Archive for April, 2014

UN Women and Muaythai sign agreement

April 28th, 2014

UN Women, the WMC and IFMA have joined forces in a new partnership that will work with young people around the world to promote gender equality, challenge harmful ideas of masculinities and to end violence against women. On Friday when the agreement was signed, the function room was packed to capacity with representatives from embassies, UN, Muaythai and international press. Speakers present at the event were General Chetta Thanajaro – President WMC, Dr. Sakchye Tapsuwan – President ...

MUAYTHAI GOING GLOBAL IN FIGHT TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

April 24th, 2014

25 April 2014, BANGKOK –UN Women and the world governing bodies of the sport of muaythai have launched a new partnership to prevent violence against women, one of the most pervasive violations of human rights worldwide. The collaboration will focus on engaging and building skills of young people, athletes and trainers within the sport to challenge harmful masculinities and instead foster respectful and non-violent relationships, gender equality and empowerment of women. Using the growing global popularity and “tough guy” image of muaythai to ...

History is made – Hispanic World Championships

April 19th, 2014

After months of planning, it is finally here - The Hispanic World Championships. Hispanic spokesperson and WMC Board member Emilio Becker stated that this show is set to be a great mixture of the traditions of Muaythai crossed with the Hispanic cultures. April 19th will see the beautiful Spanish City of El Vendrell, hosting the first WTC All Hispanic title fight. The 79kg title fight will see Argentinian Damian Bujan, who recently had an outstanding fight ...

Chommanee Wins World Muaythai Angels

April 19th, 2014

Chommanee has become the first World Muaythai Angel Champion. The competition started with 16 girls from around the world all vying to become the new world champion. After months of round robin events there were only 4 women left: Duennapa (Thailand), Sindy Heyer (Italy), Teresa Winter (Sweden) and Chommanee (Thailand). Songkran, the Thai New Year provided the perfect opportunity to host the final of the competition and to see who would become the ultimate Muaythai Angel ...

IFMA’s Sport Is Your Gang initiative wins the Spirit of Sport Awards 2014

April 17th, 2014

The most prestigious award for using the power of sport to make a difference has been awarded to Muaythai at the 2014 SportAccord Convention in Belek, Turkey. Sport Is Your Gang is the umbrella programme for all IFMA’s social initiatives and was launched in 2010 in cooperation with the Organisation for Peace & Sport. The president of IFMA, Dr.Sakchye Tapsuwan was delighted to know that IFMA has been given the honour and recognition for the social ...

MUAYTHAI nominated for 2014 SPIRIT OF SPORT AWARDS

April 3rd, 2014

Muaythai and IFMA is one of the 5 nominees out of the 104 SportAccord world recognised sporting federations for their exceptional contribution to sport and society.   The Spirit of Sport Award was created by the SportAccord Council in 2002 to commend the commitment and humanitarian spirit of SportAccord members who have made an exceptional and lasting contribution through the use of sport as a tool for a positive social change.   The award has received greater impetus in ...

Hakeew, the pride of Canada

April 2nd, 2014

Calgary will see another world class event this Saturday 5th of April with HAKEEM DAWODU (Canada) and  SAM SAMUT KIATPHONTHIP (Thailand) fighting for the WMC Muaythai Against Drugs  Intercontinental Title. This fight has attracted huge media publicity  and the main question is… Can Hakeew make Canada proud and beat the current champion in this highly anticipated match?  

It’s on! BUAKAW vs COULIBALY.

April 1st, 2014

4 x WMC World Champion, Buakaw is set to defend his WMC World title at the Monaco Fighting Masters against French super star Dijme Coulibaly. Dijme Coulibaly has fought Buakaw on a previous occasion, losing on points. He has stated that at that time he was injured and this time he is looking to even the score, vowing to give 110% in his performance for this fight. Baroness Cecile de Massy who presided over the signing ceremony ...

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