On the 18th of June 2011, the Hellenic Muaythai Federation (HMF) organized yet another successful intra club muaythai event in Pireas, Greece, sanctioned by the International Federation of Muaythai Amateur (IFMA). The event took place in the “P. Nikolaidis” stadium of Keratsini, home of all first league sport events, with a capacity for hundreds of spectators.
Many new HMF member clubs from all over Greece took part at this event. Fighters traveled from Crete, Santorini, Corfu and Attiki, and gave their best for fantastic bouts. Fighters gracing the ring consisted of IFMA World Champions, European (EMF) and Balkan Champions, as well as novice muaythai athletes who found themselves in the ring for their first fight, aspiring for great future within our sport. Every fighter is instructed to give their best in every fight, and so they did, which made for an event full of excitement.
The highlight of the event saw women alongside with junior fighters, aged around 10 years old, making their presence noticeable by fighting with much strength and courage to the roaring applause from the spectators. All fights took place under full IFMA rules and regulations, with everyone wearing the necessary protective equipment regulated by the amateur world Federation.
The next muaythai event in Greece is already planned for the beginning of next month, and all fighters and friends of the sport will be seeing each other in Santorini for the Hellenic Federation’s annual muaythai summer camp from the 7th to the 12th of July, 2011.
Hellenic Muaythai Federation
ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΟΜΟΣΠΟΝΔΙΑ ΜΟΥΙΤΑΙ
Athletic Club Troia (Αθλητικός Σύλλογος η Τροία) is the new member of the big family of the Hellenic Muaythai Federation, and consequentially of the European Muaythai Federation (EMF) and the International Federation of Muaythai Amateur (IFMA).
A.C. Troia was founded by Drosos Michalis in a high society area of Athens, called Palaio Faliro, where muaythai was not an athletic option for sportsmen till now. The growth in popularity of the art and sport of muaythai throughout the world reflects the hard work, dedication and organization of each and every National Federation together with the international governing body for muaythai. This is something muaythai fans should really be proud of.
The Hellenic Muaythai Federation is making small but secure steps and has organised a new venue in the cosmopolitan island of Santorini in a unique landscape near the sea shore.
In an area of 6000 square meters located in Hanades Santorini, 400m from the beautiful blue of Aegean Sea. The HMF is setting up complete training services, fighting facilities with a professional 7x7m ring and accommodation capable of host approximately 40 athletes. The area will also boast a ball court, beach volley-ball court and a small football court. HMF has a deep respect for the environment and due to this the whole complex is operating with the power of the sun by utilizing its clean energy.
This venue is the place where the Hellenic Muaythai Federation is organising it’s Muaythai summer camp every year. This year’s summer camp will take place in Hanades from 7th to the 12th July 2011.