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The Sporting World Celebrates his Majesty the King’s Birthday

July 31st, 2019

102 member countries came together for the closing ceremony of the 2019 IFMA World Championships and joined the nation in the well wishes of His Majesty King Rama the 10th. Many sporting personalities joined this occasion, the world Taekwondo President Choue Chung-Won, the international Jiu Jitsu Federation President Panagiotis Theodoropoulos with the IOC being represented by Andrew Hofer. IFMA would like to wish his Majesty the King Rama the 10th a happy birthday on this glorious ...

World Championship 2011 Press Conference

April 27th, 2011

The General Secretary of IFMA, Stephan Fox, travelled to Uzbekistan to make a final inspection of the venue, hotel and other relevant areas for the upcoming World Championships to be held in the beautiful city of Tashkent from the 20th to the 27th September 2011. The World Championship is being organised by the Uzbekistan Amateur and Professional Muaythai Federation, the Government of Uzbekistan and the Centre of Development of Oriental Combat Sports and Martial Arts. A ...

GAISF and SportAccord

February 13th, 2014

His Royal Highness the Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn has been delighted by the inclusion of Muaythai into GAISF/SportAccord. The inclusion was a historical day not only for Muaythai but also for Thailand itself. He welcomed His Excellency General Pichit Kullavanijaya, President of SportAccord Hein Verbruggen, President of WMC General Chetta Thanajaro, President of IFMA Dr. Sakchye Tapsuan, Thailand’s IOC member Dr. Nat Indrapana and WMC Vice President and IFMA General Secretary Stephan Fox to his palace. He ...

Nai Kanom Tom Day 2017

March 20th, 2017

Every year on the 17th of March, the muaythai world celebrates the birthday of the legend “Nai Knom Tom” in celebration of Wai Kru day in the ancient city of Ayuddhaya. This year’s celebration attracted more than 1400 muaythai enthusiasts from masters to students. The City of Ayuddhaya in partnership with the Tourism Authority of Thailand and the Ministry for Tourism and Sport organized the Nai Kanom Tom day festivities and parade. The festivities were hosted ...

Italian R&J Course

May 24th, 2021

The Italian muaythai Federation which is the sole recognised federation by the National Olympic Committee of Italy is holding a three-part weekly IFMA/WMC R&J seminar. The safety of the athletes is always at the forefront of IFMA, ITO Rodolfo Meoni Stated, especially at the grass roots level where we must ensure that we have the best referees in the centre ring to ensure safety and fairness for these young athletes. He went on further to say that ...

Past, Present & Future

June 22nd, 2021

In my country there is a proverb (a whakataukĩ) that suggests, “If you understand where you are from and who you are then you will know where you are going.” When I think of this proverb, it is our latest collective accomplishment that comes to mind - we literally have only one month until we attain full IOC recognition. Who are we?… We are IFMA.  “We are the art of heart and body, pride and honour we embody, we ...

Thai Fight Italy a Huge Success

May 30th, 2017

Saturday the 27th May saw the latest serving of Thai Fight, this time in the beautiful city of Turin, Italy. The event was held to commemorate 149 years of Thai-Italian relations and also to promote tourism in the region. To celebrate this momentous occasions the superstar Thai team consisting of WMC legends such as Saenchai, Saiyok and Sudsakorn took on the local Italian team putting on an epic performance which was telecast live on Domestic ...

Thai Senators Visit – IFMA World Championships 2011

September 24th, 2011

The Thai Senate delegation under the chairmanship of Mrs. Narumon Siriwat, visited the IFMA World Championships. At the opening ceremony, the Chairman of the Senate’s Sports Committee expressed her gratitude to the Uzbekistan Government for organizing such a spectacular opening ceremony. She also said that she is extremely surprised on the popularity of the sport of Muaythai outside the country of Thailand. In a special meeting with the IFMA leadership, she promised to go back to the ...

WMC/IFMA Meeting with Thailand’s Tourism and Sports Minister

October 7th, 2014

A special meeting was arranged by the new Minister for Sport and Tourism, Her Excellency Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul. The meeting was attended by the President of the World Muaythai Council under patronage of his Majesty the King General, Chetta Tanajaro, Dr Sakchye Tapsuwan, the President of IFMA and President of Amateur Muaythai Association of Thailand under patronage of His Royal Highness the Crown Prince and Stephan Fox, the International Vice President of WMC and General Secretary. ...

WMC and IFMA Team Congratulates Dr. Sakchye Tapsuwan

December 2nd, 2017

The staff of the WMC and IFMA office attended the special celebrations in honour of the WMC Vice-President and IFMA President at the Sport Authority of Thailand. The reception was on the occasion to congratulate Dr. Sakchye Tapsuwan on the Honourary Doctorate Degree in Sports Science granted by Chulalongkorn University in the name of H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of the Kingdom of Thailand. Muaythai has seen its rise under the Presidency of Dr. Sakchye; ...

SportAccord IF Forum 2014 a Huge Success

November 11th, 2014

The SportAccord IF Forum in Lausanne this year was a huge success. Read below for a quick roundup of the events and activities. CLOSING ADDRESS FROM THE PRESIDENT The IF Forum provides the ideal platform for the international federations from where to adapt, every year, their management, marketing and media strategies to existing standards. It creates, at the same time, the most appropriate social environment that allows members and colleagues from the world of sports to interact ...

Sofia Olofsson gets a High Five from the World Games

February 5th, 2021

The International World Games Association (IWGA) is an organisation recognised by the International Olympic committee (IOC) sharing the same values and closely cooperating. The IWGA is committed to developing their activities in the Olympic spirit and in conformity with the Olympic charter. Muaythai through IFMA is a proud member of IWGA and muaythai is one of the 37 recognised sports and is included as a full medal sport in the World Games. Gender equality is important for ...

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