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.