Archive for July, 2012

Aekpracha Wins the Prince Cup

July 31st, 2012

The Amateur Muaythai Association of Thailand (AMTAT) under Royal Patronage , the World Muaythai Council (WMC), the  world governing body under directive of the Royal Thai Government, and the Internaitonal federation of Muaythai Amateur (IFMA), the governing international federation for amateur Muaythai, and the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), joined forces for the official 2012 Prince Cup. The MCC Hall at The Mall Department Store Bangkapi, was filled to capacity in a world class production. The opening ...

Ten thousand children participate in Prince Cup Muaythai Festival: “Inherited Art of Muaythai”

July 30th, 2012

Ten thousand children from all Thailand’s provinces participated in this year’s festival in honour of HRH Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, jointly organized by the BMA, the WMC and IFMA. The children come from all walks of life, from schools and social institutions, all participating in various non-fighting contests such as the Wai Khru and Muaythai technique, Muay Aerobic (Kee-a-Muaythai), Muaythai Music and Na-ta Muaythai. In each of these divisions, there were two categories: under 15 ...

Prince’s Cup Super 4 Weigh-In

July 27th, 2012

All the boys have now arrived in the Kingdom of Thailand. Yesterday they all made weight on the dot, under the watchful eyes of the WMC technical commission. With everyone looking in top shape, it was clear that Aekpracha is ready to carry the hopes of the kingdom, looking solid and strong. We wish every fighter great success, and look forward to finding out who will win the glory of the Prince's Cup today!

IFPMA, BIO and WADA advance anti-doping collaboration

July 26th, 2012

IFPMA, BIO and WADA advance anti-doping collaboration with the launch of 2 Fields 1 Goal Campaign  Groups Issue Booklet to Help Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Companies Identify Pipeline Medicines with Doping Potential  GENEVA, WASHINGTON, D.C. and MONTREAL, JULY 23, 2012 – The International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA), the global Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) today announced the launch of the 2 FIELDS 1 GOAL: Protecting the Integrity of Science and Sport campaign, that aims ...

European Superstar Marco Pique in Prince’s Cup Super 4

July 25th, 2012

One of  the world’s Muaythai legends, Dutch/Surinamese fighter Marco Pique, will replace Jordan Watson in the Super 4 at the Prince’s Cup Gala on July 27th, in honor of HRH Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn’s 60th Birthday. The event is organized by the WMC and the city of Bangkok. Jordan, one of the WMC top guns and “The Challenger Muaythai” runner-up, has had to pull out last minute, due to a family illness. We send him and his ...

“Kick the Habit” Challenge a SAAMF Success!

July 20th, 2012

As many of you know, July 18th was Nelson Mandela’s birthday. The WMC and IFMA member SAAMF celebrated this momentous day with the 67 Minute “KICK THE HABIT” Muaythai Challenge. Three of the federation’s development Muaythai champions kicked pads for the entire 67 minutes to help raise funds for the Muaythai Against Drugs Foundation, to which they belong. The three boys, Akhona Mngibisa aged 18 (South African Middleweight Champion), Mkhululi Mlanjeni aged 15 (South African Flyweight ...

Extreme-F1 lifts off next Friday, July 27th!

July 20th, 2012

    The birth of Extreme-F1 originated with one of New Zealand’s founding veteran fighters and champions of the sport, who is also New Zealand’s National Muaythai Coach: Eddy Lee. Eddy’s passion for lightweights and for helping amateur fighters step up their performances and make it to the next level, proved a huge success last year with the rise of many new champions. Some have now turned professional, and some have become the leaders of the light weight divisions. The WMC and ...

South African Muaythai – Happy Mandela Day

July 18th, 2012

Happy Mandela Day to you all! We would like to take this opportunity to wish Mr. Nelson Madiba Mandela a warm and wonderful birthday from the Muaythai world. To celebrate this special day, Dragon Power Muaythai & Fitness Centre is hosting the 67 minute “KICK THE HABIT” Muaythai Challenge. Three of their Muaythai Against Drugs Foundation (MAD) champions will be kicking pads for the duration. All proceeds raised from this charity event will go to the MAD Foundation; any one can donate by ...

Will 2 Fight: Portugal VS Spain Iberian Showdown

July 18th, 2012

This month, on the 28th of July, a Spanish team will have found its way to the Portuguese capital, Lisbon, for an Iberian showdown, the 7th edition of the "Will 2 Fight" event organized by promotor Joze Fortez. The Spanish team is made up of the following: Antonio Ponce, 64 kg, Hanuman Team Córdoba José Angel Martin, 78 kg, Camp Muay Seville Roman Martial, 72 kg, Hanuman Team Córdoba.

Sport Is Your Gang Kicks off in Thailand

July 17th, 2012

Over ten thousand children will participate in the WMC, IFMA and AMTAT cultural event, in cooperation with the Bangkok Metropolitan Authority in honour of HRH Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn’s 60th birthday. Muaythai is a martial art which includes many aspects: self-defense, competition, fitness, musical performance, and more. Simply put, it is a sport for every body. The 28th of July is a very important day in the Thai calendar, as it marks the birthday of HRH ...

Champions Ignite in Perth

July 13th, 2012

Here are some of the highlights from this past Sunday, and the fiery IGNITION event which took place in Perth: Kate Heuston V Pimchanok Ruamgwong (Winner Kate via TKO) Kate proved to be too strong for Pimchanok, from Round 1 landing heavy hand shots and leg chops. She continued the power drive into round 2 with hard low kicks, finally stopping Pimchanok via TKO. Millad Farzad v Sangpetch (Winner Millad via points) Millad started the bout with winning in ...

HE General Pichitr Kullavanijaya, Privy Councillor to HM the King, turns 80

July 13th, 2012

His Excellency General Pichitr Kullavanijaya is one of the most highly respected people in the Kingdom of Thailand, a man who has dedicated his life to the country and to the soul of Muaythai. An accomplished individual, his education has spanned continents, beginning at U.S. Military Academy (West Point), U.S.A. (1958), and continuing with Army Command and General Staff College, Royal Thai Army (1965) and the National Defence College (1985). In his younger years he was ...

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