Archive for April, 2021

Anti-doping during the Covid-19 pandemic

April 20th, 2021

IFMA believes in fair and clean muaythai and has strict measures to combat doping and match fixing. Doping is fundamentally contrary to the spirit of sport and fair play and sets serious risks to the health of the athletes. All 148 IFMA national federations are responsible for implementation and enforcement of the code. The protection of clean athletes has and always will be IFMA’s priority. IFMA follows a zero-tolerance policy and makes everyone responsible not only ...

All Together Now: Brazilian Muaythai Breaks Records

April 19th, 2021

CBMTT, the official Brazilian muaythai federation which is fully recognised by the National Olympic Committee of Brazil and the Brazilian Sports Ministry conducted a virtual workshop for the 22 regional federations with 1472 participants. The main speakers were directors from CBMTT including Carlos Camacho, Paulo Petinga Cafuringa and Alexandre Laguna with discussions on how CBMTT has used the pandemic and the non competition period to reorganise the entire federation and establish a much closer relationship with the federal government and the Olympic institute for the ...

IFMA Virtual Championship 2021

April 19th, 2021

What started as a way to bring competition back during the lock-down era amidst a flurry of event cancellations last year is here to stay, as we prepare for the 2nd edition of the IFMA Virtual Championships. The 2021 edition promises to be an even bigger and better event, as a follow up to the highly successful pilot event last year, with the addition of some new disciplines, aiming to give the competitive opportunity to ...

Sorgraw Ordains as a Monk

April 16th, 2021

Sorgraw Petchyindee, a three time WMC world champion and two time Lumpinee champion has ordained as a monk today in his home province of Buriram in the North East of Thailand. The ceremony which took place on Friday the 16th April at Wat Chaoeng in the Prakhon Chai District of Buriram was attended by close friends and relatives who all came to give their blessing and make merit. Most Thais from 20 upwards are expected to to ...

Muaythai India Rankings Series 3

April 12th, 2021

United Muaythai Association India, the official IFMA recognised umbrella organisation in India once again sanctioned the WMC India ranking fight organised by Star Martial Arts and Fitness Club alongside Indian promoter Balkrishna Shetty. Balkrishna stated that this event series is very important to ensure the continued development of Indian athletes together with the national federation to ensure that Indian athletes gain more experience and ring craft towards the overall development of Indian muaythai. UMAI President Prasenjit Singha stated that Indian muaythai is more unified than ever to ensure the ...

IFMA Celebrates Play True Day 2021

April 9th, 2021

Muaythai is built on 5 ancient pillars: respect, honour, tradition, excellence and fair play. IFMA believes fair play is a fundamental value which is integral to sport and everyday life. IFMA believes in muaythai without doping, fair competition, and all the written and unwritten rules on and off the field of play. Tolerance, solidarity, integrity, and above all joy is consistent with the belief of play true. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7vyH4WUoV8&t=1s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8d7t4nN0UdU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tgo6H_c-0rU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RufIciVDFZ8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yjmgf98xiY4&t=10s

Colombia Hosts International Muaythai Camp

April 8th, 2021

The Colombian Muaythai Federation, under President, David Gonzalez, is one of the most active IFMA national federations in the IFMA SIYG campaign in using muaythai as a tool towards positive change. The pandemic has cancelled many events but this event was held to bring together youth and athletes from the region to promote a message of hope, peace, solidarity and unity. National federations from the United States, Mexico, Ecuador, Colombia and Peru sent ...

The WMC and IFMA Mourn the Death of Namkabuan Nongkeephahuyut

April 8th, 2021

It is with great sadness that the WMC and IFMA family have heard about the passing of Namkabuan Nongkeephahuyut. He was a true champion on and off the field of play, inspired so many and his legacy will live on. He took on his final battle and delivered once again a great fight but we all know a true warrior knows when to retreat. We send our condolences to the loved ones he left behind and in ...

April6 2021 – Celebrate sport as a tool to promote peace and overcome challenges

April 5th, 2021

April6, the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP), is the day when the #WhiteCard campaign provides an opportunity for the global sports community to mobilise in solidarity and unity towards the promotion of peace through sport. “The spirit behind the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) took on its full meaning in 2020. As the world started to face the ongoing health crisis, April6 sent a strong global message of ...

IFMA Executive Committee Convenes

April 2nd, 2021

Yesterday, April 1st saw the IFMA Executive Committee convene via Zoom conference for an important meeting to discuss important agenda points such as the event landscape for the remainder of 2021 and IFMA’s cautious optimism and planning of post-pandemic activities whilst maintaining a responsible system of planning and scheduling sport events. Discussions also centred around positive health, social and financial impacts of sport as well as taking decisions on actions to be taken to address interference ...

YOKKAO 49-50 RETURNS TO THE UK ON 31ST JULY 2021

April 2nd, 2021

After more than a year since Yokkao's last official event, the date is now confirmed for the next major show which is set to make its return to the UK on 31st July.  UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has proposed 21st June as the deadline when all aspects of normal living can resume including the removal of social distancing rules. This will allow the resumption of sporting events with full audience capacity. As such, they have decided ...

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