The WMC and IFMA Stands for Non-Discrimination and Gender Equality

June 5th, 2020

Today, the WMC and IFMA would like to address reports of a meeting in Thailand of the Subcommittee for the Development and Promotion of Boxing discussing the issuance of a regulation to make elbow protection mandatory for women. We have come a long way in terms of gender equality since the early promotion of women’s muaythai in 1995 which opened up Muay Ying competitions at Rangsit Stadium unde the World Muaythai ...

Gina Carano: Mandalorian Muaythai

June 4th, 2020

Nowadays Gina Carano is becoming a household name as one of the number 1 superstars in Hollywood featuring in blockbuster movies such as Deadpool and Fast and Furious and now in the popular Star Wars TV show the Mandalorian as Cara Dune. In the martial arts world Gina is an acclaimed muaythai and MMA fighter where she has faced some of the top contenders in both respective sports. Originally from ...

Muaythai Gyms in Thailand Reopen Today

June 1st, 2020

Celebrations are definitely in order for muaythai practitioners in Thailand as the government have announced that muaythai camps and gyms can open from today onwards. For many people who consider muaythai to be their way of life, the closing of the gyms at the beginning of March came as a real blow. The Thai government has stated that gyms that reopen must follow strict regulations including temperature tests, proper checking in and ...

The Muaythai World Begins to Open Up

May 29th, 2020

After a full lockdown for more than two months for many IFMA member federations, the tide has finally begun to turn as some governments have started to lift restrictions surrounding physical group activities. After months at home with hundreds of hours of online training and sharing fitness tips for bedroom workouts some IFMA athletes can again put on their gloves and feel the weight of the heavy bags and feel the ...

Muaythai Connects through the Virtual Championships

May 27th, 2020

IFMA has been extremely busy over the last 3 months as the pandemic brought about unprecedented consequences affecting so many lives, influencing the world of sport and that of muaythai. When the pandemic began and the IFMA leadership realised its severity, an Ad-Hoc Management Committee was immediately appointed to ensure that health and safety plays centre role in the direction of the federation. Further, IFMA has worked close with the ...

Vladimír Moravčík: Pride of Slovakia

May 26th, 2020

Vladimir Moravcik needs no introduction in the world of muaythai as a top athlete, coach and an overall contributor to the development of the sport. Also known as Dracula, Vladimir started training at the Fire Gym in his hometown of Banska Bystrica in Slovakia after he left the army. His coach Martin Belak quickly realised that he had a natural talent and began training and preparing him to fight at the ...

IFMA Stakeholders Participate at ITA Webinar on The Doping Control Process

May 25th, 2020

Education is one of the key prevention strategies highlighted in the World Anti-Doping Code and one that we can continue strengthening and promoting even during a period when our team is not able to engage in face-to-face learning activities. Therefore, the ITA created an online learning experience in order to continue its education efforts during the COVID-19 crisis. The webinar series aims at giving athletes and their support personnel an ...

Thailand Bids for the Youth Olympics 2026

May 21st, 2020

Over the last year many important meetings took place between the International Olympic Committee, the Royal Thai Government and the National Olympic Committee of Thailand with regards to major upcoming sporting events. Thailand's Prime Minister His Excellency Prayut Chan O Cha met the IOC President Thomas Bach to discuss the possibility of Thailand bidding for the Youth Olympics 2026 and also many other points were discussed. The inclusion of muaythai in the Olympics was also one of the talking points in ...

Brazilian Muaythai Celebrates 15th Anniversary

May 19th, 2020

The Brazilian Muaythai Federation became an official member of the WMC and IFMA in 2005 and has since then put itself on the map of the muaythai world.  Since its foundation, Brazilian athletes have been part of the official opening ceremonies of multiple IFMA events; world championships, Pan American Championships, SportAccord Combat Games, FISU Championships and so many more. Brazilian National events have become the best example of representatives building the ...

Jorgen Kruth- The last Viking

May 15th, 2020

Jorgen Kruth is one of the most respected all round martial artists in the world with a successful career in muaythai and as a K1 superstar. In his younger years he began cross training in Judo, Jiu Jitsu, Taekwondo, Savate and in 1987 started muaythai under one of Sweden's original trainers Po Lindvall. Jorgen competed in the amateur world championships winning 3 gold medals in 3 consecutive years. It was then ...

Nathan ‘Carnage’ Corbett: A True Champion

May 14th, 2020

Nathan Corbett is one of the superstars of muaythai with an impressive career span across 17 years. With 59 wins, 44 by knock out and only 5 losses combined with his unique fighting style fans gave him the name Golden Elbows. Nathan was one of the most respected athletes on the WMC world circuit competing against the best in the world. He started in the lighter division in his younger ...

Next Generation of Nak Muay

May 13th, 2020

IFMA would like to send a warm congratulations to our recent mothers and fathers in Muaythai who are not only multiple world champions but have been real “Game Changers” for Muaythai. First off, we have a tri-athlete, world Muaythai champion and sports nutritionist from Costa Rica, Marcela Soto, who gave birth to twin boys, Simon and Saul, 7 months ago. Marcela has been an ambassador of muaythai, fighting 67 ...

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