Archive for August, 2020

Arthur Meyer Signs to Arena Fight

August 28th, 2020

Arthur Meyer has signed a fight deal with Arena Fight Promotions in France which has got many fight fans around the world excited. Arena Fight is one of the biggest French fighting sports organisations and always delivers top level fights with the best international elite fighters. Arthur, originally from Le Havre in Normandy, France trains in the famous Singpatong gym in Thailand alongside sparring partners and muaythai legends Rafi Bohi and Damien Alamos. Arthur is a very ...

Laan Kru Suar Khlong Toei

August 26th, 2020

Over a decade ago, IFMA began the Sport Is Your Gang initiative to create projects for youth from challenged backgrounds and/or impoverished locations to create safe playgrounds. The initiative has seen locations open up from Thailand to Mexico to Peru to the Philippines and many more. In 2014, IFMA received the prestigious Spirit of Sport Award and was the first non-Olympic sport to receive this honor. We are living in the middle of a pandemic, which ...

Arab Federation Organises Virtual Workshop

August 24th, 2020

An R&J virtual seminar was held on the 28th, 29th, and 30th of July in the UAE with over 17 countries and 160 Referees and Judges participating in the Arabic speaking muaythai workshop. The event was organised by IFMA, FAMA and the Arab Muaythai Federation to update each and every participant on rule changes and also on the upcoming virtual muaythai championship. The workshop was coordinated by the UAE Muaythai Federation and led by the Vice-President of IFMA's R&J ...

Teresa Wintermyr: 2 Time WMC Champion

August 21st, 2020

Teresa Wintermyr from Sweden is a fighter that needs no introduction in the sport of muaythai. A 2 time WMC world champion, Teresa has been living and fighting in Thailand since 2008 when she first discovered and fell in love with the sport. Teresa holds notable wins over Buagaew Giatsombat, Saifah Sor Suparat and Duennapa Mor. Ratana Bundit to name a few. Beating Sonal Pattni from Finland in 2011, Teresa became the WMC world champion, she ...

Muaythai Is Getting Ready for the United Through Sports Virtual Festival

August 20th, 2020

Over 60 sports and organisations will participate in the United Through Sports Virtual Festival which is under the patronage of the International Committee, Paralympic Committee, and Special Olympics. IFMA President Dr. Sakchye Tapsuwan stated that this event is a fantastic opportunity to bring the youth of the world together and to move forward in these challenging times.  IFMA is in the process to host national qualifiers around the world and the winners of the final will ...

Thai Fight Returns!

August 19th, 2020

Saturday the 19th September will see the return of Thai Fight this time returning to the Mall Bangkapi, Bangkok. The show returns with a bang after a 6-month hiatus due to the dreaded Corona Virus. Gracing the event will be 3-time WMC world champion and considered by many as the pound for pound number 1 fighter Saenchai PK Saenchai Muaythai Gym alongside two-time WMC world Champion Saensatharn PK Saenchai Muaythai Gym. Also on the card Kitti, Tengnueng, Payak-Samui, Saensatharn, Samingdej, Kompikart and ...

Kuwait Online Khan Seminar a Big Success.

August 18th, 2020

30 participants were selected for a historical online muaythai seminar organised by IFMA and the Kuwait Muaythai Committee in cooperation with the Kuwait Olympic Committee. His Royal Highness Fahad Nasser Sabah President of the KOC designated Doctor Hisham to represent the Kuwait NOC and he welcomed all the delegates lead by IFMA President Doctor Sakchye Tapsuwan and General Secretary Stephan Fox. Both the IFMA President and the General Secretary made key note presentations together with IFMA ...

Muaythai Stadiums in BKK Welcome Spectators from Today!

August 13th, 2020

2020 has been one of the most challenging years of the modern era for muaythai with stories of despair rather than hope frequenting the news due to the Covid 19 Pandemic. Some good news was announced this week by the Royal Thai Government that once again spectators will be allowed to enter the muaythai stadiums from today onwards. There is no other atmosphere in the world that compares to a packed Bangkok stadium as the ...

History will be made in Kuwait

August 11th, 2020

History will be made this weekend in Kuwait as the first national federation will be conducting the new online IFMA educational programme. IFMA has worked over the last year to remodel their education programme and have stepped up efforts during the pandemic not as a temporary solution but as a positive opportunity to move forward and evolve. The online education conference will incorporate IFMA's belief to promote and protect the ancient values and traditions of muaythai ...

Virtual Muaythai Becomes a Reality in Afghanistan

August 10th, 2020

Last weekend Afghanistan saw its biggest event ever with participants joining and competing at their national event without leavinghome. Afghanistan Virtual Championships 2020 entered the sports history books as the fist event held through the internet. Hundreds and hundreds of participants across genders and ages registereded to perform their skills in four competitions: Shadow Box, Wai Kru, Max Fit, and Aero Fit. Afghanistan has been one of the most active muaythai federations in the Middle East to ...

IFMA Virtual Championships 2020: Max Fit

August 7th, 2020

Strength and conditioning make the base of any sport and muaythai is no exception. It makes a difference between a winner and runner up in the last rounds of the competition.  IFMA Virtual Championships will feature the Max Fit competition among four to let athletes and muaythai enthusiasts put their strength, power and stamina to a test and be named the first IFMA Virtual World Champion. This competition will focus on contestants’ strength, power and stamina. This will ...

Muaythai Returns to the UAE

August 5th, 2020

Muaythai Night Abu Dhabi has become the first event after the lockdown which became a top followed event for all martial arts followers in UAE. Held behind closed doors in a specially placed arena at Al Forsan International Sports Resort the event could not slip to the attention of thousands of local spectators and international crowd around the world. Strict precautions have been observed in the buildup of the event with every person coming to the ...

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