Up to 300 very young muaythai athletes have taken part this year in Youth Development Leagues across America as part of a grassroots drive to improve standards. The League is promoted by the United States Muaythai Federation, which recently submitted an application to the National Olympic Committee of America for recognition.
It is every athletes’ dream to participate in the IFMA World Championships. In the run up to The World Games 2021 the IFMA championships also will act as a qualifier for the pinnacle event – The World Games. The next edition of this multi-sport games will be held in Birmingham Alabama.
Amateur muaythai is on the move in North America with national championships taking place in Canada and America shortly.
Canada is up first with nationals on Saturday and Sunday this week organised by Muaythai Canada. Champions from this tournament represent Canada on the world stage, heading first to the Pan-Americans in Peru next month, and then to the IFMA World and Junior World Tournaments. Read More