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Press Release: April 3rd- A big day for Muaythai: Muaythai Towards IOC Campaign Launch

March 7th, 2012

 

Muaythai Day

February 8th, 2018

Wednesday the 7th February saw the annual Muaythai day celebrations, this year at the Sports Authority of Thailand. The event began with a dramatic opening ceremony featuring traditional dance and a Muay Boran performance. Following this the WMC President General Chetta gave a heartful opening speech on how far muaythai has come, especially over the last 2 years with provisional IOC recognition for IFMA the International federation of Muaythai Amateur. IFMA president Doctor Sakchye lead the Khru ...

WMC and IFMA Muaythai Day Celebrations

February 2nd, 2018

February 6th marks an auspicious day in the Muaythai calendar as Muaythai day where practitioners of the sport around the globe pay homage to King Somdej Phra Sanpher the 8th, better known as Phra Chao Sua, or the Tiger King. The Tiger King is renowned for his skills in martial arts, rising to the throne on February 6th, 1702. In celebration of the IOC recognition and also the cooperation of IFMA as a member of the recognised ...

UAE Muaythai Federation Organises Technical Workshop

January 22nd, 2018

United Arab Emirates Muaythai Federation under the Presidency of H.E. Abdullah Saeed Alan committed to strengthening not only the relationships with the WMC, IFMA and FAMA but also to develop referees and judges to the highest standard. The organisation which is recognised by the National Olympic Committee wants to ensure that it is evenly represented in future events under IOC participating at such events like The World Games, Combat Games and also the Asian Indoor and ...

One Year Since IFMA’s IOC Recognition!!

December 7th, 2017

December the 6th marks one year since Muaythai and IFMA were granted provisional recognition by the International Olympic Committee. Not a federation to rest on its laurels, it’s been a busy year for IFMA with many goals set and achieved. Let’s take a look at some of IFMA’s major achievements since its recognition.   One of the first markers for Muaythai’s popularity following IOC recognition was the exciting voting race for Sofia Olofsson for IWGA Athlete of ...

Muaythai Spain goes on National TV

February 15th, 2017

The National Federation of Spain have just signed a television deal to produce a series of muaythai events called “Nak Muay 8”. This will be a series of 7 national televised events hosting Round Robin tournaments with 8 athletes per division competing in 4 weight categories 61.2kg, 63.5kg, 67kg and 70kg. The event which will begin on Saturday 25th February will start with 4 eliminator fights before the beginning of the first tournament on the 8th ...

Brazil Muaythai Charity Night

February 10th, 2017

The Embassy of Brazil in Bangkok and Muaythai Live organised a special Muaythai charity night at the Asiatique stage. The evening opened with a speech by the Ambassador of Brazil to Thailand, His Excellency Mr Gilberto Moura. The ambassador talked about the power of sport, unity and diversity, and an unforgettable Olympic games in Rio. Mr Moura also highlighted the special relationship that Brazil and Thailand have and congratulated Muaythai and IFMA for being recognised by ...

IFMA Executive Board Invited to Government Muaythai Celebration

February 7th, 2017

The Royal Thai government, Ministry for Tourism and Sports and the Sports Authority of Thailand organised this year’s muaythai day celebrations at the SAT office.   The 6th of February is officially called muaythai Day in Thailand, held in honour of the historic King Sanphet VIII (also known as “Phra Chao Suea” the “Tiger King”), to mark his coronation day in 1702.   The event was presided over by the Deputy Prime Minister, His Excellency Tanasak Patimapragorn and the ...

Muaythai Athlete Sofia Olofsson wins IWGA Athlete of the Year

February 4th, 2017

Sofia Olofsson (SWE) tops the polls and wins the IWGA Athlete of the Year 2016! The 28-year-old Muaythai fighter wins the race by a huge margin . Olofsson won 39 % of the votes, making her clear number 1.After the victory, Sofia was quoted saying: “It feels incredible to get so many votes! I would like to thank all of the Muaythai community and all of my supporters from Sweden and the rest of the world. ...

World Muaythai Council’s Tribute to Muaythai’s High Patron HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej

October 14th, 2016

His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej rose to the greatest heights in modern Thai history and was in his lifetime, the pillar and soul of his nation. At the time of his passing yesterday, he was the world’s longest reigning Monarch, and had been recognised with several international awards, especially for his social contributions. In Thailand, he was considered the father of many innovations in technology which not only helped the Kingdom, but also neighbouring countries. For ...

Kick-off of Muaythai World Game Campaign

October 12th, 2015

2017 will be another historical year for muaythai with the first inclusion of muaythai in the World Games, an event patronised by the IOC. Muaythai is expanding a two-year promotional campaign towards Wroclaw 2017 with the 1st step being the first sport starting the qualification series at the Royal World Cup last month in Bangkok with 120 countries participating. Now a national hype will be created in Poland in which muaythai is fully recognised by the sports ...

Muaythai in China in Full Steam

July 17th, 2015

China is a country with a proud martial arts history, the country of wushu, kung fu which history goes back thousands of years. Chinese martial art is filled with ancient traditions and values like muaythai and therefore there is a very close relationship between the two martial arts. The first edition of World Combat Games in 2010 was a huge success and who can forget the amazing opening with Jet Lee representing Chinese wushu and Jackie Chan ...

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