Archive for March, 2012

It has begun: The official press release for muaythai towards the highest recognition

March 30th, 2012

A press conference was held at the Emerald Hotel for the upcoming muaythai gala event which has three objectives: The official application for muaythai to be recognised by the International Olympic Committee, the official application for muaythai to be included in the International World Games, and the launch of the muaythai campaign “Sport Is Your Gang”, in cooperation with Peace and Sport, partner of the IOC. His Royal Majesty the King of Thailand has donated the ...

Muaythai in Malaysia Becomes Part of Official School Curriculum

March 26th, 2012

Students in Malaysia at all government and private schools now have the chance to learn Muaythai as part of the official  school curriculum. Dato Muhd Shahnaz Azmi, President of the Malaysian Muaythai Federation and IFMA executive board member stated that this was owing to the hard work over a long developing process and cooperation with the education department of the Malaysian Government. Muaythai now joins other martial arts such as Taekwondo and Karate as part of the ...

WMC I-1 World Muaythai Grand Prix 2011

March 26th, 2012

The WMC I-1 World Muaythai Grand Prix 2011 will be held AGAIN in Hong Kong International Trade & Exhibition Centre (Star Hall) on 23 April 2012. 8 world-class muaythai fighters will participate in an 8-man tourney of 66 kg. The last man standing will be named WMC I-1 World Grand Prix Champion. The participants are: Kurt Finlayson (a.k.a. “Killer”) from Australia, WMC South Pacific Champion, WMC Oceania Champion and former I-1 International Champion. Hamza Rahmani (a.k.a. “Hitman”) from Belgium, ...

Two World Titles on the line in France

March 24th, 2012

The beautiful town of Brest will come alive with two WMC World Title Fights on the line. Aiello BATONON, the French champion will take on Alex HARRIS from Sweden. Both boys have a fantastic fight record and Alex was also a silver medal winner at the IFMA 2011 World Championship. The second title fight will be the female world title between the French champion and Brest native, Lelö SIAPO PAGE versus three-time IFMA World Champion and ...

The Danish Muaythai Championship – the success continues!

March 24th, 2012

After the Danish Championship being a huge success in 2011, with an extreme boom in number of fights, it was exciting to see if the success would continue at their 2012 Championship. The championship was held over 2 days for the first time, 1 day dedicated to the preliminary fights and 1 day for the finals. It turned out to be 2 days with a lot of fights, with even more gyms participating than the year ...

Get ready for Evolution 26 – Australia’s Premiere Promotion!

March 24th, 2012

Saturday May 5th is set to be one of the biggest fight nights in Evolution history.  The Sleeman Sports Centre in Chandler, the scene where heroes have been made and dreams have been shattered will again play host to hard hitting muaythai action. Evolution 26 presents STACKED. All nine fights on the night are professional fights with no warm up amateur bouts. The first fights will display fighters who are normally seen in semi main event ...


March 19th, 2012

Featuring a stellar line up with local stars taking on international and interstate opponents. Kim Olsen, Wes Capper, , Harald Olsen, Jak 300 (Thai) vs Flip Street (Boonchu), Ruan DuPlessis WMC Aussie Title, Beau St Quentin vs Macca REMATCH, Tim Morrison vs Roy Wills plus many others! Caley Reece will be fighting for a WMC World Title. Caley is also set to feature on the coveted Prime Minister's Cup on the Muaythai Towards IOC gala event in ...

Devastation Muaythai Gala in Calgary

March 19th, 2012

Saturday March 10th saw the 4th installment of the Challenger Fight Series - 'Devastation'. The event was hosted at the beautiful Deerfoot Inn and Casino. The event was historic as it was the first time in North American history that there were PAMU (Pan American MuayThai Union) title at stake. The event was supported by IFMA, sanctioned by PAMU, MuayThai Alberta and the Canadian MuayThai Council - Amateur. The show was sold out the day before ...

Swedish Junior Championships Pave the Way for Future Scandinavian Champions

March 19th, 2012

At IFMA we know and believe that the children are our future. That is why IFMA constantly urges its member National Federations to promote and develop their youth in order to shape a bright future for the sport on its journey towards the Olympic rings. May 12th will see this push for development take place in Sweden with its Junior Championship event open to boys and girls aged 12 - 17. IFMA wishes every young athlete the ...

Press Release

March 16th, 2012

  A special meeting was held at the Four Wings Hotel in Bangkok for the upcoming ‘Muaythai Towards IOC’ event. The meeting was chaired by H.E. General Pichitr Kullavanijaya, Privy Councillor to His Majesty the King, and at the main table, there were dignitaries such as Dr. Nat Indrapana, IOC Member for Thailand, General Chetta Thanajaro, President of the WMC, Dr. Sakchye Tapsuwan, President of IFMA, Admiral Surawut Maharom, Advisor to Educational Funds for the Sports ...

The Polish Open Muaythai Championships – A Smashing Success!!

March 14th, 2012

Sunday 11th of March saw the conclusion of another Polish Open Muaythai Championships organised by IFMA Member NF the Polish Muaythai Federation under the Presidency of Rafal Szlachta, IFMA Executive Committee member. It was the biggest event in amateur Muaythai in Poland for 2012. The Polish Open Muaythai Championship was held during three days 9th, 10th and 11th of March in Kalisz. Over 120 fighters from Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Ireland participated in these ...

Muaythai Federation of Nigeria Makes Moves towards Government Recognition

March 12th, 2012

Following the resolve to gain full Government recognition (the Muaythai Federation of Nigeria currently have a provisional recognition status), the federation took great initiatives and took their lobbying exploit to their National Parliament - House of Representative Committee on sports on a 2 - day meeting session from the 21st to 22nd of February 2012. The Sports Committee is headed by Hon. GodfreyAli Gaiya. The federation’s request received very favourable attention and programmes have already been ...

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