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

IFMA’s Young Athletes UNiTE to End Violence Against Women

Young Muay Thai fighters pose before the IFMA youth conference. Photo: UN Women/Younghwa Choi

Young Muay Thai fighters pose before the IFMA youth conference. Photo: UN Women/Younghwa Choi

IFMA and the sport of Muaythai stands proud of its collaboration with UN Women Asia and the Pacific in the UNiTE to End Violence Against Women Campaign.

We are proud of our champions who continue to be role models in changing and redefining attitudes towards women and girls.

Read about our latest collaboration with UN Women at our Youth Event in their latest story here – Enlisting the Fiercest of Young Fighters to Help End Violence against Women

The Torch of Life – IFMA Youth World Cup a great success!

The National Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand has been the venue for the 7 days of the 2015 IFMA Royal World Cup. The Youth Cup was a separate event where besides the championship, many other activities were held. Cultural understanding, education, sport and fun was the theme and there is no doubt that the youth will return home with fond memories of the beautiful kingdom of Thailand, and also as young ambassadors of the sport of muaythai, carrying the sport’s hope for the future. Read More