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Muaythai Mourns the Passing of Lithuanian Muaythai Union President

September 2nd, 2014

On behalf of the World Muaythai Council and the world muaythai community, we wish to express our sincere condolences for the recent passing of the Lithuanian Muaythai Union’s beloved President, Dr. Nerijus Luksas. His death is no doubt a great loss. A doctor of Technical Sciences, a Martial Arts enthusiast, a former diplomat and businessman, Dr. Luksas entered as a candidate for Presidency of the Lithuanian Muaythai Union in November 2013. Dr. Luksas became ...

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Who Will Be the Next World Muaythai Angels Champion?

August 29th, 2014

After the success of the first round of the World Muaythai Angels (WMA), which saw Chommanee Taehiran from Thailand winning the 1,000,000 Thai Baht prize and a brand new Toyota car, round two has begun with female athletes from around the world vying to get their spot in the final 16. Promotional events and qualifying fights will be held during the rest of the year, with the first event being held ...

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Chommannee: Muaythai Angel World Champion and Female Ambassador

August 29th, 2014

After the growing success of Contender Asia, and Emmy-nominated Challenger Muaythai, Mr Jaru Ajchariya came up with the concept of creating World Muaythai Angels, sanctioned by the World Muaythai Council. 16 female athletes from around the world competed in a round-robin tournament system over a 3-month period. It was Chomannee Taehiran who was crowned the first WMA Champion, receiving the grand prize of 1,000,000 Thai Baht and a brand new Toyota Vios ...

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Foreign Dignities at the Royal Patronage Ceremony

August 22nd, 2014

The continued cooperation between the World Muaythai Council under patronage of His Majesty the King of Thailand, IFMA, the world governing body for amateur Muaythai, and all the various different governments is of most importance. WMC and IFMA have 128 member federations, with over 70 of them fully recognized by their NOC and/or highest sport authority. Muaythai is included in so many multi-sport games like the Arafura Games, TAFISA Games, SEA ...

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Muaythai Receives Royal Patronage

August 21st, 2014

 The World Muaythai Council, the world governing body for the art and sport of Muaythai has received the highest possible honour any organization can receive in the Kingdom of Thailand; the Royal Patronage of His Majesty, the King of Thailand. The World Muaythai Council has been established since 1995 under directive of the Royal Thai Government. WMC and IFMA have worked together since day one to promote and foster all aspects ...

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FAMA General Secretary Visits IFMA HQ

August 18th, 2014

FAMA General Secretary Mervyn Tan flew to Bangkok to attend an important joint FAMA & IFMA meeting. FAMA is one of the most active Continental Federations, included in many multi-sports games in the region such as the SEA Games, Indoor Asian Games, and Asian Beach Games and currently applying for inclusion in the Asian Games. The meeting’s agenda included some important topics such as an update on the Asian Beach Games with ...

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Lion Fight is Back With a Bang

August 16th, 2014

The next highly anticipated Lion Fight 18 event will be on Friday September 5th, live from the Joint in Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The main fight will feature former 3-time WMC World Champion and winner of the award reality show, Contender Asia, Yodsanklai Fairtex, will take on United Kingdom’s Salah Khalifa the WMC Muaythai Against Drugs (MAD) Champion. Yodsanklai is one of the main contenders in line ...

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Age Does Not Matter

August 16th, 2014

IFMA is lucky to have a president not just in suit or tie. Dr Sakchye Tapsuwan, who has been practicing sport all his life, shows us all again that age is only a number in Muaythai. As every year at the SportAccord Convention, a ‘Good Morning’ class was conducted, led by the IFMA President, Dr Sakchy Tapsuwan, and former Muaythai champion and current IFMA General Secretary, Stephan Fox. Previous successful classes ...

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IFMA’s Youth Ambassador goes to Korea

August 15th, 2014

IFMA’s Youth Ambassador, Kiana Guyon, has been selected to represent Thailand at the Youth Leadership Programme in Gwangju, Republic of Korea from the 18th of August until the 30th of August 2014. The Youth Leadership Programme is organised under the UNOSDP (United Nations Office for Sport Development and Peace). It was conceived with the goal of helping youths whom are highly motivated to work towards providing support their communities through Sport-For-Development-and-Peace ...

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Hong Kong Gearing up for the WMC I-1 World Muaythai Grand Xtreme 2014

August 14th, 2014

The Hong Kong International Trade & Exhibition Centre (Star Hall) will feature another world-class event, the WMC I-1 World Muaythai Grand Xtreme, on Monday, 25 August 2014, with some of the world’s best muaythai fighters participating in this prestigious event. Former WMC world champ and winner of the Emmy-nominated reality TV series “Challenger,” Mardsua will defend his WMC I-1 belt. The challengers are Frank Giorgi,  the WMC Australia champion and also ...

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Muaythai Angel Shines in Saint-Tropez

August 14th, 2014

Taehiran Chommanee, the winner of the WMC Muaythai Angels Competition, has been competing in Saint-Tropez verses Irina Mazepa under the UNiTE to End Violence Against Women campaign. A fantastic promotion with many VIPs from around the world present, it was Chommanee winning the contest and the award given by HE M. Apichart Chinwanno the Thai ambassador to France, Joël Bouzou the President of Peace and Sport, muaythai consultant, Jean-Laurent Bourquin, and ...

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FightNight Saint-Tropez; A Night To Remember

August 13th, 2014

Saint-Tropez is with no doubt one of the top vacation places in the world; it also became the centre of the Muaythai world last week. The FightNight was held under the patronage of Mlle Brigitte Bardot, promoted by Olivier Muller, president of the Swiss MuayThai Network, in one of the most beautiful locations in the world. The mayor of Saint-Tropez, Mr Jean-Pierre Tuveri, opened the event with a welcoming speech; welcoming HE M. ...

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