Archive for November, 2012

IFMA & WMC World Champions Dominate Thai Fight Again!

November 30th, 2012

The Thai Fight semi-final was another breath taking event, which shows that hard work is important for the overall development of Muaythai.  Not many people know that Buakaw was also once a former IFMA World Champion.  Additionally, superstars such as Yodsanklai, Kem and many more, have represented Thailand in IFMA World Championships in the past.  This year’s IFMA World Championships in St. Petersburg were an overwhelming success, and this clearly shows the quality that IFMA World ...

Muaythai in America: In honor of his Majesty the King

November 28th, 2012

December 1st in the beautiful city of Playa Vista, California (USA) will see a fantastic event which is held in celebration of His Majesty the King of Thailand's birthday.   A fantastic fight card has been put together with some of the world's top Muaythai athletes.  World Muaythai Council (WMC) top ranked fighter and 2010 SportAccord Combat Games Champion, Simon Marcus from Canada will square up against IFMA (International Federation of Muaythai Amateur) 2012 World Champion finalist and ...

Interview with Magdalena Kowalczyk – From World Champion to Gladiator TV celebrity

November 26th, 2012

  Magdalena does not need any introduction to the fighting world. She has been one of the most outstanding IFMA Female Athletes and since then has become a TV celebrity in her native home of Sweden. Magdalena has always been known as a model athlete and fits the gladiator role fantastically. All her Muaythai friends from around the world congratulate her on this outstanding achievement! Go get them!     1. Looking back at your career, describe your biggest moment so far and what it ...

The Emmys In Brief: The Challenger Muaythai will be back to fight again

November 20th, 2012

The Challenger Muaythai did not win the International Emmy Award for Best of Non-scripted Entertainment this year. Instead, that honor went to the Amazing Race Australia. It has been nominated several times already, and has finally won the award for the first time. However, it was a very close race and great promotion for Muaythai. To be nominated in the top final four, out of a total of 966 entries, is a great success. We are ...

Only 16 hours to the International Emmy Awards: Can Muaythai Make History?

November 19th, 2012

Challenger Muaythai is the first martial-arts based  television show to be nominated for  an Emmy Award...this is a major success for Muaythai, and the highest honour in the world of television. Stephan Fox, who was the host of this highly successful formula, sums it up: “Through this TV show, audiences which had never before heard about Muaythai, have learned about its deep cultural values, its code of respect, and the rules and regulations of the sport. The series goes ...

Nordic Champion reigns in Denmark!

November 17th, 2012

On Saturday the 10th of November, Copenhagen hosted “Siam Warriors” a night with action packed Muaythai fights, an excited audience and a fantastic atmosphere. The evening’s main event was the WMC Welter Weight 4 Man Nordic Champion tournament, with a fighter from each of the 4 Nordic countries. The first fight of the tournament was between local boy Soufian Touti and Finish fighter Jukka Kyynarainen. It was a battle of elbows between two strong fighters, which ended ...

King’s Cup 2012

November 16th, 2012

December the 5th is one of the most important days in the Muaythai calendar, as well as the world calendar, as it marks the birthday of His Royal Majesty the King of Thailand. Celebrations will be held all over the kingdom of Thailand. As part of the rich heritage of the nation, Muaythai will join in with the celebrations. Well-known ‘King's Cup’ tournaments will be held by many different sports in different regions of Thailand, in honour ...

IFMA’s President and WMC General Secretary will head the 2012 European Instructors Workshop

November 15th, 2012

  This year Germany is the host country for the 2012 WMC and IFMA joint Khan workshop, organised by the Muaythai Bund Deutschland and Ajarn Detlef Turmau. The five day workshop will be chaired by IFMA’s President and the WMC General Secretary, Dr. Sakchye Tapsuwan. Participants are looking forward to this Khan 10 through 13 workshop. The WMC and IFMA Training Scheme is central to Muaythai’s development program. It is important to have a proper knowledge base as a ...

One-year countdown to World Conference on Doping in Sport

November 15th, 2012

November 12, 2013 This week, Monday, Nov. 12, 2012 marked the one-year countdown to the fourth World Conference on Doping in Sport, which will be held in Johannesburg next year. The 2013 World Conference will be hosted by Sport and Recreation South Africa and the City of Johannesburg from Nov. 12-15. One of the key outcomes of the Conference will be the approval of the next World Anti-Doping Code and related International Standards by WADA’s Foundation Board. The Code ...

The Youth are Our Future

November 13th, 2012

The World Muaythai Council and the International Federation of Muaythai Amateur  have been involved in two charity projects since their inauguration. “Muaythai Against Drugs” is established in over 50 countries and promotes awareness of the dangers of drugs and the fostering of positive influences in the lives of youth today. In cooperation with Peace and Sport another important project has been instituted to help guide youth to healthier and safer life choices, “Sport Is Your Gang”. This ...

Muaythai Countdown to the Emmys Gala

November 9th, 2012

  There are only two weeks to go before the 40th International Emmy Awards Gala, to be held November 19th in New York at the Hilton Hotel. “The Challenger Muaythai” is nominated as one out of four top shows in the category “Non-Scripted Entertainment” for the 2012 International Emmy Awards.The nomination shows just how much the world has fallen in love with Muaythai, its ancient traditions, its values, and its sporting appeal. Muaythai is the full package. Congratulation ...

Ignition November: Final for 2012

November 9th, 2012

IGNITION MUAYTHAI Sunday 11th November 2012 Come see Australia's Millad 'Aladdin' Farzad take on one of Thailand's best, Samsamut Kiatchongkhao Rat Also on this exciting card see Mark Coleman taking on Matt Moss, Andy Burrell taking on Blade Augey and Mikal Jourbert v Brent Price in this action packed main card Plus many more exciting local undercard match-ups. Don't miss the final IGNITION Muaythai for 2012!

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