition.
As every year, in a special gala presentation, federations and individuals which have done special events or social projects are shown appreciation by IFMA.
First, the City of Saint Petersburg, the Russian Muaythai Federation and President Dmitry Putilin were thanked for hosting the 2012 IFMA World Championships.