Brazilian Muaythai Celebrates 15th Anniversary

The Brazilian Muaythai Federation became an official member of the WMC and IFMA in 2005 and has since then put itself on the map of the muaythai world. 

Since its foundation, Brazilian athletes have been part of the official opening ceremonies of multiple IFMA events; world championships, Pan American Championships, SportAccord Combat Games, FISU Championships and so many more. Brazilian National events have become the best example of representatives building the sport from the grass roots. 

Gloves of Hope became the signature of the Brazilian Muaythai Federation led by the President Carlos Camacho. The project aims at providing marginalised youth the possibility of a healthier life. It began with a small group of young people in the port city of Rio Grande and over time was disseminated by other Municipalities and States of Brazil always through Federations affiliated with the CBMTT that, upon receiving authorization to replicate this project, should follow the precepts basic values of solidarity employed by the art of Muaythai. In this way, it becomes an important tool for building a better individual and, consequently, a better society.

Today the Brazilian Muaythai Federation is a full member of the Brazilian Olympic movement recognised by the NOC Brazil, having strong relationships with the Brazilian Confederation of University Sports with the 1st University Muaythai Championships scheduled for next year. 

Brazil won the bid to host the following Pan American Championships which will be the biggest muaythai event ever held in Brazil. The Deodoro Olympic Complex in Rio De Janeiro was confirmed to be the official venue which is the best testimony of muaythai’s status in Brazil.

The WMC and IFMA supports the Brazilian muaythai community to keep up the amazing work they are doing, continue building a strong image of the national federation and raise many champions promoting the Brazilian image as a martial arts loving country. 


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