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April 2012 Newsletter

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Opening Night: The Silk Road Cup

April 23rd, 2012

What a night. Nearly a year in the planning, the voyage has finally begun. The opening of the Silk Road Cup marks the debut of what will be an unbelievable journey, travelling back into history over the next 12 months. The famous Silk Road, which once stretched from China to India, through Southeast Asia, Persia, Arabia and into the ancient Mediterranean, over deserts, mountains and lush landscapes, will be the setting for an unforgettable adventure. The ...

Press Conference Silk Road Cup

April 23rd, 2012

A press conference was held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan for the opening of the Silk Road Cup. The ballroom of the Radisson hotel was filled with over one hundred members of the press.   Seated at the main table were the President of IFMA, Dr. Sakchye Tapsuwan, the President of the Uzbekistan Muaythai Federation, Mr. Sherzod Tashmatov, IFMA General Secretary and Vice President of the WMC, Mr. Stephan Fox, Chief of the Department of the Ministry of Culture ...

Silk Road Cup: The journey begins

April 17th, 2012

This weekend will mark one of the most cultural events which WMC and IFMA have ever been part of. IFMA, WMC and the Uzbekistan Muaythai Federation are traveling back in history, to the ancient times when tradesmen and merchants from China and India began to make their way to Southeast Asia, traveling through deserts and mountains to Persia, Arabia, Central Asia, and eventually reaching ancient Greece and Rome. The history of the Silk Road is a ...

WA and Ignition Muaythai West Australia

April 12th, 2012

On Sunday April 22, WA Thai Boxing and IGNITION Muaythai will bring some of Western Australia’s best muaythai talent to the ring. Current WMC Oceania Champion Kate Heuston, one of Western Australia’s favourite female fighters, will take on the powerhouse known as Alexis Rufus, current English and World Champion for the 57kg WMC Intercontinental title. In a second stunning Australia VS England female fight, Australia’s 2x WMC State Champion, Kaitlyn Vance, and England’s Anne Gill will show their mettle to determine who will ...

King Bhumibol Trophy

April 6th, 2012

April 3rd was one of the most glorious occasions in the history of muaythai for so many reasons. His Majesty the King donated the Royal Trophy in his own name towards the ultimate fighter for this event, and it was a truly incredible event ceremony. The opening began with a traditional drum celebration, followed by a Royal Parade by Royal Cadets, walking in His Majesty’s trophy. In the middle of this stunning visual ensemble, Uzbekistan’s songbird, ...

Official Launch of IFMA’s “Sport Is Your Gang” Campaign

April 6th, 2012

Muaythai is a martial art that gives back as much as it takes. This is why the World Muaythai Council (WMC) and the International Federation of Muaythai Amateur (IFMA) are involved in so many community projects. Edmund Burke once said “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing”. In muaythai we say “the time is always the right to do what is right”. When the Tsunami hit Asia in ...

Prime Minister’s Cup

April 5th, 2012

Her Excellency Yingluck Shinawatra graciously donated the female trophy for the April 3rd, “Muaythai Towards the Highest Recognition” event organized by the International Federation of Muaythai Amateur (IFMA) and the World Muaythai Council (WMC). After a spectacular opening, Australia’s Caley Reece, WMC World Champion, faced off against the Polish champion Magdalena Rak. Stepping into the ring, they proved once again that female fighting can be just as popular as male fighting. This was one of the ...

Muaythai Super Gala Towards the Highest Sporting Recognition

April 5th, 2012

Bangkok Convention Centre was filled to the last seat for what was probably one of the most beautiful muaythai events ever held.  Thailand’s who’s who turned up to be a part of the official muaythai application to become recognized by the International Olympic Committee, to be included in the World Games, and to launch the “Sport Is Your Gang” campaign. The Prime Minister assigned His Excellency General Yuthasak Sasiprapha, who is Deputy Prime Minister and also ...

Muaythai Gala VIP Cocktail Reception

April 5th, 2012

To celebrate the launch of Muaythai towards the Highest Sporting Recognition, to be recognised by the International Olympic Committee and to be included in the World Games and also the launch of IFMA/WMC’s latest charity project “Sport Is Your Gang”, a gala reception was held in the luxurious 5-star Centara Grand hotel adjacent to the Bangkok Convention Centre in Thailand. Many VIPs and Executives from the world sporting community traveled to Bangkok and made inspired speeches ...

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